||This side table (and stools) combine wood and steel in a way that makes
them seem as one. The forged legs feature unusual joinery that tie the
table, and the design, together. The laminated top is held together with
rods tightened with forged spanner nuts seen along the table edge. Plans
and step by step illustrations can be found this month's Journal.
|These upsetting tongs, featured in issue 100, differ from conventional
tongs in three ways: 1. the jaws or heavier than usual for free-hand upsetting
backup. 2. the jaws have a shoulder that acts as a stop when used in a
vise for general upsetting or for making making rivet heads. 3. The handles
are wider than usual for a better free-hand upsetting grip.
||ToolCrib travels to Hartsburg Missouri to check out Don Asbee's Studio
this month. A multifunction jib crane planted in the middle of the main
workspace is the main feature of this shop. It carries the usual chain
hoist, but also features electric and air supply, two MIG welders, propane
gas and an assortment of other gadgets useful around the shop. You won't
want to miss this one!