We are working around the clock to make sure that the Studio is up and running by the end of May. We hired Mr. Bill to help with construction. It feels like equipment is being delivered daily and therefore, there is a lot of work to do. We put in temporary stairs to access the roof more easily, aesthetically lined the inside of the skylights with cedar to match the ceiling in the Studio, and made a home for the storage baskets. Check out the photos to see how far we are coming along.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
With the long anticipated wait for the Laguna equipment, this was a very exciting week. The equipment came in and we are very pleased with all of it. It was a bit nerve racking to watch Ken and Billy unpack and handle all this equipment by themselves. This shipment of equipment included a band saw, edge sander, wide belt sander, a jointer, and a dust collector. There is more to come.
|43 inch Wide Belt Sander|
|Our temporary Jointer (16 inch to arrive soon....)|
|24 inch Band Saw (some assembly required)|
|Chelsea's favorite warning sticker... she's not allowed near this equipment.|
Friday, April 20, 2012
Just got word from Steve at Laguna that the first shipment of equipment is headed this way! Steve was nice enough to shoot some pics of the equipment while it was being loaded on the truck. Need to line up a couple of forklifts and some white gloves on Wednesday of next week… stay tuned.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Well things are starting to come together. With the roof being completed, the alarm system installed, and the bay doors replaced; we were able to start bringing some of the equipment into the studio. Mind you, most of the equipment has been stored in a neighbors warehouse a few blocks away. The challenge here was getting the new equipment to the studio safely using a forklift and a lot of patience.
|The Power Hammer en route to the Studio|
In addition to the power hammer, I had to move our new compressor, the brake press, a dozen of our new huge storage baskets, and a pallet of antique pieces. Check out the photos of the madness.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
|These are jacks dating back to the 1800’s from St Louis|
|These are reel jacks from a railroad. Aren’t they amazing?|
|New Orleans commissioned artists during the great depression to design these. They are now collector’s items and we have our hands on two of them. Aren’t they stunning?|
|This is part of a bridge that set in water and snow for nearly a decade before being resalvaged. Oh, and they are incredibly heavy!|
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Well the roof is on and the skylights are beaming! It could not be more exciting. The roof turned out great (thanks again Skylight Solutions) and we completely under estimated the view from the roof. It is breath taking. It is especially stunning at night. I recruited one of my photographer friends, Erik Carr of Zenfotoz.com, to help me capture just how beautiful the view is. The other night, we crawled up to the roof right before sunset, drank a few beers and posted up with our cameras to capture it. Check out these pictures to understand just how amazing it is.
|behind the scenes....|