Jun. 5th, 2011 04:47 pm
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I am a sweaty mess. It's humid in the basement and with my turning smock and face shield on, I really work up a sweat. This morning I rough turned a spalted ambrosia maple bowl. It's in the tub of alcohol soaking now. Then this afternoon I took out two loads of shavings from the basement, including one bin full of walnut that I dumped on a corner of the yard to see if it kills the weeds. That gave me some working space free of shavings so I grabbed one of the mulberry blanks I rough turned last weekend. It was actually dry and ready for finish turning from what I can tell. It was the one that had a crack when I started, and there's a tiny crack left in the bottom so I just put some glue on it and we'll see if it holds.

The turning is all finished and has a lovely bark edge, but now I need to sand it. Ugh. A messy task when I'm sweaty already. Maybe I'll work on it tonight. It would be nice to have it ready for show and tell at next week's turning club meeting.

I have about 20 minutes of work I need to do today. True to my personal style, I'm waiting until the last minute.

There was quite a shocking revelation at the end of yesterday's Dr. Who. I can't wait to see what happens next week.

Ok, enough procrastinating for now. Time to get cleaned up and start some laundry.

Date: 2011-06-05 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scentedwoods.livejournal.com
I got super sweaty today doing yardwork. I was stunned by my own stink!! (Ew!)

Date: 2011-06-06 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kadenza.livejournal.com
Ooh, do you think you can dye wool with the shavings?

Date: 2011-06-06 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zinniz.livejournal.com
Maybe?! I don't know a thing about natural dyeing, but if you'd like me to send you some shavings, I can!

Date: 2011-06-06 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kadenza.livejournal.com
Oh, no thanks, there are tons of black walnut trees around my house, and I plan to collect the hulls later this summer. I'm just getting started with the natural dyeing, but it's my understanding that walnut is the easiest to work with as it needs no mordant and is completely washfast and lightfast.

Date: 2011-06-06 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nastyboots.livejournal.com
also right there with the "sweaty mess" today.

Francis got me to watch some Doctor Who on Friday night, but starting with the 10th Doctor. Eventually I will catch up. ;)


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