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Re: What did you do today

Postby tony.latham » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:28 am

Still at it in the shop. Tony, nice stuff with the CNC router! Fun doing this stuff, hand work is still the best for getting lost upstairs...


I think we need to see what you are grinding the blades with. Certainly precision work. A shop tour would be good.

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Re: What did you do today

Postby noseoil » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:09 pm

Shop tour, as requested by Tony. It should be available by 2:00 MST today, so if all goes well, in about 5 minutes it should post & be available. Took forever to upload, but it's only 5 minutes long. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/t7BEmudo48A

I may ad some clips of the grinder in action, but for now I hope this works...
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Re: What did you do today

Postby tony.latham » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:14 am

Shop tour, as requested by Tony.


Tim:

Good grief, you've got a big shop! And I thought I was spoiled. Maybe I still do...

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Re: What did you do today

Postby tony.latham » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:51 am

I've been needing a shop chair and mentioned this to my CNC. The next thing I knew, it was spitting one out.



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Of course, the machine had to add some provenance for a future Antiques Road Show:

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Re: What did you do today

Postby lfhoward » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:00 pm

Does it mean I’m going through camping withdrawal if I make a s’more in my kitchen?

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Re: What did you do today

Postby Tom&Shelly » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:24 pm

lfhoward wrote:Does it mean I’m going through camping withdrawal if I make a s’more in my kitchen?


IMO, you're lucky to have the maken's in your kitchen! Shelly and I are trying to minimize our grocery visits, so we went a month before re-stocking Monday. I was resorting to lunches out of cans that were "best by" 2010, that I'd bought for camping trips years before we'd even met. :envious:

(That's not actually envy--I was feeling green, but not for that reason.)

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Re: What did you do today

Postby Tom&Shelly » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:26 pm

tony.latham wrote:Of course, the machine had to add some provenance for a future Antiques Road Show:

Tony


It's probably a fake. Not that many individuals had their own CNC machine in 2020. :?

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Re: What did you do today

Postby lfhoward » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:58 pm

Tom&Shelly wrote:
lfhoward wrote:Does it mean I’m going through camping withdrawal if I make a s’more in my kitchen?


IMO, you're lucky to have the maken's in your kitchen! Shelly and I are trying to minimize our grocery visits, so we went a month before re-stocking Monday. I was resorting to lunches out of cans that were "best by" 2010, that I'd bought for camping trips years before we'd even met. :envious:

(That's not actually envy--I was feeling green, but not for that reason.)

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You guessed it, the s’more was made with expired chocolate, stale marshmallows, and expired graham crackers. Best by Dec 3, 2019! I found them in a camping box in the basement and it’s been a long time since we were able to camp last. :cry:

Still, even a stale marshmallow browns right up over a gas stove and tastes almost as good!
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Re: What did you do today

Postby noseoil » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:48 am

Tony, one reason we got the house we did was the 4 car garage it came with. I'll have to do a tour of the house at some point, so you can see the inside of the building, as well. It was done in 1940, red brick & pretty solid. We were very fortunate to find Raton, the house, the lot, the garage, etc. We have enough room to host a small trailer gathering here, as the lot size is 7/8 of an acre, it's also commercially zoned! Not planning on a business, but if we wanted to at some point. At 6,500' we're just getting spring now...
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Re: What did you do today

Postby JazzVinyl » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:57 am

[quote="noseoil"]Tony, one reason we got the house we did was the 4 car garage it came with. I'll have to do a tour of the house at some point, so you can see the inside of the building, as well. It was done in 1940, red brick & pretty solid. We were very fortunate to find Raton, the house, the lot, the garage, etc. We have enough room to host a small trailer gathering here, as the lot size is 7/8 of an acre, it's also commercially zoned! Not planning on a business, but if we wanted to at some point. At 6,500' we're just getting spring now...[/quote]

Hello noseoil...

I think I know which house you are speaking of (as we were looking in Raton, too). Couple of the garages had lifts' ?

So you like Raton? What area were you in previously?

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Re: What did you do today

Postby noseoil » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:24 pm

Red brick on south 2nd street, but no, it's not the on on the road to Sugarite, the same family did that one in about 1970, but this is a different house. We really like Raton, the small town feel, friendly people, good weather, lots to see & do here as well. All in all, it's a very nice town to retire in for us.

We moved here from Tucson & are glad to have escaped the heat, crowding, border issues & general "bigness" Tucson has acquired over the last 50 years. It was time for a change.
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Re: What did you do today

Postby noseoil » Tue May 05, 2020 6:52 am

Another 5160 blade (0.20" X 1.5" X 8.625" stock) in the "heavy" pattern due to the blade thickness & handle weight (241 grams, or about 8 ounces+). I'm using Tru-Oil gunstock finish for the Bocote this time, just to see how I like it compared to my usual Danish oil. Black & white liners to set off the steel on this one & add a bit of contrast. These are a new batch of blades, just back from my heat treater in Washington state. They were run at about HRC 59-60, so they're fairly hard & very tough. The 5160 spring steel doesn't make a lot of carbides in heat treat, like the higher alloy steels (not as much chromium & other alloying metals as stainless or the newer super steels), but it's much tougher in general, not as brittle as some of the harder metals. They don't hold an edge as long (the trade-off) generally, but are a good mix of sharpening, durability & superior toughness.

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In the shop yesterday, making 4 steel tables for the bedroom & living room. They're welded now, but will post a few pictures once they're finished & painted. Basic black again, simple design, nothing fancy. Here's a picture. There are 2 small bedside tables & 2 larger ones for the living room to fill in a couple of spots...

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Re: What did you do today

Postby BigDave_185 » Fri May 08, 2020 5:24 pm

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Re: What did you do today

Postby noseoil » Mon May 18, 2020 6:38 am

Putting in some 4' chain link fence to enclose the yard now. Happy to say I just had to dig 2 holes by hand (end posts for the runs), the rest were done with an auger on a tractor. Best $50 I ever spent for some yard work, took an hour for all of them! The house had 2 sides in place already when we bought it, so we're boxing in the other 2 sides on the house so dogs will be kept in the yard, theoretically. Our son has 3 dogs, so we need a safe place for them to visit as we're too close to the main drag & 45 mph+ speeds in front of the house. Next is concrete & setting the posts, another trip out of town for supplies is in the offing. Nothing here that isn't too expensive, drawbacks of a small town...

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Re: What did you do today

Postby BigDave_185 » Mon May 18, 2020 1:58 pm

Looks like a good days work.


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