MMM #5

Mike’s Mindful Minutes # 5

vlcsnap-00001Lets jump right to it. Izzy Swan you all know him as the big lovable shop jig master. He comes up with the greatest gadgets and the craziest ideas. The man is to smart for his own good. His mind is like a energizer bunny it keep going and going. I’ve had the pleasure of talking to him several times. A truly an impressive man that loves what he does and is knowable about art, metal working, woodworking, motors, electronics and so much more. If by some reason you don’t know this talented YouTube content creator here is his link.
I choose Izzy to talk about this week because of his outdoor finish video I seen last May. The finish is awesome. He recommended 30% MINWAX Helmsman Spar Urethane and 70% Teak Oil. The results was great. It’s almost a year later and still looks great. Thanks You Izzy for the Tip. I loved it so much I have saved this tip within my phone to refer back to it when ever I need it.
IMG_6831This project was one of my best project last year. I kind of wish I had the video editing skills that I have today to do this video. I thought about reediting the video to have a better results on the video. What do you think? Should I reproduce the video?
The project sits at my bothers house now. He hung it on his porch. The finish still looks great and the swing is used a lot. I had this swing at a craft fair last year and it really turned some heads. I got a lot of people looking at it and even had some bids on it. At the end of the day my bother bought it and I’m glad he did. It was the first one I did and was very proud of it.
 A handful of thing to talk about.
First: Check out Rock-n H tee shirt. You can get this shirt and much more from his web site. Don’t forget to sign up for his news letter while your there. That way you always up to date with his latest information.
Second: Fulton Woodworking tool company, No this is not my company, I picked up this bottle stopper kit at the woodworking show at the fair grounds. I have to admit the only reason I got it was of the name. I’m glad I got it, it works very well and a quick and easy way to make bottle stoppers and fast. Check out the picture that my wife did. This was the first bottle stoppers made with this kit.
Third: The pens from last weeks video that my wife and I turned. The winner will be announced here on my website on the Feb 1st, 2015 at 10:00am est. Be sure to come back and see if you won.