2012년 8월 30일 목요일

New combination


A friend gave me a present the other day.
Sigg oval bottle and cup set.
It is difficult to find in online market.





I replace its original synthetic leather strap
to pure leather.
This reduces its modernity.





My Zebra pot set and Sigg set match well relatively.



2012년 8월 24일 금요일

Earthwork etc.


Before going to Sammackol,
a rainbow is hanging in the sky.
It rains fitfully.




I work alone in my cottage.
To keep away cracks,
I mix clay powder with ceramic powder.




Earthwork on the ceiling is a tough job.
This room will be my living area.
I have no idea on its plan of furniture arrangement.




And, I build a kitchen wall and window.
Its materials are recycled in Sammackol.




It is pure chance that I meet a heavy equipment.
That help me to construct a way in parking lot,
without pay. :)




Obtained certification


I finally passed the exam Aug. 17



Today, I receive the certificate of national qualifications.
It means that I become an engineer forest. :)




I'll take forest or woods more seriously from now on.

Lady and gentlemen, you have pulled for me.
Thank you very much.






2012년 7월 31일 화요일

Cementing floors


The rainy spell comes to an end.
I must hurry as much as I can
to repair my country cottage.
I go shopping some construction materials
in a passenger boat and truck.



 


One of the biggest ruins is its kitchen.
I arrange wall and floor,
and make a sewer system.

 



For cementing floors,
I secure 15 sacks of portland cement,
a lot of sand.


 



Co-workers...


 


Kitchen wall with stones and clay


 


Cementing kitchen floor,
and a room opposite the main living room.



It's been a busy day.




2012년 7월 15일 일요일

Feeling of ease


Your encouragements and prayers
made to pass off all exams without a hitch,
lady and gentlemen!
Thank you very much.
The decision to pass or fail will be
notified in August 17.

I design a logotype in commemoration of
my country living. :)
Korean alphabets mean the sloth in Sammackol.
Sammackol is a place name of my village.

2012년 7월 4일 수요일

I'm in a real fix!


The second written exam is near at hand(July 8).
I'm cramming for this exam.
The practical skill test is on 13th of July.
I have passed anxious days,
because its overall success rate is under 5%.





My country cottage isn't better remarkably.
I've undertaken the task my single-handed
during weekend.

After these exams, I'll devote myself
to remodeling this cottage.


2012년 5월 24일 목요일

Forest engineer test



For a while,
I have prepared for the examination
that fills the requirement
to be a forest engineer
certified by the government.





The examination consists of
written and practical tests.
I pass the first exam narrowly. :)

One month later,
I'll take the practical test.

Well, Miss and Mister, wish me luck. :)






2012년 5월 23일 수요일

The second double bit


I finished the second double bit making.
Its head has to be made to local blacksmith.
I add some grinding for shape what I wanted.




Its handle is made of the trunk of juniper tree.
I select a knotty trunk on purpose.




Its blade is sharp as knife,
and good hardening.




Someone ask me
what are double bit's practicalities.
No.
My double bit is a symbol
that I point to the heart of forest.





Leather sheath and tassel




closer look...
sloppy hand stitchs...




2012년 5월 21일 월요일

Cottage roof replacement


Last Friday, slates were replaced
with steel shingles on my cottage roof.




My cottage looks like a hermitage.
I'll have a contemplative disposition. :)




The walls need to be plastered with clay.
And flap of doors will be replaced.




Even though it seems as deserted house,
I feel the peace of mind at here.
I hear word that German beggar philosopher
'Peter' had stayed for few months here.




My two dogs, 'Geumdong-i' and 'Hwanee',
like this place too.




2012년 4월 21일 토요일

A frame 'chige' - Korean traditional back-carrier



Literally translated as a 'back-carrier',
these simple wooden carrying frames
were originally used by farmers and workers to carry heavy loads,
but were soon adopted by United Nations troops.




Known to Americans as an 'A-frame' and to the British as a 'jiggy',
they were held by two ropes around the shoulders and armpits,
and were designed to hang the weight of the load on the shoulders
while the centre of gravity was lower on the back.
This design allowed the bearer to carry a heavy load while walking,
even on a steep gradient.







A frame remains under-utilized
by old country men in Korea.








2012년 4월 20일 금요일

Kuksa kolrosing


My pine burl kuksa looked bored.
Then I decide to inscribe some patterns.




But it has coarse texture.
The pattern should be consisted of
straight lines.




The infilling material is cinnamon powder.




With new tea spoon...




Country cottage and camping


I go to my country cottage on weekend.
Cut timbers that were removed,
and pile up under the floor as firewood.




The slated roof will be changed...
Then this cottage shows marked progress.




I find the materials of an A-frame carrier.
It can carry maximum burden on one's back.




This cottage is the style
that 1960's poor farmers house.
I'll reproduce the original to the utmost.




Coolfish, my camping bro, arrives
by his classic Royal Enfield motorcycle.




Camp site is established on
my vegetable garden.




Two campers, Jiwoo's father and Azzi,
participate this camping too.