Monday, August 31, 2009

The Ring 2 - part 2; The Ring 3 - part 1

This is starting to sound like a bunch of horror movies, but it is just more of me banging on quarters. I realized I never posted pictures of the second ring.

Long story short, the second ring was just way too small. It looks pretty good though. I have since these pictures smoothed out the edges a little bit.

Seeing as my personality won't let me live with something I don't like, I looked on Ebay and found another 1938 ring.

That arrived at my place on 8-29-09. In four hours on Saturday, I pounded, drilled and shaped it into this. FOUR hours start to finish. Pretty dang good.

Here are the three rings I have made thus far. The first ring (on the left) was a little too big, the second (on the right) was too small and the third fits just right and has the most words visible. I only have a little left to do on it, but it will probably have to wait until I get back from vacation. On that vacation I will see my parents and see if they want the first two rings. I'll keep the third.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We aren't as tough as we would like to think.

There's something very peaceful to me about watching a violent storm from a high rise. It makes me smile seeing the proud run for cover.

"Can you send forth lightning that they may go and say to you, 'Here we are'?" -- Job 36:32

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All seems quiet....

but there is a lurking terror.....
ready to strike.