Saturday, November 30, 2013

Some more Framing work.

Well, when we moved offices there was a pile of old posters and such.

And one caught my eye. It was pretty damaged but I thought it could work. Course then I had to make a frame for it.

I'm okay with the job I did staining it. It wasn't as even as I liked, but it came out in a nice aged style

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Squeak or Treat Prizes.

So I made out real good in the Squeak or Treat raffle to help Bonnie.

That includes a new rifle sling from Echo Slings (which I've paired with a *new* gun that's over 60 years old) and a custom windchime made by Mark of Rimfire Designs.

But today I'm talking about the other batch of prizes. Four drawings by Ezra Hinson.  Originally I was planning on getting the con-artist brothers  but Erin convinced me to pickup the whole set.

Even a basic picture frame can do work if you use a sharp scalpel to shape the border and use a bit of beeswax rub on the wood.   Just make sure you get a frame that isn't painted and is at least realish wood.

Not bad for charity work.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The key is to know how to improvise....

So I sent Erin a gift earlier this week.

And when I was wrapping it, I was unable to find my ribbon.

So I improvised.   I'm quite happy with how it came out and the reception it got.

How was it done?   Well there's two ways.   Both involve wrapping the paracord around a dowel/pencil/braid of cord.

The longer, but better way, is to wrap it, tighten, and then leave it be for a week or so.

The quicker is to wrap and then gently wave a lighter (or heat gun) over it to get it to set in position.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

ATTN Florida and Illinois Gunnies

Robb Allen has some info on the Florida State House making noises to drastically weaken self defense law.

And in Illinois there's movement on some very nasty mandatory minimum sentence laws.
Funny how certain parties get all "tough on crime" when guns come up, but for any other issue are adamantly against minimum sentencing (Like how showing voter ID is racist but that same logic doesn't apply to Universal Background Checks).