heres to increasing capacities.
i purchased a lathe two weeks ago from a man selling the entire contents of his workshop. It is a nice old beaver lathe. My first project, a wooden mallet for chiselling. I turned the head of the mallet out of an apple tree branch I had to cut down last year to clear a path. The handle is a freshly turned old handle off a shovel.
a bench sits in prep stage below that. first coat of polyurethane, needing sanding. I finish them in different ways to appeal to a wide range of people and also to suit the piece of timber. Some are ready for a simple oil and others seem to be better off with a coating.
market stall is up in toronto - and so far I’ve sold three benches there. A great start, I can’t wait to make more.
garden started - this is weeks ago already - 6-8 weeks before last frost for tomatoes. - may 24 weekend is our garden weekend goal to plant most of the garden.
Before then, I am hoping to set up a double rain barrel system for dry days and starting the garden.
I am going to try no till this year for the most part.
made this in the shop when I started jammin with found parts some scraps on the band saw.
I dream of sketching out an idea and having all the tools and materials at my disposal to make it into something real.
I need to start a laser cutter fund….
making sketchbooks - 15 pages and a cover - to make a 30 page sketchbook. - sewn by a household sewing machine they are very simple to make - they just need to be trimmed with an olfa after folding to keep the edges clean and straight.
They are simple and fun to make, and a lot of friends have taken them up as project sketchbooks and or journals.
I have even given one to a potential client to keep their ideas in for a job. I like the idea of giving something to the client at the outset that says, you are going to be a part of this. like really.
a lot has happened since I posted last. It is hard to keep up, and hard to set aside time.
I think part of it is also wondering what to do with this blog.
most of what you see in the picture I made at some point or another. The studio furniture I whipped up has been host to already so many small projects and experiments.
The rolling craft supply cart ( bottom right ) has been so essential.
suffice it to say that I was wildly busy, and I am finally going to have some time to get back to my work in the next couple of weeks….. hopefully!
A big hello to anyone who has been following this blog - I want to say thank you for your interest and support.
I wanted you to know I’m moving here:
I’m not sure yet, how I will deal with the blog - once I have it figured out. I will post a link to the new one.
Thanks so much for following. This spring and summer is going to be very busy, I’m anticipating a lot of action.
all the best,
homemade christmas cards