A Life in My Dreams...

A Life in My Dreams...
Chasing my love, my queen (or princess) for hours around long corridors, up hundreds of stairs, and through rooms of gold, polished stone and all manner of frivolous whimsy in what I would assume, ancient Egypt. Hopping over a wall to cut off my prey I land in the street below. Dancing past, over and under people going about their daily routines, knowing almost all of them, their names, and even their loved ones.   Stopping along the way to help a worker carry his load on my own shoulder and carrying him the rest of the way, to receive a smile and pat on my cheek; telling him "Go home to your family Mah-hu, and tell them I say hello!" Being given a plum by kindly old Ipwet, taking two, kissing her forehead and catching up to Mah-hu, giving him one and dropping the other in his pocket "For...
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First Fires: Furnace Burn In And Test Ingots.

First Fires: Furnace Burn In And Test Ingots.
Just an update, I finally managed to get the initial burn in for the small furnace done. And, me being me decided to make a quick video about it. You have to understand, for me this is a milestone of sorts. I've been getting ready for this for a very long time now. This stage means I'm ready to go. I haven't been blessed with armies of minions to cover the slack so at times it's been slow, but sure. I don't think I'd have it any other way because one of my personal quirks is knowing about a whole process- of which having too many people around can mean details I want or need can be overlooked. In the end, I can also say "I did it." Anyways, enjoy the little movie, and know I'm doing a very, very happy dance.      
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A Quick Set of Crucible Tongs (Lifter)

A Quick Set of Crucible Tongs (Lifter)
Needed to make a pair for an A6, so a few feet of 1/8" X 1" flat stock, scrap 1" 3/4 and some 2 1/4", with some black 1/2" pipe I was able to weld up these in a few hours. Most of the time was spent measuring and determining the width and placements of the rounded side fingers. They are held together with a 5/16" bolt and some washers for spacer between the sides. I purposely left this a bit loose to allow some play since without any, the units fit very snug to the crucible and you do want to allow for expansion. All I have left to do is add a chain and hook about 3/4" up the handles so it can be locked while lifting but easily taken off to release the crucible, and a couple larger washers added/welded on top of the handles to prevent...
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