It's a gorgeous afternoon here in the Twin Cities--the temperature is warm, the sky is blue and it's perfect turning weather. Here's my afternoon:
I've tried to take advantage of the warm temps and cutting and planning several laminated blocks for a bowl and several serving platters. Here is the bowl block-it's made out of kempas wood, hickory, black walnut, and rosewood:
This is going to be a tea box. This is made out of black walnut and mahogany:
This is a block that is going to be glued tomorrow. It's going to be made out of white oak, black walnut, and kempas. This is also going to have a section in the middle to accommodate that small glass bowl. This will eventually become a dip and chip platter:
This small block is going to become Cedric the Cat's bowl. This is made out of scraps of hickory and black walnut:
This is another dip and chip platter out of hickory and black walnut:
And for those of you who have been hanging around the wood shop a long time-you'll remember the large black ash plank I bought last year. It became many platters for friends and this is the last little bit of it. It became a small serving dish:
I'm going to have to go and see if I can get some more of this.
Yesterday I told you about my tree so I decided to take a photo of it and show it to you:
We had some wind this morning and it blew a lot of the blooms off, so much so that they look like snow:
Speaking of which, we're supposed to get snow either tonight or tomorrow....sigh, only in Minnesota....
See you tomorrow.