July 05, 2012 3 Comments
It's July 4th and I'm guessing the good folks of Whitefish, MT are sitting around their lake and exploding things, just as in Seattle. Sun set out West and the explosions have begun. Good fun. Glad there's lots of water nearby. But Whitefish is also the home of one of the wheel world's most experienced builders and he's introducing his all wood dishing tool.
Why invest in such tool? For one, the design (like the famous VAR 143) is the fastest and easiest to use. One hand controls the tool and releases the center indicator while your second hand is free to hold the wheel. For two, the exquisite craftsmanship will infect your craft. Three, this robust construction is indestructible and will outlast your building career.
A glimpse of the workshop where they're made:
Jon has begun inlaying a photo-etched plate (like the Wheel Fanatyk Tensiometer). We're partial to words beginning with "W." Wheel Fanatyk, wood, Wheelsmith...hmm, stopping there.
As you gather around you tools to enable and inspire your building, make sure your dishing tool is a keeper.
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