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MAR-SGFH Galootapalooza I


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MAR-SGFH Galootapalooza II


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Trip Report


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New Stuff


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Random files - Charlie Driggs's Gallery
P1010001.JPGZD60 viewstest drive -- it works!Charlie Driggs
P1010005~0.JPGDave Adams and Gary Caron on Gary's two-man saw78 viewsCharlie Driggs
shave_horse_-_blk_locust_log_6.jpgG45 viewsfour faces squared up -- not as bad as trying to split it down the middleCharlie Driggs
IMG_2766.JPGshaft is driven by the Francis style turbine submerged below148 viewsCharlie Driggs
hollyshave3.jpgLaying out the blade position on the shave blank171 viewsWith the mounting holes drilled, next step is to scribe the blade on the body and chisel out the waste.Charlie Driggs
shave_horse_-_blk_locust_log_8.jpgF 43 viewssquaring the facesCharlie Driggs
shave_horse_-_blk_locust_log_15.JPGJ64 viewsscrub planing the largest pieceCharlie Driggs
auger_bits_001.jpgvariation on a Jennings style bit114 viewsthese two (possibly by Bates, Pew, or someone else) have two sets of spurs -- one scores ahead of the lip, the other slices the chip after the lip lifts it.Charlie Driggs

Last additions - Charlie Driggs's Gallery
IMG_2799.JPGGalootaclaus 2016 19 views11 items, two for chunks of Bodark and Mesquite from Texas, two for chisels needing a boatload of care, a bit holder also needing some help, a box of #7 slotted flat heads from Sweden of all places, dual sheave blocks, a mystery #593 Stanley hammer without faces, a NIB set of 6 Greenlee Irwin style bits, some acid brushes, and a tubular thing that apparently grows that way - never saw anything like this before, but I'm guessing that grew in Texas too. Quite an assortment.Charlie DriggsDec 28, 2016
IMG_2082.jpgMortise & Tenon - Slit the envelope, and all this slides out26 viewsPacked in pine hand plane shavings, plain brown wrapper with a string tie, and note to the person gazing upon this for the first time, complete with real wax sealCharlie DriggsFeb 27, 2016
IMG_2083.jpgCloseup of the "introduction" to Issue #1 Mortise & Tenon27 viewsWhy, it's even written in 18th century English! Remember that "f's" are often "s's" ..Charlie DriggsFeb 27, 2016
IMG_0715.JPGMoxon vise 33 viewsThis is build to drop into the dog holes along the east edge of the bench. With a 20" opening between the screws and a 6" capacity, it can handle most all drawer boxes I would likely work on as well as any dovetail joints.Charlie DriggsJan 31, 2016
IMG_5122.JPGsouth end of workbench29 viewsthe upper end of the two leg vises are visible in this shot. The advantage of being able to work from any side of this bench is particularly usable when making up panels for furniture, as being done in this shot.Charlie DriggsJan 31, 2016
IMG_6685.JPGdetail of the older leg vise screw mount28 viewsThis may look a bit rough to some, but it is definitely a cleaner installation than the way it was mounted on my grandfather's 80, 90 or more years main bench. This one works quite wel. With two leg vises on the south end mounted 'in plane', it is quite easy to hold short sections (3-5 ft) of lumber for sawing to a line, although the height isn't ideal. Also very useful for holding items when needing to run round tenons with one of the hollow augers.Charlie DriggsJan 31, 2016
IMG_1740.JPGbench -- looking from north to south, with general purpose bench29 viewsthe GP bench is on the right (grinders, etc); the neanderbuddy and occasionally used contractor size saw are both on rolling bases, which helps a great deal in this tight shop.Charlie DriggsJan 31, 2016
IMG_0799.JPGhold down storage along the west side of the bench29 viewsThe stretchers were a major stiffener of this bench, as until these were added it would rack a bit when planing large boards. Adding them created storage for items otherwise awkward to fit close at hand.Charlie DriggsJan 31, 2016

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