Steve: can you find yourself an apprentice in the theatrical business, amateur? Restorations?
Feed them this stuff. You will never have the time or the appetite to go back to it.
From masks to props, the experience, the education, is solid gold.
I know that's a really rude thing to say, that you won't get back to it.
I should apologize but I can't. So many times, I've watched people sour and bitter
as those things slip away. You keep it fresh = put stuff aside and keep going.
I had a list when I retired 12 years ago. I have done 100% NONE of it.
Instead, I do wood carving and grow grapes.
On the dark side:
After 20+ years moonlighting in stagecraft and pyro FX, I took on a couple of eager younger guys.
They really came along, did really well. To this day, their wives think I'm poison from Hell.