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Mitre Boxes
(Or, they mitre been called mitre hooks, but them's different!)

Crown Tools Mitre Box in beechIn days of yore, before the world was our oyster and some of us (better known as "them") could afford fancy mitre saws, the real men would cut the mitres on their frames under the guidance of a good old Mitre Box.  And why not?  A perfectly good solution to a simple practical problem, prefectly engineered by Crown Tools. 

Made from kilned beech and glued and screwed together (except the miniature version), this mitre box will guide you in the ways, not so much of righteousness as "right-angled-ness" (when you join your two prefectly mitred frame pieces together.)  Unlike the mitre hook, which features only one guiding wall, the mitre box provides guidance to the saw both fore and aft, reducing errant tendencies (of the saw, of course!).

For cutting stock to length, the traditional bench hook provides a quick, simple, secure means of holding the timber in place, whilst also promoting accurate cutting. A reasonably secure bench, wall or table is all you need to use one of these versatile tools - and it is far easier than trying to cut timber held awkwardly in a bench vice.


(Or, as Dad used to call 'em, "Knocking Sticks")

A range of traditional carpenter's or joiner's mallets, made by Crown Hand Tools from first quality kiln dried beech.  Designed for general workshop use and ideal where a mallet is needed for chopping out with a chisel - though take it easy on the finer sizes and styles.  Mortise chisels are really made to take the punishment of heavy use with a mallet but all good quality chisels should feature a shock-absorbing leather washer and a bolstered tang to withstand a degree of mallet use.  Above all, don't fall into the "I'm a rank amateur" trap of using a hammer on your chisels!  Sharp intake of breath; sucking of air through clenched teeth, etc. etc. ... ...

Choose from a range of sizes, defined by the length of the straight side on the handle side of the mallet's head.

You'll find our range of carver's mallets listed in the carving section of the site.


We also keep a range of woodcarver's mallets which you will find in the Carving section of this site.

*NB: Prices quoted in pounds sterling. 
Value Added Tax will be added to invoices to EU residents unless
a valid VAT registration number is quoted when ordering.

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