Hi John. Sorry to hear about the back mate. Hope it is getting better. Life is pretty slow for me at the moment, as far as projects go. Just got my router table to where I want it, finally.
Also got the fence built for it.
Produced a couple of wall mounts for crystals for my granddaughter. I left the wood bare as she wanted to finish it. She is 13 and has an artistic flair. I am trying to steer her towards dabbling in some woodworking. I gave her my old Dremel tool and airbrush with compressor to set the fire burning.
Anyway, not much else at the moment.
Hope you are able to get back in your shop soon mate.
That table is pure eye candy! Love it! Switched over to hand tools a while back and rarely touch a power tool, except for the router sled. Think I'm gonna have to go back to using more power tools and a router table is at the top of the list to build. Right now I have an insert I can put on the rails of my table saw to use as a router table, but I'd prefer a dedicated station.
I hope you are able to get your granddaughter interested in woodworking. Will be a good opportunity to spend time with her and teach her a skill. Been trying to get my youngest son to get in the shop with me, but he's not having any of it. Thought about buying the materials and getting him a basic set of hand tools to build his own workbench. We'll see. lol. My daughter fell in love with crocheting and sewing and actually made money doing it in high school. Her grandmother was the inspiration that got her into it. Her senior year, she volunteered with an organization that provided free dresses to students for prom, etc. She would repair the dresses, alter them to fit the student who chose it, or make modifications to meet the desires of the student such as adding modesty panels, etc. Not saying to get your granddaughter into making clothes. Just giving you an example how a grandparent can inspire really great things in their grandchildren.
Thank you for sharing,
Sorry to hear about you being laid up. Hope you are back in the shop soon. You know I am always restoring some hand planes. Have 6 in process at the time. I will get some images loaded up for you. In the meantime, here is a picture of my first attempt at restoring an old Fulton dovetail/tenon saw. I decided to play around with re-etching the original plate markings. I mechanically etched it prior to rust removal so it looks far more prominent that it really is. After rust removal, the etch became the ghost image I as looking for. Pretty happy with the results so far. Working on the handle (Tote? I am new to the saw thing) now. Looked like the owners dog chewed off the upper tang.
There is a video of the process you can find it on my website at APlaneLife.us.
Hang in there!!!
Good video! Very nice work on the etch and the horn! The general rule is to repair with a lighter wood if you can't match it since you can always use dyes, toners, etc to get close to the original color, but still looks great and not a big deal as a user. Most important is that it feels good in your hand, and that looks like it feels great. Have a Fulton one man timber crosscut saw and a Fulton bench vise and pretty sure I have a few Fulton chisels as well. I like them all. Looked on my phone, but can't find any pictures of them and can't get out there for a while. There are a lot of good videos on youtube about sharpening. Avoid filing the teeth down to nothing and starting over unless there are too many broken teeth. It's a real pain. lol. That saw doesn't look like it will be difficult to tune up. If you're going to get a saw set, I love the Stanley 42X. Would love to see a video of the saw being used when you get it fixed up.
Thank you for sharing,
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