Heartwood Rocking Horses

Favorite shop upgrade 2016

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Ok, this is a really simple upgrade, and I wish I could have upgraded in a more elaborate way. But I do what I can. My favorite things right now in the shop are some new rare earth magnets that I have placed all over the shop. I bought them to make a magnetic mosaic set, made by slicing the tiles I’ve made in half and gluing the magnets inside…we’ll see when and if that happens…But for now, I’ve found a great way to store a few often used, and frequently misplaced, small metal items in the shop. I can either stick a magnet directly on something, or tape a magnet to something wood by using HVAC tape. Here’s some photos, and short stories about how I used to store each item and how it is now “magnetted” (new word) in a new place. I hope you can use this idea too!

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Author: Alicia

I live and work in Asheville, NC. I've been learning to carve since 2012, and started my own rocking horse business in 2013. I've always loved drawing horses, and find those skills practiced as a teenager now come in handy as I carve each horse to life from chunks of wood. I love creating things that children can enjoy, move with, and learn from. I also love hiking through the hills of the Asheville area, swimming in the icy waterfalls, and hanging out with my husband and my dog.

One thought on “Favorite shop upgrade 2016

  1. Ingenious! And very handy. Great trade tips. They will help you do what you do best – create wood treasures.

    On Dec 17, 2016 8:15 AM, “Heartwood Rocking Horses” wrote:

    > Alicia posted: “Ok, this is a really simple upgrade, and I wish I could > have upgraded in a more elaborate way. But I do what I can. My favorite > things right now in the shop are some new rare earth magnets that I have > placed all over the shop. I bought them to make a magn” >

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