Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

And a Happy and Healthy New Year!

20 comments:

John Cashman said...

Merry Christmas Kari.

Did you put this picture together, or did you find it? It's very cute.

Brad said...

Nice!

Azlan Mustapha said...

Hello Kari,

my name is Azlan, I live in Malaysia (SE Asia - but I definitely am not into spam or porn) and I have just stumbled onto your blog during a rather aimless search for various woodworking tools. I am absolutely fascinated that you would spend so much time on a stone box, but the end result is v v pretty. I will probably make my own "stop-gap" stone box in the near future for a couple of basic oil stones; nothing pretty, just pure functionality I guess. Anyway, I wanted to ask you if you had used a number of different adze patterns in your woodworking, and what you felt about the different styles.. ?
This is getting too long - Peace, Heath and Happiness to you for Christmas and the New Year. Azlan

Gwyrlim said...

Merry Christmas!

The Village Carpenter said...

John, I put this together myself and stood on and fell off a tall stool in doing it. Fortunately, I didn't hurt any tools or my camera!

Thanks Brad!

Azlan, I have a lot of free time on my hands, so that's why I have the luxury to make somewhat impractical things, like the carved box. I've seen many simple, uncarved antique oilstone boxes that are beautiful just because of the patina. So they don't need to be adorned to be pretty. I'm not quite sure I know what you mean by adze patterns. Do you mean the tool itself? I only own one adze and it's the top part of the "C" in Christmas. I haven't actually used it yet, but will next summer at a class I'm taking on making bowls. Happy New Year to you, too!

The Village Carpenter said...

Merry Christmas, Gwyrlim!

theCottageWorkshop said...

Merry Christmas to you, too!
You definitely need to offer this as a greeting card next year!

Denise said...

This is a very clever photo.

It was fun to look at all of the tools used to form the letters. I'm not sure what the "i" in christmas is... what did you use?

The Village Carpenter said...

Thanks, Richard! A greeting card's a good idea. :o)

Denise, I should have turned that one sideway--it's hard to tell what it is. It's a router that cuts a specific profile. It may have been used in carriage making.

Darnell said...

The scraper s is my favorite.

Merry Christmas!

rgdaniel said...

Merry Christmas to you and Nancy! I must say I've never fallen off a stool while sober... then again I never STOOD on a stool while sober... just kidding, I don't drink, hardly... I do fall down sometimes though...

Victor said...

You really ARE a creative soul, Kari!

Dyami said...

Merry Christmas, Kari, and every other woodworker out there. I hope you get even more free time during the holidays, and get to turn it into shop time! I don't have much time myself, so I haven't been able to email you yet (as per your invitation last month), but I will!

Keep up the good work, and here's to another successful year of wood.

JimK said...

Merry Christmas Kari .... ;-)
I hope you and your partner have a happy, healthy and very prosperous New Year. Love the stone box.... that's an instant heirloom!

JimK

Philly said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Kari!
Philly :)

MackTheKnife said...

Merry Christmas to you and Nancy! You never fail to amaze me.

Bob

Frank V said...

Merry Christmas, Kari
And THANK YOU for providing such a great place to visit.

Frank

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Merry Christmas, Kari!

Michael Slatery said...

A Blessed Christmas to you Kari
Thank you for your generous sharing of your creativity over the year.

The Village Carpenter said...

Thanks for the well wishes, everyone!