Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Made a Decision

I've made a decisions where it comes to the chess set patterns. I'm going to sell them. I'm going to put together an E-book that has the patterns, instructions, jigs, hints, tips, and tricks for each of the patterns I have.

I'll dump it to a PDF file and offer it that way. I'll also work on a second one that has some of my other items in it.

I've got to find a way to keep some cash rolling in so I can at least keep up with the cost of consumables.

Friday, February 20, 2009

At the Show

No, I'm not at the show, but the chess set you see in the previous post is now at the 5th Annual Excellence in Woodworking Show in Mesa, AZ. When I dropped it off this afternoon, I got some oo's and ah's, so we'll see how it goes.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I just finished my Notre Dame Set

I've been working on this set for a long time. The whole thing is built from Padauk and Cherry. The pieces are weighted and felted. The box is flocked.

I'm going to enter this is the 5th annual excellence in woodworking show.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Da Box

Here is the completed cherry and padauk chess set box.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Movies

Here is a video I found on youtube....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hobby is a hobby

My wife had to knock some sense into me. The issues with Etsy (the woman who bought the board cancelled the order), time I can't spend because of work and family obligations were getting me ... well... anxious. My wife had to remind me by saying, "It's a hobby isn't it?" Meaning it's not work or brain surgery, so unclench and enjoy it. I intend to do exactly that. So I'll be finishing some things up this weekend and maybe go to a show, it depends on the damn weather.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Etsy... hmmmm

OK, I've been down on etsy, but today I sold a $99 chessboard. I'm very pleased. I guess I just have to show some more patience.

So those of you who shop etsy... THANK YOU!!!!

Movie Day

I made some videos cutting chess pieces and have posted them on Youtube. Here are links for your enjoyment. Please please please leave feedback if there are things I can improve.

Chesspiece Pawn Part 1
Chesspiece Pawn Part 2

Chesspiece King Part 1
Chesspiece King Part 2