A couple of years ago we got new neighbours, and one of the things they did was get rid of a couple of old log buildings going back 100 years or so. I managed to scavenge some remnants from the original log home before it was moved to a new site and I’d been waiting for an opportunity/inspiration to use them. I had also picked up a plasma cutter at an estate sale a few years ago that I had never used. Today seemed like a good time to rectify all that.
A small piece of tin roofing had a nice patina (for the uninitiated, that means it was rusty) and I could “see” a stylized sail in it. Combined with a bit of well-worn barn board it made a folk-artsy kind of sailboat.
As a first attempt I think it came out okay but I can already see a few changes I’ll make in the next version.
I also had a few empty beer cans lying about (never a shortage here) that I thought I could do something with. So I made this little tree.
All in all a pretty good day just messing about in the shop. And the plasma cutter is just too much fun to leave sitting idle ever again.