gets new website

Just finished a small site for a client providing sales and service of mortise and slotter chains.

Their customers would typically be timber framers who use chain mortisers for cutting mortises in post and beam construction, or chain slotters for cutting slots for the insertion of metal plates in heavy beams, as engineering sometimes requires.

There are other specialty uses for chain mortisers and chain slotters.

The site has a custom header with pictures of chain mortisers in action and repose, and chains can be purchased via a shopping cart.

The client serves mostly the US and Canada, sources mortise chains in Europe and worldwide, and provides sharpening services and the making of some parts.


High quality video on portable bandsaw for wood on

The client sells a cool Italian woodworking bandsaw and had a dvd-quality video for it, which he wanted to use to replace the YouTube video we had embedded on his site.

Here’s how we did it: We converted the video to the best quality MOV file available using AVS Video Converter, a shareware utility, then imported it into Flash Pro to make the FLV, and set it up on the JW player at Bandsaw for Wood – Dario SV3 MEDIA. Quality is much improved, and people won’t be clicking out of his site. It seems to be streaming fast enough on my high-speed connection at least.