Both of us would really like to be in Arizona right now. It’s cold, like 15 degrees at night cold. We had frozen water pipes for 3 days, extreme cold and RV life do not mix. Thankfully we are parked in the mother in laws driveway, and can get water and showers in her house. It’s warmed up a bit after the snow we got but it’s going to get extreme again next weekend. So why on earth are we still in Utah?
This is why. Al got a call in September from a client in Wyoming that he has done a lot of work for. He wanted four bar height tables, and 16 chairs. Carved aspen trees all around the tables, and carved animal tracks in each table top. These photos are of the wood completely unfinished. When they are done, they will be a nice dark finish that will show off all the carving.
Deer tracks on one table top, bobcat on another. He also did bear and bird tracks.
Al has been staining everything the last couple of days, and we are going to do more finish work over the weekend. I have been helping a little bit, most of this is more than I know how to do though.
Right now the plan is to deliver everything to Bondurant, Wyoming on the 2nd of Dec. We have to be in Arizona by the 10th of Dec. to do an art show that weekend. So we will get everything packed and be out of here before that. The end is in sight at least.
Al has been working like a mad man so we can get the hell out of here. I have the best hubby ever!
I just had to add this photo. This is Al and his two sons. They are every bit as talented as their dad, and live in Seattle doing fabulous work. This photo was taken when they came to Utah for Al’s dad’s funeral. These two are 4th generation wood workers, and this photo is in the shop that was built in 1965 by Al’s grandfather.
This whole family has sawdust in their veins.