Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 18 Game Plan

Good Morning,

As usual the wood shopping / cutting threw me behind yesterday, but then again it always does.  It was a late night (in our world), with the shop closing around 8:00, but Sagon's custom is finished and will be posted later after Erin has her 1st cup of coffee. 

You may have noticed on our ETSY home page that our next FNS will be held tomorrow beginning at 1:00 PM, so good luck, they are always fun to watch.

I was chatting with Mel yesterday, congratulating her on her campaign, and she mentioned that she had signed up to "follow" our blog.  While I am certainly not an expert, it's my understanding that by doing so, she (you) will get an email notification whenever I post on the blog.  Admittedly, in the whole scheme of things what I have to say means little to anyone, however the email notification might be a useful bit of information the next time (like later today) when I post "Custom Time".  It's probably a better use of your time than refreshing your screen every 10 minutes... just my 2 cents.

Regarding today's lineup, I have no idea at this point, I didn't have time to think about it last night, but I do want to take the new Aspen wood for a test drive, it's the best alternative to holly that I've found so far.

Have a Great Day!

Update:  Lineup in progress

Aspen, new design "stars", deep blue fwp's

Blackwood / pink paua insets


  1. I look forward to seeing your aspen wood creation and to see sagon's new beauty!

  2. Love the new design! What a perfect combination.

  3. I love the stars! I'm in time out, though, since I've recently purchased. Maybe next time!

  4. I agree about the new design, it's lovely!

  5. Glad to hear that you like it. I have it's cousin on the bench right now... a tad bit shorter with peacock fwp's.

  6. The aspen wood has a really nice colour, do you know if it will stay like that or if it will yellow with age?

  7. Good question Maria. Here's a little fun fact, did you know that Aspen is the largest living organism on the planet, or at least this is what I've been told over the years in my woodworking pursuits? All of the aspen trees that you see in a grove are interconnected through a root system. I tend to think that it's probably true, as we use to live in Colorado about 500 feet below the tree line, and our view consisted largely of Aspen Groves on the other side of the valley... it was a spectacular view. So you can file this under the TT useless information category.

    To answer your question, I honestly don't know. The color and working characteristics are quite similar to holly and other "soft" woods, but over the long haul I simply don't know. I think it's likely that all of the wood we work with will change to some degree as it ages, my only recommendation would be not to store it in direct sunlight, because I know that will adversely affect virtually any wood.