Making a Large Nova Scotia Map
We had another order come in for a custom size map of Nova Scotia. The customer requested it be on a rustic backboard measuring 48 x 24 inches. That makes for a large, heavy, finished piece. Here is the template we printed out for this project.
Adding Glass to a Nova Scotia Map
We recently sold another wood map of Nova Scotia. I just love the colors in this one. I know, I know…I say that about each one, but it’s true. The customer requested that glass be added. This will be a first for this type of project. Since it was already framed, it had to be taken apart and reframed. Here is the map we were going to tackle.
Large Wooden Cape Breton Map
As I mentioned on Monday, we had a custom order for a large 24 x 32 inch wood map of Cape Breton. For those of you unfamiliar, it is an island joined to the mainland of Nova Scotia by a causeway. This is how all maps start out, especially the larger ones.
Weekend Projects end of April
I swear our next woodworking project might have to be to build an Arc. Seriously. What is it with weekends and rain. And this time of year it is most days in between as well. The good news is the lawn is greening up nicely, the bad news is we are getting closer to mowing season. Oh well, there are plenty of projects to keep us busy indoors.
What a difference a day makes! Or to be more exact, what a difference one snow storm makes. Here was Jim on the weekend, happily sawing logs.
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.
A typical Weekday
Starting to sound like a broken record here, but more maps headed out the door this week. All of these are the colour choices of the customers.
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.
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.
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.