Volvo 1800 - We
own a 1973 Volvo 1800 ES. I had wanted that car since it
came out and in 1978, I bought one. Three restorations
later, It is almost ready to show. It is a red ES with
black interior and has 62,000 miles on it. Last
summer, I cleaned the engine with a toothbrush. Every
hose has been cleaned and shined and all engine parts and
the compartment were either sprayed or painted with a brush
(the block was brushed as I didn't want to remove it!)
All of the screws and bolts in the engine compartment are
now polished stainless. Needless to say, my family
thinks I am a bit nuts!
USABDA - We are
competitive ballroom dancers in the US. We dance
American Style Smooth and International Style Standard.
Last year, we won the National Championship in American
Smooth in our age group. It was the culmination of
about ten years of competition and a lot of hard work.
We are currently working on our International Standard
dancing in Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and
so we can compete in Australia.
2004 National Champions! American Tango Lean...............
Smooth Senior II. What a day!
Knots and Ornamental Turning
I have a couple of
other hobbies that are pretty far out there, knot tying and
ornamental wood turning which I use together sometimes.
Through the Boy Scouts, I have become an instructor with the
Marlinspike Skills Course,
a once a year course offered by the Crossroads of America
My father got me interested in Ornamental Turning and we are now
both members of the Society of Ornamental Turners in England and
in the US. His lathe is a Lawler and we have only just
begun to understand its potential. Here are some photos
you might enjoy.
Some bell ropes, a knife lanyard and a
tangle knot My ditty bag!
Some fids with Turks heads, an elliptical bowl and a box
Close-up of the box -
basket weave, barleycorn, etc.