|Project by Hacksaw007||posted 02-01-2011 03:24 AM||1881 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Have been having a bit of depression for the last several weeks. Now I know that some people think that Christians aren’t suppost to get depressed, but we all do at times. And I just have been down lately, work had been weird, friends leaving, and just a lot of stuff going on that has been dragging me down lately. Last Saturday we were kind of in for the weather, and I got almost a whole day in the shop puttering around. I have a younger brother that I have not seen for a few years and during that time he got married. Living in Texas, I was not able to go down. I made him the Civil War pen with curly Narra wood, and his wife a lovely cigar pen out of a choice piece of Zebrawood. Both turned out very well. I am going to mail out these with a book that has some stories from my 100 year old grandmother (passed away last year) this week for a suprise to him.
Made the tea candle out of a special block that was scraped at work. The picture doesn’t show it but it is full of wavy grain and a nice section of white wood. I tried something different for the finish on this one. I used French Polish from Spruh Konig linked here at
http://www.konigtouchup.com/BuyNow/frenchpolish.html It worked well, but how durable it is, the vote is not in…..
The letter openers were from a e-bay auction that I bought a bunch of cheap stuff that some gentleman was getting out of the woodworking stuff. Nice stuff and cheap! Now if I was paying good money for the letter openers, it would not be a three section set up like these. While they are nice, you just have to think that a single piece of wood opener would be much stronger. But any way, since I have these, I decided to make up matching pens. If you can notice the shapes and designs also match from pen to letter opener. That must have been my designer part of me.
The key to this whole day of shop projects was that I was able to work my way out of being depressed by working in the shop. It was a very nice day. Need more of them.
-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16