Good morning on this hot, humid Monday in Nova Scotia. We finally got a little rain but it brought humid conditions with it. We spent Saturday catching up on the little things that haven’t been getting done. Jim worked at a neighbours fixing her windows after ordering the parts a few weeks ago. And this happened…again…
We’ve been working on a few Nova Scotia maps this week. One is on order and since we were doing one we decided now would be a good time to do the second one for a Christmas present. That will make one name crossed off the old Christmas list.
Can you believe its only 4 months away. Lord, summer is going by too fast.
Usually I receive the boards from Jim before he glues them up, but for whatever reason this time they were glued ahead of time. Makes it a little trickier to paint without crossing onto the next board.
Here is one painted waiting for Jim to cut into a map.
Then it is out to the workshop where Jim places the map outline on. The pattern has a sticky backing but it’s tricky because as soon as he completes the cutout the pattern has to be removed right away or it is very hard to get off.
Jim said he was almost at the end when the scrollsaw blade broke. Naturally. Always a good idea to have lots of blades on hand.
And here is the first one complete, waiting for a sawtooth hanger, which are on order.
And the second one…
Well If you are the one who receives one of these maps for Christmas, first, lucky you, second, act surprised.
While Jim is on the mend, I thought I would show you around our yard this summer.
This weekend Jim was feeling much better but the weather didn’t cooperate enough for us to be productive on our outdoor projects. Two more days of rest never hurt anyone I always say.
Hey, we are still alive, or better yet Jim is.
When we last talked, the shipping container progress looked like this…
I was wishing for a cloudy day and today started that way so we were out ready to work by 8am.
Back to work on the shipping container.
We had this 40 foot shipping container delivered two years ago and are finally getting around to covering up the ugly.
I milled some of the smaller sugar maple limbs for live edge slabs. The limbs had a curve to them, so I cut them live edge to get the most I could from the limbs. The limbs were about 9-10 inches wide.