I took some new pictures of my shop. They are all in the shop section on my blog. The old ones were taken with my cell phone, so the quality was not the best. Still working out a few things with my blog (trying to get some things with Google search worked out). I'm having trouble getting this site to show up in Google search. Hope to get this stuff worked out soon. If anyone can help it would be grately appreaciated. Also, I have been editing away, I have taped and edited the shows out of order. Episode three Welcome To My Mess is in the can, and it looks like episode one My Pine Sented Oasis will be two parts, pretty much because of time. So keep a look out.
I was fortunate to have participated in the Sawdust Chronicles fall 2009 build challenge. I built a media center for my wife’s classroom. It’s a table where kids can sit and listen to music and stories and other activities like that. They need it moved out of the way, so my wife will be bringing it home for a couple of weeks. This will give me an opportunity to see how it is faring and fix some things that have been bothering me since the critique for the contest. Neil Lamens Of http://furnitology.blogspot.com brought up some design issues with the upper shelf, and I agree. So, now I will hopefully get a chance to fix them. I’m not sure what I will do with the upper half to make it more fitting with the lower half. It will have to be somewhat simple because I don’t have a lot of time and money, we will see. I am looking forward to it, how often do we get to go back and fix past projects? I am planning on turning the fixing of the media center into a podcast so look for that in a month or so.
I bought some goodies yesterday from Rockler. I used the Rockler Gift Card I won from doing the 2009 Fall Build Challenge. the sawdustcronicals.com I bought a combo water stone 1000/6000 ( was reading around and people are saying that this is a good grit to start with, if you can only afford one), and a jig to hold the blades while I give honing a try. I also got a nice Shop Dust Collection Expandable hose and a good system for hooking it up to my machines. Lets face it, looks really neat. it expands from a couple of feet to clear across my tiny shop. Now if I just could afford a dust collector.