Manufacturing is a scale based process; the more you make, the lower the price. What I am about to share doesn’t happen to us very often but when it does it creates a great opportunity for our customers.
We recently received a large custom order of our HP-8 Mini-Block Plane with depth skids to be made from aluminum and it has to be delivered the first week in December. Here is a pic;
The ability to use depth skids gives handwork, particularly precision hand work a completely new meaning. Case in point, my sculpture, “Fog of War” would simply not be possible without this ability. You can see how here.