As life goes on , if you are aware, you begin to realize certain things happen in certain ways because you make them do that.
Trying to analyze why is a hard game – some answers are not very nice – rationalizing negative occurrences in a positive way is sometimes a thankless task, but other times it can produce a happy insight.
Ive been kicked out of the spoon carving Facebook side – essentially i stood up to one of the admin people and he didnt like it – analyzing the situation i came to the conclusion that i engineered it – why?? Because i had come as far as i could – or i wanted them to kick me off because i needed a clear example of prejudice, bullying – because ive had a number of quite aggressive discussions because many have invented traditions and wish to promote them – such as boiling wooden spoons in linseed oil – im not sure how many people really go for the linseed taste, but i cant imagine many do. Using a razor sharp axe to shape wood for spoon making i think is a dangerous pastime – this is another «tradition», using a carving bench is another – or carving horse rather, when spoon carving can be so simple you can do it in your living room – by promoting these items as the «only» way they are essentially denying spoon carving its free form as something you can do anywhere anytime – so i guess ill have to re edit some of my spoon carving videos – shake the tree a bit hoho. I see today they are looking for new admins – a little more extended hohoho
Today ive been working on the large boat – as the profile of the windows have changed it is no longer possible to leave the lower part of the walls un modified – so ive had to cut out the sections where the window are, replace them with plywood inserts and produce a satisfactory profile on the inserted material – its proving interesting and worthwhile, but time consuming.
With any luck over the next few days ill have the upper wall done on the left hand side – the rhs should be easier as ill know better what im doing and the processes involved.
With any luck ill be able to put in the beams this week – if i can do that then i can finish the roof the week after – sooo much imagination required – mostly im working in the dark with very little idea of whats needed – but im learning – one thing for sure though is not quite right and thats the plywood is 15mm thick whilst the mahogany its sitting on is 22 mm – the outside is going to be covered with fiberglass matting but the inside is going to be strange.
Work seems to be picking up – Trygve visited a couple of days ago for a small cabinet for his car radio – he has a 8 liter vintage Buick. I suddenly remembered i had some boards from book cases, ex plymouth university – the ones i found were aformosia and almost exactly the right size.
Today Torild the sculptress delivered a little model weve been working on and now i have to do the full size jobby. Its been interesting working with her as she is quite professional in her stance – this is what i want —- that is so nice.
Tomorrow more work at Svanpro – hopefully too ill be up to 8 hand carved items each worth something like 10000 kr plus. More firewood too – i recon about 2 or 3 more loads and ill have enough for the winter – but i really need to dry the stuff better than normal – the barn is not good enough so i think outside against the wall where the wind and sun can get at it. Got a unusual design in mind for the cover – the material sits on pallets – the covers hinge at the back with steel pins locating in large timbers screwed to the wall.