What's going on in your shop?

Smallshop

KNIFE MAKER
I have heard that g10 basically trashes coolant.
Puts a LOT of glass in it...which prolly is not great for ballscrews and ways...I run it dry with an air nozzle and solenoid plugged into the m-function for coolant. It's a mess to clean up...I don't have a vacuum system on the CNC. I used to make electrical connectors for military drones from it....hated that job.
 

Smallshop

KNIFE MAKER
you have a shop vac , yeah? you got ped board, yeah? you got scrap wood, yeah? you got box nails or sheet rock screws, yeah? then you got the fixins for a down draft table. See?
That covers funds not mojo....(I've got cheap and inventive wired) just finish grinding a couple short blades wears me out right now....
 

fitzo

KNIFE MAKER
That covers funds not mojo....(I've got cheap and inventive wired) just finish grinding a couple short blades wears me out right now....

I hear that, Ted @Smallshop . Between vitality sapped by illness and that damned vaccine and the pain, it takes an effort to heave my ass out of this kitchen chair a lot of days.

One day at a time. Do what we can that day. Learn when to say enough before it's too much. Pray for a better tomorrow.

Hang in there.
 

Smallshop

KNIFE MAKER
I hear that, Ted @Smallshop . Between vitality sapped by illness and that damned vaccine and the pain, it takes an effort to heave my ass out of this kitchen chair a lot of days.

One day at a time. Do what we can that day. Learn when to say enough before it's too much. Pray for a better tomorrow.

Hang in there.
Good advise Fitzo...I worked on handles today...took me all day to do a few hours work...everytime I thought I need to lie down...I went in to the office and sat till I felt like working....this was a good long day...yet not all of it on the shop floor...lol! My new normal....

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fitzo

KNIFE MAKER
Trying to find ways to deal with aging takes enough effort as it is. Add in infirm and we have to come to a new understanding of how to work. I'm still a work-in-progress on that front and overdo it too frequently. The line between fun and fu**** is really narrow.

My "office" is the chair and table in the "other half" of my basement. I've got a Jason Fry knife book and a book on TIG sitting at my guitar repair table and I camp there for a while when the spine gets to me or I can't breathe because of this Long Haul crap. "I sure want a TIG and all I got is this darned book." :)

I dig what you do with this CNC and mid-tech approach. All I ever wanted to be as a kid was be a welder and machinist, but the parents saw MD. Boy did that turn out different. LOL Neither one of us got what we wanted and I chase that early dream still, at least in my head. Even if it's only a couple hours a day. That's a couple more than the last dozen years.

One day at a time. What a great, simple, meaningful three words. Very Zen.

Glad you got a nice long day in, Ted! Hope today's better yet.
 

Smallshop

KNIFE MAKER
All I ever wanted to be as a kid was be a welder and machinist, but the parents saw MD.
I wanted to be an artist...my dad listened carefully and said...."Enough about that...you can do it on the side...you're going to trade school to be a machinist..."

Knife making is one of the best arts there is....after 40+ years of machining I finally won....lol.:cool:
 
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