Auctions & Consulting
- Great Planes Trading Company — Mike Urness provides a consulting service for those disposing of tool collections and arranges old tool auctions when appropriate
Yesteryears Tools — Tom Lamond's site concentrates on ax markings and labels
A Collection of Bit Braces — a site on the development of the the metallic bit brace maintained by Sandy Moss
- Buck Brothers — a history of Buck Brothers, the Massachusetts firm supplying quality chisels to generations of Americans, by Brian Welch
- T. H. Witherby — a history of Massachusetts-based edge tool maker T. H. Witherby by Brian Welch
- Galoot Central — far more than a directory, contains one the best sets of old tool links on the web
- The Wood Central Message Boards — includes a message board focused on hand tools and traditional woodworking
- Old Tools FAQ — includes sign-up instructions for the oldtools list, a moderated e-mail discussion group of die-hard old tool enthusiasts
- The Davistown Museum Center for the Study of Early Tools — information and links to information on Maine and New England toolmakers
- Museum of Woodworking Tools — virtual exhibits include: American levels, English shoulder planes (1860-1938), iron side rabbet planes (1860-1938), Stanley combination planes, the planes of Cesar Chelor
- Museum of Our Industrial Heritage — a group dedicated to preserving the the artifacts and archival resources of the manufacturing industries of Franklin County, Massachusetts, home of the Millers Falls company, Goodell-Pratt, the Greenfield Tool Company, etc.
Rhode Island Toolmakers — the title pretty much says it all, a nice site, with much info on early plane makers
George's Basement — features include type studies of the Millers Falls Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 5 hand drills.
- M-WTCA: Mid-West Tool Collectors Association — dedicated to the study, preservation and collecting of old tools, it has grown into a nation-wide organization
- EAIA: Early American Industries Association — dedicated to the study of early tools and trades, more scholarly than the M-WTCA, with a nation-wide reach
- HandTool Preservation Society of Australia — dedicated to the preservation, study, documentation and understanding of hand tools for collectors from "down under"
- CRAFTS (Collectors of Rare and Familiar Tools Society) of New Jersey — a knowledgeable and active group of old tool buffs
- PAST: Preserving Arts and Skills of the Trades — a West Coast organization for tool enthusiasts, founded in California
- Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors — a regional organization headquartered in Colorado
- Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association — also known as PATINA, a regional organization based in the Washington, D.C. area
- ToolSwap USA — not really an organization, but tool information for southern California
- SWTCA — a regional organization for tool collectors in the southwest United States
- Astragal Press — now partnering with the Chester Book Company, Astragal Press is major source for of books on early tools and trades
- Old Tools Shop Internet Magazine — Wiktor Kuc has put together one of the best old tool sites on the web
Spiral Screwdriver Patents — Cliff Fales' listing of spiral screwdriver patents from 1868 through 1931 includes digitized versions of his periodical articles.
Old Wood-Working Machines — information on old woodworking machines, hand-powered and electronic
Wrenching News — an online newsletter for wrench collectors, a must if you want to keep up with events