My good friend and big-headed plane fanatic Jameel of Benchcrafted was kind enough to set up this blog for me. He's a great guy, but maybe a little too helpful sometimes. I don't know whether to thank him, or block his phone number. Maybe I'll just ignore him altogether....then again, maybe he'll get mad and try and burn down my shop....
No that's not my shop burning in the background it's actually Jameel's first attempt at making charcoal. As soon as he shut off the air to the container it starting boiling smoke and then the worst thing that could possibly happen occurred......the wind died and the air went perfectly still, nope not a bit of wind. 30 minutes later the entire neighborhood was engulfed in this dense white smoke.
When the Fire Truck pulled into their driveway Jameel and his brother Father John Abraham were standing by the drum in their cooking aprons acting as if everything was normal. They explained that they were merely smoking some pork roast and if the firemen returned the next day they would hook them up with some killer Bar-B-Que.
If you have't figure it out by now this Blog will not be exclusively about planes and the making of planes. There will also be some post about woodworking projects, tools that I acquire from other independent tool makers for my own use and post about people shutting the school across the street down due to excessive smoke pollution in the air. ( I couldn't resist!)
All in all I want this blog to be fun as well as informative. Sometimes, at our own peril, we take life and ourselves just a little too seriously, so I'll try to keep the post light hearted and we'll poke fun at ourselves and maybe at a few other people that we think might be able to endure some good natured kidding.