The Roving Gnome

Heat and Progress

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Heat and Progress

So the weather has been AWFUL lately. 90 degrees and up. With baking sun, that only climbs. So, we've been trying to get the workshop insulated so we can put in some sort of cooling system. As when it's 90, the workshop hit's 97, and if I turn on the dust collector it goes up another 7-10 degrees. 117 with full PPE is... not smart.  That will happen soon and will make things much better, but will have to wait a bit as Chris has to go to Guam. But when he's back, he has to quarantine, so we'll have time...

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Workshop of the now

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Workshop of the now

No long post today. Getting stuff dyed, braided, finished, etc. 

So here's a glimpse into the Gnome's workshop  today...

 

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Another project...

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Another project...

Another set of projects I've been working on has been furniture. But not normal furniture, oh no, that would be far too... normal. No, I have been making special furniture for my dear friend Franklin Habit, for a project he's been working on. This is an amazing project by one of the most awesome and creative people I've ever met. So of course, I wanted to do my best to enable it. Because are you even a fiber artist if you don't enable your friends?  It started with a simple, "Hey, you need anything? I have a tool that'd help and nothing...

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Turned spindles

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Turned spindles
One of the pieces of equipment I was most excited about (that ironically took the longest to get set up) in the workshop is the lathe. But with it finally up, it's been time for the Gnome to learn a whole new set of skills. I've been fascinated by lathes since I was a kid, but this is the first time I ever got to actually use one. 

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Woodworking!

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Woodworking!
Besides the spindles, I've also been getting into some other woodwork. It started with a friend asking if I could make a box for a partner. They didn't ask for a super complex box. But I am... well, me.

Welcome Gnomewood Creations

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