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Seems like these come up every 3 or 4 months. I recently had a request for one of these pendants, and so I made two just for the sake of variety and insurance against failure, because I usually try something new every time. First up, the more ambitious attempt - a twisted bar of 5 dimes. First fused, then forged out to a blunt square nail shape, I hot-twisted it gently, and when shears started, I gently hammered it square and got it hot enough to re-fuse the joints. Can't do that with Damascus steel, and it saved me twice in the process. While I was hoping to see stars, what I ended up wit
I woo'd two women today. Young enough to be my daughters. In front of my wife. Young women who serve as LDS missionaries, they've been over quite often lately, mostly checking on Carla. Upon discovering my talents out in the shop, they wanted to make time to see the magic happen. They get one day a week to attend to personal issues and have a little "free time" not focusing on church work, which was today... so I went ahead and took the day off, since I have 1000 other things to do in the shop as well as holidays approach. We made necklace pendants, fusing 5 dimes for e