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Bridge City Tool Works For the past twenty-five years we have been producing innovative and impeccably crafted heirloom tools for serious woodworkers and collectors worldwide. Made in America, all of our tools are produced in limited numbers and with minimal care should continue to inspire your children's children. I believe the look, feel and accuracy of each Bridge City tool will always influence you to do your best work. Quality is contagious. Regards, John Economaki President & Founder

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Old 06-14-2011, 07:23 PM
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I'm still wondering how seeing a nice picture of the plane was supposed to help with the wait. But it was a nice picture. Needed more Megan.
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I just received my CT-17, and while the plane itself is very nice, I'm also taken with the beautiful walnut box it came in. I have to wonder what machine was used to carve the BCT logo on the lid. The detail seems greater than any CNC carving machine could produce, but it doesn't have that burned look that a high res laser engraver leaves behind.

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Old 09-15-2011, 10:29 PM
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The lids are done by yours truly on our in-house laser. It is a 10 year old laser that is still performing quite well. I use it for prototype stuff and some smaller production work.

I think the quality of the burn comes from the fact that the core is mdf and not plywood. The mdf core does not have any voids and gaps that I sometimes encounter with the ply cores.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:29 PM
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When I saw that picture, I was thinking that I've never seen one of the boxes with a logo on it. Hmm. I only have 2-3 boxes from older commemorative tools I picked up on bctwBay.

Nice job on the logo. I have a newfound respect for MDF since it is good enough for BCTW. I'll never feel guilty using one of my highly precise MDF jigs with a hyper-highly precise BCTW jig.
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The lids are done by yours truly on our in-house laser. It is a 10 year old laser that is still performing quite well. I use it for prototype stuff and some smaller production work.

I think the quality of the burn comes from the fact that the core is mdf and not plywood. The mdf core does not have any voids and gaps that I sometimes encounter with the ply cores.

Glad you like it!
Thanks for the response, Michael, nice job!

What brand is your laser? I've seen many demos, and they have all seemed to burn substrates quite badly.

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We have a 25 watt and a 50 watt. I did the boxes on the 25 watt.


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