So Saturday I rode my motorcycle out to see a buddy of mine that is living a dream. He is building a big, big workshop in his back yard and was digging the footings on Saturday.
Sunday it rained,and rained and rained so I spent the day reading and painting. I stayed out of the shop entirely just because I wanted a couple of days off.
Today I cleaned up the pizza boxes and beer cans in the kitchen, washed the dishes and got back to work. My shop is not currently focused on anything very big but that isn't news. I do have some small things that I am playing with and I do plan to make a trellis similar to the one in the previous blog.
|mini bench clamped in the|
work table vise.
| large maple cutting board |
ready for final sanding
Last week I finished the mini bench and this morning was working on it. The height is good and because it is bigger than the "toy makers" bench it can be used more often.
|wooden tie bar|
I am making small carved jewellery and the latest project is a lightning flash tie bar. Since the pieces are carved from basswood though largish they are quite light.
Basswood also takes colour well with no visible grain that needs to be covered by the paint, so painting is fast and easy
If you want to make and paint small projects I recommend that you hold the pieces on fine screws or on gimlets. Most of the things you carve have a bottom or a back side into which you can screw a holder.
I have other work to do but I don't want to run any noisy machines today,that is for tomorrow, today is carving and painting