|The new shed in its glory, Its been raining for months so the turf i put on the roof and confidently expected to die is flourishing, in fact its too long! rather typically i've half finished it and now all the small jobs are being ignored.|
|The other end and what the wife likes to say is her end, notice the fancy front, that burnt out my £10 jig saw! But its there to try to limit flexing. The etching press is very useful for flattening metal. See the Cardoon is doing wel outside too.|
|And big news I got and anvil! Its probably been used for the last hundred years to beat horse shoes and its well worn not flat but boy is it heavy!, rings like a bell too.|
Apparently i can make a mess out of that...the air was blue i stretched it just a might to far. See that chink of light that's what disaster looks like in a pewter bowl. In fact there were three splits. that's triple horrible. I had to scout round to try to save a couple of days work. i have some ultra low melt solder, but i had to borrow some "backers number three" flux from a mate. (i bough him a new lots..ten quid!)..so what could possibly go wrong.
Plenty can go wrong and usually does.I can for example solder two holes up fine then in triumph linger a second to long and blow a hole straight through it...the air was blue the chickens blushed.
No time to cry over it all, it is a blow someone wants to pay me for after all i started again.. and here it is sans any splits and pretty deep. Its going to be a "rose bowl" so it has to be a bit deep.
No time to cry over it all, it is a bowl someone wants to pay me for after all i started again.. and her it is sans any splits and pretty deep. Its going to be a "rose bowl" so it has to be a bit deep.
The plasticine is ever the problem i mixed some with Vaseline in an effort to get it softer to mould in but it made it incredibly sticky to and very hard to remove. Eventually i steeled on coating the bowl in Vaseline and putting it on top of that which made it easier to get off but still hard work and very very hard to clean up. My idea of a proper Rose bowl has a top too, with hole sin it to place the rose stems in and i have a nice angel design in mind, but no pewter. So I'm waiting for that to arrive from Birmingham right now. Pewter prices seem a bit lower than the last time i bought it to but postage more!...cant win ah.