We Get by with a Little Help from Our Friends
Jim Frazier came by to help us get some of the equipment up and running in the shop. He’s the kind of guy that knows soooo much about this equipment. He had one piece of machinery that had been left outside for the better part of a decade – he broke it down, threw an old Navy surplus motor on it and rebuilt it.
We are deeply appreciative to him. Here are a few shots of Jim at the Meber bandsaw. It’s an Italian machine we bought from a cabinet-maker who was closing up shop. It takes a minute to come up to speed, but once it gets its momentum up, it is a hoss of a machine. And much like a train, it takes a looooong time to wind down.
How We Ship Things
We get quite a few questions that start out something like “How in the world do you move that?”
Great question. Now you can see the answer.
All of our pieces are built to easily assemble and disassemble for shipping, moving and storage. This shows one of our most popular pieces, the Sleepers coffee table, both crated for shipping and set up for showing.
5-Bottle Wine Rack in Split Oak Timber
We all loved this timber, but it needed some special attention in order to successfully pull it off as a wine rack. We’ve started adding in some butterfly joints in some of the pieces with the more pronounced splits to help them along. The results speak for themselves.
This wine rack will be one of the pieces featured this weekend in chicago at the American Craft Exposition. Come check us out if you are in Chi-town!
As a side note, we just had to keep a little Tennessee flavor in this one. The top wine bottle is from Arrington Vineyards located just south of Nashville and owned by Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn fame.
We’ve had this piece around for a while, but we just got around to getting some nice shots of it this past weekend.
We’ve called it generically a Lectern, but we’ve heard people proclaim it a pulpit, a hostess stand and a guest register.
Whatever you prefer to call it, we just wanted a simple design for a railroad conference we attended this past year, and this was the result.
Thanks for the late night photo shoot goes to Nick and Amy McIntyre for the night shots and to Matt Collins for the infinite white background shot.
Did a marathon photo shoot last night at a sprint pace. Thanks to Nick McIntyre, Amy McIntyre, Matt Collins, Pop, Zach, Bobby, Anthony, Rick (the Vegan Redneck), Hillary, Ferf, Hattie, Zoe, Kate, Annie, and Rob Humphreys - whew that’s a lot of folks. Even Sally and a couple of Italian friends dropped by. The vibe last night was incredible!
Just had to share this candid shot - no set up. Lights were out int he studio and Zach needed to grind something down so his work area was lit solely by the sparks flying off of the steel he was grinding down.
Lots of new photos coming and new products. Stay tuned!
Salt Lake magazine coverage
Thanks to blogger Jaime Winston for the great article on the Salt Lake magazine web site! http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/blog/railroad-artist-hits-kimball-art-festival/
Prototyping Weekend - Rails and Trails
These designs have been rattling around in my head for a while. We had some details to figure out and finally got a chance to work through them today with help from Pop.
Envisioning single, double (side by side), double (stacked) and quad versions. Maybe even a crazy “peloton” version on the way for about 8 bikes.
There are many more details and options not shown here, so these are not final.
Lots more to come. Stay tuned.
No rain so far at #centralpennartsfestival
3 Bottle Wine Rack
It has been hot in the studio, so we’ve not had the courage to go in and shoot photos and there is so much to show. Here’s one we did grab though of our new 3-bottle wine rack. Made to mount on the way, this one is a slice of white oak with a red mahogany finish on it.