Hi folks, been a very busy couple of months. The new job is going very well, in fact this past week, I got the nod and was promoted to site manager for the courier service finally.
I knew it would be ‘different’... and it was in fact that, but it was a ‘good’ different, and the pay will be nice when it hits the bank account next week. I had been covering routes that brought it up close to that pay rate before, but now I’m busier than ever and getting more base pay to boot. New tools are on the horizon!
As I mentioned awhile back, I had a busy June… getting ready for my first show. I made a bunch of rookie mistakes, but had a decent weekend, and at Least didn’t ‘lose’ money… I made my ‘booth’ rental back, plus a pittance extra. I ‘know’ the rules now about the chair etc… and better presentation etc… My DW is a craftshow veteran, and she was ‘supposed’ to help run the booth… but honestly, she spent more time next door with her former boss than she did in my booth. Our agreement had been, I make, you sell… but that didn’t work out quite so well. we shall see if I bother to book more shows for the fall. At least I have plenty of stock on hand.
here are a few images from the show.
OK… onward and upward!
I’ve got some house projects to fund, and our school taxes are due next month, but I’m planning on a few new tools out in the shop in the coming weeks…
I’m aiming at just two ‘important’ tools, perhaps three. I want to finally get a ‘real’ wolverine sharpening system. I tried to make my own, but it just wasn’t the same. I have the fingernail jig, now I just need the ‘rest’ of the system.
Ridgid oscilating spindle/belt sander
and the third is a work in progress. I started making a portable router table awhile back. Found I have too much clutter in the shop, so I’m thinking I may just bite the bullet and put an inset wing in my tablesaw instead. I have a plate, I just need to mount it in a table, and put said table into the saw.
On the personal front, I’ve been so busy of late, that I’ve been shedding pounds and inches… to the point where I had to pick up some new clothes for work, the old ones were hanging off of me and my DW pointed out one day that it really didn’t flatter me. SO I picked up some new work appropriate shirts and slack. two sizes slimmer than I was wearing!
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com