Maintenance supervisor at work gave me this vintage bottle and a bottle of absinthe at our Xmas party. Super cool bottle that he said came from an old pharmacy. He’s always giving me old stuff that he finds. Guess he knows I appreciate that kind of thing more than most. Absinthe is cool too, but I rarely drink anymore, so that will be in the liquor cabinet for some time, while the vintage soda bottle sits on display in the kitchen.
Last Xmas present… weird wood vessel. Made this from wood that I found. Still standing, but quite rotten on the outside. Didn’t turn this like the other one. Cut a piece, drilled, cleaned with a stiff wire brush, and sealed … Continue reading →
Turned a rough pencil holder/thingy for my grandfather. I think its locust. Found it when I cut an old apple tree earlier this year. It has some weird anomalies where the branches met the trunk. Seems like there were a bunch of similar downed trees in that area. This piece doesn’t have a noticeable anomaly, I just used a plain section. Turned the top and bottom. Wire brushed and sealed the rough part. Drying overnight. Just in time! I made a piece from an abnormal section, which I’ll post later. Its a gift for someone who looks at my tumblr page often.
Also roasted 6 batches of coffee on the stove top as last minute presents. That’s enough to make me seriously consider starting my roaster build.
And I had time to work on a secondary bench for my new shop. I’ll post a few pics of that later…
Working on more Xmas presents… finishing up maybe tomorrow.
Signed 180 Christmas cards for work this morning. Last thought running through my mind during the upcoming apocalypse will probably be, “Damn it! I knew it! So many other things I could have done other than sign 180 Christmas cards! Fuck!”.