We had some new friends over to see our house and some of my work. My wife plays music with them and the guy makes mandolins. They wanted to see what i am making. So I took the opportunity to start getting my act together for the first show of the year- next month. I am building new shelves out of Black Oak. The original fir was pretty ratty- think duck tape in places. I put my new boxes out and set up my cutting board rack. Here are some photos.
Thanks for looking. Robert
Can’t do the same thing twice! Some I have done in a similar style, but different woods. I also made some tile trivets.
After I put everything back into clean boxes, I cleaned and put a coat of spar urethane on the scratched and nicked rack. Now I have to make new covered shelves for the shelf frames. I haven’t looked at my canopy. I will have to set it up and see what it looks like. I also renewed my craft insurance with ACT. I got 500 new business cards with my new address, etc. Didn’t do any shows last year while I was moving and getting a new shop together. I did do 2 shows in Oregon in 2013 and they were ok. Good thing I am retired. I have one show each in March, April, and May. Then I am going to try for 2 shows each month during the summer and into the Fall. I am going to miss the crowds at Lake Tahoe, but hope that Oregon will be a good place to sell. Maybe try the more expensive shows in the north part of the state next year.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!