Sunday, December 5, 2010

adolescence

February 2010...
My lathe was born...

the first few months were rough, we had a lot to sort out, a lot to learn, about eachother...

wood moves, get over it...

maybe the greatest woodworking quote of all time, I'm sure the poet who penned it had no idea I'd forget his/her name...

an all wood treadle lathe moves a lot, but Christopher and Mary over at CME Handworks anticipated this in their construction.
I've had ten months now to get acquainted with this baby, I know now to check the head stock alignment first, tighten all the grub screws. The paver has migrated to its desired home on the right half of the treadle, every thing is oiled, my stool has finally found its destiny...



I don't even need the heater on this side of the shop. It's effortless to spin, till you stick a piece of metal in it, but I've learned to use that metal...

and true to my nature, I'm not a Neaderthal, I've upgraded my technology...
just haven't learned to use it right yet, sorry, I'll get the orientation correct next time.

video

if you know Santa, please tell him I need a tripod for an iPhone 4...
and if you are the Apple repair guy, pretend you didn't see this video.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

eye candy



this is life...
precious few moments to spend
doing what you love



for those you love


wrenching free a bit of you
to give to someone else


I guess it's worth it in the end.