Monday, 2 January 2017

Festive Harvest

I got an E-mail from my mate Stuart suggesting some Hazel Harvesting over the holiday as an excuse to get out doors and into the woods. It was a well needed breath of fresh air, he got a nice haul of Hazel shoots for arrows and a few staves for Native American style bows and primitives. I cut a nice length of Elder that I've had my eye on for a while as maybe a flight bow or a primitive.

I've added a point to the Archer Automaton's arrow so he can shoot at longer ranges (up to 10 yards so far!) and have the arrow stick in nicely. I drilled a hole in the end of the arrow using my lathe and inserted a cut off length of panel pin.
I've also fine tuned his free pivoting elbow joint for a more reliable catch of the string.

Mean while I've been reliably informed that I should make some cupboard doors for an alcove in the kitchen and re decorate it too. S'pose I shouldn't grumble as I've been manging to stall on this for about 2 years!

Hey happy 2017 to one and all, maybe if we are lucky we'll avoid WWIII

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