Hello and good morning everyone, in my second week of shop time and really making a showing. Have quite a few WS done and am turning wongs and stems now. got some back orders, retail catch up and alot of wholesale going on also. Always something to do round here. Getting awful freaking hot down here too feeling like 108 yesterday. I have had several back order pieces that were one offs that I either havent done in a while or never in a WS yet.
1st ever Red Mallee Burl
1st in Koa
1st in curly Asian Satinwood
And a couple in a golden oldie Afzelia Burl
Not the same piece
I am so thankful to be back out in the shops doing what I so enjoy and love. Its so fun coming inside from a while out there with a box full of my work and showing off to the wife. Having her say wow those look beautiful and you did good! Thats what its all about and also why I love what I do.
As I said I am going to be doing a sitewide sale, I am shooting for sometime next week for it to start but not set on a day yet as I still have to do a photo shoot and all that comes with it. Still have to turn a few more pieces of course so getting closer than I was. This sale is going to run for 7 days at least and will be for 11% off to celebrate my 11th year in the biz as well as several other missed reasons for sales that I missed since the start of the move. You all know me well and know I am giving it hell while I am not helping out with Lane and the wife. I will post a flyer here when I nail down the dates a little closer to time so keep an eye out.
My little one just hit 3 weeks old this past wednesday, hes sleeping a little better but still has those restless times where he isnt having any of that, hes upset and wants everyone to know until he is cried out. He is for sure a riding baby and surprisingly the couple times the wife has taken him out shopping for a bit he would sleep the entire time in his car seat moving around the store in the cart never waking. He hasnt smiled yet, were still looking for one of those. The bottoms of his feet and just under his neck are ticklish and not something he likes much yet lol.
So all this work is great and fun but does make me a dull boy, that being said I am going with my BF and his wife and his daughter my little red head princess Ruby tomorrow night to see the young and amazing band of Marcus King
Wow this guy has one hella voice and his band can lay it down. He will probably be opening the show followed by Drive By Truckers and headlining the great Tedeschi Trucks Band. Gotta tell you I super excited to see Marcus King, I have this show tomorrow ang have already scored tickets to see him again in August. WOOT WOOT cant wait!! Ohh and I got this bad ass new S9+ unlocked too for video, its so on, stay posted for that!
I am looking forward to the sale next week, I am anxious to get these pieces out and to hear feedback.
On the CE as well, have nailed down the way we are going. There are companies that will help advise you and give assistance in the process. Its alot cheaper this route, rather than $10K will be bout $1500 or so. We have been doing our research to make sure we get what we are paying for rather than loose and not get anywhere. This is a big deal and everything has to be correct and accurate or it doesnt go through. I cant afford to throw this dough away and not get the cert. I know it has taken a long time and still hasnt happened just yet but who wants to just throw money away when you dont have it? Hang in there with me.
Omgosh I know right, what a way to start out the new year. I am glad to see you stop by and post up thanks much. Glad you like the Thuya, hope you like the pieces I just posted above also. Hahah @phattpiggie
is the best, I sent him a red, white and blue happy, hope hes enjoying it and will let us know how he rocks em lol. Thanks for the link tip too.
Hahaha youre hella funny bro, that is a beautiful piece, I have got to turn a few more of those for the sale also. I believe I have time. Glad you got your repaired unit back and in hand. A wifi plug, you have me thinking of these again for shop purposes that and my signal strength and speed is much better here than what I had, very cool thanks for that. Bro to quote MKB "Aint nothing wrong with that" you can run it there if you like, as you said it will shorten the life span eventually but they are built really well anyhow. As you know it reaches temps so quick so is always a good idea to dial it back a bit when done and rev it up just before your ready to reup.
thanks so much for the congrats, I appreciate you.
Hello, hmm I dont have any of that info for you. I have run mine with the oilcup at about 8 and had it work well there. Wow I am happy to hear how much you are enjoying it and the inspiration it has given you to do what I love. I gotta warn you, it can be a sickness, you may find yourself working it day and night, hoarding pieces under the bed, your closet may smell like a swamp at times, and most of all your bank account is going to take some serious hits. LOL if you think you want to throw money at me now just wait til you get into working wood, it never ends you get an idea and gotta try it or you cant sleep at night, if you dont have the tools to make the idea happen then you are throwing money at it. Sometimes it doesnt work out like you thought and you threw that money away but you learned something. Bro I wish you well and if there is ever anything I can help you with pls let me know. I may know I may not but never hurts to ask.
Hey hey, thanks for reading your way through this one, I appreciate the time you put in. If you wanna know more, I hadnt been over to the vape accessories area in a bit but was there for a quick post up last night. I started out there years ago and still making stems now but there is I think 185 pages of all the happenings from way way back. I sure could make you a WS from that Huon Pine if you like and wouldnt mind doing so. In fact I am talking with a guy bout doing one in stone sometime, thatd be fun, will see right. The LED inside never went to production as I hadnt had time to perfect it or lessen the time it took to make it happen. Thats going to take some more time. I see the vvps you posted, I actually have tried the 3rd one down, worked but got rather hot. On that note I have been working with a boost board and have found just the right one to handle the WS needs. I have some ideas about what I wanna see when its all said and done and am not there just yet. Got some new machinery I want to purchase that would make this a super piece as an option for users. Pls let me know what you come up with and what works for you.
Thats it yall, next time back I will have the dates for the sale posted. Til then I will be giving it hell but taking time out for an epic showing!
Hahah you killing me! Oh you rolling full steam aint ya. So sad to hear you lost that piece bro, such a bummer man am sorry to hear this.