Hopefully this wasn’t pure beginners luck and I’ll be able to carve a match. I only need two so there is hope.
The wood is Pacific Madrone, which tries to rip itself apart as it drys (and I thought apple was bad) but is pretty pleasant to carve.
That piece of leather on the left, loaded with “green grit” is real handy for quick strop when changing tools.
- 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.