The second saw has a big chunk of Beech that was just begging to get small, so I obliged. However, what I *thought* were screws holding the handle on were actually rivets shaped like screws. After twisting for about an half hour, I finally realized something just wasn’t right and drilled them out. Which means I gotta replace them. Later. With the handle off, I free handed some lines based, roughed things out on the band saw, did the initial shaping with a half round rasp followed by metal files and finally lots and lots of emery cloth (mostly 120 grit). Simple huh? A day or two and oil soak later:
- Spoke spear - for digging nipples out of a puddle of linseed oil and putting them in a deep(ish) dish rim socket. Serrations really help retain the nipple. No idea of the angle, just stuck a shim under the front of the spinner and ground away.I guess Abom torque isn't always the answer. Interesting - no springs, a belleville washer stack instead.Well, I didn't expect that to work, but nothing took flight. Fly cutting steel on a mag chuck as weld prep. The chuck is so new it doesn't have a model number. Or serial number for that matter.