As normal we’ve been going full blast. Getting the book finally completed and the show clock over and done has been quite a challenge, but we have prevailed. There are still a few little things to be done but the tough part is over finally.
I’m not so sure this clock build was the best idea, it has drawn out much further than I anticipated. However if you have followed along hopefully you learned how to think a little differently and would not be intimidated to try something new. The clock offered up a lot of challenges, but we met them and overcame them. That was the intent of this build.
You should see the semi final show the second week of February. I say semi final because we will still have to install the door and carved the shell as well as some final assembly and install the mechanisms. It will take me several weeks to finalize the clock and be ready to do this.
The next show or series of shows we’re going to have some fun. I don’t know about you but I’m tired of the long build series they need a break. So like I told you we’re going to do some quick fast and fun projects. We’re going to be hand planning, distressing, antiquing and making some quick projects that being particular isn’t required :-).
I know we have a lot of moms, dads, granddad’s, grandmothers so we’re going to start with making a “Pouting Chair”, which also doubles as a stepstool. I can tell you we have made numerous of these and they are a big hit. Then I think we may do a “Dough Box”, which is what was used to store flour, mix dough, and store the dough for it to rise. Today they make excellent storage as well as unique file chest. Then I think will do a Porringer table with scalloped apron, turned Cabriolet leg.
Basically all of these projects are quick and fast, exactly what I’m looking for. If you have any suggestions I’m wide open. Then we will wrap up the clock and decide what we want to do next.
I’m going to be heading down to Charleston South Carolina February 4 – February 8 for a carving class with Mary May. Really looking forward to that, I have never taken a class on woodworking in my life. I know how to carve somewhat , but I feel sure she knows a lot more than me so I’m anxious to see how a professional does it.
So with all of that said we will be doing the clock shell carving and finials after I get back, 🙂
OK, time to quit typing and get these quarter columns done for the clock.Y’all be safe!