Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New Nest

Got a new nesting dove in the greenhouse.  The last time they tried this nest, the hatchlings ended up falling out after about a week.  Lets hope they beefed up the nest and this round will work out better... 85,96,73,0,B

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

time for a new torch

My Bernzomatic TS8000 is finally shitting the bed after melting almost 200 ounces of silver over the past 3 years.  First the trigger lock went out and now it can't keep a nice high temperature flow.  Was trying to do a test casting today for some crosses that have been ordered and ended up with an ounce and a half of silver stuck in my ceramic crucible.  A replacement torch is coming tomorrow and the good news is it was 25 bucks cheaper than when I got the first one in 2015.  84,90,68,0,C  

Monday, August 13, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018


I recently got this in a daily devotional that I subscribe to.  I think this was an odd combination to include together.  I am not a big fan of fear scriptures...

Saturday, August 11, 2018

a little water...

It has been almost a year since I got enough rain at once for the arroyo to run'n'pump. My creek tanks are pretty low after all that time. Just bagged 2,900 gallons.  Video coming Monday.  68,74,69, .65",C

Friday, August 10, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

back to basics...

Took a break from baking silver today for a batch of solar oven croissants for a local customer.  Note: silver skull orders start going out in the mail tomorrow... 92,98,75,0,C

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Casting a silver ring...

First try at ring making.  Casting it is the (relatively) easy part.  Finishing and polishing it is quite another story.  Video of the casting coming Friday.  89,96,71,0,B

Monday, August 6, 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018

the length of days...

Job 12:9  Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?  10  In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. 11  Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?  12  With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. 13  With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.  

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

the silver bug...

Got a great 2fer deal off ebay.  Ordered a skull mold and got a hobo nickel mold instead.  The seller told me to keep the wrong mold (even though I offered to return it) and he would send out the correct skull mold right away.  The skull mold will cast with one troy ounce of silver.  The hobo nickel will be 2 - 3 ounces.  It is an enlarged replica of a famous design.   As soon as I find out how well these castings work out using 999 fine silver, I will be offering them for sale in limited/numbered editions.  92,97,64,0,B