Next week we're scheduled to resume taking orders for vises and benchmaker's packages.
The new lead time will be 4-6 weeks. However, we have vises in stock, and if you order first, your order should ship within a week. Given our recent updates, we anticipate selling out of current stock quite rapidly. We'll give a head's up when we're going to reopen ordering. So stay tuned.
We've also updated the Split Top Roubo plans to reflect the new handwheels as well as our new End Cap Barrel Nuts.
Our End Cap Barrel Nuts replace the captive hex nuts. These were rather fussy to install so we designed some smaller diameter, longer versions our Barrel Nuts to make it quick and easy to attach the end cap. Simply drill a 7/8" diameter hole in the underside of the front top section and the End Cap Barrel Nut will slip right in (it's slightly undersized.)
We're also transitioning to black-oxide fasteners for the end cap bolts and barrel nut bolts. So all the exposed fasteners will be black for a unified look on the bench.
We're changing the way we're offering our bench plans. From now on the construction notes and 3-d eDrawing will be available for free download anytime directly from our Downloads page.
The 20x30 measured drawings, as always, will be mailed directly, or packaged along with benchmaker's packages.
Eliminating the delivery of the digital portion of the plans has allowed us to lower the price, as follows:
Split Top Roubo Plans: $20
Shaker Plans: $24
Benchmaker's Package Pricing
Benchmaker's Package pricing is as follows: (as always, the package includes everything you need to build the bench, except wood)
Split Top Roubo Benchmaker's Package: $769
Glide Leg Vise
4 Barrel Nuts, bolts and washers
2 End Cap Barrel Nuts, bolts and washers
4 Spax lags
20x30 measured drawings (4 pages)
Shaker Benchmaker's Package: $789
Glide Leg Vise
Hardware Package (Hinges, necessary bolts)
20x30 measured drawings (6 pages)
Next week we'll be posting instructions for finishing your handwheels so they look like the one below. (and yes, that logo is upside down--don't ask!)