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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 10-11-2014, 10:51 AM
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Thank. I guess I missed that.

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All of you are wrong, I work to .001"

So in order to have enough planes set up for each increment, I had to form a sham company and get enough investors to place the large order with BCTW. Life should be getting much easier for me come December.
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All of you are wrong, I work to .001"

So in order to have enough planes set up for each increment, I had to form a sham company and get enough investors to place the large order with BCTW. Life should be getting much easier for me come December.
Work it, Rutager. Work it!

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All of you are wrong, I work to .001"

So in order to have enough planes set up for each increment, I had to form a sham company and get enough investors to place the large order with BCTW. Life should be getting much easier for me come December.
I'm a minimalist, so I only ordered one.

However, I do plan on hiring a specialist to always be on hand when adjustments are needed.


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So John,

So you'll be hiring someone when adjustments are needed, which means you'll need a shop as well, so this year's kindergarten graduates now have another career option?
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So you'll be hiring someone when adjustments are needed, which means you'll need a shop as well, so this year's kindergarten graduates now have another career option?
That's actually very funny, Rutager, who thought it up for you?

Truth be told, I don't have much time to think about woodworking right now, I only ordered a plane because everyone else did, and I didn't want to feel left out.

I spent most of my career working on cars, and after years of retirement my interest seems to have been rekindled, so I'm currently having fun with that.

I still have almost very tool I have ever bought, so thankfully I already have most of the automotive tools I need. I just had to push some of my woodworking machines outside to make room in the shop.

The first car I ever built had a wooden chassis with a lawn mower engine bolted to it. Maybe I'll combine hobbies and build another one.

Whether it be woodworking, photography, or cars, these hobbies are just too damned expensive.

Good thing I don't play golf as well, I wouldn't be able to afford good clubs, the green fees, or those cool looking plaid pants.

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:11 AM
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John,

Peter writes most of my jokes- expensive, but worth it.

I dabble in cars a bit as well, although traffic has gotten so bad most of the time, I don't enjoy driving like I used to. Got me a big Snap-on box full of good tools, nothing quite like doing a hobby with quality stuff.

Collecting tools if fun too, seems like I barely build stuff these days, although I did power up the table saw today. I really miss talking to Fred about procuring tools- that dude was as sick as I am!

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... I really miss talking to Fred about procuring tools- that dude was as sick as I am!
I miss talking to Fred about everything. We'd get on the phone and spend hours talking about every subject imaginable. Fred was genuinely interested in what others had to say and what was going on in their lives.

I think many of us are afflicted with the "tool sickness", but you and Fred always had a big advantage, no one to monitor your purchases and ruin your fun.

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John,

You forgot the second benefit; lack of common sense! What, I don't need twenty references for square in my shop?

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