Okay, first off I forgot to post pics of the studio updates a couple of days ago. I posted them on the engraving forums but not here. Oops! So, as I had mentioned, the table/platform of the drill press was larger than it needed to be, and that made it hard to sit close enough to it. You really need the vise pretty much in your lap. As a reminder, it looked like this:
My fantastic, kindhearted, generous, brilliant neighbor took the turntable and drill press table home with him for a weekend, cut down the circumference of the drill press table, permanently mounted the turntable to the drill press, and brought it back looking like this (the ball vise is not in place in these pics):
Glee! So much better. I can sit like a normal person when working, also thanks to the new chair I bought, which I think is the perfect engraving chair (I'll totally endorse it, it's the Casdin Luxura chair from Staples, love it).
Now I just need to learn how to engrave. Okay, one step at a time...
I remembered to photograph the leaf today:
My brother J came over with the cutest baby in the universe today. I have to share this cuteness with you. Last time she saw my horses she wasn't old enough to be aware of them. Oh that's changed! She's almost 7 months old now, and I think I'll be able to turn her into a horse-crazy little girl no problem! The cuteness overwhelms me! :-) By the way those are not my hands in the second pic.
I've signed up for two birding tours at the crane festival this weekend. Brace yourself for full bird nerd mode!!!