Yeah, I know I missed an update. Been busy!
I’ve been having adventures in resin casting; something I’ve never done before. The first batch of semi-spheres turned out well … except that the shop keeper sold me the wrong mould release for the type of mould I had and the finished piece wouldn’t come out without destroying the mould. Boo!
Not to be discouraged, I did some more research, watched some more videos, and went back to the shop. This time I bought silicone putty to make my own flexible moulds. These turned out much better.
The ring sword on the left there is all set to receive a jewelled pommel. Woo! This has been a really tough build so far and has tested my skills to the max. Watching it evolve has been totally worth it, though.
What else am I up to?
I’ve got a brand new Ouriel and Gabriel cut. (Gabriel’s not cut in this picture but it is all ready for shaping on my table right now.)
And a freshly shaped Jahoel! As some of you may already know, this one is my all-time favourite sword. Happy to be working on one again.
In other news, I may be getting a part time apprentice in the near future to help me out in the shop. That should lessen my work load a bit and let me get the pretties from me to you sooner.
That’s all from me for now. Stay safe out there Shadowhunters. 😉