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Son got himself a nice gun safe and mentioned he needed some small boxes to store stuff in. Working on a couple to surprise him with. Small keepsake style boxes will be hinged and latched. Neat part is he and I got the cherry and walnut from his aunt's, my sis, place in Wimberly. We helped her after a storm a while back that took down a few trees. Box sides from the cherry with the defects stabilized with black CA. Top and bottoms from the walnut.

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here's the walnut before resawing

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Son got himself a nice gun safe and mentioned he needed some small boxes to store stuff in. Working on a couple to surprise him with. Small keepsake style boxes will be hinged and latched. Neat part is he and I got the cherry and walnut from his aunt's, my sis, place in Wimberly. We helped her after a storm a while back that took down a few trees. Box sides from the cherry with the defects stabilized with black CA. Top and bottoms from the walnut.

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here's the walnut before resawing

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Nice boxes.

Looks like you got a 6 high straight too....nice.
 

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I was hoping that dollar was for scale and that you hadn't gotten into high end printing, because, that never seems to end well.

Nice boxes too.
 

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I cleaned up after the kid's cat. Kitty is getting bigger and more adventuresome. She knocked a bunch of cardboard over around the wood stove. Decided to start removing items around the stove to limit risks. Also worked on de-nailing stove bound wood.
 

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Got the shape about right. Fine tuning and sanding still needed.

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Then, using my new in box ”Fisch Wave Cutter Evolution Forstner Bit” set.......

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I step drilled to begin the hollowing. Having been overly aggressive (i.e. stupid) drilling an earlier hollow form when I bent the quill on my lathe, I started at 3/4” and went up 1/8 inch at a time. Why? Because I can now with this set and I don’t want to buy another quill. I’ll get the hollowing rig out tomorrow.

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I do like these forstner bits, they cut smooth and easy and do not generate as much heat.
 

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After I fished up my belt grinder up grade my craftsman bench grinder it was time to convert another 8" grinder I have to a wire wheel machine. I use wire wheels alot when restoring bicycles, sewing machines, and machinery. The mighty wire wheel is priceless.
My old wire wheel machine is only a 6" the new one will be an 8" Its only a 3 amp which is perfect for wire wheeling, but pretty week for a bench grinder which is why I upgraded to 2 other 8" 7amp grinders.
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Stripping away all the unnecessary parts like eye shields and the cheap stamped steel rest. This is a really cheap Chinese grinder I purchased new at Menards.
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Parts that will go in the used grinder parts box, lol. The wheels are like new.
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Wire wheels installed and all buttoned up. 1 course and 1 medium.
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I counterbored and drilled some holes in a piece of scrap plywood to make a temporary mount to clamp it to a bench when I need to use it and quickly remove it and store it when it's not needed.
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Bolted to the plywood.
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Grinder clamped to the bench.
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A rusty found pry bar
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Quickly cleaned up!
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I even found a logo on it, lol. So this went on the wall with my other pry bars.
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The wire wheel upgrade is awesome. Now I gotta figure out what I want to do with the old one, put it in the garage or just craigslist it and get rid of it.
 
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Then I gathered some parts and materials for.my next project, a grinding wheel single point diamond dresser.
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I'll probably post this build in the classroom when I do it.
 
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