This blog will be centered around things that are going on here at Dailey Woodworking. You can expect to see discussions on salt & pepper mills, spice grinders, bowls, bottle stoppers, writing instruments, shows & festivals, finishes and tools.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
First International Shipment
Wow what a week it's been and it's only Wednesday. I've been trying to figure out why I'm so tired this week or maybe I should clarify to say more tired than usual. I sat here and started looking at my shipping printouts and realized that I've already sent out an incredible amount of product this week. Since Monday I've sent pieces to Cleveland, OH., Baltimore, MD., Washington, D.C., Gardiner, ME. and Montana. Thursday and Friday I am shipping to Bangor, ME., NJ, PA, MA & MD again. The one that I am most happy about this week is the mill (pictured here) that is going to Ontario, Canada. This marks my first international shipment. Don't get me wrong I have pieces that are all over the world but they have all gone to a customer here in the US and than have been taken over or shipped by one of my customers to it's final destination. The mill order to Ontario was from a customer in Canada for shipment to Canada. Hopefully it's just a start of things to come.
I have spent my whole life immersed in the woods of Maine. I grew up hunting, fishing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling and spending as much time as possible outside. It only seems natural for me to be working with wood. I am a self taught woodturner. I have spent numerous hours refining my turning skills and when not turning I have spent a lot of time working on shapes. The shapes that I turn come to me from everywhere. It could be the shape of a distant mountain, the curve in the road, architecture and images from old pictures. All of my products are turned by eye and like in nature there are no two pieces ever alike.