Tuesday, October 23, 2018

that stupid hurricane

Hurricane Willa off the Pacific coast of southern Mexico has been swirling clouds and moisture over TFL long enough.  Looks like I am in for one more good rain event tonight before the skies start to clear out.  The bad news is...I won't be able to start shipping out cross orders until probably Friday.  The good news is...I have plenty of food for me and my critters.

In other news...I reached a breakthrough today trying to cast an AA desire chip.  After 9 tries tweaking the pouring method without much success, I decided to give some sterling silver casting grain a stab at it instead of 999 fine silver.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out sterling silver is a champ when it comes to capturing fine detail.  This beefy chip comes in at one troy ounce and is twice the thickness of the aluminum chips they give out.  55,62,55, .10", B  

4 comments:

Rita B. said...

Very nice AA chips. Glad to know you've got plenty food stocked up for you and the critters. I just hope the hill country fares as well. Their rivers and creeks are full, and ground saturated.

wickets said...

looking forward to coins going on sale...hope you survive the storm

John Wells said...

wickets...it will be awhile before I put up a "buy now" button for these since I'm not sure how much demand there will be for them. If you want one sooner than later, just send $45 to me either by mail or via paypal to my email address. If by paypal, include a note specifying AA chip and make sure to include you mailing address.

Sam Finn said...

The coins look fantastic. A few of those buried in the desert would make for a nice treasure hunt.