I have finally taken the leap and purchased a real piece of coldworking equipment. With some of my latest thick pieces, this is just a necessity.
Part of the impetus for this purchase was D & L had/has a screaming price on this particular machine after their Kent Lauer classes earlier this month. They will have extra machines for Kent's dichroic sculpture classes (which I took last fall) and then offer them at a discount. Their discount this go round was too good to pass up.
I pick up this jewel next Friday, along with some other items. Now, it may not look real pretty to most of you, but it is a real beauty to me. Another work horse tool to add to my arsenal. I love tools!
The machine I currently use is more for a 'hobbyist' and was a temporary measure until I could justify a professional model. Well, I'm to a point where I need this industrial machine. Unfortunately, I doubt I'll be able to finish Meteor Shower in time for the submission deadline. :(
I really need a machine with the capabilities of this new one I'm getting in order to complete the cold work in time. That's ok, things happen for a reason, so maybe there's another...possibly better venue for Meteor Showers. I'll keep all of you posted.
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