John Sindelar

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Sindelar is Culling his Tool Collection at Auction

If you get the Martin J. Donnelly Antique Tools newsletter, you no doubt noticed that at the top of the Jan. 1, 2013 issue, was the announcement that the company’s upcoming sales will include a large number of items from the (unparalleled) collection of John Sindelar. The first items will be in the March...

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Traveling Tool Museum Returns for WIA 2011

In the August 2007 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, Christopher Schwarz introduced you to John Sindelar and his jaw-dropping collection of rare and one-of-a-kind handtools. (You can read that story here, and download a PDF slideshow of items in his collections; keep a drool rag handy). And in September of last year, just days...

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Build Two Workbenches in an Afternoon

I showed up at John Sindelar’s Tool Museum almost an hour late on Saturday morning after an evening at a Chicago tapas restaurant that pushed my bedtime to 1 a.m. The museum, which is also Sindelar’s commercial woodworking business, was hopping with gawkers and tool collectors who had come to see the new additions...

Don’t Forget About Sindelar’s Event This Weekend

Quick reminder: I’ll be in southwest Michigan this Saturday (June 4) giving demonstrations and generally mopping up the drool in my vicinity at the open house of tool collector John Sindelar. Sindelar is going to open crates of tools that haven’t seen the light of day in decades. And his tool museum is outrageous....

Ultimate Tool Porn Event

The Day of Ultimate Tool Porn: June 4

Many tool collectors I know are a reclusive sort. They might remodel their home (and barn) to show off their tool collection, but it’s kind of rare for them to open their doors to anyone and everyone. Not John Sindelar. He’s been amassing a huge collection of woodworking tools with the goal of sharing...