Good evening everyone! The clouds enveloped us just before dark with a light misty rain. The temperature at 5:45 was 49 degrees. Our weather forecast continues to show a winter weather advisory in effect until tomorrow at 1:00 PM with possible snow and ice accumulations.
I decided I needed to offer a new design board this year for the Holidays! What I came up with is a take off from the teardrop board I offered last year during the Holidays. The teardrop cutting board last year did not have a handle.
Teardrop Board with Handle
Teardrop shaped but with a handle. The above pictures are walnut but I can also make this board using Birds Eye Maple or Quilted Maple. This board could be used as a serving board, cheese board or cutting board. Link to detail page: Teardrop Cutting Board
One of my most popular boards is the round board, the above pictures show this board in Walnut and Birds Eye Maple. In the picture to the far left next to the jar of honey are the Honey Sticks made from Walnut. Click for more detail: Cheese Board
The first picture shows two beautiful Birds Eye Maple boards, second picture shows a stack off Walnut, Quilted Maple and Birds Eye Maple boards and Honey Sticks! You can find more details here: Honey Sticks
Any of these boards would make a great Christmas gift for family or friends! All of my boards are handcraft one at a time, so allow plenty of time for me to make the board and don’t forget about shipping transit time!
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!
After months of hard work and dedication, my NEW website is live!! I would love it if you would go take a look, here is the link: MichaelsWoodcrafts
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?
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!
The Clemson Tigers 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!
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.
The game went down to the fourth quarter but Clemson was able to win 23 to 17.
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.
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!
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!
Birds Eye Maple is hard to find so I am always looking to find it. Today I got a call from a guy who said he had a single board of birds eye maple that was three years old and that he was selling it. After talking to him awhile I decided to go visit him to take a look. As you can see, I did purchase the board, it is 6/4 inch thick, 10-1/4 inch wide an40 inches long, rough sawn. Moisture content is perfect so it is ready to use.
This picture doesn’t really show the character very well but trust me, it’s a nice piece and will make some really nice boards. I have included a picture below that shows the character of the Birds Eye Maple.