This has been a week resented, as lost time I’ll never get back again. But when you don’t know where to start, don’t waste the facilities you already have, especially the low-investment ones. In this case, a couple of gash plates and an open fireplace.
Ascertaining a): biscuit fired plates don’t automatically go ping if you light small fires in them
Ascertaining b): the assorted combustibles used may indeed produce marks worth having (with due diligence in the learning process). I’m particularly intrigued by these green marks and filaments.
So grumpy, yes; but fractionally less grumpy.