It turns out to be a mini sawing horse designed to be held in a WorkMate vice/bench. It is after the style of Owen Jones’. I only supply logs to a single customer now – an old friend – and my method of making logs means that sometimes the end log of a branch is short or a bit too long. This horse will help sort out the long ones. The short ones are no problem, except for stacking, but they are useful for filling in spaces in the stove firebox.
Now we’re past Candlemas (2nd of February), I’ve taken down the Winter lights.
Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, Candlemas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If Candlemas Day is bright and clear,
There’ll be two winters in the year.
Scottish poem (Anon) Drat it was a really sunny day yesterday.
Also managed to break the glass on the Tilley lamp, but I shouldn’t need it again until next November. Snowdrops are out.
And it’s getting lighter of a morning
The ducks are fratting. The snow has temporarily retreated.
So busy in the bodgery with a few jobs
Oak spindles for a customer’s chair repair. Quite a chair week last week, I’ve been slowly working on a garden bench, and when David came along he built up enough courage to add the undercarriage to the child’s chair he’s working on.
It’s surprising how strong a chair suddenly becomes with rungs and stretcher fixed. We were quite like a joiner’s shop.
Plenty of shavings for lighting the fire today, must get that syrup tin swapped over.