So I did.
I've never sworn so much (apologies) and laughed so much making anything. It fell apart, it got fused back together, and it's got clump feet. It's also not an 'it' - it's a 'he'. He's called Cyril, nd he's a swashbuckling daredevil of a dragon. And I love him.
I have just bought a kilo of boro rods from the fantastically talented Julie Anne Denton, who is moving to Switzerland and is shedding glass. Not literally. I'm half hoping she's infused these rods with some of her talent, which I'll then be able to pick up. I've also bought 'Flameworking' by Elizabeth Ray Mears - it came yesterday. Everything in place - apart from a second oxy. However, the lovely Becky has bought me 'Boro on one oxy', a tutorial. All I really need to do is to get started. Wah!!