What’s on Ethan’s Table This Week?

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.

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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.)

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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. 😉

Author: Ethan Kincaid

Ethan Kincaid was born in 1985 in Brockville, a sleepy little town on the St. Lawrence River. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a degree in Linguistics and a minor in Japanese Language. After finishing his education, he settled down there with his wife Kaitlyn and became a full-time writer. In 2011, he moved to Montreal and discovered its vibrant writing culture. In 2015, Ethan moved to Helsinki, Finland with his wife; he works as a props crafter and part time author. His first book, Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy is the first of a new fantasy trilogy. The greatest joy in his life lies in helping budding writers find their voices. In his words: "I like to shake people until cool stuff comes out!"

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