Hand Forged Holdfasts

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Review by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 10-18-2014 03:34 AM 4446 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Follow the link for a review on a set of holdfasts that I made. Click here for the video.

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#1 posted 10-18-2014 10:36 PM

I’m confused. I tried to find these holdfasts on the web, but couldn’t. Are these your own product or someone else’s?

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 12:32 AM

Charles- I make them. I was just sharing a review that someone has done on them.

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 07:13 PM

Hey Tim,
how much do you charge for your holdfasts?

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#4 posted 10-20-2014 06:03 PM

So, you review your own product?? Tacky.

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#5 posted 10-20-2014 06:55 PM

I’m with Grumpymike, This is like Festool or Sawstop making their own reviews.

I would have been interested if it was a review of something you actually tried, made by another entity.

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#6 posted 10-20-2014 07:56 PM

Thanks for the comments, but I did not do the review. I was simply sharing it because I don’t believe he is on here. Sorry for sharing it, I know better for next time.

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#7 posted 11-13-2014 09:20 AM

Unless you’ve found a way to sell these out for cheap, I don’t really see the point of the “hand-made” holdfasts. I know people pay a premium for handmade rasps because the slight irregularities in the teeth make the cutting action smoother. For that reason, being handmade provides a functional advantage for the rasp.
Does a handforged holdfast convey any advantage over a Gramercy Holdfast ?
Like if it could hold more pressure because of the steel/heat-treatment or if you added some artistic elements like this like this image below, I would say it makes sense to make an charge a premium for your product. However from the review its not clear that there are any advantages.

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