Hello boys, I'm back.
I took a break from sawdust for a while. Went on vacation in Hawaii,
visited friends and family and did some amazing diving. While on Kauai, I
saw some wood the locals called.... I can't remember the Hawaiian name but I
think it was an Ironwood. Man was it heavy. It was so dense it had
negative buoyancy and was used for fishing and for anchors.
Some of the local wood workers there are quite talented. It was sad to see
that most of the wood carvings sold in the tourists trap were not made
locally but in China! In addition, I going to try my hand at carving. My
lovely bride wants a turtle.
It's now time to start the remolding the kitchen in my son's home. Nothing
to fancy, but it will be his first major wood project. I am only there to
instruct and give guidance.
Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
Teamcasa (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| I going to try my
| hand at carving. My lovely bride wants a turtle.
(It's turtles all the way up...)
DeSoto, Iowa USA
That could be the title of a book. That made me smile.
Yupp, uhuh. Instruct, saw, guide(bushings) hammer, scrape, instruct,
nail, stain, guide.
My daughter's house is going to have a built-in entertainment centre,
but she can't find anything that matches a coffee table and some
end-tables she already has..(I made them) " Oh, and Daaaad... when did
your friend Jane get her kitchen?" (I made it)
Instruct and guide indeed. If you haven't instructed and guided a child
of your own before...it is very rewarding. Good luck with that. <G>
Wow - carving strikes me as a completely different 'animal' than
furniture-construction-type woodworking. Instead of putting pieces
together to make something, you're taking stuff away to get what you
want - or "removing everything that isn't David". Seems to me to
require a lot more artistic talent or 'right brain' than
furniture-making. All that to say, I admire you for trying! I'll
stick to putting things together for now.
Good luck and have fun,
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