Just a picture of some pretty wood. This is some Ebony I have, in the background is the Ebony 2×4 that the foreground piece was cut from. The white stuff is silica (sand), which I find pretty amazing in that the tree takes it up as it grows. As you can imagine, it is pretty hard on cutting tools. This stuff actually planes pretty nicely, except for those knots you see, which I’m getting tear out on (which, thankfully, doesn’t show up that well in the photo; the top is saw marks).
- 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.