I’d always discounted making videos of my work in progress, as I suspected it was all terribly complicated! However, it turns out you can do timelapse photography videos using just a smartphone and an app. Technology is marvellous, isn’t it?
I thought I’d have a play with it to show the process of cutting, filing and engraving one of my skate numbers. I need to play around with the settings more – two hours of work ended up as a surprisingly short video – but it was really fun to do.
I did another one of a roller derby skate in progress, but I think the piercing one with the number works better.
…with exciting new tools! After a brief hiatus doing battle with tax returns (creative people are generally bad at maths!) I’ve been easing myself back into the workshop with some new wax carving tools.
I’ve been really enjoying wax carving with these tools – so much better than my ancient, rusty dental picks I’ve been using for the last few years. You just get into a rhythm of working the tiny carvers through the wax with Netflix on in the background. It’s actually very relaxing! I get through a lot of shows on Netflixin the workshop – after the darkness of binge watching Breaking Bad and Making a Murderer, I’m currently having some light relief with Gossip Girl (don’t judge!) and Better Call Saul. → Read more