Thursday, December 24, 2020

Calm Day

I started out the day yesterday, finishing the blue dyed mitts!  
I know Ms Christine will be thrilled with them
 because they are the bright blue of her eyes!
When I headed out to the wood shop,
 I began with a little cedar bowl and as you can see, it didn't go well!  
It is so dry that there wee no wood shavings,
 just a fine dust that was miserable to work in! 
 When this chip happened-I didn't hesitate to toss it into the burn bin 
and picked out a new piece of wood!  
My blood pressure didn't go up-
I just had a second of sadness for the bowl that wouldn't be! lol
I picked out a nice chunk of oak and it was a joy to work with
 and in no time, I had a beautiful outer shape.  
I sanded and polished it and will hollow it out today! 
 There is a fine line between dried enough to work with and too dry. 
 With cedar-you need to work with it much greener!  
For oak-there is not so much difference since it is a hard wood to begin with!

I hope you have a relaxing day today!
 

8 comments:

  1. Oh that poor cedar bowl. It sure did get chewed up.

    What are you doing with all your bowls? Knitting bowls? Eating bowls? Just for decoration bowls?

    Have a merry Christmas.

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  2. So glad you got a lovely visit with grands, love the snowmen. Ah, the bowl that was not meant to be. Sigh. Lovely recovery though.

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  3. Those mitts are adorable and I love that color. You did good! :-). That poor bowl but I'm glad it didn't get to you. The new one is looking good. Happy Christmas Eve my friend.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. Oh, my...I had no idea that could happen to the wood. The oak one is lovely. What a pretty color.

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  5. Oak is by far my favorite wood: I have many oak pieces in my home.

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  6. Your work is so beautiful. Merry Christmas.

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  7. Oh dear poor cedar bowl! I didn’t know that could happen. The oak one is looking lovely though. What will you use it for ?
    Love the colour of your mitts, so vibrant.
    Jillxo

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