Friday, June 08, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Koa wood. A gift from a Hawaiian craftsman, this project will be with my granddaughter to make her a: desk Pen & Pencil holder.A small section waiting for the Danish Oil to dry, then we’ll complete the project. Once the oil soaks in and dries, I’ll set up Jean to drill the holes.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Record-breaking sale in Dubai; two bottles of rare McAllen Scotch whisky sell for £1.2million, approx. US $1.6m.
Distilled in 1926, aged 60 years in sherry-seasoned oak barrels, bottled and released in 1986.
Both bottles were bought by an international businessman at an auction hosted by Le Clos, Dubai airport luxury spirits retailers.
With each bottle costing £430,000 and 28 servings in a bottle, £15,000-(US $20,691) for a wee dram.
Something tells me Ralfy will not be reviewing this one .. remember: “A minute in the glass for every year in the cask.”
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
David Bull … picture of his carvers work bench .. note 2nd. hole for the wood stop is for a lefty (Dave) … This bench is an heirloom presented to Dave by the daughter of; Ito Susumu, an illustrious Japanese woodblock carver.
“Here's a look at Dave's carving bench. We have various carving knives and chisels, a rag to hold the block in place ("If it still works, I don't need to replace it"), a bright light, and a round bottom flask to diffuse the light.”
Link to mokuhankan’s Instagram … https://www.instagram.com/mokuhankan/
Friday, April 20, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
You Tube has become the defacto site for WWW video sharing. There are notable exceptions and alternates, China offering the prime examples.
All of that said, factions within the You Tube contributor community feel a real need to find alternate sites free from You Tube ownership censoring various videos and channels.
A number of alternate sites are being explored. I am evaluating and using Two of the available alternatives: UGETUBE and VIMEO.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Tea bags are truly ubiquitous .. When in the mood for a cup of EBT (English breakfast tea) Yorkshire Gold is “my cup of tea” … Packaged in 160 bags per box.
Lacking bulk storage for said tea bags .. Time to put that to rights.
“The best wood to use, is the wood you have” With this in mind, I mined some suitable material and hardware.
I have came up with material to produce a practical solution, letting the Tea Bag: shape/size/quantity dictate caddy size. 12” x 4” x 3” is what came about for the internal dimensions and using 1/4” material we have a utilitarian box. A plain box/caddy not unlike the humble tea bag.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Resurrection of a delayed project … A new Tea Caddy …
Late last year I started mulling over designs for additional Tea Storage. I now have a design that will form a basis to expound on: A Japanese sashimono box, joinery without glue or nails … just well fitted joints held with wooden friction pegs and wedges. … source Harry T Morris on YT.