Our chore coats have arrived from the factory (except for nine medium-sized coats). John is packaging them up personally and they will ship out next week.
Just in time for summer!
They look fantastic and are extremely well-made. I think you will find them worth the wait. I plan to crank up the air conditioner in the shop and wear mine for a bit.
If your are one of the final nine people to order a size medium, we’ll be in touch to update you on the shipping delay. We hope it won’t be long.
‘Cut & Dried’ is Almost Here
Speaking of delays, our printing plant was swamped with work in April and May, so “Cut & Dried: A Woodworker’s Guide to Timber Technology” by Richard Jones was delayed at the plant. It is supposed to ship to us next week.
As a result of this delay, there is still time or order the book and receive the pdf of the book for free. As soon as we receive the shipment of books in our warehouse, then the pdf will cost about $15 more.
— Christopher Schwarz
8 thoughts on “Update: Chore Coat & ‘Cut & Dried’”
Ah to have A/C in the shop to crank up. Thanks for the update! Really excited about the coat!
I think I’m one of the “final nine” so hopefully the wait isn’t too long, been looking forward to the coat ever since they were first mooted.
And sorry for any post hijacking but any updates on the Crucible lump hammer?
If one of those nine decide they don’t want their medium, let me know and I’ll happily take their place. If not, I hope to pick one up on your next production run.
Since this post was a week ago and I still have not received any update, I assume I’m one of the lucky 9.
Happy to be incorrect on this one. No notification, but it just arrived! This coat is a solid piece of work, just like everything from LAP. Thanks! Just in time to pack it away for my move, but I look forward to many years of use down the road.
Mine just arrived today. Other than reminding me I need to shed a couple of pounds this thing is great. Feel of the material, obvious attention to detail and the stitching are all top notch. I wouldn’t expect anything different from LAP.
One thing I was not aware of … I am not sure why … but it came in and is black. I just assumed from the various pictures of other chore coats in the various blog posts that it would be blue. I went back and looked at the other posts and reread the one where it talks about the different colors for different laborers and the woodworkers wearing black. I supposed I should have known from that post it would come in black, but that did not even occur to me.
Nevertheless, it is a great coat and I am lucky enough to like black.
Mine arrived – the quality is excellent. Here are some notes on sizing, for the benefit of people who have not ordered yet.
I am 5’9″, 225lbs (if I am being honest, don’t tell my wife), 38″ waist in dress trousers. Usually a size 44 suit.
I ordered the XL. It is a little roomier than I expected. It is definitely more of an American cut. It would work as is over a sweater (for layering), but if you are 5’9″ and 225, you run hot. Which means you don’t layer. I will likely be wearing it over a t-shirt on weekends or a dress shirt during the week, so I am going to have it taken in a bit in the waist. Nothing makes a fat guy look fatter than a bunch of extra fabric. (no I won’t be wearing in the shop, I keep my shop heated to 55 in the winter, which is t-shirt temp for me, as long as I am moving).
This is not a complaint at all – just some notes to help the next guy.
Question about the PDF download: I’m in Canada, so I can’t pre-order and get it free. If I buy the book at Lee Valley once they have it, is there a way to get the complementary PDF? Or am I just letting my inner cheapskate show?
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