Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). Live streaming video at http://ustre.am/TM8N
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
hitch in the plan...
Caught a new calf down in Study Butte getting some run time in. Pretty easy to catch Carl enjoying dirt. Nice clear sky today but couldn't coax more than 1200° out of the fresnel lens. I need at least 1700° to melt and get a good pour out of some sterling silver. Went ahead and did a second nugget (31 g) with the propane. A bit tricky to fill a one ounce graphite mold without a lot of heat...still working on my stamping skills. The search continues for a reliable method and materials sources. 90,102,46,0,B,0