|Project by OldWrangler||posted 06-07-2014 07:01 PM||1145 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I’m just showing you my latest cutting board as an excuse to up-date the birds. A number of y’all seem to be following the progress of our family of Wrens in the steel wool bag. Yesterday 2 babies hatched. They are completely naked and pink like Box Elder. Their eyes as almost as big as their head and they are all mouth. Mom and Dad are making trips back and forth with food for them and she is still sitting on the remainder of the eggs. Oh, one more popped up this morning. They are really hard to photograph and I got a scolding this morning for being too close. Now I have backed off and am using what little telephoto this cheap camera has. Btw, the birds are fuzzy but not as bad as the picture. I’ll get better pics next time,
By the way, the cutting board is Staghorn Sumac cut in cross section. It’s bright yellow but any kind of finish I have tried darkens it. The oils are the worst. This has one coat of Rustoleum Clear Lacquer. and that’s gonna have to be it. Other side will be the useable side and with get 2-3 coats of mineral oil buffed out but it will be darker. See how the Sumac started out until the fininsh. Pretty stuff.
Gotta leave, big party this afternoon as my great grandson has his first birthday.
The new A/C in the shop is heaven, why did I ever wait this long?
-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!