Last month I went to the USA from the 14th till the 27th. It was the first time I had been back to the USA since I left February 29th, 2012. I mostly spent the trip eating food I can't get in Korea, meeting friends and shopping for clothes. I also got a new driver's license. Mine expired over a year ago so I had to take the driving test again, which was silly. It was good to drive again, I just wish my parents had a more fun car to drive.
I made 2 new lockpicks while I was there, which I just sold last week. The handles are tulipwood.
I was too busy to make anything else while I was home. Making these picks felt no different from when I used to make them. I mean I didn't feel my skill had diminished at all. Although with something smaller and more precise like stone setting, I'm sure I have lost some of my skill. I don't know, it's just my guess.