Another short update from Mike’s inferno. I never was a math whiz and I still have problems dividing those darned willow branches. Maybe numbers are easier to work with after all.
I ran out of willow branches, having destroyed all but the one I successfully installed. I would harvest some more branches, but we still have a lot of snow and in fact it’s snowing pretty heavily right now. I know you aren’t reading this blog to get a weather report from Norway, but I need an excuse for the bucket delay. I had a nightmare last night that I was suffocating under a mountain of willow bark!
I thought that since the bucket building is in WOW status (don’t get excited, it means waiting on weather). I could show you a nice drawing of how the banding joint should be cut. I know you get it, but just in case someone doesn’t, the rounded lines represent where the carving is. Looks easy huh? After you ace this the first time you will understand why I consider myself challenged in the world of woodworking. I am much more clever with money, mainly in the area of spending it.
I was thinking it might be amusing to bury one of these buckets in a peat bog and when it’s found a 1,000 years from now and carbon dated to 2011, some fantasts will claim that the Vikings had mastered the art of time travel!
Well, I’ve run out of corn for today, so have a pleasant day wherever you are and try to remain patient. There will be an end to this project, .......................eventually.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.