Tool News and Updates from Bridge City Tool Works

"I never run with scissors. Those last two words were unnecessary."— Unknown

Drivel Starved Nation-

John here, your favorite tool Potentate with a little news and some updates.

If you were not aware, we are about ready to enter our 33rd year.  This fact explains the letter I received yesterday for “Discount Crematory Services”…  If I am truly too stupid to quit Bridge City Tool Works, what makes me smart enough to croak in time for their big sale — what were these people thinking?
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First Pics of the CT-18 Dual Angle Smoothing Plane…

"You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity." — Golda Meir

Drivel Starved Nation; It’s Friday and I am about to take the afternoon off to meet some old friends. But, I thought you might like to see the first pics of the CT-18 Dual Angle Smoothing plane…

We still have about 4-5 weeks of work before we ship. All the bodies get their soles ground beginning next week, and this is slow, each has to be put into a special fixture. Stainless steel does not like heat so in order to flatten the soles, the grinder is set to cut 0.0002″ per pass. That’s two ten thousands of an inch.

The irons are all out being sharpened and the scrub irons have yet to arrive, but beginning next week, we will start assembly of the bodies as they trickle in from the grinding house.

Oh, all of the aluminum TB-2v2′s are done and are being shipped starting Monday. And so are the stainless versions. These are crummy cell phone pics, but you get the idea;

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