I am keeping a close eye on this writing portfolio of yours.
I appreciate the tip. I kind of follow the instructions as far as foil and hammer (and well all I had was a brillo pad for the first one) so that first one was a biyach.
Whilst the many imperfections of my balls proves troublesome I think that simply microwaving machine sanding or casting defeats the purpose. When I give that nut to someone I want them to know I spent a long time bringing it to its Ultimate conclusion. Yes, sir, you are right - I need to get out more.
I have been trying my hand at making Japanese foil balls. I like the idea of making something out of nothing, the labour involved, and the idea of then giving that to someone to let them know you had been thinking of them. I wouldn't say I have completed one but I am working on my fourth one right now and am refining the process. By the 20th I hope to be a bad ass Japanese foil ball maker -and in a lot of ways this is easier than poetry. Smooth, heavy and many sided.
My nose is doing great, the piercing, I love it. My rim was cracked but they refunded me the price of a new tire and labour so I guess it worked out about even or way in my favour. Just have to track down a rim.
Your new efforts sound very therapeutic. When I was a young buck of 26 or so I did a stone masonry course with my brother where we learned to lay bricks and split stone for walls which are no doubt not too dissimilar to the ones you will be working on. I think you will like that and it's good to lay something down or repair something others can enjoy. I think you will really dig that. A change of pace sounds good. I am happy for you and imagine it will please your family to have you closer.
Next year I will be driving the trucks which will be a good change for me. My body has the appearance of being in great nick but for some time now has been blowing some engines and I will need to schedule some time in the hangar to get that fixed up. I keep getting faster - so it is a good thing my number and opportunity for change has come up.
Would love to see what style you paint
and I look forward to the draw of your writing. Thanks for the update mate.