Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Handles

Our dad is making new handles for old chisels.    He starts out with wood that looks like this~
 He turns the wood round on his lathe~
These are all of the old chisels and their old handles. 
 Dad buffs up the chisels on his grinders and makes them sharp and buffs them to a shine and then they all get new handles.
 And he stains them and oils them and they get a finish like glass - so silky and beautifully smooth. 
 Someone is at the door!
 Go see who it is, Molly.
OMD - we're getting pizza delivered for our break, Mitch!
 Absolutely you've come to the right place!
 I don't have spare change for a tip.   How about a trick, Mr Pizza delivery man!
 Time to go back to work.
What?  Do I have something on my face?!
 Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly


Julie said...

Oh dear, my Dad is drooling!!!! I'm not sure if its the chisels, 'cos theys beautiful or the lathe...he WANTS one!
Butts me...well, you got me at the PIZZA!!!! Did you get to share?????
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

those are such beautiful handles - well done and well deserved pizza after all that work - hope you got pizza bones

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh your Dad is most talented...those new tools look too purrty to use. I can see why you two like to 'help'in the shop. The pizza guy is good incentive.
Yep something on your face but that face looks gorgeous no matter what is there
Hugs madi your bfff

Two French Bulldogs said...

Your Pops needs to have his own show on HGTV
Lily & Edward

Dory and the Mama said...

What a talented Dad you have, and what great helpers you both are!
We are so glad to see you are getting paid well!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

PeeEss...Thanks for the encouraging words on Mama's post this morning

stellaroselong said...

Oh my gosh your dad is so talented, our dad doesn't do stuff like that, they are very beautiful!!! So was the pizza.
Now our dad can make that.
stella rose

Sully said...

WHAAAAAAAT PIZZA! You two are so lucky. I hope y'all licked the box clean. Your dad is unbelievably talented, what can he not do. He must be a jack of all trades.

Aroo to you,

Sue said...

We love seeing the tools that your Dad makes or remakes. They're like little pieces of art.

Hope you got some of that pizza for all the work you do keeping everyone in line.

C.L.W.STEP said...

We had pizza for lunch today too! And hot hot chicken wings too!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Lovely Handles your dad has made! Pizza sounds really good right now
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Is that a wood shaving or mozzarella? Your dad is a true Craftsman!

Noodle4President said...

Those are beautiful! I like to sit out with my Dad when he's in his shop too. He makes all sorts of stuff. Even handles for his antique tools that he buys! *ear licks* Noodle

Helen said...

Man, your Dad is good with the wood. My granddad was a pattern maker for the ships during WWII, he was pretty good too. And one of his sons is now a cabinetmaker, he's really good.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Your Dad does such beautiful work - those handles are very nice. And is that a bit of cheese on your face? We are drooling here for some pizza too.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Grantham Lynn said...

Such talent. The woodworking I mean. LOL. Pizza yummy. I'm thinking Pizza for the appetizer for the Valentines Day Dinner. I'm thinking cutting into tiny hearts for appetizers. Then the Cowboy and I can eat it for our dinner!
I'd love to come and visit and tour that fabulous shop!
Say a prayer for us tomorrow please. I'm writing a post for tomorrow.
I'll be gone all day. Grandson having surgery.
Hope ya'll have a great day!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your dad is very talented!!
Did you get pizza?

Whitley Westie said...

Pizza - yummmm!

Jeanne Pursell said...

We second the idea of your Dad having his own show on HGTV!!! That is the channel we watch all the time!

Pizza time!! You guys sure know where to hang out!

The Army of Four said...

Those handles are so beautiful! Your dad is an amazing craftsman of things large and small!!!
Mmm... speaking of size, I hope that pizza was a large!!!!! Did you get a taste?

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


sorry - lost myself fur a sekhond!

What talent!

Mom remembers her lathe days - year and years ago - she took Wood Shop and made a khandle holder - and stained it maroon -


PeeEssWoo: Whitney says THANKS fur the 'compliment'

KB Bear said...

What trick did you do for the pizza guy? You two are so cute. And your dad is amazing with the wood work he does!

Wyatt said...

You deserve those pizza bones for all your snoopervising!!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mitch and molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow pizza??? ar their enny pizza bones left??? i think we ayt up all the pizza we brawt bak for the puppy bowl alreddy!!! ok bye