Canadian-made hand tools: There must be a better way! - A talk at the Richmond Hill Historical Society

Event Date: 
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 7:30pm

This is the monthly general meeting for the Richmond Hill Historical Society

This presentation is about Canadian-made or Canadian-inspired hand tools commonly found in most households, including screwdrivers, planes, rasps, paint rollers, caulking guns,
trowels, cake decorators, and miniature precision tools.

The idea for his research stemmed from a major full basement flood. In making some of the repairs, Donald Holmes wondered, “Who made this item? What is its history? What is the backstory?"

Donald Holmes was a Professor of English at Humber College for over thirty years. His love of research and his eye for details have been assets to him as the archivist at St. Clement’s Anglican Church.  While teaching at Humber, he enrolled in a two-year, night school,  woodworking course where he learned to fine tune skills, making pens, working a lathe and router, coping baseboards, and cutting crown molding.

All are welcome to attend this Zoom meeting. 
There is no charge for members.  The nominal fee of $5 for guests is requested.  Please email [email protected] to register. 

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