The Beautiful Month of August
Welcome to the month of August, considered by many in Maine & Illinois to be the most beautiful month of the year, while September is a close second. We hope the weather is cooperating with your projects and your Summer work is going smoothly.
We enjoyed seeing many of you at the Timber Framers Guild Conference in May, and making lots of sawdust as we demonstrated our tools. If you were not able to attend, consider becoming a part of the next two Conferences in 2018:
2018 TFG Conference - West
June 1-3, 2018. Timberline Lodge, Government Camp, OR
2018 TFG Conference - East
October 19-21, 2018. Founders Inn, Virginia Beach, VA
Congratulating Ben Weiss
So many of you design and build fabulous houses, barns, commercial buildings, furniture, cabinets and more (John Libby is famous for his outhouses on Matinicus Island...) I would like to take a moment to recognize the outstanding achievement of Ben Weiss in Dorset, VT for receiving an award for his timber frame home. Ben is an innovative Designer (teaches workshops on Google SketchUp), talented timber framer (an avid user of Mafell and Makita tools to achieve precise, beautiful timber structures), and a fine author (who has written reviews of tools such as the Mafell KSS 80Ec/370 cross cutting saw for the TFG Journal). We appreciate getting to know Ben over the years and his candid feedback. Thank you, Ben, for your creative work in the fine craft of timber framing!
For more about Ben's award, explore: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/2017/02/03/rcfinalist-efficient-timber
If anyone else has a project or award that they would like us to share, please let us know and we will see if we can include it in a future newsletter.
Meeting with Matthias Krauss of Mafell
We were fortunate to once again host Matthias Krauss, President of Mafell AG, in Chicago last week. While we covered many subjects including new Mafell products and technologies, and areas where we would like to see continuing improvements, we also enjoyed a World Series Champion Chicago Cubs baseball game where David had a chance to explain all of the intricate rules of baseball to Matthias. Wow, are there ever a lot of them! Mafell AG produces the world's finest timber framing, cabinet-making and general carpentry tools, and Timberwolf Tools continues to be privileged to represent them. A new long term Contract was recently signed, renewing our partnership.
WoodOwl Ultra Smooth Tri-Cut Auger Bits are Back in Stock
Due to their popularity, many of you know that we ran out of several sizes of WoodOwl bits over the last few months and the factory struggled to fill our backlogged orders. Working diligently with WoodOwl, we have now obtained several of the essential sizes including the all important 18" x 1" size. Give us a call or place an order online if your supply is running low. There is really nothing quite like the performance of a WoodOwl!
Let us know if we can ever be of support to you. Talking with you is by far the favorite experience of our busy days, fulfilling our important customer's needs.
Enjoy every moment in the beautiful Month of August!
David Powell and the Timberwolf Tools family
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