Thursday, April 26, 2012

Laminated blocks and a tray from black ash

Hi Everyone,

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.


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