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  • Unexpected source of craft tools - Proops!

    It ocured to me the other day that a tools company I've used for years & years might be passing you by - Proops Brothers. They sell all sorts of tools and such, and can be found at all sorts of engineering shows & suchlike, and their prices are really very good. Much, much cheaper than a hobby shop.

    I know for a fact that they sell weeny pliers and cutters and benders, and mini drills and mini screwdrivers and storage boxes with clear-topped mini pots in (ideal for beads) and magnifiers and vices and guillotines and sanding-shapes and silver, gold & copper wire and knives and mount-cutters and weird sorts of scissors... 'cos I've bought all those things there! And they sell special-usage jewellers tools and candlemakers stuff, too.

    They have a site here : http://www.proopsbrothers.com/
    Though to be honest, their catalogue is a better bet, as it's really worth browsing through everything they have - you'll be surprised at what you find!
    On EBay, they're seller "spoorp", too...
    Last edited by nattynetty; 12-02-2009, 02:08 PM.
    Cheers,
    Scorch

    Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
    Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

  • #2
    Thanks for that... I will take a look
    Sarah

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    • #3
      Proops are an excellent source of cheaper silversmithing/jewellery making tools - OK quality too.
      george
      www.mizgeorge.co.uk
      www.etsy.com/shop/mizgeorge
      www.flickr.com/mizgeorge

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      • #4
        And they're nice, helpful people, too. They've brought stuff specially for me to events, and things like that...
        Cheers,
        Scorch

        Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
        Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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        • #5
          Thanks, having a good look round now.

          You don't happen to know where abouts on their website I can find out which events they'll be going to around the country do you? I can't seem to see it anywhere.

          I wanted to order something to see what it looks like before I order a lot and the £4.50 p&p is putting me off.

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          • #6
            No, I don't - but if you drop them an email or call them, they'll happily tell you, I'm sure...
            Cheers,
            Scorch

            Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
            Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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            • #7
              ok will do thanks

              And thanks for the link to the website.

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              • #8
                they look quite good, thanks for the heads up
                ReganLottie x

                Art Blog: http://invitationtothevoyage.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  Oooo looks like they have something for everyone, well worth a look. *gets out my honey do list and writes down a list of must have items*

                  For those of you who don't know what a honey do list is, it's a list you give to your OH it can have anything on there that needs doing or purchasing.

                  In case your OH asks the Honey Do List was in the fine print on the back of marriage licence. lol

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                  • #10
                    proops

                    I've just had a look at the price of their forceps which I'll be using for stuffing dolls & they're about a third of the price I've just paid from a doll supply site!!

                    Grrrrrr!!!

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                    • #11
                      My dad found them on ebay and we ordered an item from them. really great sellers!
                      Diane
                      Reach for the moon-if you miss-you'll still be amongst stars




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                      • #12
                        A good link, thanks!
                        www.equusleather.co.uk

                        Handcrafted leather belts, dog collars, leads and accessories from the best bridle butt leather. Bespoke service available.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by prem2pram View Post
                          Oooo looks like they have something for everyone, well worth a look. *gets out my honey do list and writes down a list of must have items*

                          For those of you who don't know what a honey do list is, it's a list you give to your OH it can have anything on there that needs doing or purchasing.

                          In case your OH asks the Honey Do List was in the fine print on the back of marriage licence. lol
                          Haha I love this! I'll keep it in mind, I'm sure that it'll be useful on many occasions

                          I've heard of Proops before, saw a few things that I wanted but wasn't too sure on the quality. But now they've been recommended I think I'll order the few bits and pieces I want
                          My craft YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/izzybeecrafts
                          Twitter: @izzybeecrafts

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                          • #14
                            Glad this is useful. They've always been great for everything I've wanted...
                            Cheers,
                            Scorch

                            Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                            Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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