My best investment ever: the rolling mill.
Firstly, it’s a beauty in itself (if you’re into plain steel, that is).
A few photos below as an attempt to prove that. If it doesn’t move you, that’s fine, too.
Secondly, as simple as it is, it can make so many things. A few photos below to show some examples. Imprints of lace and other fabrics, crochet pieces rolled flat (some to be shaped as tubes) and copper rolled so fine that it folds almost like a piece of paper.
For many years, I protected my rolling mill with an old plastic bag from Delhaize, the Belgian supermarket where I used to do all my shopping when I lived in Brussels. For sentimental reasons, I kept the bag until it literally fell apart. I like the multi-lingual message. It’s gone now, and only exists in my memory and in this blog post.