See if you can find him in this picture of bamboo.
Holy crap! Time has gotten away from me. The purchase of the house and getting the old one ready for market has consumed my existence for the last year. I've learned a lot of new skills for home repair and remodeling and I have a few more yet to learn. Some plumbing, electrical work and plastering walls. I have three more weeks to go on the old house. The new will be an ongoing process for years to come.
I've also taken some time to learn new crafting and self sufficiency skills. I finally finished my foundry.
|Ramming the refractory|
|Starting the charcoal|
|The fires of hell|
I learned a couple methods of making charcoal.
|Paint can burn|
|Clean burning afterburner|
|New canning equipment|
|Home made sauerkraut canned|
Some leather working and some black smithing.
|Anvil secured to the new anvil stand|
|6-7 oz. and 8-9 oz. shoulders|
|First buckle forged|
|Smithing apron parts so far|
There were also many small projects such as: pickling garlic, making malt vinegar, stacking fire wood and, of course, the ever present clearing of bamboo. It's all good knowledge to have and I've saved us thousands of dollars, but now it's time to sculpt again.
This week I got back to projects for Splintered Light, Acheson Creations and Noggle Stones miniatures. Once those are out I'm on to some more for Pictor's and Empire of the Petal Throne. I'll be showing some of the new work in a week or two as it is finished up.