It’s been a slow week on the bench this week. My wife is down with a concussion due to be kicked in the head by our daughter while they were sleeping together, and I went over on my ankle and am only just getting back on my feet now. All of my building has been taking place in my head for the past week.
The time off my feet hasn’t been completely wasted though. I discovered Paul Sellers on YouTube recently and have really gotten into his videos. I particularly liked the Christmas Stars video, where you learn to do inlay without being told you’re being taught to do inlay.
In other news, the seasons have definitely turned. I drove through two back to back nights of heavy snow and yuck and I’m feeling a bit tired. Fortunately, tonight is the last night before the weekend and the weather looks clear. I think this will be a good drive to settle in with Rachel Morgan and not stress too much.
Oh, speaking of stress, I did manage a bit of de-stressing in the shop this afternoon. I was setting up some spaghetti sauce for dinner and particularly liked the feeling of the wooden spatula I was using. I’ve been sitting on some cherry and maple looking for a small project for them and I thought this would be perfect. Once the sauce was set up and the dishes were done, I hobbled out and made some sawdust. Here is the result: