Posted on January 24, 2017 by Stuart
Long time friend and woodworking show personality David Eckert has decided to move on from the Henry Eckert Fine Tools company.
For those who are less sure of what that company is, let’s just say that they probably have a drool-cleaning budget at the wood shows, as they sell the Lie Nielsen range of handplanes etc (and have featured on here a number of times, again, complete with drool.
So it isn’t all bad news – Henry Eckert Tool Works is now being run by one of their previously (obviously passionate) clients, so they will still be at the wood shows, still with the same sort of product lines.
In the meantime, David has another tool business, to slowly develop some Australian made products (among other product lines), which you can find here: The Toolworks
So while faces will move about, the products we know and desire are still available, and hopefully even more will become available through David’s newer project!
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Posted on February 16, 2013 by Stuart
Received an email today from Henry Eckert, who are the importers of Lie Nielsen Toolworks. It was promoting their new integrated site www.henryeckert.com.au.
One of the items that caught my eye, was the coping saw from Knew Concepts.
Looks just like a saw that could have been designed as part of a mechanical engineering course. I’m sure I designed something like this during my degree in Mechanics of Solids!
That does not make it a bad thing- it is all about load transfer, and this allows significant blade tension while minimising weight.
Add to that the material of choice is titanium, so even thinner sections are achievable while maintaining the same strength.
All this leads to being able to really tension up the blade, and as Knew Concepts claim, to achieve notes unheard of from coping saw blades. (Plucking a blade to hear the note it makes, and therefore get an idea of the blade tension is a common practice). The more tension, the greater the beam strength, so the blade is less likely to twist in the cut, allowing tighter corners and more accuracy.
Allows things such as this exceptional work by artist D.R. Halliday, entitled Masonic Coin
Talk about reinventing a basic tool!
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