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I seem to spend more time making jigs than projects these days.....

Took me nearly 12 months to make our daughter a lazy susan....LOL
 
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Well, I'm not sure at the moment. I have drifted away from woodworking projects except for little things (jigs). I just bought an arbor press and got it mounted on to the workbench so it is solid. I hope to get started making Kydex holsters and knife sheaths. I have several new knives that I hope to give at Christmas with a custom made sheath. My shop has all the tools (band saw, sander, grinder/buffer, etc.) to do the finishing work. And a press for installing the eyelets. Unfortunately, I don't have any woodworking plans for gifts this year.
 

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Good to see you back, Mike! Show us those Kydex holsters and knife sheaths when you get a chance.
Will do. I am working on the arbor press, making a few mods. I have a breakover bar, I plan to cut down a little to give more leverage. I 3d printed a couple of jaws for my vise so I can clamp the ram in and drill a vertical 3/8 in hole about 1 1/4 inches deep. That will allow the die for setting the eyelets to fit in. Slowly but surely. The old workbench is still providing all the clamping options I need for anything I am working on. Still very proud that I built it years ago.
 

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John,

You mean finishing up projects from last year's Christmas...right? My friends and family know that I am not that punctual for gifts but they do get them...eventually. lol.

In East Texas its been 98-103 F with a heaping of high humidity. My un-insulated garage shop is an oven ready to cook me so I've stayed far away.

Though I probably do need to start my chess board. The pieces are almost finished 3d printing. Just 5 more to go but they are each 14 to 18 hours to print. I also need to do some leather work at some point. Too many hobbies not enough time.

I was thinking of making some mallets for gifts this year. Quick and easy.
 

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yeppers - it's that time again folks.
(for all Holidays during this season, not just Christmas).
I have the wood for them, mahogany, birds eye maple, a little bit of walnut and some purple heart. As for what to make I haven't a clue on what to do. Thanks for the heads up John.
 

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...In East Texas its been 98-103 F with a heaping of high humidity. My un-insulated garage shop is an oven ready to cook me so I've stayed far away.
We've had a pretty mild summer so far here in the High Desert of So. Cal. Been in the mid-90s, but we don't have humidity. Have AC in my shop, and I insulated the heck out of the ceiling and the whole thing has a layer of heat reflecting Radiant Barrier between walls and insulation. It makes all the difference. My dust collection is in a sealed chamber so the cool air recirculates back into the shop. That helps keep it cool.

I've had some health issues, but have been out making some picture frames for my artist-sweetie.She came up with a bunch of interesting old pictures the other day, so maybe I'll make some frames for them and send them as gifts to family in the pictures. I also found a stash of negatives taken by my mom and dad (both gone now), and I can take some digital pictures of them on a light box, the print them. There are a few of us who would love to see things like their wedding picture from the 1920s.
 
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