Learning patience …
Or trying to, anyway. We’re waiting for some supplies to come in. Like a crate of Bullseye glass (they had a sale – what can I say?) and some stainless steel sheeting. [DH is going to make a vit speed pot for me!] Then we can really play with the vitrigraph kiln. So much so, that I’ve asked DH to create an easy break* (modified arbor press) for making quick work out of the murrini cane. I KNOW!!! Super exciting stuff. But for now, we wait! *Kind of like this one, but tweaked a wee bit. Photo credit: hobbyglass.com
Which is ok. I’m getting cabochons cut and fire polished, pendants drilled/epoxied and assembled. All while I’m trialing my bail findings to make sure they hold up to not-so-gentle daily wear (and they are!) …
In between, we’re romping with our four-legged crew. We also continue to teach Chloe some manners (who is napping here – with her tongue hanging out) … Manners are hard work!
WWU: Made it through my first weekend back to work. Volume wasn’t bad. Acuity got a little nutty there when a very large patient had to be pulled out of a private vehicle, all blue and ‘over-dosey’ … But the elbow held up and after making me work for it, my pt was pink and sassy when I ended my shift! So – my broken wing is healing, I just have to wait for it!!!
Next up – I think I’m just about ready to play with some pattern bars … oh my!
How did you modify your arbor press? I just got a vitrigraph kiln. My DH welds, he’s making me a stand. I found a used arbor press on an auction site and knowing I will need a way to cut the murrini, I am tempted to bid…can you post or PM me a pic, or an idea of how you modified yours? Thanks much
Hi. Sent an email. Happy Chopping!