After what seems like a long wait to get our prototype machine and cutterheads, we have had the machine and cutterhead in the store for the past two days. We continue to take pre-orders for the machine and cutterheads. To see a selection of pictures please go to www.aults.com and click on “cutters & accessories”.
For thouse close enough to drive in, next Saturday is our regular hookin. Hope you can be here any time after 10:00 a.m. All regular wool sold that day is 15% off.
We still have Cushing Perfection dyes for sale for $2.50 per packet. And, we have a selection of wool that is $18.95 per yard off-the-bolt with a one-yard minimum.
Yesterday, Gloria and I visited the two local firms that are making parts for our Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutter and the Ault’s Universal cutterheads. We still are on track to have available product about Novemebr 15, 2010.
Glo was real excited to see the new machine since she had not been to the manufacturing facility. They had to take our first machine out of the polisher to assemble the parts and give us our first glimpse of the prototype. We are so excited to be producing the machine and cutterheads. Our cutterheads fit nicely into the previously manufactured Townsend machine we have here in the shop.
On November 2, 2010 or before we will place the machine and cutterheads on the web site for pre-ordering. We think our customers will be pleasantly surprised at our pricing.
OK, we are now getting back to the regular first Saturday of the month hookins. Arrive any time after 10:00 a.m and stay to hook, talk, play in the wool or go out for lunch. Or, you can bring your own sack lunch. November 6th is our next hookin. Hope you can come to Ault’s for a fun day. All regular wool purchases that day will be 10% off.
We still have Cushing Dye Packets at $2.50 each and regular wool off the bolt for $18.95 (no discount applies).
Here is some news about our Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutter and Universal Cutterheads. We are shooting for a retail distribution date of November 15th. Please keep your fingers crossed that we can meet this date.
We really appreciate the support of our current and future rug hooking customers. We are devoted to rug hooking customers to keep our store open for rug hookers. We are one of a handfull of real stores where customers can shop in person, by phone or over our internet site at www.aults.com .
Here’s the really good part. The cutterheads for our machine will fit all previously manufactured Townsend machines. We expect to announce our pricing policy on Tuesday Novermber 2nd (don’t forget to vote). And, on that same day our website will start taking orders for cutterheads and machines. We think you will be pleasantly surprised when you see our pricing.
Orders placed over our website will continue to be processed by Paypal. This allows you to use your own credit card and have it treated in a very secure way by Paypal. With phone orders (419-347-9957) we will take your credit card info and process it before shipping your machine or cutterhead.
The quickest way to get onto our sales list is to order machines and cutterheads from our web site starting on November 2nd. Those orders will be shipped in the order we get them. Phone orders will be processed by date of order and will be intermingled with web site sales to be fair to everyone.
We are not sure when we will have a picture of our Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutter. It looks a little like the old Townsend machines but has an updated crank and gear drive system and simplified construction details.
Hope this helps keep you informed of our progress on producing our machine and universal cutterheads to meet your rug hooking needs.
More info as we have it for you. If you just cannot wait for our blog and web site update, just give us a call and we’ll be glad to tell you as much as we can!!
Larry and Gloria Ault
Ault’s Rug Hooking Store
49 East Main Street
Shelby, OH 44875
419-347-9957 -Larry’s cell phone or 419-295-5028 for Gloria’s cell phone.
We expect to have all the details needed to announce the release of our Universal Cutterhead yet this week. We may also release the latest info available on our Wool Fabric Cutter. We will announce that information here on our blog and we will also use the email newsletter that is available at our web site at www.aults.com . Our Universal cutterhead will also fit Townsend machines that were manufactured prior to the closing of Townsend.
The web site email newsletter is where our most important news releases will be made. To sign up, go to our site mentioned above and then look near the bottom of the page on the left side.
Gloria and I really appreciate the support of rug hookers all over the world. We are one of just a few few stores like ours all over the USA. When you decide to order rug hooking supplies from us, you are supporting a business that favors American Made rug hooking equipment. We build our own frames and floor stands, produce our own hooks right here in our shop and will assemble our new Wool Fabric Cutter and our Universal Cutterhead. We are contracted with a local machinist just down the road to produce our parts and I will assemble the machines and cutterheads you order right here on my work table at the store.
Please continue to follow our current developments and support our business when you have needs for rug hooking supplies or wool. Thank you for your support as we move forward with our new fabric cutting equipment.
For years we have overdyed wool here at Ault’s. As we move on to the Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutter and Ault’s Universal Cutterhead we are going to stop overdyeing wool.
So, we are selling our entire inventory of Cushing Dye packets. If you are interested, please send an Email to me at email@example.com. Please don’t reply here on the blog.
We are selling all of our Cushing Packets for $2.50 per packet plus shipping. I think we are loosing money at this price but we just want to sell what we have in inventory.
In your email please list the following information:
Your name, address,city, state and zip code. Also, please list the names of the colors you want and how many packets of the color. I’m sure you can see every Perfection color at Cushings web site.
We have 10 to 12 packets of many colors. Soon as we receive your inquiry we will check our inventory and get back to your email address with the details. This is a great opportunity for you to buy packets under the retail price.
Earlier on this blog we mentioned that we would soon be announcing details of a wool fabric cutting machine that we are developing. We wanted to wait a while longer before releasing more details but decided that other announcements about a popular wool fabric cutter meant it is time to continue our announcement.
We have spent lots of time researching what is a patent, what can be patented, what fabric cutters are currently patented and when is it too late to get a patent on an item. We appreciate the efforts of our patent lawyers and their advice to us.
We currently have a 100% CNC capable manufacturing firm preparing engineering drawings for the manufacture of Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutter. Our machine will easily produce reliable cut wool strips similar to other machines currently being used by crafters doing rug hooking.
The cutterhead in our machine has been slightly modified from a popular machine currently being used by rug hookers. It will also fit into Townsend machines that were purchased prior to the closing of Townsend Industries earlier this year.
We expect to have cutterheads available first, hopefully between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and then the machine shortly after that. Our cutterheads will be available in sizes most popular with primitive style rug hookers.
If you want to be on our special email list to keep up with our release details, please send us an email with the subject line shown as “Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutter”.
Next weekend (September 17 and 18, 2010) we will be setting up to vend at the “In The Spirit of Friends” show. This is a one-day show from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. at the Malabar Farm State Park at 4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas, Ohio. There is a $2.00 admission charge. Vendors of country antiques, hooked rugs and rug hooking equipment, primitive folk art, grungy handmades, will be present. We will be vending wool off the bolt for $18.95 per yard. Our store will be closed both days so come to Malabar Farm to see us.