Archive for October, 2016
Spent earlier tonight working on a project that’s been on my mind for awhile now. You take a strip of veneer, cook it in boiling water to soften it, wrap it around a socket till dry and then flood it with liquid super glue. You then start sanding, alternating with ever more glue. What you get, is this.
A perfect wooden ring. This one is just a practice one. Others will be wider so inlay can be added.
The more I here Trump & his supporters speak, the more fear I feel. There is no doubt that the man is mentally ill, and has attracted followers that share his delusions. But is goes deeper than that. If you look at the way he acts, listen to not only what he says but how he says it, he is a copy of Adolph Hitler. The thing he lacks is the mustache and the swastika. Remember, the Nazis did not come to power by force, but by the vote. Will we make the same mistake, have we not learned from history?
We have always said that it “couldn’t happen here”, that we are immune from such things. But this election is proving that we have been lying to ourselves. I cannot, will not, support a man that is so insane as to think using nukes is a great idea, that vilifies others simply because they are not white. That is reckless with both his words and his deeds. Nor will I be sacred into silence by goons that should slither back under the rocks they were under before this madness started.
Unlike Trump and his followers though, I prefer that my vote do the talking, and do not try to intimidate those who think, look, pray or believe differently than I do. I hope that I’m wrong, that after this election we can get back to respecting one another again. That is my hope, but the reality is that after all the problems that but the GOP as well as Trump has caused, that respecting others that are different than you might be a thing of the past in this country, God, I hope not.
Well, been wondering what I can add to the rings and the earrings and I believe this is it. Tried my hand at cutting some coins, which is way harder than you might think. This is my first attempt at a “puzzle” coin.
Took longer to put it back together than it did to cut it. Plan to set them into pocket watch cases. Also working on 3D coin art as well that will also be set in the cases as well as in other coins.
And last but not least, the new pendants. These have either Jefferson or Buffalo nickels as the front & back set inside a serenity prayer token ring.
I hope to have all this on the website by Thanksgiving