Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
One of the few power tools I have is my suicide grinder. Portions of the rebuild have been posted here. It's a belt driven General. It's old as dirt, but the new belt and bearings did it some good. Since last posting about it, I've gotten it bolted down to the table in my basement. I also picked up a Veritas grinding rest. Let's have a look...
Monday, January 23, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Anywho, up until recently my bench chisels have been garbage. I made a step in the right direction with a couple of new Stanley 750's. They are light years better than my Footprints. I have also rehabbed a couple old Craftsman chisels. That left one Footprint that needed to be ditched...the 1/4". I'll let my poor photography tell the rest.
|Ta-da! O-1 steel 1/4" bevel edge chisel. After a couple of months on back order. I kinda feel like Garth when he finally had the cash to buy his Strat.|
We talked about sharpening a cross cut saw here. I mentioned a bit about tuning, particularly stoning the teeth to correct the set. This is just a short post to show what stoning is.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
If the projects here at the Monastery look like they're getting a little thin, there's a reason. LOML and I had some serious problems back in October, and we're just now working through them. It's going to take some time, and probably will have to give her something shiny. But that's what you do for the one you love...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I've been wanting to build one of these for a while. They seem to be a good way to hold work for joinery cutting. This one will hold a piece just over 12" wide. It's made from maple. Overall, a pretty simple piece to make. I still have some finishing touches to add, but it is functional and will get me where I want to go. Sometimes I forget to take pictures, so this isn't an in-depth build post. I'm just going to point out a few things.