Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Took some more pics of the smoothing plane today - what do you think of the sapwood? Thumbs up or down?? I kinda like the way it echoes the colour of the brass. Bulb blew on my "studio light" so I'll take some better ones once I get a replacement.
Next, as promised, visual evidence on my haircut. No, there's none hiding on the back out of sight - I really do have a "sensible" haircut. What is the world coming to.............. ;)
And finally, todays big excitement. We have a large fishpond in the back garden with 18 Koi carp. Shopcat is very interested in said fish, especially around feeding time. I glanced out the workshop window and saw the cat excitedly trying hook some lunch. I ran outside to shoo her away and she had disappeared. Luckily I checked in the pond - one wet and scared little cat clinging to the underside of the bird nets! I hauled her out and dried her off, but she stank! So off for a cat bath........my forearms are scratched to hell!! She's spent some time drying off and sleeping under the radiator and is a little happier now. Hopefully she's learned her lesson - dont mess with the Koi!