It has been a long, hot sumer in Oriental and not much work done in the shop due to the heat. It has turned cooler now that the dog star Cirrus has set. Cirrus rises and sets for almost 3 weeks in the summer along the same path as the sun. Ancients said the heat from Cirrus added to the sun’s heat and hence the name Dog Days of summer. So, with cooler days will come more heating of the metal.