Archive for August, 2009


A Gold Medal Day

August 11, 2009

Lots of changes are taking place here at the toolworks. I’ve been developing tooling and processes for stamping my new medallions. I think a lot of people who liked the engraving will be pleasantly surprised by the medallions. They are stamped from dies that I hand engraved and don’t at all have that CNC sort of look to them. What’s more they are a raised image, not an impressed image, just like a coin, or the saw medallions of yesteryear. I personally think a raised image looks more refined than an impressed one, so I was very happy I was able to pull that one off. While saw medallions are a relatively minor part of a saw, they do impart a nice touch of character and contribute to the overall workmanship of the saw. Enjoy.