Wednesday Tools

Nothing happening in the shop this week, but here’s a picture of a tool I’ve had since 1972.  It was the first pair of pliers I owned.  Bought them myself from money I earn mowing lawns.

70's pilers

70’s pliers

Yes, you can still buy them today, but these are mine and no you can’t borrow them.

I painted the number eight on them along with the letter ‘A’ because my brother and I used the same workshop and he kept stealing my tools so I did an inventory and marked mine.

I didn’t need to, because when he moved out later in 72 he left all the tools behind for me – still have the vise-grips and hammer.

Hopefully there will be a real project next week.

Andrew

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A Few Holiday Snaps

It’s been a great time so far, except for the cold I managed to get this week.  Mostly over that.  Here are a few pictures of the country lodge we stayed at this week:

Back of the lodge

Back of the lodge

Here’s the front door:

See, it's "the lodge"

See, it’s “the lodge”

And finally a view from the top of the hill nearby:

View of the countryside.

View of the countryside.

We’ll be on the road soon and I’ll be back to writing next week with a post on either potatoes or weddings or possibly about hops and the adventure of the Hop Pocket.

Till next week,
Andrew

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Friday Wisdom – The Other Hand

but on the other hand,

you have different fingers.

More wisdom next week,

Andrew

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Wednesday Art Project – Mandala

Several years ago Heather did an art project for church that I helped with. It is two large mandala.  This is a  representation of the cycle of life.  Heather came up with the basic concept, did pencil drawings and sewed about half the panels.  Other folk at church did the other panels.  I and another guy built the wooden frames.  Each frame is three feet by three feet creating a nine by nine square.  With the two sides there are 18 frame and panels.

The left mandala.

The left mandala.

The right mandala.

The right mandala.

These two displays were rehung for the month of September.

 

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