Today the bead cottage got its own electricity! It truly was an auspicious day. I took a picture of Arthur the electrician plugging in the first electrical thing. I would post it here, but I'm not sure he wants his picture on the internet. So I have it in my album. Here is a picture of the temporary lights.
And the first door on the forge has been hung. It is truly awesome. I gave it a little push and it slides very smoothly. I am so happy with the way they came out.
I actually helped build my workbench, because I made a cut with the saw! It was exciting and a little scary. Here is a picture of the 2x4 that I cut. I think I should sign it.
And here's a shot of the framing of my workbench. I'm going to have two workstations back to back. There's a 5-foot workbench and a kiln table off to the left at a 45-degree angle. This is actually a shot of the secondary workbench; mine is on the other side and looks out the sliding glass door. The top is going to be lab-stone. I'm not sure what the true name of it is, but it's that soft, black stone on the top of school lab tables. The gas comes up from the middle and the oxygen concentrators will go under the kilns. It's going to be totally sweet. It already is.