At Elkhead Tools we strive to produce the finest quality tools to enhance your woodworking experience. We use the best materials available and combine them with a combination of hand crafting and precise modern manufacturing techniques. Our tools are designed for optimum performance with timeless classic style. We take pride in the effectiveness of our tools, and feel that beautiful tools improve the quality of your work and are objects to be admired themselves. To learn more about our products, visit our tool store. Our website is only set up to process payments from within the US, however we are happy to ship via USPS Priority International to most other countires. International customers should send an email with the items they would like to order, and we'll provide a total with shipping. We can accept payment directly via paypal.
We just got home from a long weekend at the Handworks Show in Amana, IA. What a great gathering of woodworkers and tool makers! We had a blast sharing our products with an enthusiastic crowd and sharing tool making tips with other makers. It will be one of our fondest memories of the year.
As many of you know, Cocobolo has been placed on the CITES list, making it nearly impossible to import to the US. As supplies have dwindled, prices have risen dramatically. We have been forced to change the wood that we use for our handles, and have decided to use Mesquite from Texas. Mesquite is a hard wood with a nice rich color, interesting grain patterns, and figure. All of our screwdrivers will be shipped in Mesquite. However, we have a small remaining supply of cocobolo items. We have a number of medium sized cocobolo replacement handles for Knew Concepts fret saws, as well as a several universal saw handles. All large fret saw handles and coping saw handles are being shipped in Mesquite only. We do have a limited number of screwdriver sets in cocobolo, send us an email for current stock and pries. Check out the tool store and product pages for more info.
You can see a few examples of projects demonstrating the use of our tools by visiting the project gallery. For any comments, questions, or suggestions, we can most easily be reached via email.
Don't just take our word for it, check out what others are saying about Elkhead Tools.
"The Elkhead screwdrivers are, as you might expect, pure awesomeness...I have to give the folks at Elkhead Tools a huge congratulations for making the most finely-crafted screwdriver ever to be grasped by these grubby mitts!" - Marc Spagnolo, The WoodWhisperer
"The Ferrari of Screwdrivers" -Glen D. Huey, Senior Editor, Popular Woodworking Magazine
"If you're a collector, a period furniture specialist or a hand tool woodworker who places priority on the look, feel and performance of every tool you purchase, your expectation of a "good" screwdriver might prompt a different answer to the question. A screwdriver may carry the same value as a premium plane, chisel or fret saw in your tool chest. If you're in the latter group, you're exactly the customer for whom Elkhead Tools is building premium screwdrivers, one small batch at a time." -Chris Marshall, Woodworkers Journal Ezine