Recovery projects #6: Getting the tools ready again

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 10-05-2008 07:41 PM 1187 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK so now I know I’m really on the mend. I’m planning, planning and planning some more!

First thing I know I need to do since most of any major projects for a while will be hand tool stuff (with the exceptions of those trivets I want to try on the router table), I decided that I need to make sure my tools are sharp, clean and ready to work.

With all that in mind – I’ve collected my sharpening things, my chisels and educational materials to prep myself to actually work wood.

So here is my “sharpening station” with some of the things I use. I’ve got the water bin in the back, the diamond lapping plate to flatten the faces of my water stones, my three stones (1,000; 4,000 and 8,000) along with the naguna (? spelling) stone and my jewlers rouse for my leather strop. And, course, some guides to use.



As for educational materials—- these should give me a good refresher course. I’ve actually read/watched them all before, but since I have not used any of it for a while – thought I’d peruse all of it again.



Of course, what would a little educational perusing be without a glass of refreshment (complete with straw since I can’t bend my neck enough to drink like a real person) and the requisite NFL in the background.



Then there’s still Lucy—- looking forlorne and lonely—- not really – she’s being camera shy


So off I go.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 07:58 PM

Have fun! You’ll be shaving and fitting joints in no time.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 10-05-2008 09:00 PM

thats gonna be great to be able to go into your projects with a ton of sharp tools! once you stop you might not be able to stop for a few days! :)

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 10:43 PM

Sounds Good, Betsy- Just don’t over do it!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 10-08-2008 05:24 PM

Betsy, I think lucy is a little down because she realizes that you are somewhat restricted. Even if you and her are still doing all the things you used to do, she still realizes that you are being curtailed. bet that when you are back to full speed she will be to.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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John Gray

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#5 posted 10-08-2008 05:52 PM

Nice post, THANKS!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 10-08-2008 08:50 PM

Betsy my dear you and I suppose many here have been through a hard time.I hope you don’t mind a stranger saying that .Anyway it’s times like these when the workshop and our love of art and woodworking in particular mean more that words can say God bklless you my dear and I pray for a swift and final recovery.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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