Well, it’s Saturday morning and all is doing well. Ed, who helps me occasionally is going to drive this stuff up to Washington, DC tomorrow evening. That gave me an extra day, that was good. Got a little rest last night.
Today I have to wrap up the bottom case…finish it and the step back is done. Sherri will glaze the glass in using the modeling clay trick, man…that works so well. Maybe she will take some still photos that we can show you. Tonight it will all be assembled and ready to leave. I’ll get pictures before it goes so you can see the finished product.
I took another shot of the poplar/walnut. Here is a view of the top of the crown where you can see the poplar joining the walnut, you can also see the expansion and contraction gap that I left.
Monday I am going to try and film a few things, the shelf supports, the Kehoe Jig and the “Make Poplar Look Like Walnut” thing. Then I’m going to bust the cabinets out the door on Friday.
I’m pretty excited. We got a nice order yesterday from Hartville Tool. They will be carrying our DVDs in a few weeks. Woodcraft emailed about us doing some store appearances and about us filming some more clips for their new products.
Hartville Tool and the store thing came about by their customer requesting both. That was way cool because all this is for the folks and it’s nice to know they like what we are doing. I will be glad to get these project orders caught up so we can schedule time to really get into the Free Project Videos, I think they will be a good thing. I got an email from a woodworker the other day, he said “Watching your videos makes me feel like I’m going to woodworker’s college.” That was nice.
This DVD/Video thing will probably never be a full-time – make a living thing, but it is nice to be able to do it. I really enjoy it, it is a ton of work but worthwhile for everyone, I hope.
While the opportunity for us to do personal appearances at some Woodcraft stores to teach or visit, this is decided by the individual store owners, I hope we get to get out and meet a lot of you. While I’m not a fan of the “public in general,” I do like people, especially woodworkers. It is a nice common ground and a good family to be a part of.
Okay, I’ve gotta get this puppy wrapped up and gone. Few pics below. cause me and you got bigger fish to fry than this stepback so I’ll catch ya later.