International Tool Auction Accepts Arsentee Rids

lore than 1,000 llots of outstanding woodworking tools for both collectors and craftsmen will go up for bid at the International Tool Auction. Friday July 29 at the Limes Hotel in Needham Market, Suffolk. England.

You say your wife won't let you fly abroad for the weekend? That needn't stop you from bidding. Tony Murland, sponsor of the auction and co-owner of The Tool Shop in Needham Market, makes it easy for North American woodworkers to place absentee bids.

Here's how it works. Purchase the auction catalog (full of great color photos)

These rare planes will be sold at the International Tool Auction in July. From left: Gunmetal Scottish smoothing plane, 141/2-in. dovetailed steel Norris A1 panel plane, 201/2-in. dovetailed steel Mathieson jointer plane.

PHOTO COURTESY OF TOfW MURLANO

These rare planes will be sold at the International Tool Auction in July. From left: Gunmetal Scottish smoothing plane, 141/2-in. dovetailed steel Norris A1 panel plane, 201/2-in. dovetailed steel Mathieson jointer plane.

PHOTO COURTESY OF TOfW MURLANO

and fill out the absentee bidder's form on the tool(s) you want to bid on. Indicate themes/ you're willing to pay for the item (in £ Sterling;

XI = approximately $1.50) and mail or fax back the form. If your bid is higher than the highest bid on the floor, you'll get the tool for £5 to £10 more than the highest live bid (plus a 10 percent buyer's premium—a common practice at many auctions). Murland will send you a bill (payable by chcck in U.S. dollars) and ship you the tool.

For more information, or to order a catalog (SI5), contact Tony Murland at Tool Shop Auctions, 78 High St., Needham Market, Suffolk. U.K. IP6 HAW. Phone (from the U.S.): 011-44-449-722992. FAX: 011-44-449-722683.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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