Chips of wood fly in the workshop

There is always dust in the shop. Its just a fact of having a workshop, the cutting and sanding leaves it everywhere (including the outside of our garage door). Yet the collection of it always creates these glorious bags of layers in color.

Wood chips flying
Chips will fly in the shop

Before WoodRiver Woodcrafts had a dust collector it would pile in a corner. We once had a beautiful pile that looked like marble. Yet I digress…


We have a drill press for the boards that need a hole for a tail, an eye added in, creation of easter egg boards (they weren’t a big hit) and the like. I am rarely in the shop, but I have been out there more this year to capture Josh in action and the process of a board being put together. One such moment is the reason for this post.

Josh was working on creating a glue tray for the shop. It allows the boards to be off the table and out of the glue while working on them. While he was drilling the holes in a board to be cut in half for the PVC pipe to sit in, I shot photos. Close ups at that.

Our oldest was holding the hose for the dust collector to get the debris of chips from the drilling out of the way and I caught the shot of the chips in the air as the bounced from the vibration of the drill and the suction from the hose. Its a beautiful shot so I couldn’t resist sharing. We have lots of beautiful boards, this is my addition to the WoodRiver Woodcrafts collection of beauty.

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