Sunday, January 20, 2008

Week one accomplishments

Well, probably the most stressful week of my life to date. At the same time, I'm probably feeling more optimistic about the future than I have in the last 4 or so years.

I found this cool photo online from one of the articles written about Waterford over the past few years, thought I'd share it. Imagine me in my basement doing that and you'll have an idea of the new business.

Progress, I actually got the gasfluxer yesterday. Can't do anything with it yet, but it was still cool to bust open the box and pull it out. The frame and fork fixtures are ordered so at least I'm in the quene for them. Don at Anvil was great, my thoughts go out to him as he cares for his father, I'm sure every one at NAHBS will miss him.

Talked to some folks about finding an alignment plate this past week and have some leads to follow up on but nothing definite yet. I'm excited about my first conversation with Jason the painter in Milwaukee. It sounds like he has a similar devotion to quality and is in the process of setting up his own shop full time also.

I have been heartened by all the help I've gotten from friends, past customers, and even a complete stranger on cold call while trying to source equipment. I'm embarrassed to say I interrupted someones vacation in Florida, but he didn't even tell me until we had been talking for about 5 minutes. I'll have to make that up to him.

1 comment:

Chauncey Matthews said...

Hi Dave,
I saw your post on the list and came over here to see how things are shaping up. With your resume, you should be selling frames in no time!
Have you checked out the alignment table/setup that Joe Bringheli selld? The price is decent and it's a quality piece of equipment.
Good luck!

Chauncey Matthews