Feeling smithy

I know Christmas isn’t a contest, but Sean always wins. How am I supposed to compete with the level of thought he puts into presents when he INVENTS NEW INVENTIONS FOR GIFTS? First there was the storage shelf for my canvas, then the press for my leather dies and now this.

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I thought I was going to have to forego a jeweller’s bench because they’re expensive and I don’t really have space in the studio for another piece of furniture, but he made this thing, which is compatible with my existing table.

The marble surface is for firing things and the metal is for hammering. It also has a built-in benchpin.

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It’s amazing. He’s amazing. And all he got was this lousy T-shirt!


*The term camplaigning (to bitch and moan, but about something worthwhile like municipal issues) is courtesy of Mike Jerome.


  1. at
    February 18, 2013 - Reply

    The jewellers bench is AMAZING! As an inveterate dabbler, that gift would blow me away. Any chance of a basic how to? dimensions and materials?

    • amykenny
      February 19, 2013

      I’ll ask him for details to post here!

  2. at
    March 17, 2013 - Reply

    yay!!!! GREAT blog and your etsy shop has me drooling!

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