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Maple Inkle

DSCN2225Cat was reorganizing some of her studio cabinets and discovered a Maple Inkle loom that I had made her and she never used. Won’t either. It’s 28″ from front to rear of base, 9-1/4″ high and the pegs are 5″ long. The handle for the tensioner is an old stainless steel door knob. Never used. Anyone interested?

Today finished a run of 427 Tiny Barb Beaters.  Will try to get a photo up in the next day or so.  Cat helped an extreme bunch – cutting all  the teeth, marking handle shapes, drilling the holes, and finishing!  I’d be lost without her!  I’m so proud of her in every respect.  Will probably do a very large run of Nottles next.  They are hollow turned vessels of wood with cork stoppered lids – also woods.  Almost all will be exotic woods, but some domestic perhaps.  SO many people and shops have asked for them.  Also have my pricing label gun with labels.  Anyone need one?  Also discovered two 24″ and three 36″ “windmill” type skein winders – the kind you clamp to a table edge.  They will go to someone, too.  Would rather they go all together.  427?  One of my favorite numbers of the past – when I really followed racing and Ford especially for their 427.  One of my first cars was a ’62 Ford 2-door hardtop Galaxie with a high performance 390 and three-two’s.  Super powerful.  Also had a ’68 Mustang California Special with a 390 and 4bbl/4-speed.  Ultra fantastic to drive.  I hope that everyone has special fun memories like that……  Two wheelers?  My first was a ’59 Cushman Super Eagle and an 8-hp engine.  Lots of chrome and so fun for an 11 year old……

The “Fallout Shelter” – finished goods storage building and packing station – is sure coming together.  Thinking about putting a small A/C in it – at least some ventilation.  It’s nice to get better organized.  We’re riding a bit more – it’s so incredible to have the wind in our faces.  Wait, I have a full-face helmet…..  My Big Dog (sorta) is getting treatment for an oil leak and new DOMESTIC master cylinders for the clutch and front brake.  These will not ever fail…  The Honda is such a joy too.  Cat’s trike is fantastic good.  We’re looking at a sort of automatic transmission – really a special clutch that you shift with a push of a button.  It’d sure be better for her small hands trying to activate the clutch lever and shift up and down.  I’m probably not ready for one, though.   My hands are a bit larger and not such a hassle to grip the levers.

Blessings to all  this wonderful Spring day!
Jim

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