Lookin sharp!

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A workout… with chisels

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My god!  Hours of sharpening.  Now I know why I was procrastinating.  These are all antique shop finds.  So I went from grinding wheel, to diamond plate, to 1000 & 3000 water stones.  Flattening the backs of these was a bitch!  But hopefully I won’t have to do that again for a long, long time.  Only did 5.  But I worked on the others before, so hopefully they won’t be as bad.  Not sure how old these are, but I would guess they’ve never been this sharp.

Damn my arms are sore!

Plough plane

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In between working on a couple Xmas gifts and now last minute preps for my social debut, I picked up a Stanley 45 plough plane. Came with one blade. One of these days I’ll order some tool steel and try making some blades. Looks like a late 1800s plane. Nice condition.

My new toy…

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All cleaned up.  After a bit of research, I know it’s a Fisher Norris anvil.  Still haven’t weighed it.  Cut an oak stump for it and pinned it down.

My first attempt at a gas forge using a big propane nozzle I had didn’t work very well.  Not enough air flow I think.  So I either build a new nozzle or fire up some coal.

I’ll figure it out one of these days in between wood shop projects.