• Cakes,  Scrollsaw

    Random Wednesday

    Well, hello. Welcome, if you are new to these parts, and welcome back if you are a regular.  We have been keeping ourselves busy and trying to stay out of trouble.

    Jim celebrated a birthday on the weekend. That called for chocolate cake of course.

    birthday cake
    Happy Birthday Jim!!!!
  • Scrollsaw

    Scroll Saw Class is in Session.

    If you ever thought you couldn’t use a scroll saw, you might be wrong. Our friend Greg, who took the aerial pictures of our neck of the woods from the helicopter, asked Jim to make him a custom piece for a friend of his. Then he had a brilliant idea. He asked if he could help, and that would give it more meaning (and him more bragging rights).

    Nice design.
  • Christmas,  Scrollsaw

    Christmas Tree and More Maps

    Hope you had a good weekend. We had just the right amount of busyness (is that even a word) and down time. We finally got our tree up and decorated. You might think that living on land that used to be a Christmas tree farm, we would have a real tree, but you would be wrong. While the trees were trimmed at one time, they haven’t been touched in several (maybe 15-20) years. They are way too big to come indoors. Sooo… artificial it is. This is one we have had for about 20 years and it will soon be time for a new one.

    christmas tree
    Ready for Christmas
  • Foresty,  Scrollsaw

    Sending Smoke Signals

    Happy Friday. Weather here is still holding on the warmer-than usual side. No snow yet, knock on wood. I’m sure it’s not too far off now. Plenty of rain though. I’ll take it.

    We decided to try burning some of the brush from when we cleared  more space behind our work yard. Everything was wet, which was a good and bad thing. Good so we wouldn’t accidentally start a forest fire, bad because well…fire and water.

    burning brush
    I think thats Jim
  • Christmas,  Scrollsaw

    Weekend Update

    It was a busy weekend, what with Christmas creeping closer. It seems like there is lots of time and then all of a sudden there are only two weeks left. We clued up all the orders to get them in the mail for today. That included finishing the Nova Scotia crib board.

    crib board,ns map
    Drilling the holes on the crib board.
  • Breads,  Scrollsaw

    Busy Weekend

    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.

    skidsteer,land clearing