Friday, April 16, 2010

"Into the Crypt" - class kit construction

I have have a few requests for more process oriented blog entrees with photos and I am happy to oblige. I have a workshop for the "Into the Crypt" tunnel book coming up in Grand Rapids soon. My husband, Bob, has been more than willing to help me with the construction of the wooden fronts and backs for these books. Here he is cutting out the 8" X 8" plywood pages.
The 3 holes needed for binding the books are done in a drill press so that they are nice and even. These wooden book covers will be included in a kit that will be provided for everyone attending the workshop. Also, all the imagery to complete 16 plus pages (front and back), along with other materials will be included.
The front page of the book has a cut out that is done on a small old Dremel jig saw that I have had for years. It's one of my favorite tools. This, a palm sander and an electric drill are the only power tools I feel comfortable using. Bob does the rest for me. Besides, he won't let me use his tools. We have "his" and "hers" tools.
And then there is our daughter Kiersten that you see in the background in a few of the above photos. She really has nothing to do with the construction process of these books, but we keep her around merely for entertainment purposes.

13 comments:

Julie said...

Your neighbor has a really pretty purple tree across the street. :)

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Yes, they do ... It matches their car.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great setup you have for these kits. Looks like your hubby is uber organized. I want that drill press (grin).

Your daughter IS full of entertainment. Got a big laugh from that.

stregata said...

What an awesome setup - thanks for the peek behind the scenes! I know just what you mean about his and hers tools. I wouldn't touch my husband's tools - too big and scary. Nice of your daughter to keep you entertained.
That kit looks like it will be fantastic - just like everything you do.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

funny girl!

Carol Q said...

LOL - same in our house only it's metal working tools for him. what a great husband to join in and help with your work though Ingrid. looks like a fab class! (green with envy here)

Dawn said...

oh SO awesome....

Leann said...

Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

A great look into the process and can hardly wait for the class next Saturday.
Your daughter is so funny-at my house we call it "comic relief" Does wonders for any situation!!

La Dolce Vita said...

what great entertainment!! LOL!!

Sarah Anderson said...

I love seeing 'behind the scenes' so thanks for sharing these photos. I enjoyed your blog post, and your daughter looks like she truly enjoys life :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh I love family projects when everyone does what they are told!!!!LOL!! Your hubby is a keeper and I am so sorry that your daughter has such problems with shyness!!!!
Wish that i could beem myself over to MI!!!!!

Dede Warren said...

I think it's great to show potential students exactly what goes into class prep! Shots like these convey more than simply giving them the kit would! And might I add, you married very well to have such a supportive, helpful hubby! Yay you!!

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