30 June 2010
29 June 2010
Ben Franklin; lightning experiments from a hut
It could just be that I'm cold, ( and the size of one's workshop is proportionate to how ineffectual the heating is)- but Im thinking up a project that involves building a tiny workshop- like a sentry box or a shepherds hut... or a tinker's caravan or ice fishing shack.
And I could just make one type of thing in there.
And it would be warm.
Ill let you know.
23 June 2010
22 June 2010
Just felt like going to Japan today ( most days really)
- for, you know, the little things.
21 June 2010
Little Gold Aster Earring !
ah! bozzer! I'fe zmashed mine zelf again!
Josef Hoffmann set
But maybe I am getting my Karls mixed up?
( watch out you sitting-down chaps! *squish*)
(And you there, on the roof! Who the devil are you fellows!?)
(err, carry on squire, we jus' want to be in the err, pho-to-graph!)
18 June 2010
Maori comb. Dunedin Museum. Cant imagine the hair-do.
Sliver of Gold
Cool, sure. But which unit goes in the kid's room? The Darth Vader/ Kendo Nursemaid end is a bit scary... but maybe it would work for us?
*I am your Father ! Your lack of sleep disturbs me!*
16 June 2010
Time spent pleasantly; making a replacement of an early style brooch for someone who had lost theirs. (suspected theft;... kind of flattering?)
I decided to put a roller-style catch on the pin for extra security.
One can just buy a machine-made catch and solder it on, unless one cannot be bothered going into the City to fetch it, in which case one must Make One's Own, which is what I did. Its not as perfect as a machine-made one, but that sorts of suits the piece, and it works very well indeed.
Open position; put the pin into the slot and then the tab at the top rolls down...
and locks the pin in place. Voila!