- During the last few weeks, all the rack chisels (coloured) have been ground and sharpened. There are those amongst us who tend to use a chisel for a screwdriver and a screwdriver for a chisel. If you want to open a paint can or prise out flat headed nails, DON’T use a rack chisel - please!
Shown above is our new disc/belt sander and Tormek blade grinder
- The Tormek is a precision tool and will be explained by a company rep. in the next few weeks. Only those who listen to the demo and understand its function will be qualified to use it. The Tormek does a perfect job of blade grinding with constant water cooling. It is not for sharpening centre punches etc.
- Our board is not happy with members who leave projects on benches during their absence. Some days it is hard to find an empty work space. Warnings will be issued to serial offenders followed by suspension from entitlements.
Mick and Wayne clamp up an end grain cutting block – the best.
We need some new ideas for saleable projects. Ideally, the following :
Not too big (uses timber offcuts)
New idea on the market – not available elsewhere
Ideal gift or souvenir
Not labour intensive
So bring in your ideas, ask a friend for an independent opinion, make a proto type, then discuss its possibilities with Robert.
Ken Ryan’s Wine Stand. Good idea.
Ron Braun’s neat Western Red stool.
This tool arrived thanks to a grant organised by Ken.
It makes pocket screwing easy + other things I haven’t sorted out yet.