Sunday, January 10, 2016

Shoe Repair

Done with my sewing awl, right through to the inside. It was tricky on the inside where I had to catch the loop 50x with the shuttle ("hook"), without being able to see it, and in a tight area. The result is good though!

Working on forging O1 tools with a wood-fired forge. Forging has been successful, heat treat has not. Very minimal setup. Will continue attempts and saving for ash bucket (one tablespoon at a time), torch (one shoe repair at a time).

Pole lathe hook

Japanese type turning tool attempt one. Not thin enough, will probably just use on pole lathe.

Tongs in progress (need these!). 1018.

Pole lathe center. Tip (far side) will be ground, hardened if I can manage.

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