I love Saturdays for some reason. I guess its because it feels like it is the beginning of two days of freedom to do what ever we choose. Although this time of year we always end up doing some office work to get ahead of Monday.
Besides that we managed a few other things, like a much needed power wash of the skidsteer. We didn’t want to leave the mud on it and have that freeze in place.
I feel like we accomplished a lot this weekend. First up was finishing the painting of Santa, and Christmas Nativity and Stable for a customer.
HO HO HO
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.
Painting pallet boards.
We had a little fun this weekend creating new Maritime themed projects.
About two weeks ago I sliced up some wood cookies as an experiment.
wood cookie slices of poplar and tamarck
Now its time to set it aside and let it dry naturally, and see what happens.
Primitive Angels 11 inches tall
In the latter part of 2016 we made some primitive angels. Now its time to make some more. With no more pallets boards handy, I gathered some blue denim pine that’s been drying in the shop from the trees we cleared in the summer 2016.
Hand crafted Wooden Door Wreaths
Our beautiful wood wreaths are made from locally sourced trees. A variety of birch, alder and other trees make up each wreath.
wooden timber planks with curve
I slabbed these boards from a curve in a trunk a couple days ago. I think its spruce. About 1 inch thick. The overall length is about 53 inches. The width at the apex of the curve is 6-8 inches. The overall height is 10-12 inches. Live edges. Check the For Sale
page for price and if still for sale.
carving the boughs
This morning a video finished yesterday was uploaded to my YouTube channel. The last couple of days I have been trying my hands at chainsaw carving trees. Continue reading
Slabbing the block
Taking a crack at carving a tree from a block of what I think is Trembling Aspen. One thing is for certain, when cutting with the grain on this wood, you need a really sharp chain, as you will see in the video. Continue reading