We are finally thawing out, unlike a lot of other folks. Spring can’t come too soon.. Not sure about you but this has been an unusually tough winter . One for the record books in many places.
In spite of the weather , we have managed to stay quite busy , as most know, we finally got our Finishing book done , and have been working on a new “recipe” book of the colors that we have used for years, I also think it will help folks be able to “make up ‘ and match other colors. I decided to add a chapter on this to help folks, I get a lot of “color” questions. The book uses 3 different dyes, TransTint , W.D. Lockwood (metal complex) and General Finish . We chose these dyes because of quality, availability and ease of use. They are all water base, our favorite. I love the way a water base colorant, especially a dye, allows me so much flexibility and the clean crisp colors. Check out the book at https://charlesneilwoodworking.3dcartstores.com/Charles-Neils-Custom-Colorsthe-Recipes_p_257.html . I elected to do the book simply because of all the requests and all the color issue emails I get .
I am doing another DVD, I actually had not planned any more DVD’s, felt like we had pretty much covered the spectrum. Like the recipe book, what prompted this was the emails asking, “exactly how do you do it ?” If you would like to pre-order this DVD, you can do so by visiting this link to our on-line store, https://charlesneilwoodworking.3dcartstores.com/WoodworkingSimply-Put_p_273.html The book will ship around April 15th.
When I did all the DVD’s I tried to be as all inclusive as I could, as we all know there is more than one way to “skin a cat”, so we tried to address as many different ways as we could . The new DVD is NOT that, its just the opposite, It’s how I do it, have done it and will continue to do it. While I can build a case in numerous different ways, as well as a door, or drawer, In reality I do them, basically the same every time, because it always works, so based on the emails, I decided to put it all in one place.
We have also elected to offer a lot of classes in 2014. We had decided to NOT do any more in house classes, just because of space. It was very difficult. We are looking to move into a new facility soon, hopefully by the end of March, there were issues with the title and so forth which delayed us about 2 months, but hopefully it will all be resolved quickly. There are still a few spots left in most of the classes.
To take a look at the class schedule, use the following link: https://charlesneilwoodworking.3dcartstores.com/In-House-Classes_c_21.html
The new property allows us much more and much better space. A place for a nice class room and so forth, so we are excited about that .
I have gotten a lot of emails as well from folks who are “waiting on spring” to be able to finish their winter projects, I understand that .
So we’ve been writing, filming, building, finishing and just staying the course, and will continue. I am testing out some new finishes and have some cool projects forth coming.
That’s what we’ve been up to, how about you? Anybody do any woodworking over the winter,?