#linuxcnc Logs

Sep 22 2021

#linuxcnc Calendar

01:18 AM Deejay: moin
01:29 AM TurBoss: hello
05:35 AM JT-Cave-: morning
05:43 AM unterhaus: TurBoss, do you know the irc channel for QTpyvcp?
05:44 AM TurBoss: hello
05:44 AM TurBoss: @qtpyvcp
05:44 AM TurBoss: * #qtpyvcp
05:58 AM unterhaus: thanks
06:58 AM TurBoss: welcome
07:00 AM JT-Cave- is now known as JT-Cave
07:01 AM -!- #linuxcnc mode set to +v by ChanServ
11:51 AM perry_j1987: mmm coffeee
12:35 PM roycroft: holy moly
12:35 PM roycroft: i had a false alarm a couple weeks ago, thinking that the chisels i ordered back in the beginning of march were finally on their way to me, but that was not the case
12:35 PM roycroft: i just got a shipping notification on them, though
12:36 PM roycroft: this is the longest 12 weeks lead time ever
12:38 PM roycroft: in fairness to them (blue spruce toolworks), they have a new post-processing system that flattens the backs of the chisels to 50 millionths, and puts a mirror finish on them
12:38 PM roycroft: they've had a few production glitches with that new process
12:38 PM roycroft: it will be nice to get chisels, for the first time ever, where i don't have to spend a bunch of time flattening the backs before i can sharpen them
01:08 PM serp: i don't know of any woodworkers that trust that factory flattened back so it's interesting they'd go through the extra process to do it... maybe people will with that
01:12 PM roycroft: i don't have the means to check flatness to 50 millionths
01:12 PM roycroft: but i'll be able to tell if they're pretty flat
01:12 PM roycroft: they are guaranteeing flatness
01:12 PM roycroft: and not charging extra for it
01:12 PM roycroft: and they have always made extremely high quality tools
01:13 PM roycroft: i spend less time flattening a blue spruce chisel than any other chisel
01:13 PM roycroft: and now i expect to spend zero time doing that
01:14 PM roycroft: they are cryogenically treated now as well
01:15 PM unterhaus: wonder why they took pains to delay production when the demand was higher than it has been in years
01:15 PM roycroft: they did not anticipate the delays
01:16 PM roycroft: but they are not doing the cryo treating and lapping in house
01:17 PM roycroft: i ordered these chisels a week before they announced the new optima line
01:17 PM roycroft: they sent me an email saying that mine would automatically be upgraded to optima, but that there might be a slight delay in shipping
01:17 PM roycroft: which has turned out to be six months
01:17 PM roycroft: seven months, actually
01:17 PM roycroft: well, 6+ months
01:18 PM roycroft: they seem to be catching up fairly quickly though, so hopefully by the end of the year they'll be back to their normal 12 week lead time
01:18 PM roycroft: they told me they were catching up on bench chisels first, then paring chisels, which are what i ordered
01:20 PM roycroft: the other chisels will come later, but i did not pay attention to the order of producing them - i stopped caring when i found where mine were in the queue :)
01:21 PM roycroft: i still have one or two paring chisels to get, and then i would not mind ordering some butt chisels, but they're not even taking orders for butt chisels at the moment
02:25 PM unterhaus: there is a big gap in the clouds on radar, but the weather report says thunderstorms until tomorrow
02:25 PM unterhaus: what to believe, the weathermen or my lyin' eyes
02:25 PM roycroft: it's supposed to be sunny and hot here agin
02:25 PM roycroft: but it's cloudy today
02:26 PM unterhaus: I was trying to figure out how big that gap really is. I guess if I go on a bike ride I better take a rain jacket
02:44 PM roycroft: it used to be easy around here
02:45 PM roycroft: the rule was: whenever stepping outside be sure to have both sunglasses and an umbrella with you
02:45 PM roycroft: that was back when we had the rainy season and the tear up the roads season
02:46 PM roycroft: now we have two seasons, like before, but they are different - the smokey season and the not-so-smokey season
02:47 PM roycroft: and umbrellas are mostly optional now
02:47 PM unterhaus: I couldn't live there, must be a terror for asthma sufferers
02:47 PM roycroft: i don't have asthma, but i have some lung scarring from having pneumonia a few years ago
02:47 PM roycroft: i struggle sometimes now
02:48 PM roycroft: for people with asthma, it's always been difficult here, even before we had all the fires
02:48 PM roycroft: we have several servere pollen seasons per year, and that affects people with allgergies and asthma quite a bit
02:49 PM roycroft: although the pollen has not been quite so bad since the drought started
02:49 PM unterhaus: replaced by smoke
02:49 PM roycroft: but the smoke has more than made up for that
02:49 PM unterhaus: I don't know how pollen affects me, but smoke is bad
02:50 PM unterhaus: although I wondered if I had problems this year due to some of the canadian fires
02:52 PM unterhaus: huh, I should have looked at which way the clouds were moving before I issued my weather report
02:52 PM unterhaus: looks like the gap is going to stay west of us