How to Make a Titanium Scraper by Mike Tayse
While I am busy leading spring break camp at Franklin Park Conservatory (a few spots still available for next week, by the way), I am filling the blog with guest posts and reposts. Happy reading! This guide comes from my Uncle Mike, teacher, jeweler, handyman, and all around good guy. He writes a blog about his classroom activities and Mike Tayse Jewelry with more tutorials like the one below. I love the post he wrote about making a pendant with my little girl Lil.
Mike's teaching job in Cleveland may evaporate next year. If you have any leads on an elementary school position for a master's degree educated, certified teacher in the Dayton/Cincinnati/Columbus area, please contact one of us.
This is a picture of the walnut log, recently pried out of the snow, with my friendly neighborhood rechargeable Milwaukee Sawzall, perched on top.
A close up of myself cutting apart the walnut branch into a couple of usable slabs destined to make a handle or two. I really should have cut this in the summer and let the slab dry-age, plus it would have been easier than doing the deed in the snow.
A picture of the tool, material, and finished slab.
This is a picture of a sheet of 14 gauge titanium partially cut on my small band saw. It's a portable band saw with a homemade plywood base screwed together to make it a stationary band saw.