Out of Stock items are listed online as normal but you will not be able to Add to Cart. No back orders currently being accepted.
We are a small business and intend to stay that way.
On receipt of your order Vesper Tools will phone you in coming days between 9am and 8pm in your local time zone to obtain Cr Card numbers securely. We have chosen not to use an automated online payment gateway due to stock and production delays.
Spoon carving tools, Alfie Shine, Glen Drake Tite-Marks, Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Mitutoyo products, Bandsaw Guides, and many Vesper Tools sliding bevels, knives and try squares are all available for immediate shipping.
Regarding all Vesper Tools items made in house by my own hands: One man can only do so much. 8+ years of being permanently backlogged and unable to fix that no matter what is no longer a good problem to have.
It’s a great problem for a business to have, in some ways. I know well the alternative from very early days. But my backlog crept up slowly, more and more to eventually become an impossible task from which recovery was impossible no matter what.
This has stifled the creativity and passion for making beautiful things which is one of many things that drives me to produce my work in the first place. It makes one feel guilty for taking maybe hours off work, or heaven forbid a whole weekend once in a while.
– No back orders.
– Less exhibitions attended to sell tools I don’t have in stock.
– No more deadlines promised. It will be ready when it’s ready.
I will post via social media work in progress and when tools are finished you’ll see it there first. Matched Sets and Super Premium Knives will continue to be available either ex stock or to order.
All existing orders will be honored. Once I complete all existing orders both myself and the rest of the world can look forward to seeing what beautiful things I have been hankering to make for years now, lots of ideas stewing away needing time and creativity and a clear mind.
Thank you for your understanding.
Chris Vesper. Sept 2019.
We tend to process and ship a batch of orders once or twice per week. So there may be a small delay before it leaves here, if something is urgent for birthdays or such please let us know and we will happily do what we can.
Payment/shipping for overseas customers: Visa or MasterCard or Amex credit/debit cards only. Paypal is a reluctant option as I have to pass on their 4.2% fee.
Shipping overseas: Anywhere, no problem, we do it all the time. We now use DHL and find its about 3 days door to door most places on the planet. DHL cannot ship to PO boxes, apologies for this. We can ship to any address so perhaps a work/daytime address is best.
Payment/shipping for Australian customers: Visa and MasterCard and Amex credit/debit cards accepted. If you wish to pay by EFT direct to Vesper Tools please make a note of your intention in the text box in the ordering process and we can email an invoice with EFT details on it.
Sorry – no cheques accepted.
Standard delivery timeframe is between 1-2 business days within Australia. We can ship to any address including PO Boxes, best results are usually to your work/daytime address.
Prices in $AUD include GST. All export orders are GST free.
Any order placed with Vesper Tools automatically registers your email address in the Email Newsletter database. If you do not want to receive the very occasional and hopefully interesting news from us you can easily Unsubscribe when you receive the first one.
Student Discount: As support and encouragement to full time students (three month course and up) at any recognized woodworking school world wide we offer a Student Discount of a full 10% off purchases of any tools made by Vesper Tools. Make a note of your studies in the text box at the end of the online order process to get this discount, it won’t show up on the total in the order but will be calculated manually. To save on postage feel free to organize a bulk shipping for yourself and other students at the same time. Contact us if you have any queries.
The not so fine print: This offer excludes Signature Series and Super Premium Tools and custom made tools, if you are a student, you can’t afford them anyway, and if you can that is fantastic but I really need the money here to build my one man empire. This student offer also excludes the “Joinery Kit” package deal, which is a permanent discount of more than 12%.