I had another a looooong week. It was a good week, but it was rough. So, if you will hit the ‘READ MORE’ button, I’ll share it with you.
If you were looking for an UPDATE last week, all I can say is (and in my very best Obi-Wan imitation):
“Last week is not the week you are looking for. It never happened. You can move along.”
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
This week, I managed to make, package and ship a dealer order that amounted to 2/3 of a normal month’s work. I also managed to ship about 25% of the sale orders. Normally, this would be impressive enough, but the power went out Monday — twice! Which cost me half a day of casting. A-n-d, on top of all of this, I finished several more masters while making progress on a few others.
At the same time — on the domestic front — I finished laying the stones for BB’s new front walk. I get the back 1/3 of our property mowed for the first time since hurricane Michael. I spent several hours Wednesday with the technician who came to give us a slight internet upgrade, and that evening in a Hebrew language class. A-n-d I did all of this while trying to keep a 4-month old holy terror of a schnauzer puppy from eating the house and shop (she now has free reign of the shop and is abusing every second of it).
I struggled to get the orders out this week. I had a large dealer order that came in last week and had to be shipped first. Then, you folks flooded me with sale orders (THANK YOU SO MUCH!). I did my best, but many of those sale orders still need to be shipped. I will start on them first thing Monday morning — oldest first!
I managed to push out a few more M-18 goodies today. Considering everything else I had going on, I am amazed I got that done. There will be more next week (the masters are already finished).
ON THE BENCH
The following are all still on my bench and making progress.
— A set of light guards made closer to scale (re-working these so they assemble easier)
— Medium size footman loops (finished — 3-5 new styles and sizes!)
— Tools with cast-in straps and footman loops (Re-working these so they are easier to remove from the casting gates)
— 1-piece canvas mantle cover (working)
-– Foul weather hoods, erected and collapsed (working)
As soon as all of these are on the market, I am going to pivot to the M-18 interior and return to the IBG 7TP.
ON KARL’S BENCH
I spoke to Karl last week. At that time, he told me he was just about ready to ask me how I want to cast the new CCKW cab masters. Usually, this means Karl is almost finished with the master. So, fingers crossed…
The shop is in a bit better condition, but still needs work.
The office is also a full-on disaster, and it continues to contribute to slowing me down.
ME AND MY WORLD
I posted that JOE’S CORNER piece this past week. Now, I am whipped. So, if you will excuse me, I need to sleep for several days: next week is shaping up to be just as busy.
THAT IS ALL
Well, that’s all I have for everyone this week. Until next time, you stay safe and try to build something (preferably something using TMD resin).
IT’S PASSOVER! HE IS RISEN! 🙂