PNTC Meetings

The Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors invite all tool collectors and dealers to join them at their meetings. To attend, you must be a member of PNTC, a guest of a member, or register at the meeting. You can use the PNTC Membership Form to apply for membership.


PNTC meetings are fairly unusual for tool collector meetings. We focus on education and research into tools, rather than just a buying frenzy (although there is some of that too!). Each meeting has a theme, and members are asked to display tools from their collections in that theme. Displays are judged and each member with a display can talk a little bit about interesting tool trivia shown in their display.


Sales occur at each meeting, but we use a more civilized method than just "run and grab". You'll have to come to a meeting to understand. The meeting place doors open at 7:30-8:00 AM and sales transaction begin about 10:30, after everyone has had a chance to look around. Please contact me or another PNTC member for specific meeting time/place confirmation.

Meeting Schedule

December 2017   No meeting. Merry Christmas and Happy Tool Collecting.


January 13, 2018 WASHINGTON: Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle.

    A. Open theme displayer's choice

    B: New additions to your collection.


February 17, 2018 OREGON: Racine's, Hillsboro

    A. Hand Forged Travelers

    B: Favorite new acquisition


March 10, 2018 WASHINGTON: Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle  

    A. Open theme displayer's choice

    B: Paper Items, Advertisements


April 14, 2018 OREGON: Bill  Racine's, Hillsboro  

    A. Japanese Woodworking Tools

    B: Favorite new acquisition


May 12, 20178 WASHINGTON: Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle

    A. Open theme displayer's choice

    B: Squares and Scales.


June 9, 2018 OREGON: Bill Racine's, Hillsboro

   16th annual flea market, flea market sales open all day. Other sales as usual. No theme.


July, 2018 No Meeting -- get ready for BITW next month!


August 24-26, 2018 OREGON: BITW


September 8, 2018 WASHINGTON:

Jerry Lane's Place

    A. Scraping and Textile Tools

    B: Favorite new acquisition


October 13, 2018 OREGON: Bill Racine's, Hillsboro

    A. Scraping and Textile Tools

    B: Favorite new acquisition


November 10, 2018  WASHINGTON: Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle

    A. Items with Scrimshaw

    B: Favorite new acquisition


December 2018   No meeting. Merry Christmas and Happy Tool Collecting.


Note: All meetings will include a display category of "My Favorite Tool(s)" , "Best acquisition since the last meeting", and "Whatsit".