Had some fun this week making a little display for my next show. I take pride in the fact that my products are well designed with quality craftsmanship. But I also do my very best to limit the amount of waste from my studio. The above graphic is meant to show that off cuts are turned into new products, like end grain boards, and anything not big enough to re-use gets given to a friend of mine who heats her house with a wood stove. As for the sawdust, I compost some of it, but the majority goes to another friend who puts it in her chicken coop. I’ve even been known to reuse the handles off of old paint brushes, and even broken hockey sticks… Why throw it away when it can still serve a purpose?
Well I’d love to say I accomplished everything I’d hoped to this week, but the reality is I didn’t… I did make a ton of sawdust though. Which leads to my next point, apparently sawdust can cause sinus infections, which might relate to why I didn’t get much done this week. After a couple of days in the dusty workshop (no dust collection set up in my temporary space) and my lack of a dust mask seems to have given me a sinus infection. I did get a lot of headway on one project, but another two seemed to have problem after problem and might best be abandoned.
Next week there will be something to report, which project gets finished first is anybody’s guess.