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It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally filling up the pipeline and getting back into production with our 2500 Router Plane. After two years and three foundries we’ve got everything to a point where we can move forward with a low rate of scrap and high rate of confidence. Routers may contain minor pitting on the sole of the tool, but it ranges from very minor to none at all.
Going forward, we’re ordering much larger quantities of raw castings from the foundry, but it’s going to take a little time to get those in and start the regular routine of machining parts, assembling, and posting on the site. Another thing we want to make people aware of is a slight change in the router options and pricing. To date, we’ve only sold routers with polished edges. This is a classy look that we want to continue to offer, but for a variety of reasons it’s more costly than we initially expected. Therefore, in order for us to continue offering polished routers we need to raise the price from $290 to $315. As an alternative, however, we are also going to be offering a matte version of the router for $285. The routers are completely identical in every way with the exception of the polished edges.
Finally, we want to sincerely thank everyone for their patience and support (be it via emails, Instagram posts and comments, or conversing with us directly) over the past few years while the development was going on followed by all the casting issues. We know it’s been a long wait. No one wants to get these out into the hands of woodworkers more than we do and we’re extremely excited to finally make that a reality.
In just a few days WMT will be on the tool floor of Woodworking in America. This is our first public event with a fair amount of preparation leading up to this point, but we’re excited and will be sharing a booth with some other premium tool makers who are also relatively new to the woodworking world. We will be side-by-side with Sterling Tool Works and Texas Heritage Woodworks with several other makers very near by such as Blue Spruce Toolworks, Vesper Tools, Scott Meeks Woodworks, Plate 11 Bench Co. and the list goes on. So if you’re at the show be sure to stop over and say hi. We’ll have some tools available for sale at the show, other new tools and prototypes to try out and pre-order, and all unfilled orders placed at the show will ship for free. Hope to see you there.
For anyone using Instagram, WMT now has an account. Follow walkemooretools for pictures of the tools we’re using, restoring, making, and selling. It’s a great way to see what we’re doing, ask questions, and leave comments.
Have a great day.
Well, it’s taken 9 months from the time Alan (Walke) and I (Aaron Moore) decided to start our hand tool business… and all we have to show for it are some small wooden clamps. I wouldn’t have believed that 9 months ago, but starting a business takes more effort than I expected and the birth of my second daughter along the way didn’t exactly speed the process along.
This blog will serve as Walke Moore Tools primary method of business updates, like new tools announcements, but will also contain some vintage and general tool discussions and maybe a few personal projects from time to time. We hope you enjoy the blog and more importantly, our tools.