So we didn't get any metalwork done on this trip, but we did do a lot of woodwork-- carved bases, and latches, for cases and purses.
Dad has some beautiful knotless red cedar that was salvaged from an old building in his cache of wood, and a beautiful black walnut log, both of which i'd dipped into before.
(log sawn into a board. mmmmmmm walnuty)
(lumber gets some shape)
(tasty grain patterns)
I cannot wait to sand these things down and get the French polish on them!
Instant Handbag Hardware: mix wood with sweat
Stay Posted for a series of Sushi inspired wood and leather cases and purses. Any IPad users out there?