Thursday, May 8, 2008

Busy Day

I finished these first thing in the morning, then made a bandsaw jig to hold them steady to cut them in half lengthwise. But now I'm not sure if they are going to be used. There seems to be a discrepancy in the interpretations of this decoration on the drawing.

I can always use them as cup stock if they don't.

Then I got passed a new project, a pair of bathroom vanities and a sink stand. I'll know more when I get done with the rocking chairs Monday or Tuesday.

Now that I've gotten home, I found a package from Grizzly on my doorstep. After setting up the lathe on Monday, I started poking around for faceplates. Through Amazon, Grizzly had a few aluminum faceplates for $6, where everyone else seems to be in the $20-30 range. At the same time, I ordered a live cupped center, and found that they had a 4 jaw chuck for under $50, so I got that as well.

They were back ordered on the live center, but apparently shipped the chuck and faceplate right out.

I also found my new glasses in the mail today. Last week I got a new prescription, and ordered a pair of safety rated glasses online. They have shatter-proof lenses (which I've had for the last 15 years or so anyway because of my prescription strength) an ANSI rated frame, and come with removable side shields for extra protection.

So now I'm all tricked out, and ready to turn, and be protected, and such.

1 comment:

PlaidLeaf said...

i want photographic proof of your safety mister :P

yes i'm well aware i'm weeks behind in reading, but i wanna see these rated glasses, they sound spiffy