Thursday, January 2, 2020

Sunshine and Success

 It is always so pleasing to wake up to sunshine
 but especially at this time of year to have warm and sunny is a wonder, still.
The calliandra is still going strong.  
 I put away Christmas decorations 
until Bill had a bit of time to help me finalize the lathe area.  
He had already put up a LED light over the lathe 
but now we attached the peg board backing 
to the dresser/work bench.
Then we bolted down the lathe so that it stays put with all of the vibrations of woodworking!
And after a few hours, 
I began my very first bowl!
It is from a piece of cedar from our yard.
It smells so good!
I will be sure to collect some of the sawdust to make cachets.
I can't wait to finish this up tomorrow!

5 comments:

  1. How exciting this is! I'm so excited to see the finished bowl. Your talents just amaze me. I'll be back tomorrow to see what happens.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. Using the cedar sawdust for a cachet is a great idea!

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  3. Oh, wow!!! Isn't that amazing! I love the smell of cedar. We used it for our ceilings and closets and it looks great and smells even better. It's like living in a log cabin. Well, it was until I started making soap. Now the whole house smells like a soap factory...lol.

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  4. Cedar and oak are my favorite wood - cedar for the smell, oak for the grain. Have fun!

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  5. I am so excited you are doing something so new and creative. Well done!

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