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Suggested mixtures for cleaning old wooden items.

How to make new wood look old.

Common woods compared; how to deal with decay and woodworm.

A reminder of the historical clues on the surface, with reference to the Hawley Collection.

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A commercial rust treatment

Describes rust removal by a domestically-practical electrolytic method.

Some suggestions on how to revive tarnished brass without over-polishing

A list of UK sources of old tools for sale.

A suggestion for better Tool Grinding by Peter Goodwin.

This note is to help you dispose of someone's cherished collection of tools etc. This can be a sensitive situation when the person is a close relative or friend and we hope the suggestions that follow may make the process easier.