More than twenty years ago I was at a bubblecar rally in my Messerschmitt kr200, at the time I had no serious longings to own a narrowboat.
We went for a wander on the Hatton flight and visited the craft centre where I bought four small pieces of different hardwoods that I could carve into traditional Welsh lovespoons.
These bits of wood have been moved from pillar to post over the years and I have never got around to making anything from them. Recently I found them when we were moving out of my garage in Cardiff.
I decided it was time to make my lovely lady a lovespoon that would reflect my love for her and our love for our pair of boats and in doing so, re-unite the piece of rosewood with it's canal based origins.
|Pencil drawing the design on the piece of rosewood|
|I rigged the fretsaw attachment to my treadle lathe|
|USB LEDs, bought from a pound shop, help me see what I'm cutting|
|So now the lovespoon was rosewood with a splash or two of my blood! Love or what? LOL!|
|Freyja takes shape|
|Freyja and Christina roughed out|
|Starting to take shape|
|Busy working on the real boats at the moment, hopefully get a chance to carve the finer details when I'm back out on tour.|