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  1. Went to the Lost Trades Fair today. It’s a collection of lost trades. Some really interesting stuff going on. I bought a piece of Gidgee for a knife handle that I’m working on. It’s like a piece of steel. Some Windsor chair demos, blacksmiths, leather workers and more.
    9 points
  2. Got new 1000, 4000, 8000 and 16,000 Shapton glass stones and a LN honing guide. I put fresh bevels and honed edges on all my LN chisels, plane irons and a spokeshave. I had my 60 ½ at school last week and one of my students had one there just like, but his was freshly honed to 30,000. He looked at mine (sorely needing sharpening) and said he was taking it home and would bring it back next class. What a pleasure to use. I just couldn't justify the price of a 30,000 grit stone. Also did a quick V Carve inlay for a small box I'm making for the CNC class.
    9 points
  3. The build is nearing the conclusion. The drawers, case back, and finish to do. Here, the drawers are continued. The focus of this article is on fitting the drawer (with lipped sides), and the fixtures that are used in the course of this process. We ended the last build session with the drawer parts made ... ... and the lipped drawer fronts completed ... First task today was to plane the groove for the drawer fronts .. The drawer sides and drawer back were dovetailed ... simple through dovetails. The notable feature here is that space is left for the drawer
    4 points
  4. Finally got the last connections made and pressure tested the darkroom plumbing. All the joints seem good but the seals on the filter units were bad. Now I have to wait for them to be shipped as it seems no one in the area keeps them in stock. Always something!
    3 points
  5. Probably not but not sure as I've never used it. It's hard though - up there with the hardest timbers I believe. https://www.prfirewood.com/premium-range/charcoal/about-gidgee-wood.html Checkout HNT Gordon Planes. They use Gidgee for the plane body. https://hntgordon.com.au/
    2 points
  6. Great review! I typically order my squares from Harry Epstein which sell these blems as well and have never been disappointed.. https://www.harryepstein.com/index.php/
    2 points
  7. I just saw on the news that washing your hands trumps hand sanitizers.
    2 points
  8. Yep I'd have fun with a car like that. Tires at cheap right? Was hoping to mill these tomorrow but won't be the case shipping got delayed. 5 6' 12" to 20" box elder. The ends are pink so they should have some flame in them.
    2 points
  9. Here is a picture under the hood. This was taken last year but nothing has changed. It is a 2009 with 13k miles on it. I bought it new and it doesn’t go to far from the driveway.
    2 points
  10. My wife, dog, cat, tools, and I moved to Ohio from Washington State in November. Our house was built in the 20s, with an addition sometime in the last thirty years. The detached two car garage appears to have been built at the same time as the house. My beautiful, intelligent, and incredibly thoughtful wife has given the thumbs-up to my building a shop addition to the garage (so long as I also build an enclosed breezeway between garage and house). Sounds pretty straight forward, right? Well, there are a few complicating factors I need to sort through, and hoped the fine WoodTalkers would weigh
    1 point
  11. I like the inside the door idea you'll be able to enjoy it more often
    1 point
  12. I don’t know that they made models either. I have tin and steel toy trucks. I have some others that are cast that we’re made by a company outside of Chicago named Midgetoy Company. Here is a picture of a few I have. I took these out of my office in Chicago and have them sitting in our theater room for now. My wife keeps telling me she is gonna do something with them if I don’t (whatever that means) lol. I told her to just think of it as a museum but she can’t see it.
    1 point
  13. I use an old Dewalt 708. Can't speak for the newer saws. It cuts great. The only problem is 1 a dull blade,2 cutting too fast or 3 wrong blade entirely. .... So far I have replaced the Dewalt blade with new Dewalt blades and have very good luck. Even with CNC sharpening on other 12" blades didn't give me great cuts after the blade was sharpened...
    1 point
  14. Awesome piece Derek! I love the inlaid signature plate very cool
    1 point
  15. Took car cover off and lower her down off the lift. She fired right up and purrs like a kitten.
    1 point
  16. Well, it's only been about 6 or 7 months since we bought Carveco and I finally watched enough tutorials to hack something out - yay!! I have been feeling guilty spending so much on software and not using it so I picked something that brings Fusion 360 to its knees - lots of text. I love F360, very powerful software. It does not handle text very well at all but it's the sweet spot for products like the Vectric line and Carveco. Not wanting to use my pricey hardwoods I picked up a 12"x48" glued up board of Spruce/Pine/Fir (I think this is Pine) at Lowe's and figured I would start with th
    1 point
  17. Hello again from Ohio - I have made substantial (to me) progress on my shop build. My pace has hastened as my wife is now pregnant with twins and it is my understanding that the likelihood of my having and enjoying shop is zilch if said shop is not completed before the babies are born. Thus I have been burning the candle at both ends between work, baby prep, remodeling a rental, and of course...the shop. Last time I posted I'd had my detached garage air sealed with closed-cell foam and had my electrical panel installed. Some additional demo and electrical updates were then required.
    1 point