Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Wood and Wool

The new tool came today-it is the one with the light wooden handle.  The tool on the left, a bowl gouge, is what I have been using to hollow out bowls and it works fine on open bowls.
But you can see how the geometry just wouldn't result in the same angle as I can get with the hooked tool, called-surprise-a carbide hollowing tool!  Doesn't this picture perfectly what it feels like when you are being worked on by the dentist!?
  I had such a laugh when I took the picture!  
The tool works well, I was able to put it right to use pretty quickly 
and I will have it done today!
I also completed the second mitt for the dark green children's mitts
 and started the adjusted Tough & Toasty for youngest son!  
The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn and I had worsted weight I wanted to use--just a bit of math to get the numbers right and voila! 
 I will finish the second one for him today 
and then send them in the mail with the pair for his wife!

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As I titled this post, Wood and Wool, I noted that the words were so closely spelled-just a one letter difference!

And that sent me down the rabbit hole of other similarities; 

 namely, both come from living hosts,

 both have to be cut from its host before it can be used,

both are used to warm us....

Can you add to this list?

 

6 comments:

  1. Everything was fine until you mentioned the Dentist! LOL Seriously though, that is an interesting tool. The mitts certainly look cozy!

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  2. Wood and wool....something I spend all day dealing with here in my little corner of the forest. What I think of is WORK. It takes so much of it to turn a dirty fleece into yarn and as for wood....don't get me started. We took down a dead tree the other day and I don't think my heart has recovered. It was really scary.

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  3. I did laugh out loud at the similarity to the dentist. I hadn't thought about how much wood and wool are until you mentioned it. It is interesting how much they have in common.
    I did see the Harbor Freight flashlight. We have several of them. Very handy.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. Interesting tool! I love that bow that you added to the green mitt!

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  5. Great to see the tool in use, but I winced when we got to the dentist bit. Apart from the fact that both wood and wool are natural, and can be made into lots of other things, I think you covered the bases very nicely :).

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