Scored a couple things today. Picked up the anvil a new friend decided to give me. Not sure how old it is. I can barely make out an eagle in a circle symbol under the rust on the side. I … Continue reading →
A few things I’ve been thinking about thinking about… and the picture has nothing to do with the post. Part of a machine at an old shoe factory. The lighting was good and the shot came out OK on my phone.
So, I’ve been planning a few larger projects/adventures lately. Before I just start posting random pics that appear completely haphazard, I figured I would lay out some things that are on my radar. Or maybe the my posts will make less sense than they would have if I said nothing… because I’ll probably work on all of this and other little projects at the same time. It just seems to be the way i do things, work on a dozen things in my head while I’m doing two or three with my hands.
To do list of bigger things-not necessarily in this order:
Blacksmithing- Something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid. I have some old tools that have been in storage at work for years. After talking about metalwork with someone I met for the first time, I was given an anvil. I haven’t seen it, but apparently made its way from Alaska. I need to pick it up soon, a 3 1/2 hour drive from here in upstate NY. Planning a coal forge, but have parts for a gas forge. Not sure what I’ll make other than hot metal.
Coffee Roaster- tabletop mini drum roaster. I have a bunch of the parts including the drum, motors, exhaust fan, and a burner (unless I decide to make my own). I have the layout in my head and may or may not lay it out in the computer. This will just take a bunch of time to fabricate.
Classical Guitar- build 2 classical guitars. One from locally sourced or found wood and one from decent tone woods. My reasoning is, if I do both at the same time, I can practice each step on the inexpensive (free) woods first and hopefully do a better job with the nice tone woods. This one may take a while to gather materials and start.
Well that’s my story. I may or may not stick to it. Feel free to comment or to pass on any advice. If you made it this far… Thanks!