Greetings fine people, I am still working on making my studio more functional and I must say, the quality of products out in the world has proven to be less than satisfactory. I ordered two new tools from Rio Grande, one had a weld missing and it's hard to believe someone packed it from the factory with the vise handle not even attached, so I called and sent it back. The next tool was so hard to figure out we had friends here and between four adults (one an auto mechanic) we were all puzzled, instructions in hand a video provided....what? My friend, the mechanic went to the hardware store the next day and brought the gift of gifts, a small plastic housing that I would have never known existed, installed it and now it works. I was on the phone again the following day to Rio with more questions. "It wobbles" I said, they told me to true it up with a file, which didn't work so that will be sent back too. I had to go to Harbor Freight and if you haven't been the smell alone will kill you, when you pop the door you will get smacked in the face with the smell of machine oil mixed with rubber. The tools are cheap and sub par and they didn't have anything resembling what I was looking for. We bought two shelf brackets and couldn't figure out why the level was reading so off until we held the brackets together and realized one was welded wrong, so back to the hardware store.. This is a small project but it seems to be fraught with so many problems, it had me feeling like a ruffled grouse. I tried to make things yesterday but nothing I put together looked right, the stones were all wrong,.....I wanted to get on my motorcycle and ride away, earrings flapping in the wind, only I don't have a motorcycle and it was too hot anyway.
I just sat and made stars and decided to create my own universe....
I woke up and offered myself to the hills, feeling a bit more like a towhee today, how are you?
Are you a dove, a bower bird, a chicken with her head cut off, a coopers hawk zeroing in, tell me I want to know.