Major Personal Project

This summer I was forced to move to a new place. One good thing about moving is cleaning. The second is getting better organized.

When I moved from Kansas City 7 years ago, I brought 52 boxes of books with me. The majority were reference or Sci-Fi. Three years ago when I decided to move to Chicago, I was determined not to take as much with me. To that end, I sold tons of books to individuals and donated 6 boxes to a book charity. Once in Chicago, I sold 3 boxes of books and a box of CD’s (they were all copier paper boxes). My move back from Chicago contained only 24 boxes of books!

So what has this got to do with personal projects? Well, I love my books, but what is the point of having the reference books if I do not use them? Thus I decided that I need to complete one project from each of my metalworking and enameling books. The challenge being that I cannot purchase another book of like kind until I do. Sometimes, if it turns out well, I will allow myself a new shop tool.

So the first set of pics I am posting is my first attempt at foldforming. The resulting forms were made from a 1.5″ piece of copper. I did not measure the end product. Perhaps I will do that tonight.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lily
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 12:08:09

    ooh pretty!


  2. sirensheart
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 14:50:23

    The first batch of books were sold to people who wanted them and would give them a good home. I can also visit if I want to…


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