Hobbies

Good Day

Any day is a great day when you are doing something you enjoy. For me it was today and putting in many hours in my workshop. The bench top in the first picture was clean before I started. So to make this much mess you know it just had to be good. I am not finished yet, so this is how it is going to look for awhile. Why spoil the fun? Well… some of...

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Late January Ramblin’

Texas weather is going crazy as usual. It is 32 degrees (F) and raining one day then 62 and sun the next which was yesterday. This morning it is 35 and semi cloudy. I know they say this in every place I have lived but, “If you don’t like the weather. just wait a day…” 🙂 Outside Christmas deco was taken down (finally) yesterday. When packing it looked like I cornered the market on outdoor extension...

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Santa Three

Yes, I am still carving and hand painting. Here is (Sleepy) Santa #3. I am getting a bit better (I think) with each new face. I also decided to play around with Photo Shop and do a cool background edit for this picture. The face is nearly the same size as the other carvings I have posted here. The background wasn’t really staged for this shot. It is the mantle in the living room. I just...

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Miniature Bullet Holes

Is there a penalty for using air powered high speed turbine rotary tool in woodcarving? Yes there is… I found it. It makes me want to do something that is not so dangerous. Dangerous he says? Yes-sir-re-bob, it is dangerous! I simply dropped the air powered hand piece into my lap once when it wasn’t running. The tiny burr in the business end impaled into my upper thigh and the air hose helped hold it...

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