WHAT? A Japanese saw on my blog? What’s going on?

 

Japanese saw

The kids were having a hard time working with a backsaw when we made boxes a week or so back…then the next shipment of Alexander’s tools arrived (thanks, Trent) and in it was a few Japanese saws. I remembered that kids could handle these easily, and off we went.

DF sawing w pleasure

DF sawing w pleasure

DRF sawing 2

Rose is the most stylish sawyer I have run across…

Rose sawing in style

Rose sawing in style

I will get back to their project after the weekend. I have some leftover pictures from between the holidays, and have just got back to the shop regularly yesterday. So more to come. Tools for sale next week probably.

first snowfall

first snowfall

There’s a pair of redtail hawks that are usually found just down river each winter. Here’s one of the in the regular spot, perched up high over the river.

jones snow vertical

jones snow redtail

 

Found one of them being harassed by crows…flew right past us in the yard.

 

 

in flight

in flight

Here’s how we spent a good part of the past week- just as it should be.

REF w snow

DRF w snow

That, & chasing birds. One eagle sighting at work this week, but he got away. Some good views of an all-time favorite, cedar waxwings.

 

eel river waxwing 1

eel river waxwings three 2

eel river waxwings three

And today, two wrens scooting about in a pile of firewood. One is fanning his tail at some figured maple:


wren

figured maple & wren

figured maple & wren

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