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A Year Later - Interview with Myself, John Leschak, Owner of SecondMoonshot

It has been over a year since I interviewed myself and thought it was time for a follow-up. John was such a compelling host, I felt so comfortable with him that I was excited to see what kind of curve balls he would throw at me. If you missed the first interview, you can find it here . John: Welcome back, John! I can honestly say our first interview was fascinating and the best one on my hosting career to date. JOHN: Ditto! I just feel so comfortable with you, it makes me just want to dig deep and share. John: OK, let’s jump right in. How is the progress on the beard? JOHN: I knew you would start off with the elephant in the room. Anyone would tell you your kinda cute…in a homeless boxcar-jumping vagrant kind of way. John: Focus please. JOHN: Right…sorry. Growth rate has slowed down quite a bit, but would say we are at perhaps 65% of goal. John: Last we spoke, you were an eBay seller doing some Custom Framing, now your a Custom Framer doing eBay selling, what happened? JOHN: So a coupl

Now Available - Custom Fabric-Covered Mats

I am now offering a matting option for custom fabric-covered mats. I have a small selection of fabrics available and a much wider selection is available from Frank’s Fabrics . You can also bring your own fabric. If you do bring your own fabric, bring at a minimum a square which is 6” longer than the longest side of the anticipated mat (this would be same as the glass size). Call me if you need any help determining the size needed.   Fabric samples available. John

Fletcher 8400 Glass and Material Cutter - Put into Action with Custom Mobile Stand

I have put most of the equipment from my big purchase of Framing equipment and supplies into use except for an Oval and Circle Cutter, a Chronomat Mat Cutter, and a Fletcher 8400 Series Glass and Material Cutter. The Oval and Circle Cutter will stay stored until I have a need for it, but not a commonly used piece of equipment.  The Chronomat Mat Cutter is a 48” variety and older. Logan bought either the company or the product and branded as their high-end professional grade Platinum Edge line. I bought a Platinum Edge 850 40” last year and just love it. I’ll keep the Chronomat in case I need the extra length and as a backup and some of the parts are interchangeable which could come in handy one day. The Fletcher 8400 Series Glass and Material Cutter is an older one but like so much framing equipment, age doesn’t really matter, mostly condition. It has enough extra cutters and blades to last beyond my need. I have been brainstorming how I can get it into use. The challenge is that my wo

SecondMoonshot Vision Statement

Exceed customer expectations in Quality, Design and Value. Treat every object being framed as if it were priceless and irreplaceable. Always do the right thing. Carrie asked me “What do you mean by ‘Always do the right thing’?”. I think I mean to make good decisions which always have the customers and employees (when I get one) best interest in mind. Don’t try to defend one’s self if a customer isn’t satisfied, but focus on making it right. Be accountable to your actions and words.

SecondMoonshot Storage/Warehouse Update #6

Things are all pretty much in place from the April acquisition.  These 6 pictures are where I keep moulding, Mat board and other supplies and less used tools. This unit is where I store 2 cars and where all the woodworking, cutting and joining takes place. Below 4 pictures are the Custom Framing Design Center office located at 102 W. Nash St in Spring Hope, NC. The VacuSeal had to go into our garage due to power requirements. And last are pics of eBay storage and framing assembly unit.  I made a portable stand for the Fletcher 8400 Series glass and material cutter. John