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November 2016

Woodworking drill press injury but not from the drill bit

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Drill presses shouldn't be a dangerous tool when used correctly for woodworking.  I wasn't hurt by the drill bit but by the toy truck getting caught and spinning into my hand. I was only enlarging the axle hole not making a new one so thought that it was a simple task. This happened on the third truck!     I should have learnt when this happened in July then this might not have happened last weekend: This is how I was holding the work compared to how I should have been holding it: As you can s[...]

Shire Woodworking Club – 2016 Plank Competition

This years plank competition results are on page three in the attached newsletter. Category A is for previous winners; they can use other wood rather than the pine plank. Category B is for previous 1st and 2nd placed entries in Category C Category C is for all other entrants  My entry would have been in Category C, starting on page 7 if I had been able to complete and submit it. As per a previous post I was unable to attend as I was in New Zealand at the time.  Didn't appear to be as many entries as[...]

Workshop Update – Toy trucks for charity and some pen turning

Working on the toy trucks for Christmas charity donations; have glued up all the bodies now need to paint them and add the wheels and fenders. Not looking forward to the painting so will try spray cans first. Trucks will be a single colour, either red or blue at this stage. Also managed some turning, these are the bullet pen parts available from Timberbits. The wood is black palm which is apparently only available in northern Queensland. Needs sharp tools so I had to get the Tormek wet sharpener going.  Qu[...]

Haven’t managed much shop time recently.

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Have had a lot on recently so have not managed to get anything completed hence the frozen in time picture! Have managed to sharpen a couple of roughing gauges for turning but as it has been so long since I used my Tormek I had to watch the video's to refresh my memory. All worked although the buffing wheel is totally dry so need to get some light machine oil. Work I want to get completed: Finish the cat scratchers in the photo, a bit of sanding and staining required. Turn some bullet pens I purchased from T[...]