Saturday, September 29, 2012

can't keep up

busy, busy, busy here the last couple of weeks.  so busy, i haven't been able to keep up with my blogging ... it's a GOOD problem, actually.  possibly a sign that things are finally, maybe, picking up a bit.  we have had some good new sales and a definite increase in requests for quotes on new projects.   let us all knock on wood here.  where to begin?  above, is the finished upper cabinet for the kitchen we have been working on.  that project is all installed now.  click the photos to enlarge them ...
 in the works now is another pool table to go in the room with the 12' claro walnut table we shipped back in july.  must be a big room !
there were two different designs floating around and so we made a scale model of both options, and the client chose the 'long x' in the top photo.  sam will be making a welded metal base for this one ...

the only problem was, not one, but TWO different sets of slates arrived from florida broken.  definitely a setback as we had to drive to albany to purchase a third from an old friend who restores pool tables, so we could finally get underway this week.
 will has about got the rails under control ...

and jim and i have about got the slate support frame under control.  it will have metal edges to match the metal base that sam is making ....
and sam is ready to weld tomorrow
besides the pool table, sam is extremely busy in the metal shop.  he installed two railings this week, a short one at a home in rupert, and then a more substantial one at the new chamber of commerce building in manchester ... photos of those later.  he also delivered the bench above to go with the 'x' table he made a few months back. (scroll down)
and back in the woodshop, will wrapped up this cherry trestle table Thursday, and it is in the finish room getting its final polishing.
it's a new, custom version of one of our early (1980's) 'shaker' inspired designs

.and we went to a wedding and celebratory bonfire last weekend ... it was a good un.  we burned 10 years of old bookkeeping in that one ...
hot an fast
and quite beautiful ...
and will found us an almost 'new in the box' number 80 on ebay ... you can't have too many of those around when there are four people in the shop ...
and, we've also got a pair of cherry tables going that will be mostly separated, but can be put together for large parties.
we had some beautiful matched figured cherry boards from our friends at irion lumber.
and laid them out and cut them ... going to be cool ...
and i loved this one from the new yorker ... the red sox fans are back to moaning now ... there's always next year ... what else ... oh, and we stripped and refinished a nice knoll-like teak veneer desk/table from the 60's or 70's? i think ... looks like new, thanks to our friend steve holman ... spray finisher extraordinaire ...

 all for now .. gotta get those quotes out ...
wait !  it's hard to believe, but i almost forgot the next big claro walnut table.  the slab for it is now in the garage, waiting for the pool table to get out of the shop.  we'll be working on that soon ... it will have a metal base like the table we recently sent to aspen.
really, now, all for now ...

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