Decided to use something other than Jatoba for the next handle (as on this saw). That also gives me a chance to use up some of the zillions of chunks of wood cluttering the place up. That piece of apple became too thin after flattening (why do I need to flatten a board before I carve it round? So I can use saws and planes!). Next up was some worm infested white oak, which turned out to be mostly sawdust fill tubes. If I could infuse it with resin, it would probably be pretty nice. That broke so I pulled out some Mystery wood my dad gave me but it had some major fault lines that broke. Finally, a Siberian Elm that lost some limbs during a ice storm a bunch of years ago (and knocked out power for two weeks). The photo shows a squared limb and a slabbed limb. This is a fast growing tree, the growth rings are pronounced and widely spaced.
- 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.Tee slot chamfer tool, both edges in go.Clearance is clearance Clarence. Space is kinda tight in there, lots of clamp hopscotch. Slot clean up. Using flexly flyer garage sale end mill, at least it's carbide. Cuts something like 0.012" under, maybe a regrind?