Friday, August 1, 2008
just like a real jeweler
I got my castings back today, and sat down at my bench with my saw frame and new flex shaft, just like a real jeweler.
And just like a real jeweler, I felt like I got nothing done all day. Its been so long since I worked with silver, its like a foreign material to me. Its too soft and bendable. I like solid, reliable steel. Plus, all the new stuff is so small. And my hands are too shaky. And don't even get me started on soldering.
Needless to say, I think I'm done in the studio for the day.
On a happier note, I ran 11 miles this morning. And a lot of it actually felt good. (Or at least a lot of the first 9 miles, the last two were a little tougher.) I'm really happy at how well my run went. I feel like I'm getting stronger and will be ready for the half-marathon. Plus, its fun to think about what you can eat when you burned an extra 1100 calories this morning.