When I started this gig the very first thing I made was a tool caddy. Not so, actually it was a small cabinet to hold all the materials I was collecting as my new hobby began to blossom. But, the tool caddy was soon to follow. Materials are one thing, tools and other gizmos used to make the stuff stick to a hook are quite another. And as you know, it takes both to build a bug that will fish.
Taking a cue from desk organizers that I had seen and various workshop “hints, hacks and tips” I started drilling holes. Lots and lots of holes. Believe it or not there are dozens of things that tyers use when plying their art. I know this because I made a list one time, just by observing the stuff that was lying around my tying bench. I was amazed. Needless to say you can’t be very productive when you spend half of your allotted “tying time” looking for something you set down only a minute ago.
“If one is good, five are better”. This simple mantra gets a lot of tyers into big trouble, and even bigger messes. Their spouses will undoubtedly concur with me. By the time you add up all the scissors, bodkins, bobbins, bobbin threaders, X-acto blades, hackle pliers, hair stackers, whip finishers, dubbing brushes, dubbing spinners, UV lights, glues, varnishes, cements, spare vise jaws and UV resins (get the picture?) you’ve got quite a pile of hardware alright.
The point is it all needs a home and that’s where Benchbuddys comes in. I provide a home for all your stuff. All the stuff you’ve been tossing in shoeboxes or empty drawers or just leaving strewn all over the place. It’s a good thing I’m here, brothers and sisters! Finally, you’re gonna get your act cleaned up.