Twiddling my thumbs!

Twiddling my thumbs!
Just twiddling my thumbs!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

I got a bunch of stuff I've been saving.

I was looking through the project folder in my pictures file and realized I have a lot of stuff saved up for posting on my blog. 
I guess I'll go back to the wet grinder project.
The first problem was removing the old, rusted tight, hub.
  Getting it onto the mill was interesting, but now I can do something with it.                                                                    
 I start by making a series of cuts towards the center, increasing the depth until I hit air.
 After that I start working my way around the perimeter making plunge cuts.

Finally, it's free! Sort of.

In the next post I'll show you what happened.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

No, really, I'm back this time!

OK, so it's been seven months since I last posted anything. I feel really bad about that. When I'm in the shop doing stuff, I keep forgetting to take pictures. That, and my motivation to do anything with my evenings besides facebook and solitaire is very low.
I have been doing stuff.

One of the mechanics across the alley brought over this SOG tomahawk to see if I could make a longer handle for it. I told him I could, but it would take some time to fit it in. The original handle is above the tomahawk in this picture.
 I messed around with some different ways to use this aluminum tube I had. I think I made the best choice. The tomahawk head and handle are untouched and could be reassembled quite easily.
The band below the screws was going to be heat shrunk into place, but I didn't count on how quickly aluminum conducts heat. The fallback was J-B Weld.
I tapped the hole in the end 5/8-16 in case he wanted to add weight/length/or use it as a stash.

I will try to be more diligent about my blogging.