A few months ago, we started expanding our wooden NS map offerings. You may remember these:
Our D&L Timber Tech 180º swing blade saw mill arrived in late March. I think it was March. Anyway, its been a while. Just finding some time to get it set up and now at the stage of fine tuning the kerf cut in vertical and horizontal planes.
Last week I showed you a wood map of NS I did with a lighthouse painted on it. You can see that post here. This last weekend started out as a washout with an abundance of heavy rain. What’s a girl to do?? Paint of course.
We have been seeing a spike in inquiries regarding our wood maps of Nova Scotia from right here at home as well as across Canada. We attribute it to the recent events in our province and the outpouring of love for Nova Scotia that has followed.
The snow plow knocked down the mailbox for a final time. It was a brand new metal mail box that we installed for Gina’s mom last year. Flatten more than once, I straightened it each time, only this final time it broke off the flag as well. Time to try something else.
George Henning of Ithaca, New York, United States, claims an invention as it relates to the method of operating saw mills, specifically, new and useful improvements on the self setting saw mill dog blocks. File claimed April 01, 1842.
One of Jims saw milling buddies makes wooden buoys and on a visit last year he brought one for me. Not long after, I decided it needed some paint, so out came the paint brushes and here it was after my first round of painting.
It was fine. It still looked kinda new and I wasn’t sure how it would take stain so thats how it stayed.
Unable to leave things alone, I decided to revisit the buoy. This time I decided to paint the whole thing. Before I could get to the fun stuff, I had to put a coat of white on.
Then I traced each side of the buoy onto white paper so I could map out what I wanted to paint. I planned on a continuous scene that would wrap all the way around. Talking to Jim, he mentioned how much he loved puffins. So…puffins it is.
I wasn’t sure if I could pull this off but what’s the worst that could happen. Its only paint.
Once I was satisfied with the pattern, I got out a piece of tracing paper and traced the pattern onto the buoy.
It took a few days to paint. I’m not sure where it will end up but here it is…
And a close up…
Wrapping around to the second side…
On to the third side…
Close up of the boat.
The fourth side is just water and sky with a few birds.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately.
James E. Emerson, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States, claims an invention as it relates to the method of operating band saw mills. File claimed March 9, 1886.
George Henry Branson of Michigan City, Indiana, USA, claims an invention of a Firewood Drag Saw. File claimed March 05, 1888. No. 266,165.
Philander Eggleston of Mobile, Alabama, claims an invention as it relates to circular saw mills. File claimed March 03, 1857. No. US16725A.