Four of us headed west on a beautiful fall day (sunny, mid-to-upper-60s) to ride the gravel roads inside the Ouachita National Forest.Continue reading “Lake Sylvia Gravel Grinding”
With the new bike, I needed a better way to transport it since I’ve just been strapping it in to the bed of the truck. I didn’t want a hitch rack, or a roof rack, nor did I want to put it up on top of my existing rack.Continue reading “Bed height crossbars”
I made the mistake of riding my friends trike recently and remembered things like: how much fun they are, how your neck doesn’t hurt, and how much better the view is.Continue reading “Recumbent in da house (again)”
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After last weekend, some of our party skipped out on Mondays day hike so a few of us got back together and knocked out the 7.7 miles they missed. This means our little group of hikers is close to completing Section 10. The toe socks worked well to eliminate the toe problems I encountered on last weeks hike. I think part of the problem may be boots that are too loose due to weight loss. More investigation is needed.
The forecast looked nice so six of us headed out to take advantage of the three-day holiday weekend. Section 10 of the Ouachita Trail was the target and, since this is an odd section with camping restrictions, a different approach was called for. Continue reading “OT2020: Section 10, MLK backpacking weekend”
For the vase I recently completed, I needed to use a steady rest to support the end of the vase and keep it from vibrating. As you can see in the photo below, at this stage the vase is connected to the lathe by the 2″ diameter neck and I needed to finish turning the inside of this piece. So I made arrangements to go to a friends house to use his steady rest.Continue reading “Construction of a steady rest”
It’s been a quiet six years on this blog! We’re quite alive although life, as it’s prone to do, got in the way of posting about our adventures. This post isn’t intended to catch the reader up on happenings but rather to test out our continued ability to post.
It’s finished! This was my first time turning an open segmented piece in two parts and then glueing them together. This made it easier to access the inside but it complicated the overall process and made it more like making two pieces simultaneously. The finished piece consists of maple and walnut, 12 segments/row, approximately 15 inches tall by 8 inches wide (37cm x 21cm). Continue reading “The Little Vase That Was”
The Arkansas Canoe Club ran this years First Timers trip on the Cossatot River and here is a link to a gallery of photos I took… http://ourpasttents.com/galleries/2014-cossatot-first-timers-trip This is a placeholder post… hopefully I’ll write more soon.