I have decided to put the Phoenix project on hold for the rest of the summer as there are more pressing concerns right now re: house building for my daughter.   Many thanks to those folks who have taken an interest in this project, and I’ll be back at it probably sometime in November.   Email dead for the duration.  Cheers,  Nick.

3 Responses to “Sabbatical”


  1. John Payne says:

    Things have been fairly positive working on vlad. Ive been doing doing experimenting with the wedges. I have ironed out most of the wrinkles i was bothering you over. Not much to ask or tell. But still hope you fix your computer problem. Yourchum


  2. John Payne says:

    Hope all is well. I too have had to give ballista work a break. Haven’t touched the thing for a while. Maybe itll be good to pick things up again with fresh eyes. For now Vlad will stay tucked away under his tarp, waiting..


  3. Charles W. Fink says:

    I hope your daughters home is going well, cold weather is closing in. That is always the best incentive for insulating and airtightness. It seems like there is more necessity than inspiration floating around right now. I’m not building a catapult but I completed a stone water feature this year. I should probably stop making new things around here because all infrastructure needs maintenance and the load is feeling heavy. Firewood is next and thats a real chore. This seasons is in but its got to be cut and split a year ahead with the leaves down and better if before the snow flies. There is so much to do and sometimes it seems insurmountable, like when the horses break a bunch of fenceposts because the electric fence was down. How I spent my spare time this year. But its all fixed. Whats next? I hope you are well and can tap into a stream of inspiration to use in whatever way you decide to . It makes things easier, I could use some myself.

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