July 01, 2005

Adventures in the wood shop

Well, we've been making looms again! At the moment, the goal is to finish all the back ordered looms and to make looms for those who we've promised looms for (or who've asked about them), and maybe a few others...beyond that remains to be seen.

If you've ordered a loom and have not heard back from us, please email us so that I can check our PayPal/email records for your order. Some of you use a different email address for PayPal than for your every day mail, so be sure to let me know if you've not heard from me (or check your other email account!)

Gary's been having problems with vertigo & it is not safe for him to work in the shop alone, but he does well with me there, and I'm learning a lot & we're having fun. Gary said that the real learning will come when we start cutting stuff out...

This week, we worked on finishing up a bunch of Big Stick, Little Stick & Mini Stick looms that had been started before Gary's problems began. These should start shipping out sometime next week after the holiday. Tomorrow we'll start cutting out the pieces we need for more Big Stick, Hockey Stick, Little Stick, paperback & bookmark looms.

What have I learned to do: I learned how to use the drill press & drilled some the holes for your looms (littles & minis). I learned that you do the holes last, AFTER cutting out the tension slots! The reason for that is this is the point where the looms are MOST likely to get screwed up...

We go early in the morning, around 6... shortly after it starts getting light and we stay until the heat starts getting uncomfortable...

Well, must cut this short: a front just came through & it's starting to thunder! We're FINALLY forecast some much needed rain.


Posted by Jessica at July 1, 2005 11:34 AM