Hello friends and fellow Galoots …

I enjoy using, collecting, and learning about old hand tools. Sometimes I come across something useful and like to share it. And sometimes I just like to put my thoughts in print.

If you find something helpful or interesting here, that’s great. And if you want to pass something on to me, I’d enjoy that.

Below is the iconic H.O. Studley tool chest. It’s amazing how many of those tools we could just remove from the case and use today. To me, that’s part of the fascination of owning and using hand tools.


I hope you enjoy this site. I’ve tried to make it clean and simple so it will look decent on computers, PDA tablets, and smart phones. If something doesn’t work for you, please let me know.