I made a simple star ornament out of maple and walnut.
I made a Shaker swing handle carrier. It was my first time making one.
Here are some things I messed up:
- I should have made the swallowtails line up off-center. Since they are centered, and the handle is centered, I had to drill through them to attach the handle. I think it would look better to have the swallowtails to the side of the handle.
- There are wood spacers between the handle and the box. They are made from drilling into the end of a dowel and then sawing it into thin pieces. I only had a maple dowel of the right size. It looks okay, but to match the box, I’ll get a cherry dowel for the next time.
- It would have been better to apply finish to box before attaching the handle.
I saw this egret this morning when I went kayaking on the LSU Lakes again.
I went for a walk in the Mary Ann Brown Preserve this morning.
It is near St. Francisville, Louisiana.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
I took this picture from the top of Rockefeller Center.
This is a crude little St. Nick carving that I have practiced a few times.