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{"id":212214120486,"title":"Training The Hand Workshop","handle":"training-the-hand-workshop","description":"\u003ch5\u003eDescription\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRob's Training the Hand Workshop is held four times a year, twice in  Fall and twice in Spring.  Each workshop is 5 days long and is held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  There are 12 student positions available per workshop (48 per year).  Six slots in each workshop are reserved for Wounded Warriors participating in Rob's Purple Heart Project (24 per year) and six slots are reserved for paying students (24 per year). \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThink of this as a \"Boot Camp\" for woodworking with about 11 to 12 hours of intensive hands on training daily.  Each day typically starts at 08:00 am and ends around 08:00 pm, with a break for lunch.  Student typically say they get twice as much training in one week of Rob's  Training the Hand Workshop as compared to other woodworking courses they have attended. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eStudents bring their own hand tools or can purchase them at the workshop (see video for required tools).  Each student is assigned an  individual workbench for their use during the week. The daily topics are:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eMonday\u003c\/span\u003e: Free-hand sharpening of planes, chisels, and saws.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eTuesday\u003c\/span\u003e: Preparing and using planes: Block, smoother, Jack, Jointer, and shoulder planes.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eWednesday\u003c\/span\u003e: Dimensioning lumber from rough to ready.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eThursday:\u003c\/span\u003e Through Dovetails.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eFriday\u003c\/span\u003e: Mortise and Tenons. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIf you want to jump-start your hand tool woodworking skills or just need a in-depth refresher then this is the workshop for you.  In one week you will obtain more woodworking craftsmanship skills and techniques than watching  numerous DVDs or taking numerous weekend courses.  I guarantee it will be money well spent and you will go home a better woodworker. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eOne week Training the Hand Workshop costs $1575  ($1500 tuition + $75 for materials).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eNext Workshop dates  are:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e9-13 April 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e16-20 April 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e8-12 October 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e15-19 October 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eIf you are interested in attending one of Rob's upcoming Training the Hand Workshops please call Rob at (8\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e77) 967-5966\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"\u003cspan\u003eThe Training the Hands Workshop (Nov 2017) was a fantastic experience. Rob is a world class craftsman and an excellent instructor. The small class size ensures plenty of one-on-one attention as necessary. The five days sailed by in an instant, and I would have been happy to spend another 30 on site with Rob. This workshop is not just a terrific learning experience, however, It also is a chance to work side by side with wounded warriors who are learning or enhancing their woodworking skills under the tutelage of a master. Rob has a big heart and is deeply passionate about this service to our disabled vets. I guarantee that you will leave a better person for the experience.\"    Steve E. , November 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\"I was fortunate enough to be invited to this workshop as a veteran \/ guest. The week spent together with fellow wounded and the paying guests was amazing. We took time to get to know each other throughout the week during breaks and meals. Finding a common bond with like minded folks was a much needed retreat from the challenges I face daily. Rob liked to compare my initial work speeds to a Kawasaki revving, and telling me I needed to be more like an idling Harley. I relaxed for the first time in a long time, forgetting about what plagues my mind, and finding solace in making parchment paper out of wood. As I relaxed, I stopped thinking of how quickly I could remove material and began to enjoy watching as the grain structures changed ever so slowly. By the end of the week, I discovered that not only am I capable of producing admirable work, but also that I could quickly clear my mind while doing this. Whether a prospective supporter or a fellow disabled veteran, I urge you to become involved. You may also discover what's been missing in your life.\"       Brian W.,  November 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"\u003cspan\u003eI have been fortunate enough to receive face-to-face instruction from Rob a couple of times. I've met part of his family and I've met Luther. I am grateful that I've had the opportunity to meet them. Having said that, here are the facts: 1) Rob teaches from experience; this is the real deal. 2) Rob has the ability to articulate concepts clearly and simply so that even a novice will understand and learn. 3) Rob uses real examples, on the spot, every time. Everything is live, leading you to those aha moments. 4) Rob breaks an objective into small, easily learnable and completable tasks. 5) Rob will always stop to answer a question and when he's demonstrating, he expects that you ask. 6) The course teaches proper hand-tool carpentry, meaning, 'correct techniques and their expected results.' 7) Rob will always treat you with dignity as if you are his family. 8) Teaching is his passion. 9) The veterans have become his mission. His sentiment towards them is sincere; if you participate, you'll understand. 10) Rob leaves an open door to you. He is there to be a lifelong mentor and friend. Those are facts. My experience from the class is one that I'll remember. I am also a veteran and I cannot tell you how good it feels every time I'm in the company of other vets. There's always an instant bonding between vets. Many times Rob has made comments that people cope better with woodworking and that the stress levels of people in general diminish after the week in his class. He is telling the truth. I watched individuals focus on nothing but the task at hand, letting other thoughts and people take a back seat in priority. They smiled, they laughed, they felt better. There was no time in the day for much of anything else. Not having company deadlines or life decisions in the mix as part of processing a piece of lumber made the course a relaxing outlet for everybody. I won't go into detail on the stories from the vets, but many of them have experienced some difficult times. All of them shared the exact same feeling: 'When I am woodworking, I don't think about the things that bother me. I can just be here in the moment and be focused.' I concur that I too have felt the exact same thing. It is a very healthy hobby and an important outlet. Rob is telling you truth in everything that he explains. One final thought: Listen to Rob's advice. Rob always shoots it straight. I purchased some of his tools and I purchased other competing tools. Rob's advice and his tool designs come from years of experience. In the end, I was always happier with his tools and his recommendations. 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The daily topics are:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eMonday\u003c\/span\u003e: Free-hand sharpening of planes, chisels, and saws.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eTuesday\u003c\/span\u003e: Preparing and using planes: Block, smoother, Jack, Jointer, and shoulder planes.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eWednesday\u003c\/span\u003e: Dimensioning lumber from rough to ready.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eThursday:\u003c\/span\u003e Through Dovetails.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eFriday\u003c\/span\u003e: Mortise and Tenons. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIf you want to jump-start your hand tool woodworking skills or just need a in-depth refresher then this is the workshop for you.  In one week you will obtain more woodworking craftsmanship skills and techniques than watching  numerous DVDs or taking numerous weekend courses.  I guarantee it will be money well spent and you will go home a better woodworker. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eOne week Training the Hand Workshop costs $1575  ($1500 tuition + $75 for materials).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eNext Workshop dates  are:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e9-13 April 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e16-20 April 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e8-12 October 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e15-19 October 2018\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch1 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eIf you are interested in attending one of Rob's upcoming Training the Hand Workshops please call Rob at (8\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e77) 967-5966\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"\u003cspan\u003eThe Training the Hands Workshop (Nov 2017) was a fantastic experience. Rob is a world class craftsman and an excellent instructor. The small class size ensures plenty of one-on-one attention as necessary. The five days sailed by in an instant, and I would have been happy to spend another 30 on site with Rob. This workshop is not just a terrific learning experience, however, It also is a chance to work side by side with wounded warriors who are learning or enhancing their woodworking skills under the tutelage of a master. Rob has a big heart and is deeply passionate about this service to our disabled vets. I guarantee that you will leave a better person for the experience.\"    Steve E. , November 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\"I was fortunate enough to be invited to this workshop as a veteran \/ guest. The week spent together with fellow wounded and the paying guests was amazing. We took time to get to know each other throughout the week during breaks and meals. Finding a common bond with like minded folks was a much needed retreat from the challenges I face daily. Rob liked to compare my initial work speeds to a Kawasaki revving, and telling me I needed to be more like an idling Harley. I relaxed for the first time in a long time, forgetting about what plagues my mind, and finding solace in making parchment paper out of wood. As I relaxed, I stopped thinking of how quickly I could remove material and began to enjoy watching as the grain structures changed ever so slowly. By the end of the week, I discovered that not only am I capable of producing admirable work, but also that I could quickly clear my mind while doing this. Whether a prospective supporter or a fellow disabled veteran, I urge you to become involved. You may also discover what's been missing in your life.\"       Brian W.,  November 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"\u003cspan\u003eI have been fortunate enough to receive face-to-face instruction from Rob a couple of times. I've met part of his family and I've met Luther. I am grateful that I've had the opportunity to meet them. Having said that, here are the facts: 1) Rob teaches from experience; this is the real deal. 2) Rob has the ability to articulate concepts clearly and simply so that even a novice will understand and learn. 3) Rob uses real examples, on the spot, every time. Everything is live, leading you to those aha moments. 4) Rob breaks an objective into small, easily learnable and completable tasks. 5) Rob will always stop to answer a question and when he's demonstrating, he expects that you ask. 6) The course teaches proper hand-tool carpentry, meaning, 'correct techniques and their expected results.' 7) Rob will always treat you with dignity as if you are his family. 8) Teaching is his passion. 9) The veterans have become his mission. His sentiment towards them is sincere; if you participate, you'll understand. 10) Rob leaves an open door to you. He is there to be a lifelong mentor and friend. Those are facts. My experience from the class is one that I'll remember. I am also a veteran and I cannot tell you how good it feels every time I'm in the company of other vets. There's always an instant bonding between vets. Many times Rob has made comments that people cope better with woodworking and that the stress levels of people in general diminish after the week in his class. He is telling the truth. I watched individuals focus on nothing but the task at hand, letting other thoughts and people take a back seat in priority. They smiled, they laughed, they felt better. There was no time in the day for much of anything else. Not having company deadlines or life decisions in the mix as part of processing a piece of lumber made the course a relaxing outlet for everybody. I won't go into detail on the stories from the vets, but many of them have experienced some difficult times. All of them shared the exact same feeling: 'When I am woodworking, I don't think about the things that bother me. I can just be here in the moment and be focused.' I concur that I too have felt the exact same thing. It is a very healthy hobby and an important outlet. Rob is telling you truth in everything that he explains. One final thought: Listen to Rob's advice. Rob always shoots it straight. I purchased some of his tools and I purchased other competing tools. Rob's advice and his tool designs come from years of experience. In the end, I was always happier with his tools and his recommendations. If you listen to him, you will be happier too.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e                                             -  Dan H, November 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.myshopify.com\/pages\/product-reviews\"\u003eSend Rob Your Product Review by Clicking Here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e"}

Training The Hand Workshop

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Rob's Training the Hand Workshop is held four times a year, twice in  Fall and twice in Spring.  Each workshop is 5 days long and is held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  There are 12 student positions available per workshop (48 per year).  Six slots in each workshop are reserved for Wounded Warriors participating in Rob's Purple Heart Project (24 per year) and six slots are reserved for paying students (24 per year). 

Think of this as a "Boot Camp" for woodworking with about 11 to 12 hours of intensive hands on training daily.  Each day typically starts at 08:00 am and ends around 08:00 pm, with a break for lunch.  Student typically say they get twice as much training in one week of Rob's  Training the Hand Workshop as compared to other woodworking courses they have attended. 

Students bring their own hand tools or can purchase them at the workshop (see video for required tools).  Each student is assigned an  individual workbench for their use during the week. The daily topics are:

  • Monday: Free-hand sharpening of planes, chisels, and saws.

  • Tuesday: Preparing and using planes: Block, smoother, Jack, Jointer, and shoulder planes.

  • Wednesday: Dimensioning lumber from rough to ready.

  • Thursday: Through Dovetails.

  • Friday: Mortise and Tenons. 

If you want to jump-start your hand tool woodworking skills or just need a in-depth refresher then this is the workshop for you.  In one week you will obtain more woodworking craftsmanship skills and techniques than watching  numerous DVDs or taking numerous weekend courses.  I guarantee it will be money well spent and you will go home a better woodworker. 

  • One week Training the Hand Workshop costs $1575  ($1500 tuition + $75 for materials).

  • Next Workshop dates  are:

    • 9-13 April 2018

    • 16-20 April 2018

    • 8-12 October 2018

    • 15-19 October 2018

If you are interested in attending one of Rob's upcoming Training the Hand Workshops please call Rob at (877) 967-5966.

"The Training the Hands Workshop (Nov 2017) was a fantastic experience. Rob is a world class craftsman and an excellent instructor. The small class size ensures plenty of one-on-one attention as necessary. The five days sailed by in an instant, and I would have been happy to spend another 30 on site with Rob. This workshop is not just a terrific learning experience, however, It also is a chance to work side by side with wounded warriors who are learning or enhancing their woodworking skills under the tutelage of a master. Rob has a big heart and is deeply passionate about this service to our disabled vets. I guarantee that you will leave a better person for the experience."    Steve E. , November 2017

 

"I was fortunate enough to be invited to this workshop as a veteran / guest. The week spent together with fellow wounded and the paying guests was amazing. We took time to get to know each other throughout the week during breaks and meals. Finding a common bond with like minded folks was a much needed retreat from the challenges I face daily. Rob liked to compare my initial work speeds to a Kawasaki revving, and telling me I needed to be more like an idling Harley. I relaxed for the first time in a long time, forgetting about what plagues my mind, and finding solace in making parchment paper out of wood. As I relaxed, I stopped thinking of how quickly I could remove material and began to enjoy watching as the grain structures changed ever so slowly. By the end of the week, I discovered that not only am I capable of producing admirable work, but also that I could quickly clear my mind while doing this. Whether a prospective supporter or a fellow disabled veteran, I urge you to become involved. You may also discover what's been missing in your life."       Brian W.,  November 2017

 

"I have been fortunate enough to receive face-to-face instruction from Rob a couple of times. I've met part of his family and I've met Luther. I am grateful that I've had the opportunity to meet them. Having said that, here are the facts: 1) Rob teaches from experience; this is the real deal. 2) Rob has the ability to articulate concepts clearly and simply so that even a novice will understand and learn. 3) Rob uses real examples, on the spot, every time. Everything is live, leading you to those aha moments. 4) Rob breaks an objective into small, easily learnable and completable tasks. 5) Rob will always stop to answer a question and when he's demonstrating, he expects that you ask. 6) The course teaches proper hand-tool carpentry, meaning, 'correct techniques and their expected results.' 7) Rob will always treat you with dignity as if you are his family. 8) Teaching is his passion. 9) The veterans have become his mission. His sentiment towards them is sincere; if you participate, you'll understand. 10) Rob leaves an open door to you. He is there to be a lifelong mentor and friend. Those are facts. My experience from the class is one that I'll remember. I am also a veteran and I cannot tell you how good it feels every time I'm in the company of other vets. There's always an instant bonding between vets. Many times Rob has made comments that people cope better with woodworking and that the stress levels of people in general diminish after the week in his class. He is telling the truth. I watched individuals focus on nothing but the task at hand, letting other thoughts and people take a back seat in priority. They smiled, they laughed, they felt better. There was no time in the day for much of anything else. Not having company deadlines or life decisions in the mix as part of processing a piece of lumber made the course a relaxing outlet for everybody. I won't go into detail on the stories from the vets, but many of them have experienced some difficult times. All of them shared the exact same feeling: 'When I am woodworking, I don't think about the things that bother me. I can just be here in the moment and be focused.' I concur that I too have felt the exact same thing. It is a very healthy hobby and an important outlet. Rob is telling you truth in everything that he explains. One final thought: Listen to Rob's advice. Rob always shoots it straight. I purchased some of his tools and I purchased other competing tools. Rob's advice and his tool designs come from years of experience. In the end, I was always happier with his tools and his recommendations. If you listen to him, you will be happier too."

                                             -  Dan H, November 2017

 

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Your satisfaction is important to us - we guarantee it.  Our mission is to share the joy and peace found through the craftsmanship of woodworking with the world.  We do this by designing and making fine hand tools, delivering quality instructions, and encouraging excellence.  Your satisfaction is critical to achieving this mission. We expect you to be completely happy with anything you purchase from us and to have a great experience on our website.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Need an answer to your question? It’s probably covered here. If not email us at Support@Robcosman.com or call us at (877) 967-5966.

1. Do you ship outside of Canada?  Yes.  We ship worldwide.

 

2. What are my shipping Options? We use and recommend Canada Post as our primary shipping service, however; if you would prefer a different shipper, contact us at (877) 967-5966, or by email Rob@Robcosman.comEssentially Canada Post offers three shipping options: Canadian Domestic shipping, United States International shipping, and Worldwide international shipping.  The options and rates available for your shipping address are automatically displayed for you to choose from at check out.

 

     Canada Domestic Shipping Options:     

          Priority: Next day     

          XpressPost: Up to 2 days     

          Expedited Parcel: Up to 7 days     

          Regular Parcel: Up to 9 days

     United States International Shipping Options:

          XpressPost USA:  2-3 days     

          Expedited Parcel USA: 4-7 days     

          Tracked Packet USA: 4-7 days     

          Small Packet USA: 5-8 days

     Worldwide (Other than US) Shipping Options:

          Priority Worldwide:  2-3 days

          XpressPost International: 4-7 days

          Tracked Packet International: 6-10 days

           Small Packet International: 6-10 days   

 

3. How much is shipping?  All shipping charges are calculated at check-out. These charges are calculated by Canada Post's system, so you're paying what we pay (We do not add any up-charges). 

 

4. How do I track my order?  When your order ships, you will receive a tracking code at the email address you provided. If you don’t see it, check your junk mail folder as it often gets routed there. Or, if you created an account with us, you can log in to check the status of your order and track it's progress.

 

5. When will I receive my package?   We are lightening fast when it comes to shipping! (Yes, we wear super hero shipping capes). Typically we'll have your order on the truck within 24 hours after purchasing. We are located in New Brunswick, Canada, so how long it takes to actually reach you will depend upon where you are in the world. Allow 2-5 business days in Canada, 4-7 business days in the US, 10-20 business days for most other countries (expedited shipping options are available). 

 

6. Attention International Customers: Your order may be subject to import duties, custom tariffs or VAT charges. These vary from country to country. Please check your country's customs policy prior to placing your order with us. You are responsible for these charges if assessed by your country. If your package is refused or undeliverable, the original shipping cost is non-refundable. A phone number is required for all orders.

 

7. How do I change or cancel my order?  If you wish to change or cancel your order please call us at (877) 967-5966 or email us at Support@Robcosman.com.  Please provide us your order number and the date of purchase. If your order has not been shipped, we’ll gladly give you a refund. If your order has already been shipped, you will need to return it to us for a refund or exchange.

 

8. What is your return policy?  We stand behind each and every one of our products, and therefore guarantee satisfaction.  If there is a defect in one of the products you received, just contact us to explain the problem, we will then pay for the return shipping and ship you out a replacement immediately. 

This is our owner and founder - Rob.  He is the shop master, our woodworking guru, the source of all woodworking knowledge, without him we are nothing! (He also signs our paychecks so we have to say that!).

 

This is Jake, son of Rob.  He is the CEO of the Rob Cosman Global Logistics Center and he also shoots all the videos. If your package did not arrive on time its Jake's fault, not ours!  If the Rob Cosman video you are watching shakes too much its Jake's fault, not ours!  Basically if its bad its Jake's fault, not ours!

 

This is Dave, friend of Rob.  Dave is head of shop production, the shop DJ, and the shop's union steward. He keeps production on union schedule, maintains the shop equipment, and always has tunes on his phone.  Just don't park your car behind his truck!

   

This is Frick, son-in-law of Rob. He is our techie.  He edits all the videos and pictures and is the administrator of the online workshop website.  We have to tolerate him because he makes the grandkids.

  

This is COL Luther - affectionately know as Luthie, friend of Rob.  He helps run Rob's Purple Heart Project and helps with the website.  He will do just about anything we ask as long as we feed him boiled peanuts and grits.