The weather has turned spring-like again with temperatures in the mid-60s. David came by on his bike with Lachlan, in helmet, perched on his new bike seat. One of David's Christmas presents was a subscription to "Fine Woodworking" magazine. On the cover of his first issue was just the project he was looking for, a traditional pie safe.
Lucky for me that David & Amy don't have room for a pie safe! David wanted me to look at the plans and make any revisions. He wants to make it for my dining room. Even better, he's planning to build it out of driftwood (pieces of mahogany that freighters use as shims and then toss overboard when they're out to sea -- it sometimes washes up on our beach during storms).
So I'll look over the plans, measure my space, make suggestions, and tell him one more time, "Be careful around those power saws. It's difficult to play the fiddle without all of your fingers!"
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Street Names, Part II, published December 19, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news121805.htm.