Wednesday, 29 April 2009
More shed news
Here's Marky Mark last night, building the new kiln shed. We worked until it was too dark to see the bubble in the spirit level.
I carried on with it today, adding the window and surrounding woodwork in my usual bodged rustic style, assembled gently with some six inch nails and a tube of Gripfill. When it's finished it'll be symmetrical, a window each side, with double ledge and brace doors hung in the centre of the two windows. I really should be making pots, maybe tomorrow. One thing's for sure, if I don't start soon I'll be under pressure to get everything made ready for the next firing at the end of May. Fortunately I work better under pressure.
If you look in front of the new bit of shed, you'll notice a very fine cane leaning against the wall. It was sent to me by my blogging chum and wood carver, Clay Perry. I'm chuffed to bits with it, thank you Clay.
Here's a close up of the carving.
Now this has made me feel really guilty, because weeks ago, I made Clay a mug in exchange, but have yet to send it. I'm so useless at getting stuff in the post. Trouble is, I'm away to work before the Post Office opens in the village, then I get home after it's closed. We only have one car which Hil needs to get to work in the opposite direction, so I either walk or get a lift. I'm then stuck at the workshop all day until I either walk the three miles home, or get picked up.
So we've decided to get a second car and I can only hope that it helps me to get more organised.
Thanks again Clay, I'll be sending your mug - and sorry too Debbie if you read this, I'll be sending your jug too.