Going Galoot #2: One finished, next project up

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Blog entry by JayT posted 01-17-2014 02:38 AM 1963 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Shop’s Log: January 16, 2014

Back in the shop this evening to finish my first all hand tool project.

Need to drill some holes to mount the hangers. A few weeks ago, I would have pulled out the 12 volt Milwaukee cordless drill; tonight we went a different cordless route.

Yep, it is an inexpensive hand drill. Nothing fancy, collectible or high quality, but . . . . . . it was my grandfather’s—he was a woodworker, too. When he died, I inherited a few of his tools. At the time, I wasn’t impressed, but hey, what freshman in high school would be? Now, those tools are a small connection to a man who has been gone quite a while. Cheap drill? Nope, it’s priceless.

Next step was to install the hanging hooks. Most stuff at the hardware store was just too boring, so went a different route. Some black iron pipe fittings, a bit of fiddling and that’ll work. Worked out well as a hand tool build, as driving screws into the very dry barn wood with a powered driver very well might have split it. Using a screwdriver allowed for much better control.


A few minutes later we had

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One galoot project down. Now, back to that plane till . . . .

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 02:52 AM

That came out great man, nice job!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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