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Interlopisms - A little less than a happy high — LiveJournal
There was a point last Friday when Paul and I stepped away from the fires. We did some exploring when we had gone to Iron 3000 back in October, and there were a couple of things in 3d Arts that I was anxious to see again. The first stop was to the metal shop, and for a simple reason - they have a closet filled with Big Hammers.

Everybody loves Big Hammers... which is probably why Paul looks so happy here.

I also really wanted to poke around their ceramics facilities again since my last visit was limited to sticking my head inside a couple of doors. I felt so much more in my element this time around, and while I didn't burst through any closed doors, I did get to see the kilns and the glaze room. Their facilities are palatial, well-lit, and, best of all, above ground.

The kilns. Their smallest kiln measured about twice the size of BCAE's, so you can imagine how beside myself I was.

The glaze room. It's simply brilliant.

(Incidentally, I realized that I hadn't posted any pics of the smelters the Guild was using. Most of them looked like they had been put together in the shops and were quite interesting on their own. So, just for the sake of completeness, I give you the cannon...)
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komos From: komos Date: May 5th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's the beauty of it...

You certainly wouldn't want to be at a crucial stage in something only to have one of the students grinning stupidly as he hands you a perfectly normal-sized ball-peen. "No, my hipster friend, the BIG HAMMER!"

I love that closet.

I'm still trying to figure out what "Top Tools" are.
archanglrobriel From: archanglrobriel Date: May 5th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
slings, plungers and leather straps?
komos From: komos Date: May 5th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't even want to ask.
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