I’m working on (ever so slowly) on a[nother] workbench. This on is going to be a simple “slab on sticks” with a metal working vise bolted to the top. A friend gave me a 5′ x 2½’ x 3″ Maple slab (made of strips) that had been used as a cutting block in a butcher shop. It had about 1/32″ of old grease on it (major ick factor) and has seen some very hard use. This is a photo of what I hope will keep the slab off the floor. And yes, that is a rolling pin.
- 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.