Added a chimney and started curing it!

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I found this abalone shell on the beach in Northern California.  It’s small and inspired me to make some kind of container out of it.  It took quite a few tries to make the silicone mold but once it was done I could shoot as many waxes as I wanted. By hand. No clamps used here.  I had it cast and then I finished it myself.

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Stitched this bad boy by hand.

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Shooting wax into my silicone abalone wax mold.

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Made a silicone mold of a baby abalone shell — going to to try and investment cast it in silver!!

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Peas, asparagus, mint, zucchini, new onions, green garlic, Parmesan. Mm.

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Cut my forms using the lasercamm and then cut the leather by hand. Preparing to make my knife roll!

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Experimenting with garlic casting.

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