Don’t you hate it when your puppy is smarter than you are? I do. She is. Definitely.
Most of our learning exercises are now focuses on basic life skills in preparation for our trip(s) to Montana. Basic needs…like not wrapping me up in a calf roping maneuver when “walking” on a leash. I’m not worried about left side heeling stuff…I just need her to be able to “go” on a leash so we can make stops between here and MT. She has just over 2 months to train me. Wish her luck.
The new hump form is out of the kiln and begging to be used. I’m going to give it a first run this week and if we’re lucky…maybe a second attempt. It should take a couple of days before I can safely remove a piece from the form. Because it’s a curved form and pieces will be made using the convex side, as the piece shrinks there is a chance that the piece will pinch on the form and crack as it does. Taking the piece off as soon as possible is important…but too soon and it will warp (badly) and not soon enough and the risk of cracking goes up. The steeper the angles of the sides of the form are, the more of a problem that can be created. Finding the “sweet spot” on the curve of the mold is important. We’ll know in a week or so just how well I guessed on the form.
Just one week to go to have fully developed the vaccine’s effectiveness. Brenda and I are not looking to do any Nekked Mask travels for a while, but at least I can go to the lumber yard...I'm beginning to dream about all the nuts and bolts.