Tools Class ends, Fall Begins

Boy Howdy,

We’ve been keeping busy over here, busting out our projects, playing music during lunchtime, and eating the last of the sweet corn and making salsa fresca as much as possible.  I’ve also been keeping busy after class by prepping my little cottage for a fresh coat of exterior paint.  It’s a bit of rush to completion, with the brisk promise of autumn chill in the air already; the trees begin to show gorgeous perennial colors and the wool clothing is gladly taken out of the closet.

This week, we wrapped up our Tools Class, where we’ve become well acquainted with block plane, chisels, the concepts of Square and Flat, and the efficient and accurate use of time and material.  It’s been an excellent proving ground for me, as my at-home practice and experimentation of woodworking gave me a bit of a head start.

Just the same, I struggled along with everyone else, finding my own best and most  accurate way to accomplish each task.  I learned well, and and well pleased with the results.  I was able to finish all projects with a couple of days to spare; I was then able to work on my violin-maker’s knives (that I’ll make a post about later).  All in all, it’s been a blast so far.

local wildlife

Been loving roasted taters and cheese curds!