|Project by Crushgroovin||posted 01-10-2011 04:28 AM||1083 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Picked up a new Lathe on New Years. So what does a new Lathe need? Why new Lathe tools of course! So I got on the horn with my buddy Ron who is a distributor for PSI and picked up a set of unhandled HSS Lathe Chisels. These are the first three handles I have made. I had a nice piece of 7/4 quilted Maple laying around so decided to cut it up to make some nice handles. So far so good.
I really went crazy this holiday season buying stuff for my shop. I hope to have new photos of my shop up later this week. In all I picked up a new Jointer, new Air Filtration unit, new Dust Collector 3 micron filter, Dewalt 18v Drill/Driver, and a whole Gaggle of Clamps!
Sadly my new love of turning has come at a price. It looks like it has exposed possible RA in my fingers. I have to a wait a month or two for tests to find out for sure. For now I wake up with Ball Park Franks for fingers, it takes about 3 or 4 hours before I am able to even come close to making a fist. Man my joints are not well! First Avascular Necrosis takes my hips and now possibly Rheumatoid Arthritis in my hands. All before turning 40!
-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!