What Did You Buy Today?

Watchwatch

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I’m lousy at sharpening knives, not to mention lathe tools but slowly, i get a little better each time. I bought a set of decent stones for knives and hope to master them. When i get my AIM kiln converted, i plan to try making a knife or two. These stones are grits 320, 1,000 & 5,000. The stone flattener has 120 and 180 grits. View attachment 381650


I’d keep your lathe tools away from the ceramic waterstones. They are soft and it’s easy to catch a corner and damage the stone. Buy a big red and green DMT stone. You’ll want use diamond for the tougher stainless knives anyways.

I bought a pack of plastic reference angle blocks for knife sharpening. Helps you set a consistent angle each stroke and build confidence. I went from a garbage free hand knife sharpener to razor sharp in an afternoon.


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wachuko

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This followed me home today... At least 20 years younger than the first one I bought...

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Some of the drawers are in better condition than the other one I bought... and this one even has the dividers...

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Some rust in the bottom corner that I will need to fix.
 

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Just got home from a road trip. Drove out to @rabler 's place in Indiana this week and brought home a new to me G0752Z 10 x 22 lathe. What a long ride! Took two days to get there, and of course, two days to get back. Randall was great, and with the aid of his tractor (and a lot of his talent) we managed to load the lathe (and stand) into a too small Subaru Impreza. Amazingly it all fit with a bit of creative packing. Had tie downs to keep the lathe from going forward, and some to prevent any possible shift to the rear.
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More details will be in a new post in the Grizzly section. Tomorrow, I start unpacking the car. When I got home it was dark. Today's drive was 11 hours.
 

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Just got home from a road trip. Drove out to @rabler 's place in Indiana this week and brought home a new to me G0752Z 10 x 22 lathe. What a long ride! ...
Glad to hear you made it back safely. Hope you can get some rest before tackling the unpacking.
 

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My wife just gave the green light for me to buy a Precision Matthews PM-1054TV milling machine…on April 30, 2022. This is a full year earlier than I had previously planned to buy one.

In order for this to happen, I need to keep working six 12-hour shifts every week & not buy *anything* else for the next SIX months!

I am *SUPER* motivated to get a big mill. You can bet that I will often have that mill on my mind during the long work days.

One catalyst for this was that my buddy (who is a forum member here) expressed concern about possible (although very unlikely) disruptions to Taiwanese sovereignty moving forward. I’m sure this won’t be a problem!
 

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My wife just gave the green light for me to buy a Precision Matthews PM-1054TV milling machine…on April 30, 2022.

In order for this to happen, I need to keep working six 12-hour shifts every week & not buy *anything* else for the next SIX months!

I am *SUPER* motivated to get a big mill. You can bet that I will often have that mill on my mind during the long work days.

One catalyst for this was that my buddy (who is a forum member here) expressed concern about possible (although very unlikely) disruptions to Taiwanese sovereignty moving forward. I’m sure this won’t be a problem!

I am unfortunately VERY concerned about Taiwan.
 

erikmannie

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I am unfortunately VERY concerned about Taiwan.

Without getting into politics, such aggression on the part of the PRC would severely impair their export surplus (by way of widespread sanctions).

It would be unwise to rock the boat with such an export surplus. If you’re making great money, keep doing what you’re doing!
 

erikmannie

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the 10 x 54 looks just like my 9 x 50 in stock in California, the 10 x 50 version is also.

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Thank you for that photo. I will refer to it dozens of times over the next six months.

By the way, what do you mean “in stock”? I wonder if you meant to say “in storage”.
 
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