well John McDwyer is headed back to New York, I really enjoyed John, simply put , super good Guy , and has a lot of talent, his visit was a welcome break and again I just really enjoyed him , John you’re welcome back any time..and We will keep the grits and country ham ready to go, ( he had them 2 mornings in a row and when he left his accent was almost gone) 🙂
Tomorrow Mike Galloway (Mikega)will be here, he will be finishing up his mahogany low boy he built similar to the one we did in the show, now Mike has been here numerous time and he is always a treat, actually he has been here enough he’s just family, like Big Bob, Carl Lett’s, Frank,Jeff, Mike and all the guys who have been here,and with the July class we will be meeting others… and the list goes on… I like that,
Frank will be here on Monday and we will get back to the Bombe , we will be working on the drawers and giving our new dovetail jig a good work out , just to be sure,
So I finally got this new lap top set up, ( not me Sherri did it), and thus far havent blown anything up yet,….. ” well , as far as I know anyway , so as soon as things calm a little, im going to learn how to do photos on the blog, and in emails, tried it a time or 2 , didn’t work out real well !
well, guess I got to get this table stained and finished.. it’s a bit of a pain, its got veneer which stays natural, and little beads around that , that have to be dyed , that never works real well, even if you tape it off, the dye likes to bleed under the tape, so I cheat , I spray a coat of shellac on the veneer ( tape off the beads,), then when dry I tape off the veneer, and using a touch up marker ( like a magic marker) I color the inside edge of the bead, then gently wipe the rest of the bead avoiding the contact edge, works well, then get the tape off , and if I get any bleed thru , the shellac doesn’t allow it to penetrate , so a little scrape with a razor blade and all is well, just one of those things you have to take your time with , but it looks good, so time to move on, and get it done, ..
Dont know what the weather is like where you at but it’s a bit warm here ,I got the little Air conditioners wide open , they sure help in the front part of the shop, but the finish room and back of the shop, its a mite warm, about 110 , but finishes sure dry fast, as long as ya don’t sweat in them…. well I have cooled down a bit, so guess back to the finishing room,.. later Y’all