July 2021

July was relatively cool, with quite a bit of rain. That meant more lawn mowing, but also more wildflowers. The black-eyed-susans put on an especially good showing.

In the shop, it was a series of small projects. First, a tree lamp base. The customer had her own shade. The cord runs through one of the legs.

I also made two Shaker tea cabinets, with six different Shaker tins of tea. One was hard maple (available at the Sabbahday Lake Shaker website ) the other in cherry.

Also another Shaker round stand. This one with the almost straight post, and arched legs. A timeless design.

Lastly, I made a three part desk set: a dovetailed cherry inbox, a cherry pen & pencil holder, and a letter opener made of lilac.

The month wasn’t all work, however. I am trying to slow down and eventually retire. We spent a long weekend in Lubec, ME, on the very eastern edge of the country. Serene and relaxing, especially when visiting friends.

Back home we enjoyed the back yard on the last day of the month. Blueberry pie and wine.

C. H. Becksvoort © 2021

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