Sunday, September 19, 2010

vacation

We are about to embark on a 2 week vacation exploring the west coast from Seattle down to Oakland. We leave tomorrow morning (Monday) from Milwaukee and arrive in Seattle around noon where we will pick up a rental car. After spending the rest of Monday and all day Tuesday in Seattle we will test the efficacy of the new Garmin GPS system we bought for this trip while we head south. Our eventual destination is the Oakland home of our daughter and son-in-law. I will try to keep a running account of our trip here for your vicarious enjoyment. Since am a mostly unenthusiastic traveler, I will try not to dwell on the inevitable problems associated with air travel and road warrior mishaps. Keep your fingers crossed that this all goes according to plan.

back to the workshop

For much of the past summer I found it difficult to find much quality time in the workshop. There are just too many things to do outside in the nice weather to justify spending more than an hour or two downstairs in the shop. Still, I did manage to turn a few bowls just to keep my skills from eroding. So here are a few pictures to prove that I really did spend a bit of quality time amidst my tools. These are all bowls made of curly maple.







I have a number of new projects in mind now that the weather has turned me toward indoor pursuits. There will be photographic proof eventually of those new endeavors. Be patient.