Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Setting up the new machine

On Monday, we went up to Denver and picked up my new machine....okay, it was slightly used in a class, but it is essentially new. Yesterday I stopped at Home Depot to get connection tubes and a small fountain pump to set up the water circulation system. Right now I don't have a place to put it next to a fresh water supply, so I have to set up this circulation system and I'm good with that. Today my workmate arrived (talk about timing!) and I assembled that tonight. First I had to move my pc that was in the studio...not using the windows machine as much these days as my mac is set up in the office. Assembled the workmate, which the machine is sitting on right now. Next I need to get the intake and output hoses in place, which will have to happen tomorrow night.

So it has been a process and progress has been made. My studio work is delayed, but I should be back up and running by this weekend. Nice to have the new equipment and I have a number of pieces just waiting for their turn at this finishing process. Pictures coming soon!

7 comments:

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

How exciting!

Tracey Clarke said...

Yes! Photos please!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Sandy! It is exciting. I turned on the power to it for the first time last night and that was a little bit like Dr Frankenstein...the lights dimmed momentarily as it started running. :D

You got it Tracey. I will post pictures of the set up and I'm really looking forward to posting pictures of the items I'm working on with the new machine. I need to have Dan take some pictures of me working with it too.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Sounds like the beginning of a whole new chapter...

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Deborah. Well put, it does feel like a new chapter. Hit a small snag with the set up tonight, but I should have that resolved tomorrow. Thanks for all your support and encouragement.

Hearttohearts said...

Wow congrats! That's amazing! and LOL at South Park!

i'd love to come see but I live in New Jersey so it's a little far

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Hey Sophie, Yeah, NJ is a little far away! Thanks, maybe someday you'll head out this way and we will meet.