B u s h t o n M a n u f a c t u r i n g
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Here at Bushton Manufacturing, we take pride in long-lasting, well-built tools like the Hawk line. Hawk Woodworking Tools started as Pruitt in 1929 in the town of Pleasant Hill, MO. RB Industries (RBI) bought Pruitt in 1972 and moved the company to Harrisonville, MO. In 2007, RBI sold out to an investment group who called the company Hawk Woodworking Industries, LLC and moved the company outside Garden City, MO.
In March of 2009, the investment group closed the doors of Hawk Woodworking Industries, LLC. On April 14th, less than a month later, we, Bushton Manufacturing, LLC purchased Hawk Woodworking Industries, LLC (formerly RBI), moved it to our facilities in Bushton, KS and combined it with our other operations.
We enjoy hearing from customers, many of whom have had their machines for 20+ years. We will always make an effort to get the right parts to the right place and we strive to ensure customer satisfaction.
IN FOND MEMORY OF JAMES (JIM BOB) GUNN
Jim Gunn passed away on Feb. 23,2014. He was an amazing scroll saw artist that was passionate about everything he did. He believed in the HAWK line and in Bushton Manufacturing's ability to keep that line alive. Several of us knew him personally and he will be sorely missed. His funeral will be on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 and our offices will be closed so that we can attend.
On a professional level, Jim was invaluable. His scroll saw was the first complete scroll saw we had the chance to look over and double-check against drawings. He was always available for consultation if we received a call about a Scroll Saw problem and couldn't locate a solution on our own. He even taught a couple of our people how to use the Hawk saw, including Nikole.
In his memory, we will be having a Scroll Saw Contest at the Kansas State Fair this year. There will only be two categories, Youth and Adult. The only limitation on a submission is that it must be cut with a scroll saw. The Grand Prize will be $50 and a Jim Gunn Memorial Award trophy. More details about this contest will be added as they are finalized.
Several updates finally posted. It has been VERY busy around here and we apologize for the delay in these postings. Also, we have had a couple of show cancellations. On the positive side of this, it has freed up funds that are being used for advertising elsewhere. If there is a woodworking show near you and you would like to see us there, please email us. A link to the show's webpage would be fantastic for helping us check it out. We will look at each suggestion and, if we get enough interest in a particular show, we may consider attendance. One of the biggest things it will provide us is a better idea of where we need to be.
Listed below are some other events that should have been included in our updates but were not due to such a busy final quarter.
We would like to welcome Charles to our Shop Team. With such a busy holiday season, he has already proven to be a vital asset to the company. We would also like to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The Scratch/Dent page is now available. Expect it to be updated regularly and understand that it is still a work in progress, as is the new Videos web page. We are working hard to improve functionality of the site and provide the most information possible about all of our machines. State fair is only a month away! We look forward to seeing everyone out there and having a successful fair.
The RouterSHOP page is now up and available for viewing. There is also a "BUY NOW" button on the page if you are interested. It will take you directly to the RouterSHOP viewing page of our webstore. For the RouterSHOP and the MultiFUNCTION Planer we have several accessories and parts now available for purchase through the webstore.
The website has continued to make improvements. We now have pages available for viewing on the BishopCLAMP, VerticalCLAMP, JointABILITY, and the BM series scroll saws. Simply find what you are looking for in the product page and click on the picture. Each page also has a 'buy now' button to take you to our webstore where you can purchase these products. Watch for more updates as we add pages on the RouterSHOP and other equipment.
It's been a hectic past couple of months for us here at Bushton Manufacturing. Unveiling the BishopCLAMP at the Cedar Rapids show, then having two other shows in a month's time has been an exciting ride. Nikole and Scott are looking forward to the May show in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. For more information check out the link from the February 15, 2013 update.
The BishopCLAMP page is now up and running. Just click on Products and then scroll down and click on BishopCLAMP or the picture to check it out. The clamping system and extra pieces are also available in the webstore. The Scroll Saw page is also up and running. Click on Products and then on either of the Hawk Saw pictures to view this page. There is also a Buy Now option that will take you directly to the scroll saws page of the webstore. Expect more pages to be available as we continue to improve the website and our webstore!
Bushton Manufacturing announces that we hope to attend the Northeastern Woodworker's Association Showcase at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. Attending this show, if we make it, will be Nilus Orth (co-owner), his wife Valerie, and daughter Nikole (Primary Customer Service Representative). For more information on this show visit http://www.nwawoodworkingshow.org/. Also, Kansas State Fair dates are now available as is the website. Any of the shows with a webpage can be visited by clicking on the red underlined text. For more information on the Kansas State Fair visit http://www.kansasstatefair.com/
Bushton Manufacturing announces that we will be attending the scroll saw picnic at the Quirk Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH May 17-19th. For more information on this picnic visit the North Eastern Ohio Scrollers webpage at http://northeasternohioscrollers.yolasite.com.
Final decisions have been made and we will be attending the Texas Woodworkers Show in Houston, TX. Co-owner Loren Orth will be there with Circle Saw, a Houston-based woodworking tool company that will begin carrying Hawk products and offering some repair services. For more information on this show visit http://texaswoodworkersshows.com/index.html
Bushton Christmas Bazaar
Hours of Operation
Monday 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8 AM - 5:30 PM
JIM GUNN SCROLL SAW CONTEST
In the memory of James (Jim Bob) Gunn, we will be having a Scroll Saw Contest at the Kansas State Fair this year. The contest will have two categories, Student and Adult. All submissions must be no more than 18" x 18" x 18". Participants are welcome to use any material (wood, metal, corian, tile, marble, etc.) and any style (fretwork, intarsia, 3d, etc.) they choose so long as it meets with the measurement limitations and so long as it was made using a scroll saw. The Grand Prize will be $50 and a Jim Gunn Memorial Award trophy. Time is growing short and submissions can be taken as early as June 1st. Expect a link to the submission page as soon as it is online and operational.
Bushton Manufacturing is looking for project pictures. We're looking for completed works and in-progress projects. If we can get a picture of you at your saw, that's even better! These pictures will help us add to Catalog 8. We would ask that each submission be posted with at least your first name and your state. We do not guarantee that all submissions will make it into the catalog. We do not guarantee that your information will be posted with the picture, though we will do our best to make those accomodations. Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.