Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It was a mortar and pestle day yesterday, but before production could start there needed to be a little time invested in tool maintenance. This round was for the band saw blade that would barely cut. Time to use the trusty 18 year old Dremel rotary power tool with a diamond bit to sharpen each tooth. The first 12" out of 125" having 7 teeth per inch was fun to sharpen. To change a blade and tune the band saw takes at least half an hour($10 plus the cost of a new blade $20), so your better off learning how to sharpen your tools efficiently. The M&P's carved from hickory take 2 1/2 hours to create($50). Today will be 3 maple which should go faster.
It's the boss's first day back in the work force today. She'll remember the joys of highway travel especially with ice! She is looking forward to working with Jeff again which will make it all o.k.

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