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….
-- Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario