Nailed this Blogs title!

Meander – to go from one topic to another without any clear direction.

Couldn’t have named this blog more appropriately.

So I head down to the box store the other week to pick out and buy a couple of door pulls for the new medicine cabinet.  Two hours later, I come home with a ……………banjo!!!!


Your eyes deceive you not, thats a banjo.  And no, I have no idea how to play a banjo.  But at least now I have something to set in the corner with the guitar that I barely know how to play.  Besides, there is a lot of nice looking wood involved here.

Aww, getting Octobers blog entry in with two days left to spare. (could be that darn meander thing again)

Spent this past weekend exploring and helping out at our annual woodcarving show, East Berlin, Pa.  What a great show and what great talent right here in our backyard.  Very inspiring, so much so the the wife decided she wanted to give it a try.  Signed her up on my membership, bought her a glove and a practice stick and told her to go at it.  Believe it or not, I’m actually looking forward to having her give it a try and sharing the limited carving knowledge I have.  Since we’re talking carving, I’ll start out with one of many current projects…


for now we’ll just call it the mystery carving.  Will say that I’m hoping to finish it up before this weekend when we have company coming.

Other projects currently sitting out in the shop collecting dust…


scroll saw basket parts all cut, that’s the hard part, and ready to assemble and glue.  (providing all the parts are cut close to the pattern and it all fits together)

Main project and anxious to finish is the bathroom medicine cabinet.  The cabinet is actually hung and in use with the exception of doors for the side sections.  And they’re pretty close to being finished too…..


(yes actually did pick up knobs for the doors when I was done picking out a banjo)

And finally tonight, from the guest appearance files…..Brandon’s latest bowl…..


I may have to stop giving him advise over the phone, he’s getting pretty good at this turning thing.  And kudos to Valeries photo decorating skills.  But that’s alright Brandon, I’m sure you’re not going to be able to keep up in the carving department once your mother and I get going full throttle.  She’s got a glove now you know.

Well I think that’s about it for now.  Don’t want to wear out my banjo pickin fingers.  Darn doesn’t that thing look pretty sittin next to the guitar.  Man , if I only had and accordian !!!












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