A Few Words From Rich
In this issue, we're announcing the availability of our newly re-designed Standard Ellipse Jig, the new capabilities we have for fitting the Milwaukee M18 Fuel compact router in our Original Plunge Base, and a new Sub-Base Assembly for mounting our Edge Guide directly on the Milwaukee factory fixed base.
Like many other woodworking friends, I've been trying to utilize my social distancing over the last couple of months to do something productive. Hours spent in the shop not only make staying home more enjoyable, they seem to have their own 'healing' effect while we wait for this Corona Virus to run its course.
You'll see the results of my efforts in the Woodshop Project below. It's a free-standing audio gear and storage chest made of cherry, redwood burl, soft maple and ebony designed in a melding of Santa Fe and Green & Greene influences. Using hours after Micro Fence closed each day and weekends, the piece evolved slowly but surely to its completion just a few weeks ago.
The project made me appreciate how lucky we all are to feel a passion for creating things with wood. This piece was particularly rewarding because it was made for an old friend and musical band-mate who shares a similar passion for his music.
I'm always gratified to find customers that have found our tools helpful in their work, and in our next newsletter we'll bring back our "Spotlight" feature. You'll meet Mats Fogelvik, a furniture maker from Hawaii who's shared some of his work with us and has made impressive use of some of our tools in his artwork.
I'm frequently amazed by the craftsmanship and creativity that so obviously shines through when we devote ourselves to our best efforts. Hopefully we will all be able to find some solace in our workshops while we pass through these bizarre and unsettling times.