Archive for November, 2013


Spent some of the rainy weather these last two days making some more tops from spalted beech I got from my sister’s wood pile, which I got because I went to an event with no wood to work. Meh. Anyway, these will be available at the Farmers Christmas event at the Delaware Ag Museum (not a state of Delaware entity) on December 7th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. I’ll have my “shop” set up with stuff for sale and the usual audience participation including powering the lathe while I turn (sorry, can’t let you handle the tools) and using the spoke shave and horse. Come see American life at the turn of the 20th century. A small admission will be charged for non-members but it is well worth it. href=”https://forwoodnesssake.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/tops.jpg”>tops


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Ah. Fall

fall shot
Ah. The leaves of Fall.
This is favorite time of the year. The leaves have turned color, making it easier to identify the various species, and are mostly fallen, filling the air with a wonderful aroma as they begin to break down and go back to the ground. Now, the absence of leaves allows a great deal more light to reach my work space. With the shortening of days, this is very much appreciated.
Ah. The coolness of the days. This spring and early summer, being particularly hot and damp, was a boon for all kinds of rot and fungus not to mention an over abundance of mosquitoes. Now, with only a little protection from fall breezes, I am quite comfortable working and well able to focus on my tasks without having to and swat at pests with every other stroke of a tool.
Life is goodish.

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