Saturday, August 25, 2012

Power Carving With Kids

Teaching carving with a rotary tool is fun and the results are quite amazing.  As this photo clearly shows, power carving can be be learned by a 10 year olds  The only problem encountered was the finishing of the cow and the calves.  This 10 year old was determined to paint the animals white and green.  She said that they were special breeds from Greenland.  The finish is a wee bit goofy, but the carving is right on..

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Guardian of the Chickens

The girls next door are raising chickens.  Chickens for eggs - not eating!  Heaven forbid!  And what with the varmints in the area, they need some extra protection.  What better protection than a guardian Gnome.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Voices in the Night!

Can it be possible?   Last night, I heard voices.  I think my Featherweight was speaking.  I am sure I heard a voice saying that it was about time to get some fabric out and make something that I could quilt.  Then this morning my wife asked me to consider making some new place mats for the new kitchen.  Now I'm not thinking conspiracy, but something is sure going on.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Large Ark minus one Deck

My way of doing a rain dance.  Removed one deck to bring the ark into more proper balance.  The Gnomes wanted a cruise too...