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How a spate of breaking tools led us to Sneeboer...

How a spate of breaking tools led us to Sneeboer...

We’re bored of poor-quality gardening tools that break under the stresses and strains of garden life.  We genuinely went through a spate of breakin...
We don’t sell gifts ‘for men’...

We don’t sell gifts ‘for men’...

We’re riled. If you think we sell gifts ‘for men’ – that's your lens. Not our business model. Having done a promotion for father’s day online, we’v...
DIY Pen knife

DIY Pen knife

Penknives are one of the most useful tools to have around the garage and garden.  We always have one to hand.  In the workshop we’ve got a broken k...
We're not big fans of greeting cards...

We're not big fans of greeting cards...

I'm not a big fan of greetings cards.  Apart from the Christmas cards I used to get from my Grandma (Frank's wife of The Frank Tool Roll fame.)  Th...
How to choose the right Hori Hori

How to choose the right Hori Hori

We’ve become a bit obsessed with the Japanese Hori Hori recently. So much so that we now stock two different versions of this trowel tool (and anot...
Make do and mend this Father’s Day

Make do and mend this Father’s Day

He’s only gone and smashed down the wall, so he can rebuild it up again.  Luckily it wasn’t load bearing. It was only a garden wall. But it was per...
Costermonger bag build…

Costermonger bag build…

Our resident sewing pro, Liz, put the Costermonger kit, to the test.  Made by Merchant and Mills, it contains everything that you need to make the ...
Resolutely rooted in Rutland

Resolutely rooted in Rutland

We spend a lot of time in the garage. It’s so packed with stuff that it evokes a binary reaction from people who see it.  It’s a visual nightmare f...
Opening up the Tinker and Fix garden (virtually) for 'National Gardening Week

Opening up the Tinker and Fix garden (virtually) for 'National Gardening Week

In normal circumstances, we’re not ones for making a fuss (or even mentioning) national celebration days or weeks. But in these odd times, when we ...
Lockdown Library

Lockdown Library

We’re not quite at the stage where we need to colour coordinate our bookshelves – there’s always something we can do in the garage, workshop or gar...
Celebrating English manufacturing on St. George's Day

Celebrating English manufacturing on St. George's Day

Today is St. George's Day and it’s got me thinking about celebrating being English.  It’s a tricky subject because it bounces along the edge of Nat...
A cut above the rest

A cut above the rest

This year’s Great British Sewing Bee couldn’t be better timed given the country is in lockdown and looking for inspiration and purpose, to distrac...