I have been distracted with a physical project since the end of September.
I have been making bangle bracelets for my nieces for Christmas using recycled High Density PolyEthylene (HDPE) from old detergent bottles. It is a lot of work and very time consuming, and I can only complete one every few days.
First I save my own HDPE bottles, bottles from friends and family, and collect more from recycling bins around the neighbourhood on recycling day.
The bottles have to be cleaned, their labels removed and the adhesive cleaned off, which takes time.
The bottles then have to be cut up into fingernail sized pieces, which is very time consuming, and the colours seperated. (It take 3-6 bottles just to make one bangle blank.)
The plastic bits are then recombined into various colour combinations, and melted in large soup cans and compressed to create blanks.
The blanks are then lathed into rough bangles, and sanded with sandpaper and sanding meshes up to 12000 grit (!!!) to get them smooth and glossy.
Then the bangles are parted off and sanded with a sanding drum on the inside.
It is an absurd amount of work, but the results are very nice.
So I am afraid I have not been working on my DooM related projects, other than some work on Doktor Schabbs for DeiMWolf a few weeks ago.
I have also been working for the Salvation Army for the last couple of weeks to raise a little cash, and helping my brother out cattering dinners.
I will also admit playing a lot of Minecraft lately.
Other than Minecraft, I have been fairly busy lately. I will try to get my CQ projects running again as soon as I am able to.