After many hours work, the Cromwell II rises again, in “engineering laboratory blue” regalia. An old hot water tank shaped with my first attempt at copper planishing acting as the catchment tray and all rust removed, she looks very smart and just the part. I am proud of my labour of love. Hence I arrive at my first experiments in Spin Forge forming, here a tube rolled into a closed form that will be a blank for making a large Burr. Very exciting to draw on my early throwing experience as a potter, but incredibly this time with red hot steel. My mind was awash with possibilities, but I must focus on my current intentions.