Well it's 5:30am and I Have To Be Quiet So I'll Blog

By: plapman , 12:57 PM GMT on February 26, 2012

I was starting to think people were not interested in my dsy to day ativities. Besides that it's 5:30am and I don't want to wake anyone by turning on the TV so I decided to open the doors of the Northern Edge again. it must be the female hormones the Queen secretly gives me while i'm sleeping that makes me change my mind. :) It also gets me to do dishes, bake cakes and cookies and prepare meals for her. Darn that woman and her devious ways.
Yesterday I helped the grandson with his carving of a car. The car is for a competion at a boys club he attends at the churchhis family attends. They supplied a piece of wood and were given the choice of what to do with it. I guess the club leaders had never done ant wood carving. They gave him a piece of maple, probably cut from and old bed headboard. That wood is really hard to work with as it's so hard. His chunk was 2x3 aand about 9 inches long. I cheated and brought out the jig saw to cut out the basic shape of the car. I showed him how to use scrap wood to buffer the working piece so that it could be held with a vice and not mark the working piece. I then showed him how to cut out the basic shape with the jig saw following the shape he he had drawn on the wood. We then used files starting with a rasp and down to a fine file to trim up the rough cut and smooth it. He's now going to cut out the wheel wells with a dremal tool. The scale is sure a lot bigger than I've been playing with.
When we were done we both sat down and had a glass of milk and some of my cookies. The kid ate a whole container of my cookies. lol I'll bet he didn't eat much supper. :) Strange how a grandpa would let the boy eat the whole container while a mom woudn't.
When mom came to pick him up I gave her a cookie and she agreeed they were good so I gave her my recipe. I think it's pretty funny, a dad giving his daughter a recipe for cookies.
I came up with a new project yesterday. I have a miniture grandfather clock, 10 inches high but made of plastic. The thing is spring driven and accually keeps time and is regulated with a pendulum but doesn't have chimes. :(. My project is to make a wooden case for it from a piece of 1/8th inch thich oak plywood I have in the hoard. That should keep me off the steets for a while.

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4. Ylee
11:20 AM GMT on February 27, 2012
Morning, Tony! You'd think those folks would give your son some pine to work with; maple isn't for beginners, that's for sure! At least with your help, he'll have the sharpest-looking car in the competition!
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3. unclemush
4:17 PM GMT on February 26, 2012
Hi Tony.You should build a collar cam for Abbey so we can watch her chase rabbits.Nice looking kitty on the cam.Cookies mum I'll be right over.:)
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2. Alleyoops
2:47 PM GMT on February 26, 2012
oh my look at the pretty kitty in the cam this morning. Is that Kramer? I may have found a live in friend of my own. Browyn was at my door this morning meowing to come in. He even let me touch him although I kept him outside for now...if he is there again this week, I will go and buy a new litter pan and adopt him...what a pretty brown tabby. Looks to be a couple of years old and well fed...LOL I wonder what his owner will say when he stops going home and is happily curled up on my bed....heee heee heee


Good to see you are back to your fine form Tony. Yes we are interested in what you do...the clock sounds like a great project for you. You need to get some woodburning tools too and you could do some fine decorative work with that as well.

Anyway dear one. Think I will go and lay down for a wee bit before I tackle some of my regular chores....Have a wonderful day. Ours is going to be sun filled with temps up near 40F.
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1. shoreacres
1:43 PM GMT on February 26, 2012
Morning, Tony,

Love the thought of the wooden case for the clock. And aren't those dremel tools great? The only thing I like better is sanding cord. When I discovered that stuff, you would have thought I hit the mother lode of way-cool stuff. No more spindle fear!

What? You aren't going to even tell us what kind of cookies they were, and tempt us even more? When I hear just "cookie" I always think chocolate chip. But they could have been oatmeal, or peanut butter, or... Inquiring minds want to know!
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