Greetings loyal supporters Tom Lipton here. Many of you know me from myYoutube channel oxtoolco .
The recently completed Baby Bullet vise has taken on a life of its own and become more than just a simple metalworking project. It has become a symbol of what we need more of these days. Skilled people working with their hands.
The trades have been very good to me. I found out a long time ago the deep satisfaction of making things with my hands. Besides teaching metalworking skills I want to lead by example and demonstrate how people can get involved supporting the trades and learn the simple joy of building things like I have. This vise is one example.
These skills belong to the trades not any individual. As a journeyman it is my duty is to pass on these skills and assist young people entering the trades. By donating to this fundraiser you can also help. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to supporting vocational education in the trades.
The money we raise will be used directly to buy machinery, tooling and materials to help train the next generation of journeymen that will build the tools, machines and inventions that permeate our society.
The Baby Bullet vise will be auctioned off with the proceeds from its sale added to the funds raised here. Show your support for the trades in a meaningful way that really helps. This campaign will end on June 25th 2016. Help us achieve our goal and more.
Any donation is welcome. You will have my warmest gratitude and thanks for any support you can provide.
UPDATE: Thank you to all the folks that have generously donated to help educate the future generations of skilled crafts people. You are all awesome! In just a couple days we already past 10% to our goal.
The vise auction will start when we are closer to the Bar z summer bash. Stay tuned on the oxtoolco YouTube channel. Time for a Q/A video for the Baby bullet build.