Still winter, still tidying

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I am still in hibernation mode, which means finishing projects off (like the desk) and tidying up (like the workshop). Every so often, I think it is helpful to write down your goals in life. Currently, I only have two goals: Put things in boxes. Put labels on boxes.   So workshop now looks like: …

The very, very, very long tail of e-commerce

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Three years after making it available, I have just sold my first 3D printed metal part: It’s a replacement locking pin for a Triton Mk3 workstation. It retains the table when you shift modes from cross-cutting wood to ripping. Clearly, either very few people are using Australian DIY equipment from the 1980s or that Triton …

The desk

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Finished the desk at the weekend. It took four of us to install, given the weight and close fit, and much scratching of heads and rehearsing to not leave gouges in the floor, walls, or ceiling. I think that turned out not too bad.

Theraputic sharpening

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When I’m under the weather, I potter about, fettling what needs fettling. That resulted in sharpening chisels and the hand plane. (Click to enbiggen, if you’re really into scratch patterns.) Plate of glass, emery paper, and a rolling jig. They’re not mirror-perfect, coz I’m not quite that obsessive, but decently sharp. Turns out my phone …