View first thing Thursday morning at work
This is the view from the porch roof of my latest project. I am currently repairing some fascia and sofit, as well as installing new drip edge, eaves-trough and downspout. A year ago I would have been doing similar work in the middle of a big city where the view would have been very different. Now instead of hearing busy streets and car engines I hear birds singing and wind rustling leaves. And instead of seeing asphalt and row after row of houses I see trees and wide open fields. For me this is a great improvement and I find that I enjoy the work I love even more in these beautiful settings.
The job on the farm house has expanded slightly. Starting Monday I will be replacing the wood siding on one side of the house above the porch. I have to build a work platform before all the work can begin and that means some demo first. If the weather holds I should be able to get the work done this week, and have a great time doing it.
The new wood fascia board installed
Being on a site means little shop time. Classes are still underway at Rosewood Studio students finished up the mastering machinery course this week. When at the school I am working on a blanket chest restoration. I began by stripping all the paint off the chest, with scrapers and chemical strippers (as little as this as possible).
Under the white paint there was green paint and under that there was some very brown shellac. And under all of that there was walnut, I have no idea who thought it was a good idea to cover up the walnut, non the less the paint is all off.
Though it took a fair bit to get it out of the moldings.
Recently I finished a small and simple project. A set of coasters for myself, made out of scrap walnut. Fun to do and super easy. The set of eight are book matched and sequential from piece to piece.