Today we are off to take D#1 back to school for her sophomore year. She had a campus job for the summer and spent all of June and July on campus. The job ended early in August and she has been here with us for the past three weeks. It has been so, so nice to have her home and I am going to miss her! I shall concentrate on all the car knitting and try to ignore the fact that my children are growing up and leaving me. wah!
In news from the wood shop ….. John and I churned out three chairs yesterday. I started the day off making a tutorial, complete with pictures. The minute the carpenter’s protractor came out, my confidence began to flag. I persisted. Pictures were snapped, notes were taken. Then the angles and bevels came into play. holy cow.
Is this something you guys would really make? The rip cuts? The angling of edges? We used the following: a table saw, jig saw, radial arm saw, router, nail gun and electric drill. And of course the absolutely indispensible Boar. Have you got yourselves a Boar?
wouldn’t you rather the secrets to my fabulous marshmallows? for those you will need a candy thermometer and a mixer.
Darlings, if a tutorial you want, a tutorial you shall have. I am here to do your bidding.
well, you know, I mean most of your bidding – at least as far as wood shop is concerned. For all that other stuff, I’m gonna need wine. Lots of wine. and maybe some shots.