Of Lions and Men

    *ahem* So this past weekend, I was privileged to attend a Ladies Conference in Springfield, Missouri (ye old stomping ground, by the way) with some of the FABulous ladies from my church. So I don’t know about you, but with all the drama in Washington, the instability of our economy and the undoubtedly hostile attitude of the Middle East toward Uncle Sam and his children, I felt fear gripping my heart in a choke hold every time I watched the news or listened to Mark Levin. I would sit on my bed with my knees drawn up to my chin while bizarre and terrifying scenarios would flash across my overwrought imagination. And as cool as Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior are, I’m convinced that a world like theirs would be far more formidable (and far...

To Live, or Not to Live

    “The best things in life aren’t free.” I’m an adventurer. Some would say I have the heart of a gypsy. A mover and a shaker. Flighty. Restless. They all work. So it’s not too terribly surprising that the most cherished of my dreams is to live my entire life backpacking around Europe, making money here and there, washing my clothes in the Canal, saving all my money for an Amtrak ticket to Scotland. The most common reaction when I tell people my dream isn’t shock or consternation, like I thought it would be. It’s a little surprise mixed with a whole lot of, “That’s so cool,” and “That would be so fun!”. I have to say, I was surprised. Surprised that so many people would love to do...

Wooden Pick

Music is very inspirational to me. I always have music playing in my shop when I am working, and in my room when I am blogging. And I love playing guitar. Playing music and writing songs is calming and relaxing in its own way, for me. When I play my guitar I don’t like using soft picks. I think they give the guitar a tinging sound. This is why I decided to make a wood one. It’s hard, yet it will not scratch up my guitar. And I was able to make the pick out of a little piece of scrap that I was going to throw away, so it was a good deal all in all. I’ve also made some awesome necklaces out of my wooden picks and they make perfect gifts. So this is the link showing how I make my wooden guitar picks....

What Am I Making?

This is my newest project. I will be doing a full instructional post some time soon, but this is what I have for now. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Sneek-Peek-at-What-Is-Next/

Making a Shield

Who doesn’t want a shield?! They are EPIC, so I decided to do a post on how I made mine. I really like how it came out in the end. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Sparing-Sheld/  

My Hand Forged Kitchen Knife

This is one of the nicer knives that I’ve made. I really like how this one came out. If you want to see it in detail, click the link here. Thank you for taking a look!  http://www.instructables.com/id/My-hand-made-kichen-knife/

Making a Burl Bowl

I recently stumbled across a burl here on the farm. I am pretty sure it’s elm, which I don’t like to work with. But burls are normally quite hard so it didn’t matter much in the end. To see how I made it, and to learn how to make your own, click the link below. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-burl-bowl/