Friday, August 6, 2010

Newsy news

First, brothers and sisters, I present to you the bench top, with its intial couple of coats of finish:

I still need to attach the vise and the planing stop, both of which I'll do once I've put on a couple or more coats of boiled linseed oil and turp. However, since the work is largely done, my reports on the adventure shall cease for awhile and I shall turn my gaze to other shores.

Tomorrow I travel to Midland, Texas and the Sibley Nature Center to do a public reading and book signing in the morning, and a workshop for the Texas Master Naturalists in the afternoon. After that, I'll continue my journey to San Angelo to visit my mom. (Note to the burglars who read garden blogs: Walu will still be here, not to mention the pack of attack hounds, so you, too, must turn your gaze to other shores).

On my return, I have a few more things to do in re the re-organization of the woodworking shop, after which I shall give you a little tour.

By then it should be cooling down a bit and I may feel like coming back to the garden (and related blogging to that effect). Or at least the wine patio. Or both.

Also! Also! I believe Pearl and Henrietta are scheduled to arrive home from their travels en vacance sometime next week, so BOLO for that happy event.

Until we meet again.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. A deserving altar to your passion.

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  2. Beautiful- congratulations Susan!

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  3. It looks great. Safe travels! I look forward to your return, the chickens' return and some tours!

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  4. Susan, I am in awe ... it will be infinitely useful but is anything but utilitarian. Hope the temps break by the time you get back. This oppressive heat is getting old.

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  5. Cindy--Ditto, ditto, ditto on the heat. *And* the mosquitoes.

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  6. Oh my! That is one gorgeous piece of work. If you ever decide you no longer want to be a professor you could easily become a professional woodworker.

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  7. Lindy--Thanks for the compliment, but trust me, I have a long way to go.

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  8. My goodness, that doesn't look like a bench to do work on - it's so beautiful!! Hope your travels went well.

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  9. Have a wonderful trip. The table looks so good I want to serve dinner upon it.~~Dee

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