I'm still going through my old photo files after the computer change over. This is not the major view from our back garden now because a storage shed blocks some of it which is a shame. When half of your back garden is vertical, it limits where things like sheds can be placed unless you want major foundation work.😊
After the last couple of weeks I'm ready for our one week of Spring before Summer is in full force.
One of the reasons I ran across this photo tonight was when I awoke the internet was down and in addition my phone "hotspot" wasn't working either. It is amazing and frightening how much we have come to rely on the internet over the last ten years or so. I felt at a total loss and at lose ends.
The good news, the coffee maker isn't as yet controlled by the internet and I could get Pandora on my phone and in the shop so all was not lost.
I will beaver away on the legs today, do a little shop maintenance, and sharpen some iron. I've an old draw knife a friend gave to me that needs some love. The biggest problem with doing any work in the shop is my puny little shop heater, this old desert rat doesn't take to cold very well.
I might as well continue bouncing from subject to subject: I do not use grinders very often, a cutter needs to be in pretty bad shape or need a major bevel angle change for me to take it to a grinder. I have both a low speed grinder with a CBN wheel and a Tormek with the new Tormek diamond wheel. I'm going back to a standard wheel on at least the Tormek and maybe both. While a stone wheel is slower, and can be painfully so on the Tormek, the surface finish with the diamond wheel is so rough the time saved is lost once you go to the stones and you end up eating more metal than you should. On the low speed grinder the problem is the inability to profile the wheel. TFWW has "crowned" CBN wheels available but you still have the problem of deep scratches to deal with once on the stones.