Saturday, July 31, 2010

Another Ready to Ship

Mark just finished this rack, which was a sort of "custom" job. It's based on the "Baker Road" with a stained finish and an extra row of pipes to hold 33 instead of the 22 on the original. He's calling it the "Baker Road Extended". Now it's on to the next order!! -T

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Damn Day Jobs

Mark is in Atlanta for the week working hard @ his day job, so he may be a bit slow answering emails. I can only imagine what kind of pipe rack empire we might be able to create if only we had the time. Sigh ... -T

Friday, July 9, 2010

Opening Tonight

If anyone is in the Memphis area tonight, please stop by David Lusk Gallery for the opening reception of my show there. You can see what I do when I'm not making pipe racks. -T

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Death of a Table Saw

I was working away yesterday, cutting wood when the surge protector tripped and my saw and fan quit working. I reset the protector and the fan started working, but not my table saw. Up until that moment, I loved this table saw. It's a portable Rigid and it does (or did) everything I need a saw to do. I bought it less than a year ago and it hasn't had a hard life. Now I have to see just how good the "Lifetime Warranty" is. -T
7/9 - Turns out "Lifetime Warranty" means Lifetime Warrany. There is a service center 2 miles from my house and they say I'll have my saw back in a week to 10 days. Pretty cool. I would have preferred it back sooner, or even better that it hadn't quit working at all, but I guess this will do.-T
7/19 Part on order- still waiting ....
8/31 Part on back order (so they say)- still waiting ....

Monday, July 5, 2010

Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart

I ran across this photo today and while I don't think Captain Beefheart is really a pipe smoker, I had to post it. -T

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Big Pipe Cabinet @ Home

Mark received a photo of the large cabinet he made a couple of months ago from it's new owner. It works well with the existing piece of furniture it sits on. It's always great to see our pipe racks in their home environments.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fun Job!

I recently had the opportunity to make a pipe rack for a new customer - and that's always fun, but this time it was even more fun. The customer wanted to pass some good luck on to a friend, so she sent me 34 four leaf clovers. Originally she just wanted them in the cabinet but I suggested decoupaging them to the cabinet and she thought that sounded like a good idea. I think it turned out well and it made a very nice, one of a kind, personal present. -T