March 2016

Every year is different.  Winter of 2016 will be remembered as “we almost missed it,” and spring came early.  The first woodcock on March 13, the earliest I’ve observed in this part of Maine.  This, the last day of the month, also brought out the first spring peepers.   It was 72° F (22° C) today.

I had to make a delivery to a Gallery in Somesville, on Mt. Desert island.  After driving three hours and dropping off the pieces, I treated myself to yet another tour of Acadia National Park.  Coming through Bar Harbor in the off season, both Cottage and Main Streets were virtually empty.  The benefits of not being a tourist.IMG_1668In the park, I stopped at a beaver pond for a few photos.  You can just see the lodge in the center, near the far shore.

IMG_1662Also, a beautiful boulder, with a strip of pink granite in the middle.IMG_1665So much for the excitement on the last day of the month.  However, most of the time was spent working in the shop.  I made a matching set of bedside cabinets, dovetailed, with a single drawer, paneled back  and one adjustable shelf.  IMG_1647I also made a few new tealights, with  glass inserts.  By request, a cherry version of the “Shaker Six-pack.”  All the 1/8″ shelves are removable, so the cabinet can also be used as a small display case.  It’s only 4″ (10 cm) wide and 16″  (40.6 cm) high.  It has that nice, slightly irregular restoration glass.

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C. H. Becksvoort © 2016

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