Old Danish honing stropand making a copy… My dear friend Flemming came by the shop as he often do, this time I had invited him for a cafe latte, since I bought my self a new Rancilio Silvia espresso machine (just like the old one), the old one was fourteen years now and needed repair. In fact I just had a friend of a friend picking up the old one few minutes ago, I saw on Facebook that he needed one and had no money, like this life goes in wonderful circles (his friend will repair it...
Last Thursday I walked into my local Woodcraft store to shop for some Shapton glass stone set. I had some questions. I was told a sharpening glass was going to be taught that night in the store. So I enrolled for a $45 fee. The class was being taught by the store’s owner Ryan Balls. The class lasted for just over two hours. Ryan gave some great demonstrations using several different sharpening tools and methods. The tips he were great. I took notes. I should have gotten them out be...
Honing stickfield honing and stropping for spoon knifes First little project in the shop after it’s reopening. Made this little drawing in my sketchbook last year and decided it was a good little get ‘started project’. So a piece of a old broomstick. Run through the table saw a little over the center. Making for the slice. Ripping down half way. Finishing the cut. That’s a stick with a slice… Making a groove for a O-ring. Here the O-...
I was a very fortunate woodworker this week to receive correspondence from a special friend. Of course it is MADS! Mads for the few who may be unaware of his positive presence on lumberjocks is a fantastic woodworker, designer, and all around spiritual character. Basically he makes the entire experience of sharing on Lumberjocks all the more interesting and fun. As I opened the envelope there before me was a wonderful letter full of good things. A handmade Origami Crane…wow, I lov...
Stroppingthanks to Div. Dear LJ’s it’s been a while since my last confession on LJ, this one is about stropping.(It is actually an old set of photos that just never became a blog for a reason at that time). For those who never heard of stropping, it is simply to hone the edge of your iron on a piece of leather with some compound or paste as the honing material, just as you have probably seen a barber do on his leather strap with the razor knife. A long time ago I read abo...
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