Monday, October 24, 2011

First Show!

So, this past weekend, I teamed up with my shop mate Chris and participated in my first furniture show as an independent furniture builder. The show went well, and among other things, I was approached to take part in another show somewhere else in March. I'll get going on that process pretty soon.
The shelf clock has officially made its debut in the world. It was pretty popular. I'm very happy about this. The slab tables also got a lot of attention.

All of that aside, I can feel myself turning a corner on the promotions side of things. Generally, I'm not into self-promotion, but I have to admit that the process of getting out in front of people was really enjoyable. It's going to be a learning process, but I did have fun.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Completion! (Pretty much...)

According to the drawing, the clock should have a finial to be complete. That's in the works, but for now, it's pretty much done.

The new glass took roughly 7 hours to complete, between cutting, applying gold leaf, cleaning up the leafing, painting, etc.

For those of you in the area who want a better view, it'll be on display in Providence this weekend.

Oh, man...

This is the clock I've been working on lately.

So close to being done, and then the glass cracked when I was screwing in one of the blocks that holds it in place.



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Providence Furniture and Furnishings show, next weekend 10/21-23

Sorry for ongoing radio silence, computer's in the shop.

For those of you who are, will or could be in Providence next weekend, I'll have a booth at the Furniture and Furnishings show. Please come on out and say hi...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A busy summer...

It's been a busy summer. I built another slab table, modified and assembled a kit for a clock that's still in process. On top of that, I took a honeymoon, got in touch with a writing group, got back in touch with a woodworking friend, and for the last few weeks I've been designing and building a really interesting shelf clock. More on that soon...

Last but not least, I've been getting my act together for the Providence Furniture and Furnishings show. I'll have a small booth there, the show is in 2 weeks, from 10/21-23.

More soon...