My neighbor Anya Winter and her friend Ann came over this afternoon needing some canoe building help. It seems that the Lowell School third grade has a Native American project and Anja is making a diorama which needs a cedar canoe. Ann drew a design, I carved a little cedar canoe and Anja went home with some sandpaper to finish the project. Fun to help these cute gals and whittle a little canoe for them.
So here is Anja with the rough canoe, she will sand it, install three seats and when she brings over the completed project we will post another picture of it.
A bag of lead shot is a handy thing to have in a work shop. This leftover from my bird hunting days comes in handy for all kinds of things. Today it held down the watercolor paper label glued to the back of the new pinecone while the glue dried. The lead shot conforms nicely to the concave back and makes the perfect weight.
So here is the attached label, admittedly simple and non formal, but it is all hand made, just like my instruments. From time to time someone suggests that I get fancy ones printed- I will keep it homemade.
With the label glued in, it is time to box this experimental tenor up. A little glue and lots of rubber bands does the job. These bands exert terrific pressure, perfect for clamping a rounded shape like this.