End of Year Craziness

So I haven’t been around much, things got pretty crazy since last I posted.

First there was sailing season, which went very well this year. We had a great dedicated team and on occasion a few of Ed’s sailing buddies (with many years of experience) came aboard and assisted in tactics. So we won a bunch of beer can races and even placed 2nd in one of the legs of the Tri-state!

The server streetlight is still on manual. I was focusing on perfecting our $150 360 machine at work instead of hooking it up to the server. The 360 machine allows us to shoot a product from 3 different angles as it turns a full 360 degrees. It has worked out pretty well so far, allowing up to 50 sets a day.

360 Machine in Action


And I’ve held some more blacksmithing classes, though I always seem to forget to take pictures in the Railroad Spike Class… and my phone also decided to eat most of the photos I had taken. So that’s a bummer, but here’s a few student’s works:


And just in time for the new year, I’ve started a new job! In some ways I’ll have more time, and in other ways I wont so I make no promises on updates.




Slowing Down

My side projects have been moved to the side the past few weeks. Which is especially sad since everything is set up and ready to go at PS:One. My new job has been really great, its just taking me a little time to settle in before I can schedule up some doing. I’ve also been switching a little bit between night and day shifts (and I have confirmed that I am a night person on my one week of night shifts). I am so excited to be working in TV again, its like I’m finally back on the right career path.

There is however some fun on the horizon… BARTENDING CLASSES to be exact! About a year ago, this was to be my fallback career should Kraft ever fall through. Well, they didn’t fall through and I’m still going strong, but I had to use the Groupon I purchased, so I scheduled me some classes. I can’t wait to invent me a drink and get creative with booze.

After that, I’m going to take another whack at cosplay (once I get me a new sewing machine- the POS I have makes me sooooooooo angry!)

And then heading into the summer, I am all geared up for my second season of sailing. This year is going to be awesome- I’m studying, I got my own gear, and I’m going to win a race dangit! I’ll be bringing my go pro along for ride so expect some timelapse races.

Lots of good stuff coming. Just gotta get back on the night shift so I can be all productive at this blogging and doing!


Knife Forging – 104 Fold Steel

So I’m taking one more knife forging class this year and I got to do something different this time. Last time we used steel cable which gave a more circular pattern. This time, we layered different steel and did multiple folds. I had planned on making a small tanto letter opener so this method was perfect for the look I was going for. Day one was all forge welding and the most basic of shaping.




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Hardie Cut Tool & Small Fuller

** this post is actually from some time ago, just got the video together now**
Day two of tool making was quite productive. I had my first taste of a cutoff saw, I did some good* MIG welding, and generally got some hammering done. I brought my camera to take pictures, but I also had my NEW GoPro! I was dying to try it out and so my camera was neglected. However, I do have some videos for you, so check out the action: Continue reading


The Shop(s)

So, it has been cleaned, a bit more organization has occurred, and my blacksmithing station is set up! Check it out: