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 2016   No meeting. Merry Christmas and Happy Tool Collecting.


January 14, 2017 WASHINGTON: Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle.

    A. Open theme displayer's choice

    B: New additions to your collection.


February 18, 2017 OREGON: Racine's, Hillsboro

    A. Hand Forged Travelers

    B: Favorite new acquisition


March 11, 2017 WASHINGTON: Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle  


    A. Open theme displayer's choice

    B: Paper Items, Advertisements


April 22, 2017 OREGON: Bill  Racine's, Hillsboro  

    A. Japanese Woodworking Tools

    B: Favorite new acquisition


May 13, 2017 WASHINGTON: Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle

    A. Open theme displayer's choice

    B: Squares and Scales.


June 10, 2017 OREGON: Bill Racine's, Hillsboro

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


July 15, 2017 WASHINGTON: Ridgefield, WA

    (Check Newsletter for Map)

    A. Open theme displayer's choice

    B: Carriage & Wagon Tools


August 12, 2017 OREGON: Bill Racine's, Hillsboro

    A. Open theme displayer's choice

    B: Decorative Axe Heads


September 9, 2017 WASHINGTON:

Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle

    A. Scraping and Textile Tools

    B: Favorite new acquisition


October 14, 2017 OREGON: Bill Racine's, Hillsboro

    A. Scraping and Textile Tools

    B: Favorite new acquisition


November 18, 2017  WASHINGTON: Seattle Alki Masonic Hall, Seattle

    A. Items with Scrimshaw

    B: Favorite new acquisition


December 2017   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".