I love Lee Valley, always have. But lately there seem to be some strange things going on. First there’s a lot of Festool, which is nice. Then there is the foray into Rikon workshop machinery. All good. But today I went in to buy a JessEm dowel jig in the downtown TO store. I also wanted to buy some dowel pins… but guess what? They had none. Nada, zip. No product page on the website unless you search for them… then the webpage says “These products are no longer available.”. NO dowel pins. They sell at least three dowel jigs, but no dowels? Maybe they plan to have a new supplier soon. Who knows? But not having any stock in store, or no ability to buy online means going elsewhere.
Now the next saga… finding a Swedish carving axe in Canada!
– going to buy one from Bushcraft Canada