I went to visit Taylor Design Group, the manufacturers of Incra tools. They are located in Carrolton, Texas. I must say, I was somewhat surprised. I expected to see something of a showroom. Various implements or tools set up on display ready to be inspected, played with and perhaps drooled on. Not so….
Entering the door, I stepped into a small foyer
To the right was a room full of parts and a man sitting there working on an assembly. I was toled to go down the hall to the first room on the right. There, I met Neil Bartlett.
Neil is the guy you would most likely talk to if you called Incra. He is one really nice guy. He’s s laid back kind of guy, really helpful, doesn’t mind answering questions and quite knowledgeable about the products and company. I had called my order in and he had everything up front and ready to be loaded. But before I loaded up for the trip back home, Neil took me on a tour of the shop.
The first stop in the back was one of their machines that does precision machining. There was material in the machine but, it was not running at the time. (Lunch time) Material stacked on the bench
The next machine had material in it as well and lots more outside. There was material stacked all around these machines
More material by another machine. Drill press anyone?
As we roamed thru the warehouse, it was obvious there was no shortage of materials
Next we headed for the fun room
And here we are. This was like going to a friends house and heading straight to the play room
If you have ever seen any of their demo’s on u-tube you should recognize this place
I had a great time just looking at the tools and all the stuff that they have made on the demo videos and talking to Neil about what goes on during the taping
Neil was showing me a couple of puzzles that were made there
More demo projects and shop pictures
Got it home
Old Rails off
Table saw positioner complete
Router in the lift
Lift and router installed
Router table complete
The Wonder fence. Not installed but assembled and ready to go
I decided to put a switch on plus the wheel package. The table is heavy if it needs to be moved
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill