here’s where I got this week

working on the shop this week. In this view, you can pretend it’s finished inside. Except if it was, I’d fill it with stuff.

 

looks done

 

I did take one day to re-assemble the lathe, and turn some chair stiles. I hadn’t turned ANYTHING in 17 months! Thus, it went slowly. But this is generally where the lathe will reside; yes – my back to the river view.

temp lathe setup

Here’s about the last time we’ll see this mistake-brace, until the shop is re-sheathed, or taken down.

 

carved brace evidence

We sheathed the corners, so the building wouldn’t float away when we did the roof. Spaces left so we can figure out which windows go where. sheathing begun

from below

Pret has a huge supply of various windows, seemingly all rescued from inevitable trips to dumpsters. so lots of head-scratching to figure which ones where & how.

window shopping

The shop space brings me closer to the birds – here’s one of the spring’s first catbirds in our yard.

 

catbird

and an un-flummoxed chickadee.

chicadee

When he isn’t guiding me through all phases of building the shop, or helping every workshop at Plymouth CRAFT, or playing banjo in the band The Dinghys – Pret Woodburn is doing other stuff. This week, he built a bowl horse for Dave Fisher’s class at Greenwood Fest – just awaits tweaking directions from Dave now. You’ll see Pret at the Greenwood Fest – and you’ll be amazed. He’ll be working with Rick McKee – whom you know but might not know you know – https://blueoakblog.wordpress.com/

bowl horse

 

bowl horse detail

 

detail head etc

 

 

8 thoughts on “here’s where I got this week

  1. Mr Peter
    If you leave your shop like this… is “environment-friendly” (just imagine lots of birds inside) and there’s a LOT of natural light :P

    The only downside it will be on winter! LOL

    These posts where you share the building of the shop are great!

    Cheers

  2. Nice to see the progress on the shop. Mine has been a whiles in the making. In between filling it with crap because I have no where else to put it (then having to remove it to do more work) and working on it when time avails (which often it doesn’t because of work) it is slow going. Still, when sections are completed and your minds eye can see it finished and in use its worth shines through. Gavin

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