Its been a long time since my last post- five months, more or less. Wow- I feel negligent. The holidays and the winter have been busy, of course, and a little strange too. I've had no motivation to do anything. Part of the issue was a knee re-injury in late November that really cramped my style. Nothing but praise for Tommy Copper compression sleeves, they work.
We also had a new grandchild born this year, our first girl. She is beautiful, like I had to tell you all that, right?
So I haven't whittled, made a knife, or worked on the house since Thanksgiving, haven't posted here since late September. Like I said- no motivation.
I found some motivation yesterday, on the interweb- I came across a video on YubeTube of a Japanese master sword-maker that just left me awestruck. The precision that man gets out of a hammer & anvil has set me a new goal. Its long- 49 minutes or so- but if you get a chance and are so inclined I highly recommend watching-
The Secret World of the Japanese Swordsmith
It'll be a while before I get that good, if it ever happens at all.
I will pic up a knife today, and maybe a paintbbrush in the next couple days. Stay tuned, find your motivation, and carve diem if you can.