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Homestead Update

Yes, I am still alive, I just have been too tired to get excited enough to sit down and compose a post. Things should be slowly winding down for this season so I should at least be able to getting back to working up some posts for the weekends. 245 more words


Roadside Treasure Finds

I spotted three of these plastic objects on the side of the interstate today and I just had to turn around and pick them up. Now, I don’t know what they are. 118 more words

Work Shop

Casting process. Lost wax casting.

Because we do custom work, I explain the casting process all the time. The whole thing from front start to finish is very interesting. However, It is a long procedure with a lot of down time between steps, so it is something the customer can not just stick around to watch. 507 more words

Custom Design

Refinish ring. Number one goldsmith tip

When I refinish a ring, instead of sanding out dents, scratches and dings, I use a number of burnishing burs to move and push the metal into the dings. 179 more words



I picked up an old tire behind my shop to shake out the standing water trapped in it so it wouldn’t be a breeding ground for mosquitos and underneath it I found the old black snake that lives around the shop. 105 more words