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A journey into the workshop. #61: What little I could do today...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 06-16-2010 04:34 AM 815 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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At home, per Dr. orders, off my nail perforated foot. I really OUGHT to have it elevated, but the swelling is down. Thank God no tendon or nerve damage… But I tell you, I don’t want to go through this one again!

Even though it hasn’t been anywhere even CLOSE to 10 years, my Dr. decided a Tetanus shot was in order. I wish he hadn’t… On top of the throbbing foot, I have, admittedly a low grade, but certainly dealing with a reaction to the Tetanus vaccine. And I DO NOT like it…

Anyway, due to the foot, I decided that after going completely bonkers staying off my feet, that I needed to get out to the shop. Of course I couldn’t be standing, so it had to be work at the bench while I was on the stool…

Now the shop stools I have, and I have 2 of them, are the creamy white and green Woodcraft stools that were closed out about 3 or 4 months back. I am happy to report that they are FAR more comfortably to sit in than I expected, and the spreader on it is at just the right height to prop my aching foot up…

Well enough about the bottom 10 digits… I had a shipment today, finally, of the steel machine bushings to replace the stack of plastic junk that my Norton grinder wheels came with. However, I had a little bit of coastal corrosion issue to deal with. You see the axle shafts were starting to build up a film, and with the close tolerance of the bushings, I couldn’t slide the bushing on. So a brass brushing, some mineral spirits, and then a coat of Anti Seize compound made quick work of the sticky issue. I did NOT however, apply anti seize to the side of the bushing between it and the stone. I figure if I have to replace the wheel, it won’t be any good anyway, so breaking it away from the bushing is no big loss….

Once the flange, and nuts were on and tight, the side plates reinstalled and tightened down, I checked everything for alignment, and then put the Wolverine platform on as close as I dared. I then set up the Geiger’s Wheel Dressing and Truing solution thing a ma bob on the platform, and adjusted it to just barely touch the first high spot on the wheel… Spin it up, shave the wheel down, advance the dresser, shave the wheel down, just like in years past when I would machine Automobile brake drums and rotors on the lathe… A couple of thousandths at a time…

4 passes on the 100 grit was all it took…. Then came the 60 grit… Ugh… No less than 10 passes to get a silky smooth pass…

Then test run with a very dull roughing gouge, followed up by a test pass of a piece of pecan set up on the lathe… Wow…. just wow…

This has been a LOT of time, and effort, and expense getting my grinder / sharpening system to this point, but it is WELL worth it.

I am not sure if I am healing up this quickly, or the prescription the doc gave me is finally doing its task well… But I am feeling up to walking a limited amount now…. I hope and pray that I will be able to get back to the fence work by this weekend… I bet the doc will look at me like I am nuts…. I know my wife will…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 06-16-2010 06:31 AM

heal quickly

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