“There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.” –Steven Wright
Wow. Been awhile since I visited this totally awesome and worthless blog. Guess that means I have been either busy, or out of the office. Or both.
Actually, we have been making back-end modifications to our website and all is not well–what a hassle. But we are getting close. If you have ordered from us in the last month or so, PLEASE double check your credit card statement to ensure you received your Founder’s Circle discount and that the billing is correct. You cannot believe how complicated online ordering is with all the new security requirements (which I am supportive from both a consumer side and as your tool potentate).
And for those of you who received duplicate shipments and called to inform us, THANK YOU for your honesty. There really is no way to find the bugs in a major overhaul like we are doing without going live at some point.
As soon as we gather our costs, we will be releasing for pre-order an offset attachment for the DJ-1 Drilling Jig. This little gizmo will allow you to precisely offset holes from the center-line of your stock. It is fast!
Prior to this attachment there were only two ways to offset holes, use shims on one side or remove one outrigger. This is way faster, has a built in scale (imperial or metric) and easily attaches with the orange universal jaws in place.
When these are done, we will do a video using this device to make a cribbage board with the DJ-1 and a hand drill. It will look like it was done on a CNC. The DJ-1 nickname should be “Drill press in a drawer”. I love the accuracy of this tool.
Here are a couple of pics;
FYI: Minimum offset from the center-line is .250″.
We released for pre-order the AS-24v3 yesterday. As mentioned earlier, we are only making 250 and this will use up our existing supply of blades. There are about 80 remaining as of this writing and I suspect all will be gone by the weekend. If you are tempted by this cool tool, time is running out. We likely won’t make the next batch until 2014.
In two weeks I head back to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking–not to teach a class but to be a student again. I cannot wait to see what is up the sleeve of my instructor Jeff Scanlan. Did I mention he is a world class magician? Should be really fun.
Maybe I should hire him to magically expedite the changes to our website…