Sometimes you just catch an expression on an animal that requires a meme.
Wasn't gonna list it until tomorrow but then Etsy lost my draft for a little while so I went ahead and made it live so I can yell at them if they lose it now because I've paid my fee. 😁 https://www.etsy.com/listing/708097877/handmade-tiny-dragon-art-doll-ooak-gold
I had to light the forge today to harden and temper a blade for the workshop, and so after doing that, I hunted around for something to make.
It's been a while since I last made a hairpin, so I went with that.
Made from garage door spring, this time I drew out the steel somewhat more to thin it down and reduce weight. @Leadegroot says it is noticeably lighter.
#auspol lamentation Show more
Well I despair for my country.
Clearly the living conditions of the destitute, and refugees don't matter to my fellow citizens.
Neither does the plight of our planet, or even just our little corner of it.
This election has once again been won not by the Liberal/National Coalition, but by Murdoch and his undue sway over the media, and by the small mindedness of my fellow citizens.
The only good thing to come from this was the end of Tony Abbott.
Koala shaped Ayrshire lemon shortbread that I’ve donated to the local hall fundraiser for Election Day.
These three however managed to escape and stayed at home for later consumption ;-)
#auspol death Show more
Oh, Hawkie is dead at 89.
The larrikin PM, known for drinking a yardie and giving everyone the day off after the ‘83 America’s Cup, has passed away only a couple of days before the federal election.
I roasted a ¼ of a Kent pumpkin chopped in approx 1 inch chunks.
I also caramalised 2 brown onions.
In another saucepan, I sautéed a diced carrot and diced celery and 2 rashers of bacon (diced) in some butter, with salt, thyme and rosemary.
When almost ready to serve, I added 1 ½ dessert spoons of double cream, and after a couple of minutes, folded in the onions and pumpkin pieces.
Served the ravioli, with the sauce, and topped with grated pecorino di romana cheese.
It is too windy to light the forge today, so instead, I mounted the swivel arm I made last weekend, and started on a small bow.
The bow is pictured here in a tillering stick. You draw it bit by bit, shaving off various parts until you get an even bend. This one has a long way to go, but I've closed up shop for the day as it's time to start preparing dinner.
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Decided to try a few new things today and push myself a bit.
I made a swinging arm bracket, and in the process made my first tenons (three in total, with one being peened over into a rivet holding the arm to the swivel).
All up, took 3.5hours.
I'll probably mount it near the forge to hang my charcoal bucket off.
Yay! Got the admin interface on my backup NAS working again.
QNAP faffed an update a while back and after that I could not login to the admin webpage. NAS worked fine, just couldn't manage it.
Today I finally got around to trying to fix it. Turns out there was another firmware update released recently that fixes that issue, so a bit of command line stuffing around and a reboot, and it's back in business :)
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