When the day light shortens and I get through the transitional period of just going to bed when the sun goes down, I start tinkering in the basement. I have a work areas, a grinder, a vise, a welding table and a table saw for starters. Because I bought my house from a farrier, I am also blessed with a couple hundred horse shoes he left behind. I used to sell these wine racks at a store in Ludlow. Unfortunately the store closed, and I haven't pursued a new avenue. I also make barn door handles. These I have sold to a client in South Londonderry. When he restored his 200+ year old barn and detailed it with my handles, I was very honored.
Here is a mask I made tonight. I took an older water gourd, or maybe it is a birdhouse gourd, cut off the bottom and used the top to make a bird beak. I was thinking of the big nose-bird masks you see in operas. Not that I have been to many operas, but I saw them in the Amadeus movie. Happy Halloween and have fun.