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A few things here.

First off, Bill knew about this. He displayed this emblem around himself during Dreamscaperers. He’s had every opportunity to kill the majority of the people involved in this prophecy, most recently and notably Gideon. So unless these are roles rather than specific people, Bill isn’t making much sense at the moment.

Second, can we just admire the incredible talents of all known Pines family members? Mabel is a budding artist who nailed a life-sized sculpture in a medium she’d never encountered before at the age of 12. Dipper has quite a knack for engineering and seems to have mastered some demented offshoot of differential calculus already, and he’s also 12. Stan is a masterful taxidermist and salesman, in addition to being no slouch at practical engineering himself. And Ford, in addition to all the other Ford things, is an incredible illustrator who drew all of the artwork in the journals and just freehanded the Cipher zodiac from memory with a spray paint can.

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  People often ask me how i get all those “perfect” little round keys on my molds and the answer is really simple. When i build up my clay parting wall i just use the rounded end of a paintbrush to press them into the clay, a careful pouring of degassed silicone will flow into each one of the indentations and form a set of perfect keys. 

   The last two pics are examples of what I call “hell molds”, once in a while I’ll have to mold something particularly troublesome to vent (usually wigs) and Nails mohawk was a perfect example. When i need to create lots of tiny sprues/vents I use different gauges of armature wire, its not important that they meet up perfectly as that can be fixed by carefully using a blade on the finished silicone mold to open up the connections in the tiny channels.

   Sometime early next week ill be announcing a couple of specials in the Steve Store as well as a contest to celebrate the 11th year of being in the business of making dolls ;-)

The number of people reblogging that post like “huh, I legit thought blacksmiths made swords” oh man fuck you Hollywood.

A very incomplete list of things traditionally made by blacksmiths:

farm implements, hinges, brackets, hooks, handles, latches, gates, fences, grilles, firedogs, pokers, ladles, shovels, railings, grates, hammers, chisels, chains, trivets, trammel hooks, tripods, spits, spatulas, spoons, sculptures, nails, all the metal bits of wagons and boats, pots, pans, boot scrapers…

Not swords, because then they would be swordsmiths.  Were/are there people who could do both?  Sure.  Think of it like cooking and candymaking.  Candymaking is a specialized subset of cooking.  Just because you can cook doesn’t mean you know soft ball from hard crack, and just because you make candy doesn’t mean you’re fussed about making dinner.

Things currently made by blacksmiths:  Whatever the fuck they feel like.  Most blacksmiths are independent artists, frequently hobbyists, but contrary to the popular image blacksmithing is still a thriving craft.  Modern blacksmiths often use large power tools rather than assistants.

A few things my husband has made under the cut, for fun.

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