update on goose progress

I love using my  copper coated steal  and in all the photos I have looked at of geese the  bottom feathers are a  different color than the rest of the bird . I have some trimming to do  on the  copper wire and a  bit more wire to  add and I still have some grinding and polishing to do. once he is  complete I think I shall mount him on a large rock. goose & boots 004 goose & boots 005The underside was the frame base in which I started to build up to  make the  shape. The folks who have seen the goose in person like to see the underside. I have been hesitate in showing the underside as it is such a mess!

A Goose and Owl

20140918_195106I think I might use copper wire for the back tail feathers and I still have some work to do on the front and neck. The cute owl head in the coffee can is Brad Isley’s project. He has been helping me bend metal instead of working on his own project.

Mr Studer is getting close to being complete.

The best part of this project is that I  brought it home tonight and my family could tell it is  supposed to be a goose! 20140915_192927Special thanks to Brad Isley for working in the shop with me and helping me on everything I need help with to get my project done on time. Thanks to Peter Freese for tolerating all the time I spend at the shop and supporting my need to make stuff out of junk.

Three Little Birds

As part of my workshop clean up project I have been working on  using up some of the art supplies that have  been  sitting around the  shop for awhile.  these  little  birds are  made from  shovels, horseshoes , disc brakes and a few other  odds and  ends. september 019From left to  right, Fern, Eve, & Dixie  added  Frens hair after the photo was taken. 


Lucy The Goosey

This is the end of week one working on the goose.  My  goal is to finish him by  next Sunday. I am just welding back and forth and  back and forth. Grinding a bit and then  welding  back and forth.  I might work on the neck and the head tomorrow. 20140906_161829

I went to the shop and spent a few hours working on MIster Studer  tonight.  I even added a head so you non visual  types can  see where I am  going with this! goose _n


Before starting my  more  time consuming  projects I  like to  work on some fun and Daisy some what 20140829_181301 (1) simple projects.  Dragon flies,  angels and flowers  made with  cutlery.  Birds made out of shovels, horse shoes sickle mover blades and  tow balls.  Birds are currently  available at Experience Tea on  Front Street in Issaquah.




I love  working in my  work shop!

Idaho made it home!

What a wonderful weekend!  I had a friend fly up from California to  make the  road trip to  Bonners  Ferry  to deliver Idaho.   Our  first stop  was  to  fuel up!








Then we  stopped in to  pick up some tea.




Idaho was  anxious to get to his  new home  so our stops from Issaquah to  Bonners Ferry  were  short and s019weet!

Coral Was  pretty happy to  meet the  newest  Member of her family! She even  gave Idaho  a welcome  kiss!