A very successful day today.
Cleaned up and greased the #blacksmith leg-vice (also known as a post-vice).
Then built a forge, and forged a new spring for the vice.
Installed said spring, and it works as designed !
Very first proper smithing job and it all worked as planned. https://mastodon.social/media/SRKKjn1c5L__Z4gVF04 https://mastodon.social/media/OhKcwjJrnjnmx3SImLQ https://mastodon.social/media/UynAF36uawLpz46igiw https://mastodon.social/media/vN_dYgNSfMZzaB9FhCM
🎶 I have a lovely bunch of Bunya Nuts 🎶
Got 2kg of bunya nuts this morning from a local seller for $5/kg !!! Bargain!
I plan to fire the oven later and roast some to have with the chicken roast for dinner.
My write up on how to prepare bunya nuts is here: http://degroot.id.au/recipes/2014/02/03/how-to-prepare-bunya-nuts/
ow ow ow ooowww that was stupid!
Chopped an habanero, washed hands, 15 mins later, rubbed eyes !
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Merry Christmas fellow BNE folk. :)
'tis Christmas eve, whence the cooking starts in earnest. Baked some sourdough buttermilk loaves yesterday (one will be used for the Christmas pudding).
Today I do the filling for my Grandma's Dutch veal croquettes.
Ands prepare the pudding.
AND make something for Christmas eve dinner. Hmmm, could do pizzas, with a quick dough rather than the long rise dough.
Today's project completed. Not the prettiest finish (could have painted it, but meh, it's in the pantry).
A sliding can shelf, making it easier to get to some cans, and doubling the storage.
Will hopefully also mean that cans won't end up lost at the back for years.
After failing to see any of the Geminid Meteor Shower on Wed night due to cloud cover, I went out last night (from 9:30pm to 11pm) and managed to capture five decent meteors!
Alas, having to go to work the next day meant that was as late as I could stay out.
Watching the geminids, right now!
Well that was a total bust. Seems the Brisbane Effect* happened again.
* Whenever there is an astronomical event that can been seen from Brisbane, the probability of a high degree of cloud cover increases exponentially to the rarity of the event.
If you're planning to watch this, I'd recommend heading out around 10/10:30 as by 1am Brisbane will have cloud cover, which will thicken and persist through the peak (4am).
Geminids meteor shower tonight from 10:30pm through to three-ish am.
Think it's the 4th day of AliExpressmas for me now, and today the postman brought to me, 3 pyrolytic motion sensors.
On the third day of AliExpressmass, the postman brought to me, two rolls of silicone coated wire, and a breadboard. 😃
2nd day of AliExpressmas - 50x Neodymium magnets.