Welcome to February’s Tool of the Month blog post! This month I’ll take a quick look at the adjustable spanner.
The adjustable spanner is pretty self explanatory, it has an adjustable jaw that allows it to tighten or loosen different sized nuts and bolts. It can trace its origins back to the 1840’s when two different engineers were credited for inventing the first type of adjustable spanner. In the 1880’s a Swedish inventor named Johan Petter Johansson developed the modern adjustable spanner that is so familiar today.
A very handy tool around the workshop, I use mine to adjust and assemble machinery, benches and jigs. This week it’s been used to assemble my new woodturning lathe!
That’s all for February, look out for the March blog post in a few weeks.
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Here you can see what I have been up to in the workshop, gain an insight into my work and some of the many tools I use to make each piece of bespoke furniture.