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H.A.M Pop Up Shop Now Open

My Handmade Art Market Holiday Pop Up Shop is now open over on the H.A.M. Facebook page. I wrote a post the other day that I was planning to offer some of my handmade jewelry for sale. 165 more words

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Aluminum Practice Plate

Here’s a scrap chunk of aluminum I used to practice engraving some scrollwork.


Casualties of Over-ambition

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Here I will just be discussing the aspects/concepts that could not make it into the finished set.

Engraved Motifs: I was unable to locate a suitable pattern of 1/4″ hexagonal wire/mesh to stamp into the motifs of my outer walls, but that would have just been icing anyway; with the type of paint I’ll be using on them they’ll pop regardless. 144 more words


Get Bent

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So all of my walls have now been both cut and all their “lips” bent; I used the Brake at the U (thanks Darcy!) for the most part but for the secondary bends I actually found a hand tool in our garage: it’s roughly the size of a normal ruler (about a foot x a few inches), made of real strong metal and has a slit lengthwise where you can insert your material then just hold on tight and manually fold your piece. 32 more words


Hubby Project: Ulu

The hubby finished this ulu for a friend. She said her mom used one as a collard knife. If you aren’t familar with them. You can flat out cut carrots, rutabagas, butternut squash in chunks, but quick. 158 more words


Test Results and Beyond

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So I have completed testing and have moved into full gear. I am proceeding with a single sheet of plywood attached to each sheet of aluminum so I actually have something to grip while running them through the jigsaw; working with aluminum alone was incredibly difficult to maneuver and it rattled like a mother. 76 more words


Hooked on up-cycling?

A month or so back I took my new girlfriends to meet my parents, yes one is an ’87 Fiero GT and the other a human female, we had a grand day of logging & tree killing, but on the drive back to Aberdeen I took us on a small detour up the coast road via Arbroath.   882 more words