Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hold Fast


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  1. nice; going into production?

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    1. Yes, small production. These are entirely hand made.

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  2. Is it better or cheaper than LN holdfast? Hopefully both.

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    1. Cheaper? Seriously, have you ever looked at their prices? Nothing is bargain priced at Benchcrafted.

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  3. Looking really good!

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  4. Killer boots man!

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  5. I'm assuming this is Roubo-sized... Haven't you guys been placing this right-smack-in-the-middle of your bench? This means I'm gonna have to glue my split top together..

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    1. A tad smaller than the plate 11 one. Well sized for furniture sized parts. We'll have specs on the reach soon. Don't make any hasty moves Matt!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE PICTURE AND 'VERY BEAUTIFUL. OF COURSE, TO FIND THE ORIGINAL IS MAYBE A MIRACLE AS THE 'A being able to have FOUR FOR MY LAB. MY BEST REGARDS. -

                           MR PHILIP LAI

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    1. PS if you are worried about the price get out of the way, Benchcrafted is American Made and worth whatever they ask!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. Well, we certainly hope so. But thanks for saying it!

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  8. It's funny, when I saw all the pics in the previous post, I thought to myself. "Well crap, now I'm going to have to contact Peter Ross and have him make a big honking Roubo style holdfast to go with the classic vise when I buy it." (Almost all of the pics had a giant holdfast in them) And here you are with a post about a Roubo holdfast. So the questions that come to mind are: Is Peter Ross the smith? Are they wrought iron or steel?

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    1. It's difficult to get actual wrought iron in these sizes, so we start with steel. Even Peter, who has access to wrought, uses steel on the larger holdfasts.

      Peter is not the smith for these. But we're also working on offering Peter's work as well. If you want a true Roubo-style holdfast (ala Plate 11) Peter is the source for those at the moment. Our's looks different than Roubo's, as they are based on a different prototype.

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    2. As long as they hold "like a pit bull on a hobo" I'm in.
      ( I don't remember where I read that analogy, one of the blogs most likely, but I always liked it.)

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