Craft, Making, and Depression. (Some rather disconnected initial thoughts.)
I have wanted to make a chair for some time. And, when I say sometime, I suspect it’s been lurking as a potential project since I was very young. The reason I say this is that when I was young, I used to go to exhibitions and a few other things with my father…
On treenails, drawknives, and the first experiment with a new tool.
Green woodworking part two. As we have cleared around the section, we have taken out some awkward branches, and in … More
A couple of weeks ago I heard the sound of chainsaws coming from up the back of the property. Now, … More
Day six was the final day, and it was mostly about attaching the sole to the shoe. In this case … More
Today was all about lasting. With some new grips to come to grips with, and some weird interactions with objects, tools, and limbs. And skin.
Day four was a morning of sewing. It took a bit of getting used to, and I wasn’t always as competent or comfortable using this machine as I was using some of the tools.
Day three was a continuation of preparing the pieces and components of the shoe, and coming to grips with tools, … More
Okay, so day two was all about finishing the patterns, and then cutting. Lots of cutting. Basically all day cutting. … More