One of my prizes for coming in 2nd in the Creative Mug Contest was a Watch Parts blank from Mike Hirsch (Indiana_Parrothead).
Here's what I got in the mail today:
An awesome University of Houston dial face & colors in a Triton barrel set. I am so anxious to see how this will turn out I can hardly stand it - but it will be at least a couple of weeks before I'll be able to do that.
This will be my first attempt at turning an epoxy casting, so Mike threw in a Sierra carbon fiber blank for me to practice on before tackling the UH pen.
To keep the epoxy blanks from rattling around in the box, Mike used 6 beautiful wood blanks for filler.
This prize was listed at $25 but it is easily worth at least $100.
I really enjoyed chatting with Mike about this project during the last few weeks. He was extremely patient with me, answering all my questions, and being overly generous with his time and his donation. He went way above & beyond his donation commitment to create the perfect watch parts blank for me.
Thanks Mike!!! :RockOn::RockOn: