Grinding An Earring


Adventure Location: Rockport,Texas

Adventure Date: 11-27-2021

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A few days ago the Canada/ USA border opened up and today the cold and rain arrived to the Gulf of Mexico and the OFM Teams. Even though we did not go out in the rain and bad cold to get in a walk, we found a few things to keep us busy.

An earring that came our way a couple of weeks ago had a clasp on it that had been improperly soldered on. The OFM's dad had been a rockhound and built lots of jewelry from his cut and polished rock findings. Naturally the OFM got a good training in jewelry construction. The earring needed to have the clasp unsoldered and moved back a skooch so the hinge had room to function. The OFM's soldering equipment from the rock construction days is long gone. However we do have the do everything table, a clamp on vise and several types of devices for a Dremel type of tool.

After careful analysis of the clasp through a magnifying glass, it was determined a bit of grinding work could be the solution. So the rotary tool was brought out and a grinding disc installed on it. About twenty seconds of grinding and yahoo the clasp works.

It was nice to be able to take care of a small but essential repair on the earring. And now the owner is glad it worked out well. It took a lot longer to find all the stuff in the Castle than it did to do the job. But the whole episode ran about 15 minutes is all. The OFM likes helping folks.

The rain was only a light continuous drizzle but definitely not good for walking in. But it did turn to be a good day for indoor art work. We spent all afternoon painting and made good progress. The electric heaters did a fine job of keeping the Teams warm.

Tonight we have a painting finished a few weeks ago, named Leader of the Pack, for your laughter.

As usual we thought doing the painting was a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. I got a Dremel tool relatively late in life. I will always thank the RV friend who convinced me to finally get one.

    1. That one in the pic is over 25 years old! It has been a good tool.

  2. I like it! It looks to be a geranium. You got the details right for sure.

  3. It looks like a Regosa rose - they grow wild here especially along beaches.
    When the parks fill up you should yard sell our art.
    the Ol'Buzzard