Did you make it to a Woodworking in America show to get a free bench dog from us at Time Warp Tool Works and Modern Woodworkers Association?
Tom Iovino of Tom’s Workbench with some rockin’ dogs. – Photo by Dyami Plotke
At the Pasadena event, we debuted the newest addition to our product line – Engraved Card Scrapers. We currently have introductory pricing in effect of $39.95 which is a great price for a beautiful, personalized tool that’s useful in every woodworking shop. Did we mention that the engraving is done by hand?
We also had our signature Wooden Bench Dogs which are the friendliest dogs on the market. This year, we made a few cosmetic refinements to the design. The new dogs look cleaner and slicker (kinda like me!). They, too, would make an awesome stocking stuffer.
Wooden Bench Dogs
We received a lot of positive feedback on our products at the show both from existing and new customers. Here are some pictures from the show.
Adam Cherubini, in a Mike Meyers voice, called our planes “dead sexy”. - Photo by Nik Brown
Our 3/4″ rabbet and pair each of #6 and #8 hollow and rounds. - Photo by Wilbur Pan
Chris Wong demonstrating the use of a rabbet plane. - Photo by Nik Brown
Last year’s Woodworking In America (WIA) conference was the highlight of the year for us. It was a busy show and a great woodworking experience during all waking hours.
This year, we’ll be sharing a booth with our good friends of Modern Woodworkers Association (MWA). I (Chris Wong) will be at the WIA West Coast in Pasadena, California October 12-13 hanging out with Chris Atkins and Nick Roulleau of MWA at their booth in the Marketplace. Once again, we will have freebies to give away.
One of the highlights of WIA 2011 was the Hand Tool Olympics, a friendly competition that offered participants to test and improve their hand-tool skills. This year, we are trying to organize enough volunteers to make it happen in Pasadena. From the MWA blog:
MWA has been working with Popular Woodworking on possibly helping out with a Hand Tool Olympics event at Woodworking in America in Pasadena next month. The final question on if we can pull this off is staffing. If you will be attending WIA in Pasadena this year or live in the area and would like to help out send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I know that everyone attending will be wanting to get the most out of the show but if you think you can spare an hour or two each day (or more), then please let me know.
If you can help us with the Hand Tool Olympics in Pasadena, please e-mail Chris Atkins. You don’t need to be an expert hand tool user – just someone willing to help. I hope to see you there!
(Two thousand miles away, Tom Iovino and Dyami Plotke will be representing MWA at WIA Midwest in Cincinnati, Ohio November 2-3 and they will also have free goodies from us at Time Warp Tool Works and Modern Woodworkers Association.)
Do you have or are you building yourself a workbench with a thick top and 3/4″ round dog holes (can you say, “Roubo”)? We have great news for you! We have filled all the pre-orders for our 5″-Long Wooden Bench Dogs and they are now in stock and ready to be shipped.
These are the same popular ash dogs that we had at Woodworking in America 2011, only 5″-long instead of 3″.
Want a set of long bench dogs that will secure your work but won’t harm your tools? Click Here to Buy Your Set of (4) 5″-Long Bench Dogs.
Are 5″-long dogs more than you need? Click here to Buy Your Set of (4) 3″-Long Bench Dogs.
If you would like to order more than one set, please contact us. If you are ordering from Canada, please contact us for Canadian pricing.
Click here to read more about our Bench Dogs.