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Apr 22

Blueline Cup

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I made this blue because one of my goals in this class was to create a birthday present for a good friend of mine, and he said he likes the color blue. ┬áTo make this, I rolled the bubble in frit, and after it was melted it in, I blew it into an optics mold. …

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Apr 15

Redline Cup

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I’ve had bad luck with little red cups. I had one that I made last year that I gave away to a friend, so I wanted to make a new one to replace it. I made one the first day, and it looked pretty good, but it fell off the punti because I pushed too …

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Apr 10

Book Review: Collision Course

Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria & the Stockholm by Alvin Moscow If you’re older than, say, 65, you might remember where you were when the Stockholm crashed into the Andrea Doria. I’m considerably younger than that, and had never heard of this boat crash, which apparently riveted the …

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Apr 08

Book Review: What Color is Your Parachute 2012

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles A friend of mine bought this for me on kindle, saying it was a great way to find out what job best suits you. This book has been around for years and years, but as with textbooks, the …

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Apr 08

Bottlecaps Second Group

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I mentioned in an earlier post how I make these bottlecaps. One of the hardest parts is finding enough amusing and visually interesting pieces to put in them. If the background is simple, like the bottom left and the bottom right, I need to have more interesting inserts. I do have a few watch insides. …

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