We’ve recently taken on our last order for ‘Maguire Workbenches’.
This has been a difficult decision to make, and so this has been a post which has been sat in my notebook for quite some time. But after much agonising and trying to tip toe around things, Helen and I have chosen to make this announcement concrete.
Our business has gone from strength to strength since starting up and we’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support which we’ve received – all of which has made this decision far from a light one. But when we chose to work for ourselves we were opting for flexibility and to live life on our terms, and for us this is much less about growing business than it is about growing ourselves and our experiences. We like to have the lead on our business and at times it feels like it has the lead on us.
Over the years our range of workbenches has been fettled and tweaked to perfection to offer what our customer’s were requiring to a standard that had become expected of us.
With the designs peaked there’s little left for me to learn and once you repeat the same build over enough you start to feel like the hand planes and chisels are becoming the tooling for a machine.
These are not normal reasons for stopping a business. We’re far from retirement and the business itself is stronger than ever. But we’re not good with normal, and ultimately this isn’t a complete full stop – we have plans to pick the reigns back up down the line, just in a slightly different guise.
If you were hoping to purchase a Maguire Workbench in the near future then we would like to apologise for any inconvenience. Please don’t flap around in despair. We’re happy for you to get in touch if you’re eager to be the first ‘in line’ should we be able to open up a spot or two, although we feel it would be far more fitting if we could help you to build your own.
Without ‘Maguire Workbenches’ this website wouldn’t be, as it has helped to provide content and has always been the way we’ve justified putting in all of the time.
Through this website we can now share more of our bench building insight, and with things being shaken up a bit, the new year will see more time for creating.
We’ll be turning our focus to teaching, exploring and building lots of furniture, and this website will be the hub for all of that. There will be more Premium Videos and we get to complete our book – which is becoming the most exciting project we’ve ever embarked on.
In fact one of the first jobs for next year is building a workbench or two for the book…
So far in my life ‘Maguire Workbenches’ is my proudest creation and we would like to thank all of our customers for helping it to happen.
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