Jan 28, 2011Drilling in the workshop (365: 28)

Drilling in the workshop (365: 28). Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Today I spent some time in the workshop.

With temperatures up in the sixties expected, we were planning on going out in the kayaks. That didn’t happen. Some shopping got done and I spent some time in the workshop instead.

First I repaired a kitchen drawer and in the process learned two valuable safety lessons. Then I made my self a pair of huaraches. I’ve been reading up on minimalist footwear for quite a while and the huaraches seem to be the way to go, providing a very open shoe with a firmly attached sole. They are also very easy to make. So today I made a test pair. The finish of the sole cut-out is a bit rough, but I don’t expect these to last long, so I’m not going to worry about it.

Now I’ll have to give them a test and see how well they fair out on the trail and around home. One thing that has surprised me is that I’m having trouble getting used to the feel of the cord between my toes. As I long term flip-flop wearer I wasn’t expecting it to be an issue.

Today’s out takes

Feet up in my 'new' huaraches
Repairing the kitchen drawer
Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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