Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Smooth. I figured I could dig through the archives and find some smooth photos, but I need to add two other thoughts about the word smooth.
The first is the classic insult delivered after a klutzy action – “smooth move…” There was always something appropriate added to the end, but I’ll leave that to your imagination.
The second smooth reference is a line I remember from Star Trek – Next Generation. During the episode, “Pen Pals,” Chief O’Brien is being asked to beam Commander Data back to the ship if something goes wrong on the planet below. First Officer Riker asks Chief O’Brien if he knows what to do. O’Brien says: “No problem. I’ll have him out of there as smooth as ice.”
Now, for some images of smooth.
A pattern maker’s rasp is different from other rasps – the teeth are randomly spaced. They remove wood quickly and they leave a fairly smooth surface.
I finished these with a few coats of Waterlox finishing oil
The leg sets have been painted. The wooden parts have been sanded and are ready to be finished.
Taking flight. These look larger than they were. They are 6 or7oz glasses.
Everything was ice on Saturday
Otherworldly reflection in the ice on top of the log rack/
The rain turned to ice.
It won’t be long. I can see the handrails to the ramp that goes down to the water.
I love how the light seems to be trailing behind the duck, like he’s pulling it out of the bright spot.
Sunrise over Riverside Park rails along the levee.
It’s been raining, so Maddie and I saw my favorite reflection.
This is the size plane that flies out of BDL
The table saw does a nice job on the tenons but this shoulder plane helps me clean them up for a perfect fit.
No longer empty.
Up the flagpole