Drivel Starved Nation!
I know you are starving for some drivel, so hopefully this will tide you over for a bit. In a previous post I mentioned that we have radically changed the TB-2 and here is a sneak peek–
There will be three versions, an aluminum body, a stainless body, and the deluxe stainless that features three saddle squares. This version is a “stretched” version of our CT-15 Multi-Square. All three feature stainless steel blades.
The cutout in the blades will allow you to make 8:1 dovetails that are not perpendicular to the face of your stock. This is handy if you ever build curved carcasses. All three will be announced next week along with the TS-1 v2, which is the coolest small scale square we have ever built!
Remember that disastrous close-out sale early in the year where we charged everybody 43 times for their $100 order? As gesture of good will and to assuage the overwhelming sense of guilt that mess caused us, I pledged to make a special tool and send it to sale participants for FREE. Well this week most of the components arrived so sometime in the next 3-4 weeks a little surprise will show up on your doorstep. Also, we are adding new stuff to the close-out page all the time, so if you haven’t checked it in lately…
Early this year I taught two classes on the JMP and students started versions of my “Fog of War”. Last week I received some images from fellow DSN member and JMP owner Don Synder. I thought his take on this concept was worth sharing. Here is a top view of his board which if you cannot tell is a boatload of work;
On closer inspection you can see the meticulous detail of each square…
Don-Congratulations! Your piece is a tour-de-force of JMP effort. DSN Members: If you want to pick Don’s brain on how he did this, comment here and I will remind Don that he needs to answer all questions on this totally awesome and worthless blog!
A while back I noticed some tools were missing from our prototype shop. In particular, an old wood vise to which I was emotionally attached. I loved this vice as in real bad. Imagine my surprise when Michael Berg shared this image with me of his son Calder;
If this wasn’t such a great image I would have called the cops.
Until next time…
Drivel Starved Nation!