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This fall, I made twelve swords and twelve shields from the same book. I’m going to sell them at ArtsGoggle 2016. In a great bit of nostalgia, most of the decorative plugs that went into these swords and shields came from a cache I recently discovered in some of my dad’s old things.
Turning a scoop from a solid piece of wood is a precarious operation. I built a jig from some hard maple and a hose clamp, and while it’s a great tool, it always seems crazy to get that scoop spinning like this, with the handle out sideways.
I destroyed an earlier version of this jig when I cut too deeply and caught my chisel blade in the wood of the scoop. The catch sent the scoop flying and destroyed the maple teeth holding it to the lathe.
I bought this backpack for George when he was 6, going into 1st grade. It’s lived a good life, but after 3 years it’s torn and tattered, ready to retire. Not to mention, it has cartoon sharks and minnows on it- an incoming fourth grader might prefer a more mature or neutral backpack. Not George. I’ve offered to get him a replacement but he refuses- his reasoning is that “when I’m famous one day, they are going to put my backpack in a museum.” And he’s totally serious. And now, I love this backpack.
Sometimes the Texas heat is just too much. Sam shows us how to cope.