Monday started the week beautifully so it was outside and back to painting the swing. Then the planer was brought up from the basement and I planed about 15 bd/ft of oak to start making doll cradles.
Then the rains came; for three days!
Back to the basement to start cutting the doll cradles. Also finished two little cars I had started. Tried to make the look like "Herbie", but I guess I am not an artist. I cut blanks for these toys whenever I have scrap that is thick enough. They are great for several things, first as an affordable attraction for young kids at craft shows, (hey get the kids there and the parents might look), they also make good little gifts for donating to organizations collecting toys at Christmas. Lastly, they come in handy when the grandchildren are visiting, give them one to paint and it keeps them occupied and happy.
Thursday my SS Strip Sander arrived as did some bread knife blades that I had ordered so it was a good day!
Saturday it was back to painting and the swing is finally finished!
Of course all the good vibes were offset by the news of layoffs at ShopSmith. I'm sure we all feel for those that were affected and hope that things improve for them in the future.
Anybody else out there that has projects on the go or finished?
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