I told you I feel inspired. I remember when Pete Seeger died, I searched the web for a photo of his banjo – this week it served as an idea for some wood carving. I’ve had these items rattling around the house since Greenwood Fest; further inspiration. A bowl by Dave Fisher, large spoon Beth Moen, small spoon Derek Sanderson.
So I weighed this piece of wood one more time, and got the same weight as recorded here in April & early June – 14 oz.
here’s where it will go, a replacement handle for my old Viking-style hatchet.
Here is recto:
a favorite quote from Bill Coperthwaite, found in his book A Handmade Life.
I plan on carving spoons this weekend at the Lie-Nielsen Open House, with this hatchet. https://www.lie-nielsen.com/hand-tool-events/USA/109
Meanwhile, some birds around the workshop project, which is roof shingling.
female downy woodpecker (right) feeding male young.
white breasted nuthatch.
red tailed hawk, every day being chased off by grackles, blackbirds, blue jays – you name it, they chase ’em.
Red bellied woodpecker.