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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Fall Updates - New Stuff!


Classic Workbenches in stock soon

We've got another batch of Classic Workbenches in the works. But they are selling fast. We will have a couple in stock in the next week or two. If you'd like to reserve one (or two!), drop us a line at info@benchcrafted.com

These benches are made to exacting standards by our collaborators at Amana Furniture. They are built to the highest standards possible. We also offer white glove delivery, so the first time you touch your bench will be to use it in your shop.

Sketch of new, shorter Classic workbench


New Bench for small spaces

We are also working on a new bench design, basically a shorter version of the Classic at 60" long, intended for smaller spaces like apartments or urban dwellings where space is at a premium and where you may need to share space with less practical things, like a bed or desk. Heck, this could double as a desk by adding a Swing Away Seat! The bench won't cost much less than our Classic, fair warning, since there isn't any less joinery and the man hours needed to produce the bench are pretty much the same as our 84" Classic. Price will reflect the reduced amount of material. This isn't a bench designed for smaller budgets, just smaller spaces. Please don't write us asking for more details. Everything we know right now is written right here.



Classic Tail Vise

We've married up our Tail Vise with the Classic Leg Vise and produced offspring we're calling (big surprise) the Classic Tail Vise. The two tail vises will share all their internal components, the only difference will be the type of handle that operates the vise. The Classic will use an all-new hub in the same style as the Classic, with spring plunger and v-groove handle for balancing and quick adjustment. The handle portion will be much shorter than the Classic Leg Vise however, since the Tail Vise is not a high-torque device, and the shorter handle is more ergonomic in this capacity. For the first time you'll be able to build a bench with traditional-style leg and tail vise, with their black parkerized finish and vintage look, but with Benchcrafted precision and sweet sweet function. What's not to love? We're pushing hard to have the first run of these ready to ship in time for Christmas, but no promises. If we miss that, keep an eye out for these shortly after the first of the year. Pricing will be in the general neighborhood of the Benchcrafted Tail Vise.



10th Anniversary Vises




We're nearly to the end of production on this very limited run of Glide M and Tail Vise M 10th Anniversary design vises. Looks like late November before they are ready to go on sale. We have very few of these, so if you're interested in a set (they will only be available as a pair, Glide and Tail Vise together) we urge you to keep abreast of our Instagram feed. @benchcrafted. We'll also post here when they are ready. To keep it fair, we'll announce the time when they'll be posted for sale in advance, so you can be at the ready when the page launches. We're using some expensive red metals and unique woods and processes to produce these, aside from the new "X" spoke design, so be prepared for these to cost more than our standard offerings. That's all we know for now.

7 comments:

  1. Will these vice sets be available through your international re-sellers or only directly from yourselves?

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    1. We will ship anywhere in the world. But yes, directly from us on these.

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  2. Are these almost ready? You said late Nov ad also that you would post here. Is the plan still to post here?

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    1. Yes! Sorry we missed our late November goal. We will post here when we they are ready, and a time when the ordering window will open, so everyone has a fair shake. We'll also post to our Instagram.

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  3. Obvious question...any chance the classic tail vise becomes an option to add to the classic workbench from the gents in Amana? I just blew my own workbench apart with (perhaps aggressive) use of holdfasts today, so I've a renewed interest in tail vises...as well as a ready-made, built-like-a-bank-vault bench (I'm the first to admit that the most likely cause of the delamination was some failure on my part during the build process several years ago).

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    1. We're working on some options. But its all on paper at the moment.

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  4. Appreciate your response -- happy to hear you're considering it.

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