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Spooncarving and News

03/29/2017


This week I wanted to share a round-up of news 'n' bits.

We're excited to announce that we're about to offer spoon carving tools from Ben & Lois Orford, British toolmakers and leatherworkers based in Herefordshire. You can't beat spoon carving in its ability to produce something beautiful and useful quickly. As some have said, just take some green wood, carve away the part that isn't a spoon, then soak in 100% pure linseed oil (not boiled linseed oil which is toxic). We currently stock spoon carving tools by Ray Iles but we love the Orford tools too and we wanted to give you all the options we could.

While we are on the subject of spooncarving the video above is a short, delightful video that features a young couple who carve spoons, sell their wares at markets, and travel around, enjoying their craft, their freedom and each other.

In other news, new Festool prices will be in effect April 1st. If you're thinking about purchasing a Domino, TS55 or a router, now is a good time to take advantage of the pricing. While we are out of some items router tables, for example, as long as the order it placed before the first we will honor the older price even if the item is backordered. The new Domino Connectors are being introduced in the US along with new batteries, and a rugged Bluetooth radio.

On Saturday, April 29, we'll be hosting the Festool Roadshow. We'll have a trailer full of Festool tools to play with, along with workstations and Festool trainers to stump. WE will be offering food and Festool will be providing some giftbags. If you're in the New York area, come join us. We think it will be a fun time. And if nothing else an excuse to visit Brooklyn, wander around, see some stuff and sample some of the local dining. See more information here.
That concludes this week's round-up; next time I'll be back to more typical blog fare. Stay tuned!

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03/29/2017 jeffk
Joel, any chance of a spoon carving class at TFWW sometime? I'd probably end up buying some of those tools, you know....
03/29/2017 Tom Buhl http://www.tombuhldesigns.com
The video is enchanting and a delight. Thanks for sharing.
03/29/2017 Dan Roscigno
I hope you send an email out when they are added to the store (not to everyone at first, just me :) ) so I can beat the rush!
03/29/2017 KyleD
Yeah! So you have a class sometime August 11-14?!?! ;-)
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