Just to colour your day and inspire you.

Driving in to work this morning my mind races ahead of my day as it usually does. I think of things created and the effects light plays on shape and colour. This morning the sky’s expanse of bright blue reminds me of how incredible the creative world really is and how much value it has in helping us on our way to work.

 

John spent the day sharpening chisels for the class this coming weekend and reorganising our creative workspace. I like everything to have a place and it takes a period of working to establish the best location to place different tools and pieces of equipment. A working environment in which you build pieces is very different than a teaching environment simply because of accommodating more than a couple of people. But both creative environments need adjusting anyway and need adjusting throughout the the day because projects starting as small component parts lying on the workbench subsequently build piece by piece into large blocks of space-hogging furniture. Organisation is critical to creating any smooth-operating environment.

 

On my way to work I see this wonderful flowering tree by the Penrhyn Castle wall, rhododendrons line the road on the last upward slog and for weeks now we’ve seen the wonders of creation in colour and shape.

This evening I will post on the restored tools John is working on. Almost finished the carving gouge one so we will start with that one and show how it’s done.

  • Hasan on Imagine…those carved pieces are very beautiful. It's almost unbelievable that they can be done with hand. I seem to never understand how one is made. Is there a video or a book so one can…
  • Thomas Olson on Sharp TalkingI also love to sharpen. One of the greatest ways I know to relax.
  • Dennis Sheehan on Sharp TalkingAs a plumber I drilled or cut many round holes usually anywhere from 1/2” through 8” and the benefit of a sharp bit and new worm was self evident at the end of the day . The master…
  • Joe on Sharp TalkingThanks Paul. I followed your advice regarding diamond stones. Have my three and have never looked back. They work well and I'm blissfully ignorant of any other way and happy to rem…
  • Patrick Sadr on Sharp Talking"I do use a coarse abrasive, cloth-backed, to reestablish a damaged bevel and so on, or if I have gone out of square." Paul could you please go on about this? I do vaguely remember…
  • Brandon Wilson on Sharp TalkingPaul: *is an expert and a Sellers and talks about sharpening* Also Paul: *complains when "expert sellers" talk about sharpening* (yes, I know I'm not the first and probably won't b…
  • Jerry Stark on Sharp TalkingI certainly agree with Paul on this one. The more time I have spent wood working, the more I have realized that it is better to build skills than it is to buy machines. (I could ha…