|This is an assortment of chisels I got from a dollar store. Steel is cheap these days and according to an article I read in "Fine Woodworking Magazine" a while ago, there is very little difference in the quality of the steels in chisels. Most of the quality shift is in the handles, finish and grind. Since I will change the grind on these, I really do not care. They make some nice specialty tools.|
|My maternal grandfather did a little bit of turning. My uncle found these in the old shop after Grampy died and gave them to me. It's a nice Marples set that today would be made in high speed steel but still holds a good edge in good wood.|
|The lathe is looking better. The tool rack is set with what I use, the drawers have what they should and the pedestals are set with stuff to use on the left and things that will eventually disappear on the right. The tool rest and the tailstock move freely. It will not last, but it feels great.|
|Next trick was to manhandle the drill press into the middle of the floor after cleaning it and checking the belt. I am not sure how to give this a movable base. The shape of these things makes them unbalanced and ungainly to move about.|
|A metal workers vice goes on the bottom for storage for now|
|and a drill press vice on the top. I clamped it down to make sure I did not accidentally drop it someone's foot, likely mine.|
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