Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Preparing to learn metal casting

I'm getting ready to take a trip to Spokane where I'll take a class in metal casting, and purchase a foundry kit. In the class, I will make a copy of this stove door from cast iron, using greensand casting. To get it ready, the rust pitting was filled using bondo putty, and it was shaped and sanded to remove defects.

I'm so excited! This is the first step in building a replica of my rusted out 1881 cook stove!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

There is more time in my day, now!

Between removing Facebook from my life, and writing a scheduled checklist of what I want to accomplish each day, I have become far more productive. See the link below for a description of someone else's similar experience.


I've gotten a fairly consistent routine going now, and music gets practiced, repair work gets done, and construction happens on the house.

This miner cottage restoration is the most satisfying project I can ever remember doing. I'm having fun!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A replacement for Facebook

I have discovered that more progress will happen more quickly on my goals in life if I do not use Facebook. However, there are some people who want to follow my progress with the rebuild of my 1883 Miner's Cottage in Walkerville, Montana. Therefore, this blog. It will have construction updates from time to time. I also run a business website at minercottageantics.com where you may find my contact information.

I don't plan to stay away from Facebook forever, but for now, disconnecting there keeps things happening in real life.