If you haven't seen the TV show How It's Made I'd say you should,
if you can receive it. Besides being interesting, fairly often it
covers things made of wood. Tonight's show included making caskets and
glider rockers. Other shows have had segments on making bagpipes,
recorders (the musical instruments), accordians, etc. Hmm, seems to me
one of the shows had something on guitar making too.
Tonight's show also had a segment on kitchen knives. They fiished
them up by putting on a wooden handle, and then honing them on two,
off-set, grinding wheels. So sharpening isn't as big a deal as a lot of
you make it out to be. LOL
Sure, the stuff is mass-produced. So what? It's fascinating to
see some of the machines and set-ups they use. Plus you can maybe get a
few idas for making a variation for you shop. Sharpening the knives
gave me an idea for a older that would semi-automate sharpening my
chisels - if I cared, and didn't sharpen them on a belt sander. Be
nifty for plane irons tho - if I sharpened any plane irons.
Neat show anyway.
When in doubt, go to sleep.
- Mully Small