Well, it is still hot (95 F. yesterday) but the leaves are starting to fall from the trees, saying autumn is here! We will have another month of hot weather and cooler nights before it will be woodburning time. One thing I like about fall is it is time to start working out in the shop- wood for me and Lonnie in the metal shop. It's just too hot in the summer.
Here's some of the things that went on last fall in the metal shop:
|Working on an old hand crank forge, converting it to use an electrical blower.|
Lonnie had an old coal forge that needed a pan and a blower- or someone to turn the blower! So he converted it to use an electrical blower so he can use it anytime.
And on the right, you can see a pair of spurs he made from a rasp. He also made my ring:
|My ring, made from stainless steel- will never discolor or rust!|
I always enjoy seeing what comes out of someone's creativity- and last Christmas, I received a beautiful surprise:
My horseshoe Christmas tree- no danger of setting the tree on fire!So that's what I love about fall, seeing what's around the corner and what might show up new in the living room!