I drove with Mum to Wellsford to pick up a fresh tank of Oxygen for Dad and took some pictures along the way. The traffic going north at the moment is insane — everyone driving further north for New Years Eve celebrations.
The weather is moody and the back roads were pretty this afternoon.
If there is one thing that I have loved all my life, it is pottering around in my fathers workshop’s. Being an engineer, he has always had every variety of tool and machine; which I am fairly sure could accomplish nearly any task imaginable.
I have developed an interest in sharpening blades, anything and everything that has a sharp edge, I love to hone and polish until it is sharp as it possibly can be.
So today I have been sharping Dad’s old wood planes and chisels and I thought it would be neat to snap a couple of photos of them in their deconstructed state. The large chisel took the most work as it has some nasty gouges and burrs. This required much fine filieing and shaping to remove the gouges and a long grind on one of my sharpening stones to finish the edge and then polish.
They have all come up fairly well considering their age, so I am chuffed!
The weather is being very indecisive up north here at the moment. I am endeavoring to go for walks and get some interesting photos around Mangawhai, trying to find things that people don’t notice so often and the like; everything is turning out rather moody.
Patchy sun and clouds make the exposures interesting at least and I hope to take some interesting night shots at some point too — If a clear night presents itself of course.
The historic Orpheum Theatre, built in 1927 and originally used for vaudevillian acts.
Old theaters are something that I love to find, they are one of those historic type buildings that absorb so much atmosphere over the years that they are operating.