Day off and so a trip to my ‘local’ wood shop, about 60 miles (yes we still use those) away. A little surreal in the car, on the road, thinking of wood, listening to Egyptian Reggae by Johnathan Richmond (JGI, its fun).
There’s been an Escher vibe to my thoughts recently, especially during and after the Snakes cutting board. Last night I checked out some images on the net and one was now stuck in my mind. Then it hit me, my next challenge.
I will attempt the impossible!
Now what woods to buy? How much should I trash the plastic this time? Why does Sue never moan at me when I do?
Made the wood shop, Yandles of Martok ( no I don’t live in some kind of Tolkein Middle Earth) its in Somerset. Next county over. I’m nice and early. There’s no-one about. Say hello to the man then into the building where they keep the planks of my favourite fix, WOOD.
But who is this?
Wonder Woman is that Yew??!
Well it was and it wasn’t, if you see what I mean.
American Black Walnut and Sycamore – someone, a chef friend of mine, has asked me to make him a Snakes cutting board.
Purpleheart, more Sycamore, Ebony – for ‘The Impossible’.
Padauk and three small bits of woods I’ve never seen before – felt slightly guilty about that, hope they’re not endangered species.
Some new glues. A generic high viscosity Cyanoacrylate (super glue) and a new, well to me, Jurrasic Glue with a dinosaur on the packet. The latest in a never ending glues in my lifetime thats supposed to stick ‘anything to anything. I know for a fact (been there, tried it) that some species of plastic are immune to glue. Will this be any better?
Chatted with the man, exploring differences in local dailects ( him in his Somerset and me in my Estuary English/North Devon cross) Had a splendid time. Spent too much. Well Sue does clothes, I do wood.
Now to tackle ‘The Impossible’. Hope Dr’ Who turns up in his Tardis. I’m sure he could help. In his time travels he probably met Escher, lucky bastard.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com