Archive for May, 2008

A new Job

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Hi again.

I know it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me.  I have been both a bit busy and a bit lazy.  You know how it is.  First of all, the new job.  I got a call from Philly the other day and it was someone asking about a coffee table.  We talked about it, I drew it up and gave him a price and he went for it.  it is going to be walnut with a bird’s-eye maple top.  At least that’s what is is for now.  He seems unsure exactly what he wants.  There have been a few revisions so far but that’s part of the process.  Now for the bench.  I don’t have any pictures to show you this time.  I took some but I don’t have them here right now.  It is coming along good.  It is about 90% done at this point.  About all I have left is to rout out a recess for the leather seat and finish up the drawer.  That and put a finish on it.  I’ll be glad to get it out of the shop.  It’s heavy!!!I committed the cardinal sin on this job.  I didn’t get enough veneer.  I was just a little bit short.  I called Certainly Wood where i get my veneer and they had plenty of that log left so it worked out fine.  It cost a little extra but that’s life.  S%&t happens.  Don’t sweat the small stuff, you know?? 

OK, I know it’s not much but that’s all for now.  I’m going to bed.  I”ll have pictures of the bench next time.  I’ll get them tomorrow and post them.

Thanks for sticking with me.