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American Made #1: American Made - Episode 1 - Atlas 46 - Tactical Tool Gear

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Blog entry by WoodWorkLIFE posted 02-25-2017 09:26 PM 2362 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The unsung heroes of the tool world here in the United States are companies that resist the pressure to offshore their manufacturing and lose control of their quality standards. Not just companies that ship a bunch of parts in to the US and stamp Made in USA on it, but products designed, sourced, and manufactured right here in the USA. Made with hardworking American Blood Sweat and Beers.

This video series is going to look at some of these companies around the United States, but why not get started right here in my own back yard.

Atlas 46 is a group of innovative former military contractors, who took their knowledge of the wonder material that is tactical nylon, and brought it to wood working and the trades. Take a look at episode 1 of this series below for a tour of their factory.


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Find out more about Atlas 46 @ atlas46.com

by Rick

Wood.Work.LIFE

-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper, www.Wood-Work-LIFE.com



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robscastle

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#1 posted 02-26-2017 01:07 AM

A very interesting vest you have, It would suit me as I work ouside on the ground driveway mostly so all the great stuff would be falling out.

I didnt see any bare patches in your beard so I am guessing the chisel position is safe.

Good job on promoting home produced products.

-- Regards Robert

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 02:31 AM

Nicely done. I enjoyed the Atlas 46 factory tour, and buy USA every chance I get.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 05:34 AM

and BTW that would be “wouldn’t suit me”

-- Regards Robert

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WoodWorkLIFE

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#4 posted 02-27-2017 03:25 PM


A very interesting vest you have, It would suit me as I work ouside on the ground driveway mostly so all the great stuff would be falling out.

I didnt see any bare patches in your beard so I am guessing the chisel position is safe.

Good job on promoting home produced products.

- robscastle

Ha, ya you’re right. One of these days you are going to hear about a horrific accident of a woodworker self decapitating himself with a 3/4 inch chisel…that will be me. I really just throw it up there between chisels when I working with 2 or more chisels.

What kind of work do you do? Do you work on wooden cars?

-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper, www.Wood-Work-LIFE.com

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WoodWorkLIFE

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#5 posted 02-27-2017 03:26 PM



Nicely done. I enjoyed the Atlas 46 factory tour, and buy USA every chance I get.

- Don Broussard

Same here,

I figured I would help promote the guys in my own back yard first and then work my way out if the series is successful.

-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper, www.Wood-Work-LIFE.com

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robscastle

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#6 posted 02-28-2017 11:10 AM

Just enjoy wood work I dont have a workshop so the driveway is it.

-- Regards Robert

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WoodWorkLIFE

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#7 posted 03-27-2017 03:17 PM

Mine is a garage I wrestled away from the cars, everybody finds there spot :)

-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper, www.Wood-Work-LIFE.com

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