Sunday, February 15, 2009

My green Friend

This is my Covington glass engraving/cutting lathe. I love it.

When Lincoln and I were in California this past December, we had an opportunity to visit the Covington Shop. They were so nice! We had a tour and I did some shopping- which is a big deal to us Alaskan people who buy everything on line. It is nice to see and touch things before you buy them.
I use diamond wheels of varying sizes and grits. This is how one carves in glass. The glass and wheels are water cooled, this keeps the glass from cracking.
The carving is of the pump house on Sandy Beach,which is a beach near our home. One of my favorite places in the world. My dogs and I go there almost everyday.
This piece sold to a friend. I am happy it will have a home.

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