What's in my Shop #7: April 15, 2015 - Victorian Desktop and Stanley #55

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Blog entry by Mosquito posted 04-15-2015 02:40 PM 1000 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This week, I got some work done mounting the hardware, and getting the back panel worked on for the Victorian Desktop.

I also got my Stanley #55 out and sharpened a few of the molding irons. I did a couple of practice pieces in each size. I used the large molding iron to cut some longer pieces that I plan to use for a poster frame.

Victorian Desktop Work Log:

Case Mod Portfolio:

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 04-15-2015 03:03 PM

Very cool, Mos! Love the work from the 55…looks tough to sharpen those irons, but now you’ve got a sweet tool that I bet sees more and more use. I must have one soon! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 03:19 PM

Thanks Terry. I finally got a coarse EZE-Lap plate, so maybe I’ll be more motivated to get the irons cleaned up. I wasn’t so into spending 15 minutes lapping the back of each iron flat on a medium stone lol Looking into diamond needle files, for sharpening the profiles, but may end up just getting a couple slip stones instead…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#3 posted 04-15-2015 07:29 PM

Thanks for the update Mos. I’ll echo Terry in not envying you having to sharpen those irons.

I like the intake panel you are mulling over.

-- ~Tony

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