Spalted Maple Lidded Box

Spalted-Maple-Lidded-Box

A good friend of mine gave me a block off spalted maple so I decided to turn a lidded box on my lathe. The block was 6 x 6 x 4 inches thick in size and the corner had a bad place that was too soft. I started buy cutting the block into a circle and then mounted it on the lathe. After turning both the bottom and the lid, I then turned the finial from a scrap piece of blackwood. after turning the finial and before parting the piece I made sure that I cut a tenon so that I could mount the finial to the lid.

This box measures 5 inches in diameter and 3-1/8 inches high, I think it turned out really nice!

Have a great week!

 

 

Talenti

Talento-gelato

I have to tell you, you need to try Talenti gelato if you have not tried it! It is absolutely wonderful!  It’s available in a variety of flavors and is delicious. It is a little expensive but we find it on sale all the time, buy one get one or four for $8.00.

I like all the chocolate gelato and the butter pecan is really  good too!

If you have had Talento, what is your favorite flavor?

 

Check out my handcrafted Cheese Boards and Honey Sticks! They make a very nice gift!

beautiful-cheese-boards

 

Table Rock

view of table rock mountain

A short drive south from us is Table Rock. There are trails from Table Rock State park that lead you to the summit at 3124 feet. It is a 6.5 mile hike round trip to the summit, the trail is strenuous and in some spots is very difficult. The hike is well worth it, the views are spectacular.

Our leaves are starting to change as you can see in this picture!

 

 

 

 

 

Clemson Tiger Football

Louisville-at-Clemson

The Clemson Tigers Clemson tiger paw played the Louisville Cardinals at Clemson University yesterday afternoon. It was a 3:30 game that didn’t finish until 7:05 PM.  It was a beautiful day but it was extremely hot, 82 degrees. Our seats are on the Northside so we are in direct sun until around 5:15 PM.

As you can tell in the pictures Clemson colors are orange!!! There were 81,500 attending this game yesterday!

Clemson-vrs-Louisville-October-11--2014

I took the first two pictures just before the game started with the band on the field and just before the team ran down the hill! Louisville has the #1 defense in the country before playing Clemson. Clemson held Louisville t0 264 yards and created 11 penalties for 65 yards.

Clemson-plays-Louisville-at-home

The game went down to the fourth quarter but Clemson tiger paw Clemson was able to win 23 to 17.

Check out my cutting boards, cheese boards and serving boards, they make great Christmas gifts!

cheese-boards-serving-boards

Pawleys Island South Carolina

Pawleys Island sunrise

I had to go back to the beach again this week for a few days but this time I went to Pawleys Island. It is so beautiful there, almost a beautiful as Hilton Head Island. The above picture is a  sunrise over the Atlanta ocean taken from the deck.

Pawleys Island south carolina moon

This picture shows the moon rising, picture taken from the same spot as the sunrise picture! You can see the ocean in this picture too!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

Lazy Sunday

beautiful-sunset

Our sunset yesterday afternoon was spectacular. Cooler temperatures rolled in late yesterday evening giving us a low temperature this morning at 38 degrees! Today’s high is only suppose to be 59 degrees.

Acorns and hickory nuts are all down on the ground, the deer and squirrels are having a good time eating them. The leaves are turning brown and falling. Doesn’t looks like we will have the beautiful color leaves this year.

It’s going to be a lazy Sunday for us today, I hope you also enjoy your day!