TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE groups collect old and unwanted hand tools and sewing machines from all over the UK. We clean repair and sharpen them, and send tool kits and sewing machines to grass roots community groups in several African countries. At present TFSR Cymru concentrates it’s overseas efforts in Tanzania.
We mostly fund our organisation by selling high quality refurbished garden tools here in Crickhowell, south Wales. We also specialise in edge tools: billhook, felling axe, slasher and hatchet, by some of the fine makers of yesteryear such as Brades, Gilpin, Nash, Whitehouse, Elwell and Parkes. We also stock wonderful garden spades, forks, rakes, hoes, sickles, scythes, shears and other tools such as carving chisels.