Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chronodex weeks 13 through 17 not as many photos as i would of liked

As much as I hate to see time pass,
i am so pleased that the past two months are over.

i can always depend on my moment of making the chronodex to be the most measurable lengths of rest in the busiest of days. 
3.22.2015 chronodex
"pop-up border chronodex"
pilot prera with calligraphy nib
esterbrook no 20 clip
staedtler 502 sharpener

3.23.2015 chronodex
"pop-up lobed chronodex"
kaweco AL sport
esterbrook no 20 clip
morning glory .38 red
maica hi-tec C red
doane pocket notebook

3.27.2015 chronodex
"partial chronodex"

3.29.2015 chronodex
"spouting chronodex"
Esterbrook with a 2556 nib
prismacolor pc916 canary

3.30 and 3.31.15 chronodex
"glasses on chronodex"
kaweko AL sport
esterbrook 20 clip
charvoz drafting pencil
doane pocket notebook

3.30 and 3.31.2015 chronodex
"glasses off chronodex"
kaweko AL sport
esterbrook 20 clip
charvoz drafting pencil
doane pocket notebook

4.3.2015 chronodex
"pop-up border chronodex"
TWSBI fountain pen
esterbrook 20 clip
doane pocket notebook
winecrate clipboard

4.6.2015 chronodex
"pop-up border chronodex"
waltham fountain pen
esterbrook 20 clip
charvoz drafting pencil

4.12.2015 chronodex
"long tailed star chronodex"
morning glory .38 red
pink radar eraser
esterbrook 20 clip
pentel graphicgear 500 pencil

4.20.2015 chronodex
"ribbon badge chronodex"
doane pocket notebook
esterbrook 20 clip
eagle turquoise drafting pencil

4.21.2015 chronodex
"heart border chronodex"
pilot 78G B
morning glory .38 red
triconderoga triangular pencil
doane pocket notebook

4.26.2015 chronodex
"3 layered chronodex"
pilot 78 G B
Eagle turquoise drafting pencil
morning glory .38 red
Campus 2B eraser
esterbrook 20 clip
doane pocket notebook
 
4.26.2015 chronodex
"Assembled 3 layered chronodex"
pilot 78 G B
Eagle turquoise drafting pencil
morning glory .38 red
Campus 2B eraser
esterbrook 20 clip
doane pocket notebook

Friday, April 24, 2015

Full Extreme Croquet set with Posts

A full set of 6 extreme croquet mallets heading off to Canada.

To hell with cookie cutter sets and tools:
There is always some variety when making each mallet. i absolutely prefer to treat each one as its own unit and although they all have the same 2x2 stripe theme, each one is slightly different in height, girth and weight. on top of that there are three hardwoods represented here in the head: bubinga, paduak and one fish scale oak head.


each striker is as unique as the player controlling them.


 with a set of mallets it is only natural to fullfill the buyers request for a set of posts that reflect their colors.

I am particularly drawn to those century past posts that are decoratively turned.
it this case i had 2 nice oak table legs that had some interesting detail. I simply rasped and sanded into final shape. painted and clear coated a finish. and finally drilled out a hole in the top to place a flag if the game director so desires.


individually wrapped and tied firmly together with some remnants from a quilt a family member made for me. after this photo i attached the walls and the top of the crate, packed in more bubble wrap and then fit into a large box.


there is a reward in finishing any project
but
i must admit a full set is something special!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

non-newtonian jig

Working on my dance moves:

video

The youngest son had a "science" themed gift that i may sort of took over.