The Roving Gnome — spindles

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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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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Rhinebeck

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Rhinebeck

Shop closed for Rhinebeck (NY Sheep and Wool)!  We'll return next week!If you're at Rhinebeck, come see us with the fabulous Holiday Yarns in the 4H Building!  Spindles, Fiber, Yarn, Knitting Gauges, Spinning Gauges, Needle Gauges   Hope to see you all there!~The Gnome

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