Friday, October 30, 2009


yesterday I spent the day cleaning out the garage/workshop
to accommodate a stainless steel topped bench
courtesy of brother shay
essentially doubling my workspace

tuesday evening adam and I assembled an oven

oven hoisted above for convenient storage

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ready to dip

gin clear and skinny
wraps varnish and ready to dip
what a mess I've made of our dining room table

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

state of the craftsmanshit address #3

you'll never likely see it this clean again
after nearly a week of not lifting a finger (6 daze!)
I got a pair of twin one weights ready for glue tomorrow morning
when the temperature is more inviting

truth be told gluing intimidates me a bit

oh yeah, I cut my left thumb on an iron this morning
this after cutting my right foot a few weeks back
once through two layers of paper towel the other through shoe canvas
they're scary sharp

Saturday, October 10, 2009

weird scenes...

inside the gold mines

rather outside in the backyard
see my bamboo trees?
and jon boat?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

someone explain to me...

why the fuck ross reels always discontinues my favorite reel models?
there are five ross reels pictured above
four of which (gunnison, san miguel, rhythm and colorado, all great reels) have been deep sixed

Friday, October 2, 2009

first look

6ft 1wt degere flea
named gin clear and skinny
butt is less than 1/4" diameter
butt section is planed
first tip split planed

Thursday, October 1, 2009

first curls of the season

were made this morning...

to celebrate we break the unspoken rules
simply because we can

30 years ago this summer this was a showstopper
I was there at the madhouse on mcdowell

as it remains today
30 fucking years
go figure