Monday, May 26, 2008

for keith. and everyone else too.

keith made a comment about how no one has been posting anything this weekend so here is what i did potterywise, i made two big lidded jars, heavy production i know. i've spent most of the weekend giving the outside some much needed attention. our lawn mower is broke so we took that to saybra's grandpa who runs a lawnmower repair shop. i've also been cleaning out our carport that has been filled with lumber i've been gathering, clay mixing stuff, sheetrock, and odds and ends from the house renovation. i sorted the lumber and stacked the good stuff nearer to the workshop. i'm replacing the roof to my workshop in june sometime. i have seven foot walls and a flat roof that leaks, so i'm going to raise the wall a foot and put a new gabled roof on with a shed roof off the back to cover the new future kiln. all of this lumber has been gathered from construction sites, some from dumpsters and all of it was going to the landfill. i have a pile of full length hardiplank siding and plywood around the corner as well. what a waste, it makes me so mad. that big fat piece of lumber in the picture is an LVL beam that would cost in the neighborhood of $100 if you were to go to the lumberyard and buy it. it had been nailed up and then removed and it couldn't be returned, so they tossed it. enough with my rants.


i'm going to be a copycat here and ask your opinion(s.). to give you a sense of scale, the one on the right is 21" and the one on the left is 18.5". i didn't like the original configuration of the lids to the pots so i swapped them, lucky for me the lids were the same size! i'll tell you which one i prefer later.
which configuration of lids do you like better:
#1.



or #2.



there is a "best of deadliest catch" marathon on the discovery channel and i've been sucked in, not a bad way to spend the holiday i suppose.

9 comments:

Keith said...

Thanks! I guess I better come up with a real post too. First off to the backyard to get the grill ready for some sausages before the rest of my family comes over.

Keith said...

and....i'm going to go with pic number 1 for the lids.

Ron said...

I'm gonna with pic 2. It has nothing to do with the knobs but instead that I think the width of the lids are better suited. The pot on the right looks better to me with that slightly smaller diameter lid.

Good score on the lumber!

I still haven't been up to get the pots from Suzy from the Minnesota trip. When I do I'll get them right in the mail.

brandon phillips said...

interesting, i think there may be an optical illusion or maybe they're shot from different heights but the lids are the same diameter, i didn't notice it before, but they do look different. i just went and measured them to be sure. perhaps i've just fouled up my little experiment.

Kent Harris said...

#1 all the way

Scott said...

I prefer #1

Lauren said...

You know, I like number 2. It feels right.

Emily Murphy said...

I'm leaning towards #1...

brandon phillips said...

#2 was the original but i swapped them and think i prefer #1 instead.