Find whatever you need for your basketry projects, a pyroengraving tool,
signature branding iron, froe,
drawknife, shavehorse, awl, knife, rapping iron, brake, bodkin, grease horn, screw block,
skeining cleave, reed cutter, rental mold, weaving stand, or other basketmaking
tools. I can recommend these tools because I use many of them myself. They are
selected from a variety of suppliers and all orders are fulfilled by those
These polished bone folders, originally designed for bookbinding
tasks have been adopted by basketmakers to use as a tool to open spaces
when turning down spokes to tuck them in securely and for any number of
other simple tasks.
||4'' Solid Brass Caliper
Tuck this small size brass caliper from Rockler.com into your basket tool box or your apron pocket so you can have it handy in your studio or at basket class. It features a sliding dovetail and rigid brass construction. 4"/100mm rule with vernier scale.
Graduated in 1/16" and mm. This tool is great for mapping out handles and measuring spoke or rim widths.
Bucket Boss 56 Organizer
Tote all your favorite tools with you to basket class and keep them all
organized at the same time.
|Cordless Dremel Tool
cordless drill when you are working on your Nantucket Lightship baskets
or drilling gourds.
A constantly changing selection of old, new, used, antique and vintage
drawknives. A draw knife and shave horse are useful for carving basket handles,
feet, rims and other details.
Dremel Variable Speed MultiPro Rotary Tool
Variable speeds offer more precision for a greater range of
applications. Comfort grip housing for better control.
Quick-change collet nut makes changing bits easy.
EZ BOB Plastic Bobbins
Keep your cords, threads and wires from tangling while you work with these
bobbins that will remind you of the way we curled our hair with spoolies in the
1950's. Great for Kumihimo, braiding and wire basketry projects.
Lenk Creative 5 - In - 1 Tool Kit
Kit includes a professional 30-watt tool with 6 foot cord complete with four
woodburning or leather craft points, three soldering tips, two cutting/fusing tips,
50 feet of rosin core solder and instruction sheet all safely tucked into a
fitted plastic storage case.
Felco Original Pruner F2
Felco pruners are the standard by
which all other pruners are measured.
This tool is very helpful in willow basketry or other instances where a high
quality pruner is required.
Fraser 500-1 Rug Strip Cutter
This is my favorite tool for cutting fabric strips and cutting lightweight
woodsplint or inner bark strips to width as well.
Handeze Therapeutic Craft Glove
Soothe arthritis and carpal tunnel pain with these therapeutic craft gloves.
Therapeutic Support Gloves are doctor recommended and user proven to reduce pain
from the fingers, hands and wrist while performing continuous or repetitive
motion activities such as coiling or basket weaving.
Plastic bobbins like EZ Bob Bobbins that snap shut are great to wind wire or waxed linen thread onto
to hold long lengths of materials when twining. Also great for embroidery and Kumihimo
Lineco Bone Paper Folders and Scorer
Originally designed for use in the bookmaking arts, the bone folder is often
used as an awl or packing tool in basketry.
Customize your baskets with your unique signature using this woodburning tool
from Rockler Woodworking. Create a custom electrical woodburning signature branding tool so you can sign your baskets in style.
Online Specials Page
Sales and discounted prices on abrasives, glues, finishes, hand, power, turning and burning tools along with many
other woodworking supplies.
OTT-LITE® TrueColor(TM) Original 18W Grey Floor
This floor lamp has a special lamp head that swivels 180º,
and the FlexNeck helps you focus light where it's needed to match colors and see
the details of your weaving.
5 in 1 Woodburning Tool Kit
tool with a selection of tips all in a tidy carrying case. Use this tool
to sign your baskets or to decorate your gourds. I use this tool each time
I sign a basket.
|Fiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snip
These shears are great for cutting your basket materials. They have precise
Micro-Tip stainless steel blades, cushioned grip handles and an ambidextrous lock.
I keep mine right at hand. They are a good choice for many basketry
projects. Caution: the points are very sharp.
Fiskars 7" Softouch Scissors
Spring loaded handles, micro-tip stainless steel extra sharp blades in a
slightly larger size.
Roush - Hand Forged Basketmakers Tools
Basket hooks, handles, hand tools, wrapping irons, froes and spoke weights for basketry
are hand forged by Elmer Roush of Brasstown, NC.
||Micro-Mesh™ Cushioned Abrasives|
Put the smoothest possible finish on your projects with ultra fine grit
Available in 5" disk assortment pack with hook-and-loop design and 3" x 4" soft-touch pads...
Micro-Mesh™ Sanding Sheets
These sanding sheets are my all time favorite tool for making handles and rims silky
smooth. The grit is super fine and the sheets rinse out so they last a long
Micro-Mesh Cushioned Abrasives
Washable and reusable abrasives are great for sanding
basket handles and rims. Unique cushioning design results in extended abrasive life, the best surface finish possible and fewer steps. Conforms to the shape while providing even pressure against the surface.
These 2'' x 2'' Soft-Touch Micro-mesh pads are one of my favorite basketmaking tools.
Peachtree Woodworking Supply Inc is another source for these washable
and reusable ultra fine abrasives. Using them will give your handles an
extra smooth finish.
Wall Lenk Corp Woodburner Kits
Hobbyist model features 900° point temperature. 23-watts, includes 3
points. Faster burning model features 1050° point temperature. Burns wood
faster and darker. Excellent for harder woods. Includes four custom points:
all-purpose, grading, script and dot.
Mini Chuck and
Wire Gauge Drills
Use this chuck and tiny drills when you are pre-drilling the holes you
need as you apply the rim to a Nantucket Lightship basket or other
basket rim that is applied using brass escutcheon pins. The 20 Piece
Wire Gauge Size Drill Set includes size No. 61 (.039") to No. 80
(.0135") with an indexed metal case. The Mini Drill Chuck secures drill
bits that are too small for a regular chuck. Two changeable steel
collets hold drills from #80 (.0135") to #43 (.089"). The chuck's 3/32"
diameter, 1-1/4" long shaft fits all portable and most stationary
electric drills, drill presses or flexible shaft tools. Each is sold
separately by Woodcraft.
Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig
Now you can easily create perfect circles, ellipses and sweeping arcs! With your router and this handy, easy-to-use jig, you
will be able to make solid wood lids and bases for your round and elliptical baskets.
Rockler.com to view the demonstration video.
Customize your baskets with your unique signature. Create a custom electrical
woodburning tool so you can sign your baskets in style. More
Stainless Steel Push Pins
Dick Blick offers aluminum headed stainless steel push
pins that you can use to apply your basket to a wooden mold while you
are weaving. The stainless steel pins will prevent staining due to rust.
I use a large hole punch to cut out round cushions from foam craft
sheets that I spear onto the points to prevent dents or pressure marks
on the splints of the basket base.
100 Stainless Steel Push Pins
from Dick Blick!
|Basic arc Branding Irons|
Rockler.com has rustled up some great new designs for their popular line of branding irons. In torch heated and electric versions.
12-Piece Rubber Band Clamp Set
Ideal for clamping small projects or using to contain spokes when weaving a
basket on a mold. Extra thick and extra wide to provide more clamping
pressure over a larger area. Set includes two 15", two 13", four 9" and four
7" x 3/4" wide. From Rockler.com Woodworking and Hardware.
Used for riving logs for handles and rims, this froe is made with a mild steel blade with
a round ferule welded to it. Available handled or unhandled.
From Country Workshops online tool catalog comes a drawknife made by Swedish tool maker
Drawknives at Woodcraft.com
Proxxon Hand Tools
Hot tools, scraping tools, drills, cutters, miniature jig saw and a variety of other tools
for gourd crafting from Proxxon.
FELCO F-2 HAND PRUNER Most Popular Pro Hand Pruner
Unbeatable Sale offers
the high quality pruning shears willow basketmakers depend on with a
ratcheting mechanism to cut even those larger withes. A leather
Felco Belt Pruner Holster
from Garden.com will complement them
all. Both vendors offer many Felco pruners.
Rockler offers a wide selection of pyroengraving and carving tools to use when
carving or woodburning gourds for basketry.
Saw and Mini-Miter Box Set - Woodcraft.com
Use this small scale saw and miter box to accurately cut the rim notch in your
carved basket handles.
From Country Workshops, free plans for a shaving horse. You may also choose to
purchase plans or a finished
shaving mule from them.
Shears, knives, rapping irons, brakes, bodkins, grease horn, screw block,
skeining cleaves and other willow basketry tools from English Basketry Willows.
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