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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 05-07-2012, 07:18 PM
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... Anyone want to admit that they pulled that one off?
Admit? If I had pulled it off I would be bragging loudly about it. I've known Fred for a little more than 4 years and I've never been able to get anything before him.

Case in point: Several weeks ago I happened to mention to Fred that I had ordered a particular hammer (I have a thing for hammers). Fred asked me about the details and ordered one too. Not only did Fred get his within days, my supplier called me to tell that they had run out and it would be a few weeks before they got more. I just got mine a few days ago.

Fred has to be the luckiest man I know.

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Old 05-07-2012, 08:03 PM
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I am beginning to wonder if Fred is some sort of Woodworking Mafioso? I just picture this nondescript white box truck that rolls up to Fred's house at different times and different days and people are seen unloading the contents of the truck into the house.

Fred's kids never played rock/paper/scissors, it was always plane/hammer/file.

We just might have a legend amongst us.. and all the while I thought Fred was just a worker/collector.

Hey Fred, I was just kidding about the bribe thing... I like my knees.. attached and still able to bend.

Need to double check my windows at all times to make sure Father John does not show up wearing heavy gold chains and swinging a baseball bat.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:30 AM
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Did these ever get made?
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:41 AM
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They're still in the works, Okami-san. They're still working on the casting of the soles. Once that's figured out, it should go pretty fast. (You can see the progress on the BCTW site under "Schedule".)
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:52 AM
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And I thought it was a long wait for woodpecker tools
Must be worth the wait, that plane looks awesome
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:44 PM
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Okami,

We're pretty sure that the long wait for the CT-18 will be the undoing of Fred, of course we hope not, but we should be prepared.

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