|Project by RussInMichigan||posted 04-28-2012 01:42 AM||2513 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
I was notified on Monday, April 23, 2012 that I actually got a spot in the Vermontville(Michigan) Maple Syrup Festival Art and Craft Show which takes place Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, 2012. I was told I fell through the cracks. Since notifications were supposed to have been made two weeks ago, I assumed I hadn’t gotten in, so I had no inventory. So, I busted my behind for the last few days to put together some stuff to display and sell.
The picture is what I produced this week. It’s mostly scroll saw stuff. I made animal puzzles, kokopellis, oven pulls, toaster and craft tongs, book safes(not shown in picture). This week I made:
nine moose puzzles
15 nested penguin puzzles
one snake puzzle
35 oven pulls
The sale is tomorrow and Sunday. It was a wild, but productive, week. I spent a lot of hours at the scroll saw. I think I earned a promotion from novice scroller to apprentice. With all the puzzles I cut I had exactly one puzzle piece that needed a touch of sanding for a more desirable fit. I cut a unicorn in purpleheart, and lots of oak and walnut, and the only minor hassle I had was with a nasty piece of hickory.
If any of you lumberjocks make your way to the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival, look me up at the art and craft sale.
Have a great one,
UPDATE: I just added the last five photos(Monday, April 30, 2012), including the happy customer one, though he was not from the craft show. I think the smiling face in that last picture encapsulates why we choose to work the wood at all. Whether the face is a happy child or a grinning curmudgeon, it gives me joy to know I can put something together having a bit of me in it that provides another person with a little joy of their own.