Still, I have done a few things.
- Jeff Fleisher and I introduced our new birdcage awls and began selling those via the web. Sales have been very good. We continue to sell our Shenandoah Mallets as well.
- Jeff and I are signed up to have a vendor booth at this year's Woodworking in America, which will be held in Winston-Salem, NC, September 12-14. We will be busy this summer producing enough stock to meet the expected demand for our awls and mallets.
- I built a bird's mouth fixture to use with my turning saw. I purchased that from Tools for Working Wood at last year's Woodworking in America. I can't say I've learned to use it effectively yet; that remains an objective for this year.
- I built a pair of shop bents to go with my sawbench. For these I used salvaged Douglas fir from stairsteps that were replaced in our house.
- I resumed teaching at Woodcraft the other day with my Handplane Basics class. That is a milestone for me on my road to recovery and I will now be able to teach the other classes I'm planning to conduct.
- I installed my new General router table. I got the one with the cast iron table. The router is also new, the 3 1/4 hp Porter Cable router, which should give me all the power I'll need.