Quarry Projects 2014

I've recently been spending some time up at the Lookout Arts Quarry. Besides summer being a perfect time for hanging out with the artsy folks there just for the season, for some of the best swimming around, and for spending time at/working on my cabin*, it is also a great time for working on all sorts of projects out there. I wanted to share a couple of my latest.

The first is a welcome sign to go along with my license plate-roofed info kiosk (covered here). I got the idea from a housesitting house. I'm super pleased with how it turned out. And with the remnants of the project, I can make oodles more signs! If I just had more things to say....

The second project was one that I worked on over the spring but finally came to fruition recently. Up near my cabin, there's a gorgeous viewpoint lookout out over the whole quarry. But like most viewpoints, it was paired with a dangerous cliff. To keep it at least a little safe, we had DANGER tape strung up haphazardly which totally ruined the pristiness of the place. Well, I built what I call a highway viewpoint style guardrail to keep people safe but not ruin the beauty of the place, maybe even enhance it! I'm excited for a few trees to get removed and have it really be a place people can enjoy!

There are so many projects deserving of attention up there. It's nice to have the great weather to get up there and get some of them done. If you're ever in the area, make sure you allot some time to swing on by. I love giving tours! And maybe we'll even get you to chip in on a project or two.
Friday July 25 2014File under: quarry

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on Tue 29th Jul, 2014 09:31 pm CDT rus said:
looks really fine rockwork
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on Fri 01st Aug, 2014 09:32 am CDT Horge said:
Nice work on both projects.
As for the leftover letters and numbers, why not make some sort of a message board where people can hang up remaining letters to create a different message each day/week? Kind of like those fridge-magnet sets, where they have a bunch of words printed, and you can arrange them newly each day, if you want, to create funny or inspiring messages? You just need to drill a hole at the top/bottom of each cut letter/number and make a board with a grid of nails (properly spaced from each other) from which to hang individual letters/numbers. What do you think?
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on Fri 01st Aug, 2014 09:33 am CDT Horge said:
Actually, now that I think about, my above idea would be sort of modeled on Wheel of Fortune's game board, no? And now that you're an expert on that, it's appropriate... It could also be a fun way to play WoF, hangman or similar games with LAQ people/guests...
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