Monday, September 25, 2006

Rough Weekend

Sheesh, talk about your lousy weekends...I was taking it easy this weekend trying to give my aching wrists a rest. On Saturday, after my usual morning visit to the post office, I decided to run down the street to my favorite little drive-in diner for a cup of coffee. It was raining lightly and pretty gloomy outside. I chatted with the owners who are good friends of mine, got my coffee and headed out the back door intending to say goodbye to another friend who works there. I stepped onto the thankfully short back staircase and the next thing I knew I was picking myself up off the bottom step. I must have slipped on the soaking wet aluminum threshold in the doorway. Anyway, I landed hard on my left hip and elbow and spilled my coffee everywhere. Felt like a damned fool. So I went home and took it easy for the rest of the weekend. Then, as if to add insult to injury, the Patriots lost to the Broncos last night. Arrrrggghhh, will the injustices never cease?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Odin's Eye Booger

More of the fabulous Odin's Eye Damasteel. I did a good long acid etch on it and it really brought out the contrast. This piece is on it's way to a new home in Oregon. :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Random Pics

Here's a few random pics of the handful of Wedgies that are completed so far.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Feeling like Fall

It's starting to get chilly here in the mornings but there is still only the faintest hint of color in the leaves. One of the nice things about New England and particularly our yard is the fantastic display of sugar maples, sumac and birch trees as they go through their yearly transformation. For a few weeks the color is brilliant, especially since there are a few yellow pines and spruce in the mix which adds some vivid green to the palette. The CT River is situated only about a mile away and usually at this time of year the falling temperatures cause the moist air coming up from the river to form an early morning mist which really adds to the other worldly feeling of the scene. It was one of the things I really liked about this spot from the beginning. Our house sits on a hillside and from my office window every morning I get a spectacular view of green yard and trees. It's a nice place to sip my coffee and think about what I need to do for the day before pulling on my work clothes and heading down to the basement shop.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Micro Card

This one is on it's way to a new home...more Mike Norris Hornet's Nest.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Stirring Up the Hornet's Nest

Hehe, Mike Norris Hornet's Nest that is. This is some of the prettiest stuff I have worked with. I had a bar of it some time ago and had to get another one. This is a new take on the little Skeeter keychain knife.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

More Fob Craziness

This is something Brian whipped up this past weekend...He doesn't have a name for it yet so I'm calling it the Alien Nutsack. Orange glowcord with this really cool glow in the dark fishing float inside. Will have to test it out but I suspect it will float a small knife.

Monday, September 04, 2006

I've Been Kinda Quiet Lately...

....But I promise I will shake myself out of my late summer torpor and get back to posting soon! :) I have loads of knives and tools about to go into heat treat. My heat treating oven element broke on me last week and put me out of commission for a few days but I ordered a new one and a spare now so things should be good to go. Installed the new parts on Friday and did a quick test to confirm that it was indeed the element that was the problem. Keeping my fingers crossed as I have Spanners, Keytons, Imps, Bug Out Blades and Boogers going into this firing.

In the meantime I have a couple of new items to photograph and post and will do so when I get a chance.