Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Special Christmas Present

My nephew's son gave me a really fun present this year.  It was a Spyderco knife kit.

But . . .

. . . it is made from wood!  It is constructed exactly like other knives.

I 'sharpened' the blade using a sanding block, then inserted the pins into one side of the handle.

I then inserted the knife blade and the spring lock mechanism.

I added the other side of the handle . . .

. . . and had a fully functioning Spyderco knife!  The folding lock mechanism works like a charm.  I have to decide if I want to stain the handle.  Hmmm . . .

Uncle Tractor had fun with this project!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Start of Winter

Now is the quiet time.  No projects, no gardening, no outside chores (except shoveling snow and cleaning off the roof),

I venture into the barn to check it out.

All is still.  I check the doors and windows.  I look to see if there are signs of any varmints deciding to make it home for the winter.  I then go up to the hay mow.  All is quiet.  I check out the workshop.  Everything is in its place.

Though things are quiet, there is an air of excitement.  Maybe it is me looking forward to the deep of winter and big snow.  At least the barn is ready...

Seasons Greetings!