I'm online again. Well kind of online, because I have to struggle with an analogue modem to go online. But hopefully that changes to a DSL-connection supposed the German Telekom (we call them "Telekomiker" Tele-commedians) can find a shorter line to my new castle.
New castle? Well, I moved. I had to move (no details given). And along that, quite some things happened that were not planned that way (or maybe not planned at all by me). Anyhow, new shop, lots of room! 180m^2 incl. room for living (that will be reduced to a minimum to give more room for my shop). Almost what I always dreamed of, located in the Bavarian outback. All rooms for living (sleeping room, kitchen and office room) can only be entered through the shop. So when I get up and leave the sleeping room, I'm right in the shop, standing barefoot in metal chips. Life can be so wonderful! :-)
An other reason for posting this, is that I want to beg for pardon those people who had to suffer from my sudden disappearance. I'm online again, and will answer eMails again.
In the last months, I spent quite some time to learn even more about scraping and restoring ways. Casting Moglice and scraping dovetails with tapered gibs. Newest tool being a BIAX electrical scraper. Together with a dovetail-measuring-device I built because I was not happy with what I used before.
Currently, I'm desperately fighting to get the damned hand operated Klaiber surface grinder finally running. Along that, I convert(ed) it to CNC. Hopefully, the parts needed therefor will arrive before Christmas.