New Hand Tools Coming in 2020
Welcome to Tees Valley Tool Works!
Tees Valley Tool Works is a 2019 start up company based in the beautiful Tees Valley in the North East of England.
I started this business because I was unable to source some of the tools I wanted at a reasonable price. The tools I wanted were sometimes too expensive second hand, due to rarity, not available second hand and/or no longer available new.
The company’s aim is to provide 21st century high quality versions of some of these original tools. The tools will be made to higher standards and of better materials than the originals and function just as well or better.
Where are we currently
The tool we’re currently working on is based on the Edward Preston (1825-1932) 1399P originally made in 1907. A later version was made by Tyzack until the 1970’s both the Edward Preston and Tyzack versions come up on eBay occasionally but with big price tags.
Right now we’re looking towards using crowd funding to create the initial investment into materials, parts and construction. Our initial prototype is ready and went down well when shown at the 2019 Harrogate Show.
UPDATE April 2020
I have run into a few technical and funding issues with getting some additional prototypes completed and have missed my planned launch date for Kickstarter. Now we have COVID 19 to contend with! I am working on things in the background but until the lockdown ends I can not really make much progress. I wish everyone out there teh best of health during this difficult time.
Update August 2020
The COVID crisis continues to cause me issues. Sadly the cancellation of MACH 2020 slowed down my investigations into the best way to manufacture these efficiently. Doing each one manually is just not going to be cost effective although the finish on my prototype is very pleasing. I am still intending to launch the project via Kickstarter but I need to nail the manufacturing processes and costs first so I ensure affordability for me and my customers. Thanks for your support and don’t forget to register your interest below.
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