Friday, October 5, 2012


 Here's an interesting turning Mike did at Goodwin Mill And Cabinet the other day.  We were asked to create a replica of a bottle so the company could make a mold out of it.  Mike turned it like a regular post.  He was given a banner with the size of the bottle they wanted appearing as a graphic.  He carefully cut one side of the banner off so he had a profile of the bottle exposed.
 He then traced the profile to a piece of material.  This material can be put in the post turning machine and it will read the shape and cut the post to match.  Once he's got the profile on the material, he cuts it out using a band saw.  Once it's cut, he sands the outline until it's exactly right and ready to be loaded in the post turning router.
 As you can see in the first couple of pics, the post comes out with a crown piece at the top.  Mike cut that piece off and sanded the top to look more like the top of a bottle.  The final product looks like what you see here.  This photo shows the post after it's been cut down and sanded to give it completely smooth sides.  It matches the bottle profile exactly.
 I'm including this pic to show you how we got the bottle profile.  This banner is the one we cut to make the template for the bottle.  For the record, this is also the company who hired us to create the post.  I wanted to show this because it's a great example of how versatile Goodwin Mill And Cabinet really is.  If you're looking for something specific, we can probably do it.  We have the craftsman daring enough to try just about anything and the tools to make even the most complex ideas come to life.  Isn't it time you called Goodwin Mill And Cabinet for your project? 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


 I wanted to make this entry a combination piece.  Part "Meet the Crew" and part wedding coverage.  One of our own, Carson Goodwin, got married this past weekend.  There was some prep for the reception happening at Goodwin Mill And Cabinet.  Kent made these extremely cool lamps using mason jars.  The finish happened in two steps.  We painted the wood and then glazed over the paint once it had a sealer coat on. 
 These two pics show the first one he made.  This was the test lamp.  It turned out quite nicely.  In a later pic, I'll show you how the lamps were placed at the reception.  Right now, I just wanna enjoy the color and how nicely they turned out.
 The reception itself took place Saturday night at the Green
Springs Chapel.  They were set up in the back behind the building on the grass.  There were all kinds of treats for the guests and an amazing dinner was served by the bride's mother.  She made some traditional Cuban dishes and they were incredible.  They also served home made Root Beer.  As you can see, there were a lot of found and discarded wood items re-purposed for various things.  The Root Beer stand is an example.  You can also see the lamp behind it.  They were positioned all around the party for light and decoration.

 This picture is of the St. George temple where Carson and Evie were married.  Kent made the frame for it.  I wanted to show this picture because I thought the frame was just incredible.  Kent did an amazing job with it.  Originally, the white distressed section around the photo was black, but Kent decided to change it to white to help showcase the photo better.  I think he made a smart choice.  The white boarder helps the twilight colors explode out of the frame.
And now you get to finally meet Carson.  Here's the bride and groom eating ice cream...?  Carson's a valuable member of the crew.  He does most of the cutting for the cabinets.  He cuts the boxes, shelves and anything else that needs cutting on the bigger saws.  He also co-ordinates the assembly process.  He numbers each piece cut and prepares it to be put together.  Carson also runs our edge-bander.  He's an incredible craftsman as well.  He's been known to create some incredible pieces of furniture after hours.

Carson is about 2 semesters from earning his bachelor's degree in communications from Dixie.  He's interests include cars, bikes and woodworking.  He's also one of those guys everyone enjoys being around.  He's friendly, kind and loads of fun, (as you can probably tell from the photo).  He's an essential part of the company and we wish him and Evie all the best as they embark on a new life together.  

Carson Goodwin is another example of how the crew at Goodwin Mill And Cabinet are dedicated to excellence and their areas of specialization in the cabinet making process.  Put Carson to work for you by calling Goodwin Mill And Cabinet today and ordering the cabinets you've always dreamed of having!