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Blog entry by Manitario posted 12-31-2010 07:21 AM 2861 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had the last 10 days at home and off work, which has been a real treat after being away for work for 4 out of the 5 previous weeks. In between holiday obligations and basement renos I’ve managed to do a small amount of wood working. Spent yesterday giving the shop a good cleaning and checking the accuracy of my TS with my new Grizzly dial guage (a gift to myself) and installing extension tables for my Dewalt planer (another gift to myself). Mostly just enjoying puttering in the shop…slowly working on a bed frame for my wife and I…decided to revamp my mitre saw stand…started to build a table for my drill press…made a zero clearance insert for the TS…nothing really worth mention on this site of seasoned woodworkers…

My biggest accomplishment was sharpening my chisels this evening. I’ve never been able to sharpen anything worth sh*t. Over the holidays though I read “The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers” by Hock which finally gave me a glimmer of understanding of the sharpening process, so tonight it was time to put the knowledge into practice. I used the “Scary Sharp” method and much to my amazement was able to sharpen all my chisels to a razor edge (and have a newly shaven patch on my forearm to prove it).

Anyways, just a lazy ramble, just like the last few days for me….

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil



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#1 posted 12-31-2010 02:33 PM

Yeah I was just out in my shop to turn on the heater, so I can clean up today and sharpen up my lathe tools. The spot on the arm remindes me of when I did my chisels. My stepson came in and said they didn’t look to sharp. I told him to stick up his arm and I shaved a patch of the hair on his arm off. The look on his face was worth a thousand words. I said is that sharp enough for you?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 11:21 AM

Hey Manitario! Nice to see you out of the ER and back in the shop for a few days. :) Nice shave on the arm- you are now ready for the I-V fluid ala New Year’s Eve. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 07:29 AM

Thanks Kelly! That patch on my arm reminds me of the shaved patches dogs come back with from the vet when they go for surgery…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 01:41 PM

Well of COURSE you would think that… ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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