Send in the brass

It’s been a long time since I’ve had full days to spend in the studio, so today was A-amazing.

Part of the reason for this is due to the fact that I started sawing some brass and everything turned out better than I expected (especially after such a long break). I still have to drill holes in these bad boys to string them up on chains, but here’s what we have so far.

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A little prairie homage – here’s some grain elevator/barn action.

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And to fill the endless skies overhead? I imagine my friend Rachel flying a de Havilland Twin Otter from her bush pilot job in Watson Lake to visit me in Hamilton!

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This is also the plane I took into Ivvavik National Park in 2010. I think I’ve documented my hatred of flying pretty thoroughly on this website, but I will confess to a crush on this mini-passenger plane. It was quite the thrill to fly in and beautiful to stare at.

I’m going to try to post Sean’s rudimentary instructions for my jeweller’s bench tomorrow because it performed perfectly today and if you can put one together yourself, I suggest it. It’ll save you money and its portability means you don’t have to devote a huge chunk of space to it – you can lean it against the wall at the end of every night, which has the added bonus of ensuring you clean up after yourself at the end of the day!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to practice what I preach and start doing just that.



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