1.25.2017

Working On An Etsy Shop

I just opened a shop on Etsy, where I plan to list several more items. There are a few things available now, so feel free to take a look:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GraybillCreations

Leave a comment below or shoot me a message with the contact form in the sidebar

1.24.2017

Man Candles Ready To Go

I finally around to some more candle making. The material is cheap, and the finished product is nice. This set is a soy wax, with different shades of blue, scented with "fresh rain" or "ocean breeze". I have these listed on Ebay, but I think I may burn one for myself.



Here is the link to the current listing HERE

Of course once these sell, I will make more so feel free to leave me a message or comment below!

1.18.2017

A Little Cerveza

my creativity has been channeled into different paths lately because life happens. I've been baking fresh bread and writing articles for one of my other sites. Along with some deep thought and research. But tonight is a good night. Having a Pacifico




1.13.2017

It's Been a Rough Start to the New Year

Tonight I'm baking some homemade bread for tomorrow's breakfast. It's been a tough week but I'm coming out on top. I felt it was fitting to pop the cork on this bottle. A perfect relaxing blend


1.04.2017

Today was a long day!

heres how I'm ending it. On a high note:



Here's a cold Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in one of my new pint glasses, embossed with my name.  A Christmas gift from my brother. Came complete with a 50 cal shell cut into a bottle opener inside an ammo can. With a day like today, I feel I have earned this drink. 

Keep that in mind. Beer always tastes better when you have earned it!

12.26.2016

Cutting Bottles

I prepped a few beer bottles today. Possibly for some man candles down the road. I'm definitely getting better at this. I still break a few but for the most part I get decent results.

I also use some diamond sanding pads to clean up the edges. Here's the stack I made today


12.25.2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the day! And make 2017 the best year yet!

12.19.2016

Barnwood Builders

Its after hours and I'm still up watching some tv. Right now I have the DIY channel on, watching episodes of Barnwood Builders. Such a fun show! It's great to see old craftsmanship appreciated! I know that what I do in the garage is nothing like what they accomplish on the show but it is really fun to watch someone who appreciates wood working the way I do. Our forefathers definitely were creative and I am so glad that people out there are working to keep those skills alive by restoring old works of wood like barns and log cabins. It is impressive to watch.

12.18.2016

I Got Orders!

My hobby of making stuff is making me money!

I like to create because it's fun. But people have been commenting and asking for custom pieces for themselves. We haven't settled on pricing , but I'm glad just to get some traction.  I need to get to work! Pictures to follow!

good night!

12.15.2016

Thursday's Gone

So another day down, and this is a much needed day off. Off of work, and a break from projects. Although I am doing some writing and some research.

One of the main reasons for this is that I smashed my hand at work, got a good number of stitches and a little stiffness. Although at the time I said to hell with it, grabbed some superglue, poured a healthy dose into the gaping cut, held it shut with tape, put a glove on and kept on working.

Ten hours later I realized that this was only a temporary fix, even though I do love super glue.

The doctor did a fantastic job of sewing me back together after she scolded me for waiting so long to come in.

In that light, I don't want to over do it, and I will stay away from anything too rigorous for the next few days to keep the cut clean and my hand rested.

So after some household clean up, and some tool maintenance, I am just blogging and taking it easy.

Tool tip of the day: don't worry if you totally chip up your hand plane blade, it can be ground back to a nice straight edge and resharpened. As I had to do today, once I took a peak at the blade on my block plane. Chipped in about 4 places. But back to awesome with the right maintenance.

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