The DB has an order for 10 glass things due 2 at a time over the next couple of months. The first 2 are due next week. He didn’t want to leave it to the last minute, but it’s a 2-person job and the guy who usually helps him was away last week and doesn’t get back until tomorrow. We’re off for a long weekend from Wednesday, and he’s working elsewhere on Monday which doesn’t help much. We discussed his [nonexistent] options and I offered to help him instead.
The guy who usually helps said I wouldn’t be able to do it, but I don’t like believing disbelievers unless they have proof, and besides, there wasn’t any realistic alternative so we both went into work today and I helped him.
3 1/2 hours later we were done. The 2 glass things were finished and in the oven to de-stress.
Apart from it being horrendously loud, incredibly hot, and a little bit smelly, it wasn’t very difficult.
Ok, so it took quite a bit of concentration, and I had to lie down once we got home and I’d taken the dog for a walk and fed the DB’s parents’ fish, but it’s still not something I’d avoid doing again. There are another 8 to make, and the DB says I can help him do them too. 🙂 *proud* The best part is that they’re sellable, despite me not having practised first. I can’t wait to hear what the usual helper has to say about them!
I’d love to add a photo of the finished things, but I’m not allowed. I can’t tell you what they are either, or how they’re made, because it’s all top secret. Sorry 🙁