Learn everything there is to know about tools and looking after them.
Guidance on the storage, maintenance and repair of tools used in conservation work, and setting up workshops and toolstores.
Loads of background information about planning a workshop and toolstore, fitting it out and storing tools safely, and how to manage everything.
Clear, step-by-step guides to replacing tool hafts and handles on socketed, strapped and tanged tools, as well as hammers and axes.
Information about sharpening slashers, billhooks, grasshooks, axes, spades, shovels, hoes, mattocks, picks, crowbars, chisels, secateurs, loppers and shears.
The original, printed TCV handbook "Toolcare, a practical handbook" contained 55 pages. Every one of these pages is included in these digital versions. Your subscription would also give you unlimited access to all of our practical conservation handbooks.
There are over 2,000 illustrations covering all 10 handbooks. These will be constantly added to and improved. We will also add photographs and videos to bring the pages to life.
The Practical Handbook series was started in the 1970s, with most of the original titles remaining in print throughout, and new titles being added over the years. There has been a rolling programme of revision with most printed Handbooks now in their umpteenth edition.