Step 1: View or download a copy of the tools database from the Library page. You can also use the site Search facility for a particular tool. e.g. ‘Twybill.’
Step 2: Choose which tool/s you’d like to borrow.
Step 3: Use the Request Form at the bottom of the Library Page, or on the ‘Borrow Tools’ page, to make a request.
Step 4: If your choice is available to borrow, we’ll arrange to meet you on site at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, nr. Newby Bridge, for collection. If you can’t make it to the Mill, lots of the tools can be posted (for a small charge).
The tools can be borrowed for a maximum of 3 months in one lending period, after which time they can be renewed or returned. Tools can be renewed up to 3 times.
There is a £10 deposit for the 1st tool borrowed, with an additional £2 per tool thereafter, up to a maximum of 5 tools. The amount of tools you borrow can be increased if you plan to use the tools to run a course, workday, etc. Deposits will be refunded upon returning the tools.
Borrowers must sign a simple disclaimer form before tools can be loaned.
All tools were refurbished as part of the Walter’s Tools project. You may find that some of the edge tools would benefit from a final sharpen with a sharpening stone before you use them.