Ball Chain Gear


I found 3 of these brass ball chain gears at an estate sale and have put the first one to use.  I took it into Winks Hardware where they have help that knows the answer to everything hardware and the gear created quite a stir.  No one had ever seen on before.  As you can see
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A Bird in a Glove


Moving onto making the flock for the White Bird Black Bird Mechanical Theatre the last two days.  When I first started carving small birds my hands and fingers were covered with small cuts.  To carve Alaskan Yellow Cedar cleanly your tools have to be razor sharp and a brush with a blade draws blood.  Getting blood on your work is almost
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Stick Picking


In the northwest people that pick greenery for florists are known as brush pickers.  I need branches, not greenery.  The easiest place for me to mine is my back yard.  The new piece in progress is called Black Bird / White Bird and it has a lot of branches.  The best branches have 3 trunk intersections
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