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.
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.
We had a little fun this weekend creating new Maritime themed projects.
No big projects on the go these days, but lots going on in the workshop.
About two weeks ago I sliced up some wood cookies as an experiment.
Now its time to set it aside and let it dry naturally, and see what happens.
This past week we designed some new wooden maps of Nova Scotia. They’ve all sold but more can be made!
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The last thing on our to-do list for Kings United Church was to make a new sign for beside the new front doors.
We decided to make another trough(aka trencher bowls). There are so many possible shapes for these troughs, this one turned out very different from the first one we made.