I couldn’t take it anymore.
Thanks to the outrageous generosity of several of you out there, and you know who you are, I have been fidgeting and squirming in my chair all day waiting for the Wifely Unit to get home from her Mom’s house so I could tear out into the garage and play.
She wasn’t even all the way in the door and I was out in the garage.
Cleaned the crap off the Smithy, put some stuff away, dug around for one parallel I had set down in the wrong place and then started in.
It didn’t take too long to get what I needed out of the box of new goodies, set a piece up in the vise, get everything situated and tightened down, slather a bit of cutting oil on top and start in on a shallow pass.
At this moment in time I would like to thank each and every one of you.
That small little project knocked quite a few items off my bucket list all at once.
Life long items.
It wouldn’t have happened without the awesome people who read this little hole in the wall blog.
For that I am eternally grateful.
It’s a small thing but maybe just the first baby steps on to bigger and better things.
That’s how these things work.
Most people aren’t born with a cross slide wheel in their hands, they have to learn from the bottom like everything else.
I just crawled up off that bottom.
I will never even rate being a pimple on a real machinist’s ass and I know that.
Doesn’t mean I can’t learn new things and maybe in the process make some useful items.
That is one huge plus about this Smithy.
It can make parts for other machines.
Not just round ones either.
I see right off the bat that I am going to have to build some kind of chip shielding around this thing, it flings metal chips EVERYWHERE!