Monday, May 09, 2011

Setting Up Shop

(Jewelry display table in heart pine)

As usual things here have been hella busy. When not at work, commuting, hanging around my wife and kids, or sleeping and doing chores (I usually do those at the same time), I have been at the wood shop.

We just finished a set of chairs and a table. While I have been instrumental in making the chairs happen, laying and cutting out the pieces, and sanding them, Mike has done the lion's share of the work. You would not believe how damn much time it takes to make a single chair, but the result is pretty sweet. I don't know if we'll get pictures up of this batch, but there will surely be others.

Above is a jewelry display table I made with 4 working drawers. It is going to a store. This was a fun project, especially since it was made from several pieces of scraps that looked much more suited for the burn pile than a showroom. Can you believe it? Pretty cool stuff, and I am glad to be a part of it.

Things at the house are moving right along. I wish I had more done, but all things in good time. We'll see what happens.

All the Best,



Martin Schap said...

You gots MAD skillz!

Missed you at the mercop training. We have to do it again sometime when you can make it.

Nick-dog said...

Hey Martin!

I saw your write-up posted by Mercop on FB about the class. It sounds like it dominated.

It sucked to miss the training, but at least I made some cash while not on vacation and learning to drop people.

Glad to see you are on the internets. Talk with you soon.


Nicholas said...

WTF Blogger? You deleted Martin's comment and my reply. What gives?

Martin Schap said...

If my comment doesn't come back I am going to set the building on fire.

Nick-dog said...

I'll supply the matches. --Nick-Dog

Ben Hatke said...

Nick that table is MASTERFUL. Very well done, my friend.

Nick-dog said...

Thanks Ben! Much appreciated, although I can't take all the credit--I did have guidance.