Another mostly nice day in Bellevue! Kinda blustery, so I had to keep either the garage door or the people door closed, to prevent the winds from blowing the dust and other bits around my enclosed landfill – a.k.a. my garage-shop – and messing up the in-work finishes. But, it was sunny most of the time and I had the birds and squirrels to keep me company!
As I said, I was actually kind of productive today. I’ve been bitten by the tea light candle holder bug and am trying out my renditions of some I found here and elsewhere online. I’m using up some of the remaining small barky firewood pieces I had laying about (mostly walnut, but had some sweet spalted maple and a knotty little chunk of cherry that has yet to tell me how it wants to be cut), along with flat-scraps of walnut, maple and some old redwood (I think…) I re-discovered after ?? years. I don’t really follow any “plans”, per se, in most of my projects, except very generally – “I think I want it to look something like ‘this’ when I’m done.” I do spend a moderate of time sort of pondering my next steps and trying new ideas as I go along. So, my work flows along… kind of like a creek in hill country, but it flows! Oh, and I have one more golf club coat rack, in cedar, near completion. I’m going to wait until I get a plunge base for my Porter Cable 6902 router, so I can keep from totally horking-up another couple of keyhole hanger slots – I have the guides and have made a template, so finishing it will be fairly quick!
Tomorrow (Saturday) will, I hope, see me put the finishing touches on 5 or 6 various tea light holders, glue up what needs gluing, clean up what mess I’ve left behind and start planning (Planning?! SHOCK!!) a set of sliding-top wine boxes that have been begging for creation from the void. And several maple boards. And some walnut.
Oh, yeah.. and I’m going to try real, real hard to remember to take some dang pictures, so I can flaunt my God-given artistic skills and mastery (cough-cough…) in the woodworking arts, for all of my fellow LumberJocks to fawn over and shower me with adulation, compliments and praise. Actually, just saying “Hi” would probably get me giddy with delight.
See y’all tomorrow! And remember – don’t anthropomorphize your tools! They hate it when you do that…
(I stole that line, BTW)
-- Sawdusty Dan - Bellevue, NE - "Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should just relax and get used to it." Robert A. Heinlein