With what I've read on the 1.8, sadly I think most of the mods will never ever be ported to MC 1.8, the coding changed so drastically, even Forge is late and doesn't offer any 1.8.X version, they got some for the 1.8.0 but its stopped there and modders checked how it works and are forced to basically rewrite their mods, so most of the small mods and some big ones won't ever be ported, one of the few I know won't be ported is Carpenters Blocks, the 1.7.10 version was the last one. Guess Mojang screwed the modding of Minecraft this time, more than a year and half since Minecraft 1.8 and no big mods exist for it.
I tried to update this mod about 5-6 times, this last year, but I never get through with it because even the most simple things have to be completedly redone. Not only that, but you basically have to relearn how to do anything with the minecraft graphics, and I simply don't have the free time to do that.
If I ever port this thing, It will probably lose most of the upgrades, just because you really have to redo everything.