Category: crafting

  • Tabletop Crafting

    I’ve created a Google Photos Gallery for my Lost Mine of Phandelver tabletop terrain project. I was going to make a gallery here on the website, but all these pictures already exist on Google and this is just easier. Maybe as things get more finished I’ll put together a project gallery for it. But it’s […]

  • That Was Fast

    I had heard that two part resin cures faster when there was more of it, but I did not expect this. I know, I mixed too much, but I wasn’t sure how much I needed. I was working on the stream, waterfall, and pools in the cave diorama… I poured some. I adjusted my damns. […]

  • Tabletop Cave

    The work on the Lost Mine of Phandelver pieces continues to move forward. I’ve applied a coat of joint compound to the Cragmaw Hideout cave complex. I started working on some of the cave rubble, adjusted some of the stalagmites, and built a ridge around the pond and stream to hold in the clear epoxy […]

  • DAS Clay

    I put it half a day of work today and a full day yesterday. Today, I spent the morning snaking out a nasty-ass sink drain and getting quite messy. It wasn’t great. This afternoon I dug out some DAS Modelling clay out of my craft supplies and started making stalagmites for the cave diorama. I […]

  • 3D Showcase

    I wanted to showcase the stuff Lady Ronn made in her 3D Design class. They used a bunch of different materials, and as with most of these school projects, they had some specific guidelines to follow. Which can often lead to some frustration, but I’m pretty impressed with each of these things my lovely wife […]

  • Canvas Print Map

    Here’s an idea that maybe you haven’t thought of, or maybe you have. How about using those canvas print offers on Groupon to print your world map on a large canvas. Hmmm… that might be cool.

  • Stickler for a Deal

    One of the items that showed up in ads above my email on Black Friday was an offer for 50 custom cut stickers for $20 from StickerMule. I’m willing to waste a twenty on an experiment. I mean, hell, I did buy a half-dozen baseball caps, and that was way more than 20-bucks. Besides, I […]

  • New Crafting Station

    We were discussing home projects and my upcoming summer break Saturday Morning. I’ve got a lot of stuff that is mostly finished, some stuff that is less done than that, and I was saying to Lady Ronn that I was going to finish up these things before moving on to whatever the next project is. […]

  • Extinction Level Event

    A few things to share. 1.) Still having issues keeping the site malware free. I was  going to take it apart and restore from a back-up, but I made the mistake of thinking that the Pro Backup service that comes with my Pro package at Bluehost was actually a thing… it’s not. So I need […]

  • Testing the Equipment

    I’m back on the sauce. I was trying to break the caffeine habit by drinking green tea, but the call of my weekend routine was too strong. That routine works out to a pot of coffee on Saturday and another on Sunday, no sugar, but lots of artificial creamer. So cheers to you and let’s […]

  • Sword in the Stone

    I picked up this sword and shield from The shield looked larger in their pictures, but it’s not in scale with the sword at all. I thought they were cool looking and for $3, I figured what the hell. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I like […]