Revamp of the metal lathe

The X and Y slides on our metal lathe have been a bit wobbly as of recent. So Alex took it apart:   And it was found that the various gibs their surfaces where not quite as flat as they should be. So we used the Abene metal mill as a grinder:  We stole the…

I love walnut

Few woods are as attractive to me as walnut. The wood is hard and strong, similar to oak, of which these woods are a not too distant relative. It is sublime for making furniture, also because of its beauty. The target was to make two closets of knee height from walnut. I made a design…

Sharpening board

After learning how to sharpen my chisels and planes with the scary sharp method, I decided to invest in diamond stones. Some time ago at the makerspace I saw some scrap oak with “help yourself” written on it, and as I still needed to build a holder for the three stones, I took some pieces and thanked in my head the anonymous donor.