Friday, September 25, 2009

My new torch

Here’s my favorite new tool – a propane torch! I’m going to use it to darken metal finishes. I have promised my retired firefighter husband that I promise to be extra, extra careful while using it outside. I set up a place in our backyard, with a hose nearby. Our nice neighbors on one side will be able to see what I am up to, but they are used to my crafting shenanigans. My husband had the brilliant idea to use our retired charcoal barbeque kettle as my work platform. Stay tuned for a picture of the junk lamp candelabras that will be making their debut at the Sand Point Antique Market on October 11.


Linda said...

It looks like it has a great handle. I can't wait to see what you do with those lamps!

Shell said...

Wow! I'm impressed! I'm interested to see what you come up with too!!

After selling (or not selling) Candles for years at Joyworks and hearing the firefighter's wives saying their hubby's wont even let them burn them, I give kudos to you and your hubby!!!

I'm sure you'll create something awesome!!

Robj98168 said...

That is one sexy looking torch- You gotta love tools that will weld copper pipe and brown a creme broulee!

Catherine said...

That's a serious torch! Looking forward to seeing how the lamps turn out!

Debbie said...

A pad of bricks works great too if you need to work on a surface that's a little more even. I'm looking forward to seeing your experiments!