If you have a project that requires precisely-drilled holes for wooden pegs or metal bolts, you probably know the difficulty in free-handing such a job. Drilling through the middle of an old CD or using an L-shaped Lego jig isn't going to work in big timbers. Your mentors in the industry tell you that the best solution is a professional drill stand. Here's what one pro says:
"My first and favorite Mafell tool has to be the drill station coupled with WoodOwl drill bits. Since we are primarily a post and beam manufacturer, many precise holes are needed for plating on each bent. I have used the Mafell drill station for 5 years and have drilled thousands of precise and accurate holes with the system.
Hello Timber Framers, Cabinet Makers, Contractors, and Carpenters!
I just returned from an inspiring and enjoyable 4-day Timber Framers Guild Annual Conference and Trade Show in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho . There was a large turnout, and the event was full of interesting speakers and good conversations, with both expert timber framers and folks new to timber framing. Timberwolf Tools had the opportunity to demonstrate four Mafell tools each day, allowing visitors to observe and use the tools before considering them for purchase.
Merry Christmas from Timberwolf Tools
As Christmas approaches, we are so thankful for another year of supporting your work! I always enjoy hearing about your projects throughout the year and we count ourselves blessed to play a small part in them.
As you approach the end of the year, business leaders like yourself have many financial decisions to consider. Some reward their employees with bonuses and holiday parties. Some invest in equipment and software to make the next year better for the team. Some give back to the community or their church. And some do all of these. What are you investing in?
You have probably seen more and more timber frame designers and customers ask about adding steel plates to their projects. This is a fine engineering solution to reinforce your frames, but the steel plate slots must be cut accurately or it defeats the purpose. So it is important for you to consider the best slot mortising tools available before tackling these projects.
You probably know more quarterbacks than nose tackles. Nose tackles don't rack up a lot of MVP awards (or even tackles for that matter) but the best NT's can handle multiple offensive linemen at once, which frees up the rest of their team to do their jobs.
Hopefully you are enjoying the outdoors and some beautiful Fall weather. The Timberwolf Tools team recently had a nice hike up Caribou Mountain in Maine. BRRRR!! It was cold, but great to be in a spot that has four seasons and lots of bright colors. And I can confirm that ham and cheese tastes better at 2,850 feet.