Full Chisel Blog

June 19, 2011

My Stop Saw worked flawlessly

Filed under: Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 3:23 pm

Today when I was using my saw, the inherent feature worked as advertised. The moment the first saw tooth came in contact with my knuckle, I stopped sawing in a terra-second, as near as I can tell.


June 7, 2011

Red Amber

Filed under: Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 6:26 am

Red amber sounds like a contradiction as both red and amber are both colors, but in this case it is one in the same.

According to Merck’s Index [1930 edition] amber naturally occurs: yellowish, reddish or brownish. Red amber is a fairly rare form of amber, but red fossil copal also exists.

I am in a quandry about what to do with this cigar holder. I do on occassion smoke a good cigar but I don’t use a cigar holder. I do however make varnish and this would be a prime ingredient. Do I sell it [value $150-225 US] or grind it up for varnish?

I cover all about rendering amber soluble in Shellac, Linseed Oil, & Paint – Traditional 19th Century Woodwork Finishes.


June 2, 2011

Shellac, Linseed Oil, & Paint

Filed under: Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 5:51 am

Well if I use a Quick post function then the text remains. I have signed and shipped all of the pre-orders for those who wanted an autographed copy.

I can not post pictures yet so I can’t show you the back cover as was my intentions, [oh, it looks like the picture is attached, so it might work]. I like the way the cover turned out {thank you Darcy Stapleford] for the artwork and thanks every that made suggestions.

Hopefully I will get this blog repaired soon so I can post properly.


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