It is great to be back in the shop, drinking my coffee, writing my blog, driving Sherri crazier than she already is.
On our trip I went as far as Boston and had the opportunity to spend the evening with Denis, aka The Teenage Woodworker, and his family. They had a fantastic dinner prepared for us and we laughed a lot. Denis took us downstairs (3 flights of a spiral stairway) to see his shop. His younger brother Steven got the camera out and we did some “filming.” TWW uploaded the videos to his blog on Lumberjocks.com. I’ve already gotten emails saying I’ve put on a few pounds. It was the shirt (hee hee), not to mention I had just stuffed myself with a big meal and it was really gooooood! Click Here to Watch the Videos We really enjoyed meeting Denis and his family – super people!
We’re going to deliver the night stands and dresser today, running behind on the armoire but I’ll be bringing you along as I build it. The client decided on some design changes. At 52″ wide and 26″ deep and topping out at 84″ tall, I talked her into doing it in two pieces and dividing the drawers. This is a big piece and the drawers are deep. Really wide drawers always present binding issues and 48″ wide drawers are going to try to bind and be heavy to open and close. While a good set of guides would handle it, metal guides aren’t what I use in my furniture nor what she expects.
Well, wrapping up most of our loose ends we had to leave but getting back on track and rocking through. Concluding my newsletter (be out later today or tomorrow) and moving on.
Catch Ya Later!