Saturday, 11 September 2010
Bought this on ebay earlier in the week, described as 'not working - missing parts'. Turned out the driveshaft in the electric motor that turned the clockwork was sheared in half. Also there were a couple of 'handles' missing from the outside of the case. I removed the original workings and replaced them with a simple, battery powered quartz movement out of a modern kitchen clock. Luckily the original hands fitted with a little persuasion. Just finished turning new handles on my mini-lathe; they're the ones at 5 & 7.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Officially the coolest grasshopper in the world.
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
A guy called Bob Kramer was working in kitchens, one day he realised he knew nothing about the knives
he was using and switched professions. First he toured the country sharpening knives for chefs, then as he learned more he started making his own. Then he studied for 6 years to become a Master Bladesmith - one of only 22 people in the world to carry that title.
Now, he's got a 12 month waiting list and one of his 8" chef's knives will set you back $2400. When he's ready to make more he randomly picks names from the long list of eager buyers.