One of the things I found hardest to get used to in moving to another country was the different holidays and celebrations. Here in Canada, today is Thanksgiving. As many of you may know, I am originally from the United States. I am used to Thanksgiving at the end of November. Football was in full swing, pretty much everyone enjoyed a four day weekend, and sometimes we even had snow on the ground. Aside from Christmas, Thanksgiving was one of our biggest celebrations. Here in Canada, it s...
I made good headway yesterday. Although I still have some of the pattern packet writing to do, I did get through much of it and I also got some other important things completed. I finished drawing and cutting the charm pieces for my Wright Inspired candle tray. I think the charms are as cool as the tray itself. They would make key chain tags or even a necklace. I found a piece of thin walnut that was as dark as the tray and it looked pretty nice. It took me only about half an hour to cut...
The new season of Cool Tools is about to air in the US, and in Australia we seem to be again an entire season behind the USA. Starting next Wednesday on OZ Foxtel How To Channel, is episode 510 (apparently).The US are about commence seasons 6 and 7 (601-613 and 701 – 707)I don’t know the episode number for the one featuring The Torque Workcentre (and Stu’s Shed), but it will be airing in the US on either the 25th or 26th (or both) of November. When that will be in Australia is anyone’s ...
In this series we will be talking Custom…. a custom made Torque WorkCentre that is..A short time ago I was approached by a rather large Cabinetmaking/Joinery company with regards a special job they need to do…It seems that as part of a multi million dollar contract, they need to make a variety of desks, both stand alone and with returns [ so this means that some have two gable ends and some only one..]. The desks were made from 54 mm [just over 2 inches] thick plywood ranging in...
I spent much of yesterday trying to get on track again. My mid-week break (although much appreciated) seemed to take its toll more than I anticipated. It seems that I spent most of the day catching up on things that I hadn’t thought would fall behind so quickly. I caught up with my emails and that felt good. However, I still need to solve some issues regarding the business and haven’t quite finished. I need to work on writing the instructions for several of the new projects...
Good morning LJ’s, Last night we ( my co-workers and myself) Celebrated the retirement of My good friend and Business adviser Mrs.Sheila. To most of us it was a happy time however I hope I don’t sound stingy but it was a sad time for me :(Sheila was special to me as she was the only one who bought chairs from me this year, give me free Business advice she had gathered from her late husband who ran a construction business, and always a great person when I needed a person to ta...
So the next event was a Craft Show back in Hawley PA on Sept 11th and we did much better this time. We left tired and happy. It was a beautiful day and a lot of people came through. I’ll just post up some pics here…nice and quick..and easy..thanks Martin. The next event was another Wine Fest in Honesdale PA on Sept 26. Another wonderful day. Although we did not sell as much as we did at the craft show, Brandy and I still had a great time. This Wine Fest mixed the Craft Ve...
I have a smallish vehicle, consequently when I need wood I cannot always just run out and buy a number of board feet and fit it in the car. That’s where online ordering comes in handy. I’ve ordered from Woodworkers Source a few times in the past and have been happy with what I received each time. This time I’d thought I’d share with you how my order arrived. Woodworkers Source has a sale on now (I always try to catch their sales) on all exotics. If you order one...
I’M BRINGING THIS FORWARD SO IT ISN’T SO HARD TO FIND. SO FAR WE WERE WORKING ON A NOVEMBER 6th DATE FOR THE GATHERING, . SO, I’M ASKING EVERYONE AND ALSO THE DETROIT GANG, TO COME ON UP TO DEWITT, IF WE CAN GET THE HALL THERE, AND THERE IS A SAWYER LESS THAN 15 MINUTES AWAY FROM THERE, THAT THOSE THAT WISH TO, CAN GO AND PICK UP SOME GREAT DEALS. WE NEED TO GET A SEMI ACCURATE HEAD COUNT SO DON’T SAY YOU’RE COMING IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY DESIRE TO ATTEND, YO...
Now that Martin has made blog posting easier…. Here is the next installment in my craft blog. I have done Three more events in the last two months and am currently getting ready for a solid Christmas show run. The first week in September was at Bethel Woods it was a Wine and Cheese festival. Bethel Woods is on the former site of Woodstock. The venue was Beautiful and the turn out was pretty good. I think like 4500 people. My wife Brandy did a excellent job selling Wine tilts, t...
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