I had a couple of clamps from Rockler give out. The design isn't the sturdiest. Rockler, with no questions asked, shipped me replacements gratis...didn't even want the broken ones returned.
That's good service and makes me feel good about continuing to do business with that company.
Stuck at home this week, awaiting the arrival of Sandy. Meanwhile, last week I stayed at the Renaissance in Clevland and had the Van Sweringen suite. Curious about who Van Sweringen was I looked them up. Apparently is was a pair of railroad barons back around the turne of the last century. Talk about odd balls. They shared a bedroom in a 54 room mansion. They died penniless. LINK
A while back I switched from the modern, 26 blade, built in goo dispesner shaving system to a more classic approach. I now use a classic safety razor and a badger hair brush with shaving soap. This is my travel set. Not pictured is on of the key items, pre-shave oil. I much prefer this method and it makes the tedious chore of shaving a bit more civilized.
I source my shaving needs from West Coast Shaving. Highly recommend.
I made a new saw bench last weekend. My first one was a bit wobbly, and didn't have a place to store anything. This one will keep all my hand saws near at hand. First time I used Milk Paint as well. It's pretty cool. I have to install the hinges and give it a coat of wax next time.
And I have been at the airport for 45 min already.
Had lots of un-fun stuff to do this weekend. Did manage to build a rod rack to get some fishing rods out of the way. Milled up some sassafras I had lying around.
Spent the week at a conference in San Antonio. Hot was an understatement. But, going for a run at 5AM was bearable and pretty nice.
Dinner at the top of the hill overlooking the river. Very nice food. The restaurant needs to buy and Air conditioner...and the service was typical Hungarian...meaning...very, very, very slow. Citadella