after reading what all have written, I think the poplar is a go, primarily for the finishing aspect.. so what you want it to look like, cherry, walnut. Now we need to decide, Red oak, or pine for the second… both make nice pieces. but it will be your call,
Bob Kloes suggested we do one painted and age it up, can do that as well, might be interesting
so post your thoughts , want to get this going
Dovetail Jig……………..It would seem we have got the bits worked out, I will be doing some more testing today, just to be sure, yesterday I ran some test cuts, and WOW, clean and crisp, no tear out, very impressive, exactly what I was looking for, so now I got to figure out the pricing and all, I know we will have to do a survey to see how many will be interested, because I have no clue , and pricing will depend on volume for the bits, but I have to tell you, this isn’t going to be cheap, and we don’t have alot of mark up, it’s just expensive, to get the material quality we wanted… and the thinner necks, and the bits I have are test bits, so it will be approx 6 weeks or so from the time we place the order for the major run, wish we didn’t have to do it this way, but being as small as we are its hard to judge quantity as well as be able to stock alot of products, we hate that hurry up and wait thing as bad as anyone, but it’s how we have to do it, but it also saves all of us alot of $, already told ya , never wanted in the tool business, and still don’t, but when we can get special things made that give us a decisive edge and improve our work and make it easier as well as allow us to stretch our limits, or like the dovetail jig, take it to another level, it’s a good thing,. and of course we do all the testing and teach ya how to use it, and if have questions we are right here, I hope that helps as well,,, so guess I got some figuring to do, and as well one of the things i am very proud of ” Made In The USA ” all of it, every thing… definitely not the cheapest way to go, but how it should be, they might save a job , I hope so… and if there is an issue or question , we can talk to someone who speaks english…. actually I can speak to the “head dawgs in charge”, so we get stuff done, I like that…
well let me sharpen the pencil and see what we can do , but your opinion is the one that counts,
yea I know we been hitting ya pretty hard, lately, it’s not about keeping you buying, it’s simply opportunity, like the bits for the slant front in the show,…. we just happen to be building it and now alot of you are as well,,, Hope that made sense..
Well let me see where we are at and what we will need to do to get this going… I’m excited, this has been a hard row to hoe, but it had to be as perfect as possible… just how it should be….