Studio Mess.

Just because.

This is my messy, messy, work bench. I use VERY limited tools. Another bench to the left in an L-shape is where the torch, quench bucket, pickel, and steel punches are at. 

I’m normally fairly “messy” in general as I constantly use and reuse my metal scraps from sawing. So, here’s a little taste for you all!

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The sweater is what I place my computer on, right in front of me when sawing or working. I usually go through whole TV series, broken up by audio lectures (usually philosophy, history, or 18/19th century poetry lectures).

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Pliers, files, coping saw, metal scraps.

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Ring mandrel for forming ring shanks and sizing, deer hide for setting stones without damaging the rings. My busted v-board and fat c-clamp are on the right for sawing. 

That’s all folks! A tiny peak into the Stray Arrow world. Messy, messy, cluttered, world. More to come!

xx Stray Arrow.

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Rough Morning

I awoke this morning to, what in my eyes, looked like this:

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my cat decided to go at my face for not waking up early to feed her. Now I sport a grand warrior wound (i.e. major scratch) alongside my left cheek. As I’m slightly allergic to cats, I’m betting this thing will last a good while. I hope everyone is having a better start to their day.

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I have also started dabbling with blog searching and online shopping researching. I’d like to say it’s because I have no time to venture into the city and poke about stores for gifts going towards the magnitude of nieces and nephews I have, but mainly it’s because I’m curious. What do the rest of you do on your computers? I’m a complete stranger to the blogging world, in the most stubborn way. I love making things, I love being outside, and I loathe feeling boxed in staring at a tiny screen….and yet. There is so much fascinating imagery people post. So SO many options and paths to explore. What do the rest of you look at? Who do you follow? What websites do you look forward to with child like giddiness?

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That being asked, I will approach the day like this (click on pictures for sources):

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xx Stray Arrow