But I have one last word about one particular hinge and accompanying lock and key. The items are from my dad's barn (in Norwich, Ontario), a century old, leaning-to-one-side type of structure that was once commonly seen inside small villages, towns and cities in SW Ontario.
[Wood from Dad's barn and my own house
in London look pretty good together"]
Dad's barn is ten-years gone, along with so many others. And I wish it wasn't and I wish I had one like it so I could have a larger workshop (oh, I wish!) and build things that would last even half as long.
["Water colour by Edith Harrison (my mother);
the barn door above (opened) is currently my workshop door"]
My projects may not, like me, have long legs, but I'll often be found in the busy workshop 'giving it a go' at any rate.
Photos by GH
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