Yes, March is nearly over and I'm posting about Valentines day... Made this for Mrs. Punch.
Doesn't really show well in the pics but I managed to get some neat color patters in it with the torch. A student of mine wanted to try making something a little different. She got on Instructables and found a copper rose, but we didn't have any copper. We experimented with some 22g sheet metal and her's turned out so good I had to make one of my own for my wife. Must have turned out okay, because she was impressed with it.
I used to always think that my dream "job" would be to be "retired" and be able to just putter around in a shop all day and make whatever I wanted. I've been thinking about that a lot lately. I really think that teaching has pushed me to try a lot of new things that I would never have wanted to or even known about had it not been for students asking some silly question or wanting to try something new.
Its pretty amazing, the things that you learn when you teach.