Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Addition, Little Kitty

A little over a year ago, Eva convinced me to go along with welcoming a furry friend in the household. One problem was that she hardly knew what cats look like. Lucky for her, I have been familiar with them.

Meet Howard Montgomery. He is a male Champagne Burmese who happens to be a Tonkinese outcross. We just got him home a week ago at about 4 months old. By the looks of it he'll grow up to be a handsome cat. I hope we can train him in furniture conduct. One can understand why I may be particularly sensitive to the issue!

If you have ever been in the market, you may know there is not an abundance of "clean" looking cat furniture. I spent a little effort in putting something together that may work with the Scandinavian sort of thing we have going on. Hopefully he will use it.
Don't worry, it's tied into the wall under the second platform.

Eva is pretty happy about her miniature heated blanket, and Howard seems to feel the same about his heated bed.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bits and Blurbs

Hey folks. I have been a bit quiet lately, I have a couple small projects going along with other things keeping me from my shop.
You've probably all seen the piece by now, but I figured I'd mention the new Fine WoodWorking issue's readers gallery with their, turning up to be annual, highlight on the MN Woodworker's Guild show. Kind of neat.

Here's the "bigger" of the projects I've been working on. A small Medicine Cabinet to go with the bathroom that Eva had recently done some revitalizing in. The feature wood is Douglas Fir, the accent will be some bits of air-dried Maple I have left for the back panel and drawer boxes.
There is one or two more small projects I have simmering, I'll mention those at a later date.

Maybe two years ago I took a little trip down to Spencer Iowa to help mill a couple logs into lumber. I'm very happy to have received one of those logs pictured here! Walnut, and it's air dried! A little more than 8 feet long, the tree had a diameter of about 22", and cut into 9/4 planks.
I still have roughly 2/3 of another Walnut log from Iowa in addition to this log. Lovely lumber waiting for some great projects!

My Inventory Sale is still in effect!
The Oak Wall Display has gone to a good home, but I still have the Pedestal and Coffee Table!

Frame-Top Pedestal - Now $375!
36.5"H x 16"W x 14"D
Air-Dried Cherry, Air-Dried Maple

Frame-Top Coffee Table - Now $575!
17"H x 48"W x 26"D
White Oak, Glass, Unryu

Please send me an email if you have interest!