About Blum Tool Co.

Blum Tool Company is dedicated to producing tools that make woodworking easier and more enjoyable for both amateurs and professionals alike.

The company was started in 2007 as an outgrowth of my furniture and cabinet business called Blum’s Furniture Shop. I have been a full-time cabinetmaker for 35 years, and was a dedicated hobbyist before that.

My passion has always been tools, especially planes. Blum Tool Co. was started because of my experiences using and collecting antique tools, and my work experiences using tools and thinking of ways to improve them. Ease of use, practicality, and ease of sharpening are the design criteria that go into every tool we make.

The shop is located in Walnut, Iowa, which is located right off Interstate 80 in Western Iowa. Walnut is known as Iowa’s Antique City , and is a postcard Iowa small town. All the tools we make are on display in our front room (as are many antique tools), so we invite you to stop by if you are traveling down I-80. 

The shop and showroom are open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm.

Thank you for visiting the website.

Gary and Ruth Blum