Time to make a note in your diary - the date of Saturday 13th April 2024 We are holding the 6th Vintage Hand Tool 'Extravaganza', Once again, it will be held in the Village Hall at Carlton Scroop, NG32 3AR .......................................... Fuller details of which dealers will be in attendance, the craft and skills demonstrations that will take place, and the 'must see' private hand tool collections along with being able to meet and chat with their owners, will be regularly updated as they are confirmed. Below you will see details and photographs of the last event ......................................... Not forgetting, a very important aspect of this event, is the chance to catch up with old friends, or to make new contacts, all whilst enjoying a cuppa with a slice of home-made cake, provided courtesy of Valerie and Susie !

..........The Dealers...........

The Norfolk connection - Cabinet maker, David Burman selling a diverse mix of tools and woodworking  treasures

Old Hand Tools - owned and run by Robert Leach, who usually has something special to offer the collector of old hand tools

Brian Jackson -  also known as, the Norris Plane man. A genuine  f'ount of knowledge' of old hand tools, but especially those planes made  by Norris of London.

Old Tool Mart - run by the 'other' Robert.          Offering a wide a wide selection of vintage hand tools for today's user, or maybe even for collectors to displa!

The French Selection - selling collectable and antique tools, militaria, along with associated  'rural objet d'art', all of course, sourced in France



.......Craft demonstrations.......

As well as being able to look at, and buy tools, we  hope you will also enjoy the variety of  craft skill demonstrations taking place during the day. Lining up, awaiting confirmation for these and others:-

  • Wood Turning - Andy James
  • Carving chair backsplats - Peter Tree
  • Pole lathe turning - Martin Rollins
  • Edge tool hand sharpening with Peter Tiffney
  • Rag rug making and embroidery techniques - Beezy James


More details will be given out as the different  crafts people confirm,  that they will be with us, on the day!

....Hand Tool Collecting....

Private collectors displaying some rare and unusual hand tools. Now is the chance to speak to the experts about their passion for  their particular collection and interests :-

Display of many rare and unusual hand tools, collected over the years by Andy Brown, known famously amongst the 'Rhykenologists' for his set of mother planes, used in making wooden moulding planes.

Richard Arnold with a selection of  his  18th Century  English wooden planes, demonstrating his wood planemaking skills, as well as showcasing his hand and backsaws, that are currently individually hand-made by Shane Skelton in Yorkshire.

An outstanding selection of infilled Chariot Planes and Mitre planes. All curated and restored by Tim Smith.

John Mayfield exhibiting his carefully crafted reproduction planes and measuring devices copied from those recovered off the Mary Rose, Henry V111 's 16th century warship

More information

If you require any more details of the event, whether as a craftsperson wanting to show your craft and skills, or as a dealer looking to have a selling space, or just as a visitor wanting to know more about the 'Extravaganza',  please contact me at:     [email protected]

or tel:      07 58 68 30 148


The Village Hall

Newark Lane

Carlton Scroop

NG32 3AR




Places to Stay nearby

The following places are our suggestions, If you are wanting somewhere local to stay over, when visiting the
                            'Vintage Hand Tool Extravaganza'
All accomodation is located within a few miles of our venue.

If you own a motor home or caravan and prefer to use that, then see the details in the list below, for Woodland Waters.

Brownlow Arms

Brownlow Arms
3-star hotel
Grantham Rd, Hough-on-the-Hill, Grantham NG32 2FQ
Tel 01400 250234

The Olde Barn Hotel

The Olde Barn Hotel
3-star hotel
Toll Bar Rd, Grantham NG32 2HT
01400 250909

The Hare and Hounds Fulbeck

The Hare and Hounds Fulbeck
The Green Rd, Fulbeck, Grantham NG32 3JJ
01400 273322

Woodland Waters

Woodland Waters Ltd
Willoughby Rd, Ancaster, Grantham NG32 3RT
01400 230888

Belton Woods Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Belton Woods Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
4-star hotel
Gonerby Grange Ln, Belton, Grantham NG32 2LN
01476 593200

Allington Manor

Allington Manor
3-star hotel
Old Manor House, Bottesford Rd, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DH
01400 282574

The Angel and Royal Hotel

The Angel and Royal Hotel
3-star hotel
4-5 High St, Grantham NG31 6PN
01476 565816

Premier Inn Grantham

Premier Inn Grantham
3-star hotel
Junction, A1/607, Harlaxton Rd, Grantham NG31 7JT
0333 003 1684

Travelodge Grantham A1

Travelodge Grantham A1
1-star hotel
Moto Service Area Grantham North, Maidstone Rd, A1 Gonerby Moor, Grantham NG32 2AB
0871 984 6077