Well. I guess it was only a matter of time. Right on the floor.
there’s hope for this poor unfortunate chisel…
we can see it in the elbow grease…
In your next shop you can install rubber flooring to avoid problems like this. Or you can go with @Stick486’s elbow grease approach.
I ran accross an article in fine woodwork that I use. I don’t particularly like the elbow grease way.
I took my old bench grinder and unbolted the base,turned it around and replaced the base. This causes the grinder to reverse rotation.
then I bought 2 mandrels to mount on the each end of the shafts.
Then I purchased a Lapidary kit from an outfit on Widby Island WA that had an 8"dia. lapidary polishing wheel, and 2 carborundum 120 gt. belts. On the opposite side I mounted 3 cloth buffing wheels for 3 diamond polishing compound bars, red green and white.
If I have a chisel that has a larger nick out of it, I gently take the nick out on my bench grinder and then go to the lapidary wheel. First to the carborundum belt then the diamond polish. It takes less than 2 minute to make a sharp edge you can see your face in.
I also have a WorkSharp that does an excellent job of sharpening chisels and plane blades. I adapted it to diamond discs which gives an even sharper edge in a fraction of time.
why wait for the next shop…
Boy they have sure come a long way on tile flooring,
Somethings wrong here. Too clean. Do you even cut wood?
Haha, yeah fair point.
Seriously though, this is like shop #6 and I wanted to be able to clean up easily. Those are snap-together plastic tiles, cost a bit over $1/sq. ft. Installed in an afternoon, and well worth it.
Glossy surface is easy to clean, paint and glue generally don’t stick but feels plenty secure walking around.
Are those glue down, Craig? I just use the foam ones that woodcraft sells, in front of the work bench.
same here but they’re from a BBS…
They’re not glue-down, there’s no pad, they are simply lying on the concrete. You can drive on them too.
Price seems to have gone up a bit tho, imagine that…
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But are they Forest Green, Stick??
they are if you want that color…
Craig, those are pretty cool, I have not seen those before,quite the method for interlocking, I think I like that better than the dovetail interlock because the tongue is fully protected from damage.