Having made an olive server, using my new gouge, I thought it would be good to use some of the remaining wood to make a spreader and olive fork. After cutting a length off, the first thing I did was split the wood down the middle. Here, you can clearly see the rotted out core … Continue reading Wood carving: completing the set
Today was another hot one, which made it a good day to finally go into the basement and see what I could do with the various pieces of wood I've brought down there. Since getting my wood carving kit, I haven't had much chance to make things with it. I used the spoon blank it … Continue reading Maple spoon; an unexpected experiment
This evening, I headed back to the shed my brother and I patched up, so clean up the maple I had cut away to make it safer for him to get to the ladder. Normally, I would have just dragged the whole thing over to the still growing pile of wood we plan to have … Continue reading Stripped!
Our windy day continues! While we have a few millimeters of rain predicted for this evening, as I type this, I am hearing thunder rolling, and just saw a flash of lightning out my window! Here's hoping we don't loose power while I'm working on this post! 😀 I have continued working on the section … Continue reading More Lilac Wood, in progress
A storm last year damaged a lot of trees and bushes around the yard, including breaking off a large piece of a double lilac my mother planted in the little garden by the old kitchen. Noticing the beautiful pattern in the wood, I set the pieces aside for later. Today was "later." 😀 I brought … Continue reading Lilac wood
So... I'm a suck. Especially when it comes to the cats. But if you have been following this blog for a while, you knew that already. 😉 While our basement maternity ward is certainly warmer than outside, when I checked on the mamas and babies earlier today, I noticed that the babies felt a bit … Continue reading Hanging rig, finished