Hello people this one might be a little long so bear with me. I have a lot to show and tell.
First I had just received two planes. The first was a Lie Nielson 102 that was given to me by my good Lumberjock buddie lysdexic.
I had done a project for him and this was his payment. Forged Door Pulls. Thank you my friend it was really to much and also my first Lie Nielson.
Then I received a WoodRiver 4 1/2.
With two new planes in hand and some boards to get flattened for the next installment of my Chest of Drawers build I needed to sharpen them. Well there was a problem with the maintenance of my Tormek. This is all my fault and a lesson well learned. If you use good equipment you must keep it flat and true.
After burning a lot of time getting the planes ready I recieved another item I had bought off of eBay.
I have been doing a lot of leather work and hand sewing will work on you after a few hours. So I started looking for a machine to help me. The new machines are very expensive and large. I have a British friend on YouTube and Harry Rogers had another approach. Harry’s tastes and mine are real close. He bodges, smiths and does all sorts of stuff.
With that said I found a 1912 Singer model 66-1 and had to have it.
This came in and I did waste a whole weekend playing with it and making things.
I picked the hand crank for its size. Space in my shop is limited. This model could have and still can be attached to a treadle.
I managed to make a few chisel pouches and a bag for all my pipe tobacco gear. Summer is comeing and I wont have a coat pocket to carry everything.
So bring on all the sewing jokes you can. I have already been catching it pretty heavy.
In memory of Roger Clark aka Rex
This one was for you Rex, you were one of the smartest guys I had the privilege of knowing.