Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I'll not be posting for a little while

A week from next Tuesday, if all goes to plan, I will be receiving a new, bright, shiny new left hip...well, OK, it won't be shiny...not that you could tell, anyway...but it will be new!

Anyway, I'm expecting that it will be the best part of a month before I am back to working on my blog.

In the meantime, I have *finally* begun the actually carving a replica of a 1861 Remington Revolver (I wrote about that at least a year ago;-( ).  I now have the main frame and handle just about done.  I turned the cylinder the night before last and hope finish detailing it tonight.  Then, I'm afraid that the entire project will have to be put on the back burner for about a month.

In the meantime, let me know what sorts of things you might like to hear about.   And, all you guys from the UK who have been using my love spoon patterns, how about sending me some pictures?  I'd love to see you work and see how my designs work on the eastern shores of the Atlantic:-)

'Til next time...Keep makin' Chips!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Another (Larger) Luther Rose


Wow! it has been literally months since I posted anything.  Sorry, 'bout that, Chief!  I’ve been pretty busy.  I have just a short posting today.

In the past I have done quite a number of carvings for groups and individuals to take with them on mission trips to places devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and depressed areas in Appalachia.  

These carvings are, in turn, given either to someone whose house was repaired or rebuilt or as a gift to the church or organization that provided shelter for the mission workers.  The decision is left to the missionaries and is usually decided by a vote on the last evening of their trip.

This “Luther Rose” is being taken this afternoon by a group of 15 youth members of our church to a site in Southern W.Va.  They will be gone for a week.  I wish them all, Godspeed and safe travel until they return next Saturday.

It may be awhile until I post anything.  I'm getting a bright, shiny, new hip on August 6th and I don't know how that is liable to influence such things.

'Til next time...Keep Makin' Chips!