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Sunday 29 January 2012

Nest Building

Mrs Brian has me on nest building duties, no shed for a while it's colour charts and lots of paint and some new doors to hang. I quite like painting its nice and quiet, so no chair for a bit ,but its not going to run away:)

Sunday 22 January 2012

And It Goes Like This

I made a little time for the shed today, and worked on my chair, mentioned a few posts back. I cut some joints and put together two frames dry at the moment, these make up the backrest and the back and front legs . Bracing will be the next part that I think about, I then faked up what it might look like, take a gander :)

Friday 20 January 2012

Tapping Into Tree's

Blogger has been playing up this week for me I'm unable to read any comments at the moment. Anyway On a walk this afternoon around the loch and along the canal. I came across some huge tree's blown down by the gales a fortnight ago. These tree's were 100's of years old so they have grown through many changes in our town. When we had a working quarry ,tanneries,4 sawmills,paper mills and lots workshops, when they were only sapling's.

Now they lay on their sides one in the canal and more the edge of Linlithgow Loch. It would be good if you could tap into the tree's and take out the years of history that they were the back drop for. Here's a shot of what you see in our town along with yes you guessed it Tree's:)

Friday 13 January 2012

When The Wind Blows

I had a walk through the wood's this week to take a look at the storm damage. There were plenty tops torn from tree's particularly Scots Pine. Many of the huge sitka spruce had their foundation's ripped from the earth

The pictures show some of the safer area's, other part's are a lot worse and common sense prevails, as a tree can hang in the branches of his kin but for how long. Could be minutes day's or years, So its best to keep out of the way. Lots of big timber that was planted during WW1 was whipped and pushed until roots broke free from their mooring's sending them down to rest in their own cast needles :)

Saturday 7 January 2012

In Stitches

I was in the shed today for a few hour's planing and smoothing out parts for the chair I'm building. One half of the back rest has a split in it, so after a bit of pondering whether or not to find something else. I decided to make some big staples and strengthen it up, so I bent some wire in the vice just using the hammer. Then I tapped the staple and drilled small pilot holes in the dimples before driving them home. Now the split looks like it has been stitched, this gives this chair an unusual quirk :)