Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Update

We apologize for not updating the blog as frequently, but it's been quite busy here this summer what with all our new products coming down the pike. Here's what's happening at Benchcrafted.

Swing Seat 
The patterns are done and on their way to the foundry. Next week we hope to get some video of the first pour. We always run samples to check gating (how the metal flows) and such, so this won't be a production run. If the sample run looks good we'll go right ahead with a production run so we can get these produced asap. The goal on these is to have some ready for Christmas delivery.

Planing Stop
We've got the first run finished and ready for packaging. Once we update the website you'll be able to buy one. Price: $24. Includes everything you need to put one in your bench, except for the wood stock. Watch for these in the next few weeks.

Classic Workbench Plans
The plans are finished (thanks Louis!) All we need to do now is sit down and write the instructions, take some pictures and update the website. Christmastime is our goal.

Hi Vise
We've finished our first mass run of Hi Vises. This week we'll begin packaging them up. We've still got a bit of stuff to do with instructions and website copy, but we're close. We're also building the portable version this week, so look for updates on that as well.

Turbo Ecabulator
This never gets old

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Handworks 2017

Well another 2 years will have past when this rolls around.  We can now say to all you who have been asking "yes, there will be another Handworks".  We're never quite sure so the answers are few (zero really) and far between.

What started out as a woodworkers version of a Bluegrass impromptu jam session out in the woods has grown just a bit (now over 50 vendors) but remains exactly the same otherwise.  The event has expanded into a few more vintage buildings, other than that it's still free, homegrown, decidedly noncommercial, and low key.

We hope to see many of you there.

Special thanks to Steve Thomas who was largely responsible for the 2017 poster seen above.

Also a thanks to for some font help.