Durston Tools & The Toolbox Initiative

Durston Tools are pleased to support The Toolbox Initiative and their amazing work assisting the metalsmithing community in West Africa, The Toolbox Initiative is a volunteer effort started by Matthieu Cheminée and Tim McCreight in 2014 that aims to improve the lives of Jewellery Makers in the region by collecting and distributing tools that would otherwise be rarely available.

In early 2021 Durston sent an Agile C110 Rolling Mill to The Toolbox Initiative to be taken to West Africa on the next trip made by the charity, we will share details of this journey later this year.

To see more about this amazing charity and the work that they do please visit toolboxinitiative.org

We look forward to supporting The Toolbox Initiative further and following their amazing journey.

UPDATE: Because of the pandemic the trip to West Africa was delayed but we pleased to hear the Agile Rolling Mill will be on its way in October 2022 along with another donation of tools from us, we look forward to seeing the tools delivered and in use.


We are very  pleased to see the Durston Rolling Mill along with many other tools donated by us has finally reached West Africa, these tools will make a huge difference to many Jewellers in the area.

For more on this story you can visit the Toolbox Initiative Facebook Group