Archive for June, 2010

Collaboration Progress

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

First of all, here is a picture of the drawing of our box.

Closed Box

Open Box

The base is a representation so far.  The actual one will be different.  The way it works is you pull each side panel out and the gears spin and the wheels turn and cause the front panel to drop away.  Inside are three drawers.  They are delicate little drawers.  I don’t have them made yet, but most of the box panels are.  Originally they were going to be bird’s-eye maple with a border of something else.  Then I remembered some maple burl veneer i had and decided to use it.  I put on a 1″ border of curly maple around them and the drawers are bird’s-eye maple with a turned ebony pull.  I should have the box put together in the next couple of days and will have pictures.  Like I said before.  It’s not real practical, but it is cool.

Other business.  I got the dead-bolts (three in all) installed on the doors on the house down the road.  Turned out fine.  Now he wants a new screen door for the new back door.  I haven’t been able to catch him there, so I haven’t got any news about that.  The little closet for the past customer didn’t happen.  Too much money.  Oh well.  The phone has been pretty quiet lately.  I was getting a lot of inquiries for a while.  I have to take some blame for that tho because I still haven’t updated my website in a long time.

In other news, I passed 2,000 miles on my bike yesterday.  I was going to try to get out today for an easy ride, but the rain beat me.  I don’t so much mind riding in the rain, but I avoid it if I can.   The tour starts Friday.  I’m looking forward to this one.  It should be a real good one.  Tough course with a lot of heavy hitters.

OK.  That’s all for now.  I’ll keep you posted on the progress, so check back.