Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Ahem ...

I might have been a tad overenthusiastic about my new ventilations system.
Yesterday after a few hours at the torch I thought my lungs weren't feeling as perfect as I would like them to, and I had BF come down and smoke on the contraption.
It does infact have a bit of sucktion, but only within the vent hood. Everything that escapes around the hood is free to do it's damage. I do have the hood as close to the flame as I can, it is plastic after all, and I do expect the heat to bear the fumes up and into it, but apparently it is not good enough.
I could feel my lungs misbehaving a few weeks back too, but I thought it was an overdose of the pollen that was around at the time. Now I don't know ...
I think sitting in the basement is not the best idea, but it is the only place we have right now. I will be spending a lot of time down there over the next 3 months, so I need to have this fixed fast.

Tonight I will not be torching. The last two nights have been bad torching sessions with lots of cracked beads and weird reactions and colourcombos. I think I have been too tired and need a bit of rest. There is always tomorrow, and I have a lot of planning to do still that I can think of tonight.


Hooray! I just got an extractor hood* from off the Copenhagen freecycle group. How perfect is that :)


*Extractor hood, had to look it up in the dictionary. Never heard it before. One of those hoods that lead the steam outside when you cook. What do you call them?

Monday, July 07, 2008

Supplies, Argh!

Whoa! This show of mine had better be brilliant, because buying supplies is cleaning me out completely. I might have to borrow too ...
Maybe I am overdoing it, but how do I know? I try to picture how a certain amount of e.g. necklaces will look, and then shop according to that, but really I have no idea. It is kind of scary how much one can spend in a few minutes. Well a lot of minutes actually, because I think and consider and reconsider and almost bail out. But then I think 'I need this stuff, go to check-out woman!' and I wave goodbye to my meager funds, once not so meager, but now ... gone. Poof!
Scary, I tell you ...

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Call me McGyver

I have hammered and tied and taped (oh yes) and even connected wires, et voilá, we have sucktion.
Yesterday I collected all the parts I needed and got going with a long overdue project. Today I have proper ventilation at my work bench :) It may look ... less than professional, but I made it myself and it works, so I am all kinds of happy.
My parents had taken all of the kids for the day, while BF were attending day 3 of the wonderful Roskilde Festival. When they brought them back in the evening I had been at the torch for 3½ hours, and they didn't smell a thing :) Yay!
I do believe I am ready to cook with the silver colours for real :)

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