First Waxes, 2016

First Waxes, 2016
    It doesn't sound like much, but the first waxes coming out of a new setup are a mark of progress. Add that with a visit by a minion of a snake cult and some good music.   Not that I'm relaxing, but I am breathing a bit better because this whole result today marked the working completion of a whole chain of new, untested equipment, new methods until now worked out on paper only, and some serious sack sweat.   Let the molding and production onsalught begin.   After I have coffee.
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Almost Finished With "The List". Mostly. Yeah.

Almost Finished With "The List". Mostly. Yeah.
  The end of the "list" is finally in sight. Taking advantage of a yearly awaited sale from a couple manufacturers to get the rest of the big ticket items on the foundry list. (Compressors, Vibratory Tumblers, a Pyramid Sized Pallet of IFB, Industrial Oven, etc)   I also get a tour of a facility near Philadelphia and some lazy real-estate scouting in the mix.   Now theres this annoying "little list" of the stuff you don't think about if its your first time around the block, like re-stocking buffing compounds, making measured ingot molds, extra plinths, and more clay to name a few. Fortunately I've always had the majority of whats been needed for this upgrade as the general things you'd find in most casting shops are pretty much the same. Alot of what I'm doing is the same but also new method and calculated experimentation needs some off...
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2016 Is here And I Have A List

2016 Is here And I Have A List
Late 2015 dropped a few hairy cockroaches into my codpiece, and set me back a season.   I'm not one to let things get me down for long, but the one thing I do have issue dealing with is my own sense of urgency. When I get on a creative roll, it's stifling to those around me and I apologize for that.   No, not really, sorry.   I left a descent roll in Hawaii a couple years ago because I had to face the fact that the tech industry just wasn't a challenge. It felt good turning Microsoft down, because I knew I "did it" and wanted more. That opportunity wouldn't have happened if I didn't work for it, and been nudged by a shitty (illegal, proven) expulsion from my former employer there. I did manage to get to know some of the warmest, fun and loving people ever...
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