Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lets Talk Saws..

OA few of u have recently asked me about my hand so I figured I would put these posts together. It's been six months now since my hand got broke. And my middle finger is still no good. Thinking about it- it will always remain broke- the bones in the finger tip got shattered and pushed down. I'm still going to have to have surgery oneday to have them removed.. But I lost my health insurance, so it will have to wait. I can bend my finger and have good mobility in my hand.. But I can Not use my middle finger for anything because it still hurts like crazy and it's still swollen. The back side of my hand throbs a lot too- but I think that comes from holding my finger up- I try and keep it out of the way.. Without flipping off the world, lol. 
There are things I can do.. Like sculpt and paint. Although its really difficult to get my hand into anything small- and no matter what I do my left hand is not as smart as my right hand. Holding a  paint brush for any amount of time gives me hand cramps.. But as you can see I am Not giving up! 
But this is where I'm having a problem. Cutting wood. I have always used an exacto knife to cut everything I need for signs, birdhouses and benches, ect. But I just don't have the strength in my hand anymore to do it that way.. So I'm looking at saws.. Scary!
And I was wondering what you use? Maybe I'm too cavemanish.. But looking through this Micro- Mark catalog has me confused. What's the difference between the saws! What do you use.. Any brands better? Any too stay away from? What kind of saw do you use? So many questions, lol. Just wondering if any one had any advice:) 

Now.. As for the pictures in this post: just thought I'd show you where I'm at with the treehouse.. There's a lot to still finish. But I like where it's going!! Today.. I think I might work on the piece for above the door:) 

Until Next Time:)


Denise said...

I have no answers,of course,I have never tried Your artwork.I have been following you a long time though just because I LOVE your work.The Hobbit homes,treehouses ect.. are just My style.To think You do this with a hurt hand....well,that's just amazing.I do hope Your hand becomes less inflamed and decreases in pain.I do believe in the power of prayer :)and will say a prayer for You ...now-Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage

Tatiana said...

О, как мне жаль! Я очень вам сочувствую и надеюсь ваша рука выздоровеет. Это очень несправедливо, что бы у такого талантливого человека болела рука! Я не могу оторвать взгляд от вашего домика! Как красиво! Замечательные ступени и маленький кузнечик!!! Мох в щелях!!! Фантастика!

kimberlyncreations said...

Do you have Harbor Freight stores near you? They have one called a Mini Cut Off Saw. I think it would suit your needs. It's quite inexpensive (under $25) and it cuts angles as well. I have one and I like it a lot. A friend who owns a miniature store recommended it to me. She uses hers for trim, etc. when she builds or refurbishes a dollhouse.

Deni said...

Oh I love it! its really gorgeous!

Ara said...

Katie I am so sorry to hear about your hand!! Clearly I have been out of it for awhile. But it looks like you still get more done with an aching hand than I do with a working one. The pictures are lovely! I will have to go look where this project started... it looks perfect!! The grasshopper is too cute! hugs, Ara

Deni said...

Amazing work I love the house
Not so good to hear about your hand!
your getting so much done I dont know how you do it
I do hope your hand will heal quickly!