Woodpeckers Owns Blue Spruce Toolworks

Blue Spruce Tool Works Marking Gauges

Today I learned that Woodpeckers Tools has Blue Spruce Toolworks.

Woodpeckers is an USA maker of costs woodworking devices and devices. Blue Spruce Toolworks is known for their customizable woodworking hand devices.

I blogged about Blue Spruce Toolworks previously, and also little did I know as Woodpeckers had actually already gotten the firm.

I uncovered this today, when I opened a box of Woodpeckers tools I had actually bought, and also there was a Blue Spruce leaflet inside.

And of course, the Woodpeckers order did excellent damages to my wallet. I desired one thing as well as maybe one more, however after that I took a look at my checklist of viewers review requests and tacked on a pair a lot more products.

It’s not very obvious from Blue Spruce Toolworks’ internet site that they’re possessed by Woodpeckers. The only clue I ultimately discovered was that the address suits.

Going into my e-mail background, I discovered a customer e-newsletter from July 2019 that I must have missed out on.

The subject line reviews “Woodpeckers Relied on Companion, Blue Spruce Toolworks.”

We take a great deal of pride in developing and also constructing top-notch layout, determining and also noting devices … and doing it right below in America. An additional firm just as committed to fine joinery is Blue Spruce Toolworks. Blue Spruce constructs blades, marking knives, dealing saws and also other attractive, sensible devices in a tiny store nestled amongst the evergreens of Sandy, Oregon. In the coming months you will certainly see an e-mail or 2 from Blue Spruce highlighting some of their carefully crafted tools. We know you’ll locate these American-made products an ideal complement to your Woodpeckers collection.

That doesn’t precisely state much about the relationship in between the two brands. “Trust fund companion?”

There’s mention of heaven Spruce marking knife in a number of other Woodpeckers e-newsletters:

there’s no finer marking blade on the marketplace than the Blue Spruce Toolworks Classic Noting Knife used below

Yet Woodpeckers does not really state it anywhere that they possess Blue Spruce Toolworks, which I find strange.

Here’s what it claims on Blue Spruce Toolworks’ web site:

Blue Spruce Toolworks started as a part-time project when Dave Jeske created and also created a straightforward noting blade specifically made to attend to the requirements of smaller sized range, accuracy joinery. For many years the firm included products such as bench, dovetail, paring and butt blades, frame saws, and our award-winning mallets. Dave remains to develop new items for Blue Spruce Toolworks while making and also circulation have relocated to Strongsville, Ohio as well as undertaken considerable capability expansion to satisfy ever-growing need for our devices.

So, it’s not mentioned on the Blue Spruce web site either.

Looking online, there are discusses of Woodpeckers getting Blue Spruce Toolworks, but nothing from either company that I might locate.

I ultimately located a news on social media sites, by Dave Jeske from Blue Spruce Toolworks. Here’s what it says in an Instagram post that dates back to August 2019, with the focus my own:

It has actually been almost fifteen years considering that I began Blue Spruce Toolworks in my garage shop. My enthusiasm has constantly been design and also bringing new and also fresh concepts to the woodworking hand device neighborhood. From day one, I have been motivated and also extremely supported by every person including family, close friends, consumers, fellow tool makers and the net community. I have actually been blessed to have Blue Spruce Toolworks become a business that serves woodworkers around the world. I wish to show to you the next phase of the company. Blue Spruce Toolworks is currently a subsidiary of Woodpeckers, LLC– an Ohio based business that has a lot better manufacturing ability than I can ever desire for as well as a commitment to quality that is top quality. They have actually been making premium quality woodworking devices for over thirty years! It is constantly an honor to serve my customers as well as engage with my IG followers and also I am expecting this new stage. There will be a change time as manufacturing transfer to Strongsville, Ohio. I will remain in Sandy, Oregon to do r & d of new woodworking tools. Thank you for your continued assistance as well as I want to see you at some shows in the future! (Swipe for some images from heaven Spruce Toolworks archives)– Dave Jeske

That’s the only official-looking confirmation or reference of this that I’ve seen.

Blue Spruce Tool Works Marging Gauges Sales Flyer 4-2-23

Blue Spruce just recently sent out an e-newsletter regarding their noting gauges, which have marking knife-style blades. They are readily available in black, blue, or silver, for $130. The sale ends on 4/3/23, and also the delivery ETA is June 2023.

I expect this appears very Woodpeckers-like of them. Yet where’s the Woodpeckers-red version? Is it my creative imagination, or does that make this appear even more weird?

Blue Spruce Toolworks makes “hand crafted devices that are not only aesthetically beautiful, yet are likewise a happiness to use in the imaginative procedure.” $130 feels like a great deal for a noting scale yet maybe at some point I’ll buy something different from the business.

Woodpeckers’ ownership of the brand name does not actually change points for me in any case, as I’ve had mostly great experiences with their tools and also customer support.

This isn’t great news or poor, it’s just unusual to me. The purchase occurred 3-1/2 years ago, as well as I almost seem like I’m the last to understand. I would certainly question how I missed this, but the relationship between the two brand names seems well-hidden. I wonder why.

Whatever the factors for that, now you understand, all thanks to Woodpeckers slipping a Blue Spruce Toolworks flyer right into the box with my order.

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