Peter has been burning the midnight oil as-of-late
to create more of those beautiful hooks of his…
his wood-shop is abuzz
with the sounds of hammering, carving and cutting wood.
he has been harvesting our Black Walnut, Cherry & Maple trees from our property…
he's also thinking about using some of our Hickory too!
the different woods found here at the farm are so beautiful,
… and I can see why Peter loves working with them - the colors and graining of each wood
offers it's own beauty to his work,
it is amazing to see him cut down a tree, carry it into his shop
~ and come out with the many fine products he produces…
|my dear hubby|
the tools of his trade are so different than mine, but yet ~
they are used to make mine!
his wood lathe has been seeing much use ~
spinning and turning into the night…
his skills are amazing ~ I love to watch him work!
and here is yet another beauty ~ made by his hands for us…
I wanted a longer 'pencil' like handle for my hooks and know that some of you also prefer them,
so all I have to do is mention it to my partner and off he goes!
you can see the variety he can achieve for the hook handles ~
some short & fat ~ others longer and slimmer.
These hooks all have the larger diameter brass & steel hook shanks in them
…perfect for hooking with those 8, 9 & 10 wool strips through linen.
we will be visiting a machinist-friend today,
to see if he can create a new & different hook shank for us ~
one that is a bit smaller with a rounder hook and smaller diameter for those that hook with
4, 5, 6, & 7 wool strips through linen, monks cloth & rug warp.
I'm hoping that we will have a bunch of our new hooks ready for the first of the year.
We will be offering them with natural/waxed handles and of course I will be painting some as well.
Have a beautiful & creative day my friends,
~ take some time to enjoy your surroundings!
~ Blessings from the Farm ~