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  1. 5 points
    Ron Dudelston

    99 and Counting

    A week or so ago, someone inquired as to how many have migrated over from Wood since their announcement to close down their forums. Well, here's your answer......kinda, sorta. Since August 12th, we have had 99 new members to The Patriot Woodworker. As far as I can tell, I believe 97 of the 99 have come over from Wood. So, there ya go Stick.
  2. 4 points
    lew

    Deer(e) in the Headlights or...

    We have so many deer in this area that the highways department puts up these signs However, after hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax payer's money, for research, they changed the signs to They discovered the deer can't read.
  3. 4 points
    Ron Altier

    Leg roller

    My wife has restless leg syndrome and I had a great idea. I'd make a roller that you could roll across your leg, arm, etc. This is it and it is beautiful. The roller is made out of a shrub like tree that died in my yard. When I cut it down I looked at the end grain and saved it because it I may be able to turn it down. It was beautiful when I did and decided it was perfect for this roller. Problems is.....................................it didn't help her one bit
  4. 4 points
    Things cooled off a bit, and I fired up the box fan to blow across the bench ( and ME) Put away the No.7c, got out a smaller plane.. Stanley No. 5-1/2 Jumbo Jack. At 15" long, should work nicely on these 18" long edges. I kept checking as I ran the plane, both sighting down along the length of the edge, and with a board thst was already done. Nice when you get these ribbons the full length of the board.. Finally got the four boards to just about match up along the edges. Pipe clamps and glue time.. End grain? I plan to flatten the entire panel, once the glue has cured. I clamped it up just enough to raise a bead.. Pipe clamps? Well, I had a use for the "bar" clamps in the shop. I resawed the second slab to get about a 3" width....but needed some "add-ons" to get the width on the faces.... Think anyone will notice those are Cherry add-ons? This will be turned in to the column that holds the top up. Leaves me with the last of this $1 slab of Walnut Just in case I need a little extra.....
  5. 4 points
    lew

    Bass wood

    Never turned it but did do a feeble attempt at carving once. It was an automata type toy. I think the plans were in the Woodcraft Magazine. Turn the handle and Santa does lifts.
  6. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    Things I've seen from a distance

    It might not be the correct way to build these but. These clocks are the rest of the story from a couple of days ago when I was showing the outside of those oddly colored ash wood clock bodies. These clock bodies I was showing in another post do hang on the wall. One of the guys on that X, X means long gone, wood site had suggested why didn't I make the boxes round? So being very slow I am still running that through my computer head so why didn't I make them round. Only explain I can come up with is I didn't see any round wood laying around at the time in my little life. So now I am happy to report we have just this month bought some trees at the nursery that grows round wood so I will be making some round clock bodies after the trees gets a little larger. This is what the clock bodies hang on. You can see I try to never make no two things alike. This good ole female wife I got, Its good now a days to signify which kind of wife might live in the same house as you, was good enough to make me some pieces of glass for the clock faces. You can see I requested, and got, clear and colored wavy types of glass. With her contribution I think we finally got the price of these clocks all the way up to 10 or 12 bucks each, thats including a battery for the movements. Nothing is too good for my customers............. Did you catch that line, requested from my wife????? Sometimes a request and an order might sound the same to her and you might know what she might do if I order her to do anything........ Such a sweet wife I do have. Using this wavy glass, will hide lot of flaws in your building ability right quick. This is how I size things up or you might say my computer drawings. If it don't fit, it don't fit, so change computers. You see I can get intimate with some of the recipantants. Bailey's my grand daughter. Notice, I used, not included in this picture, a 1/4" diameter all thread, to be cut from a 36 inch piece, for the hanger rod and the topper was once a wrought iron fence topper. Cut the square female bottom off the topper, tap 1/4 x 20 threads up into the remainder of what's left of the topper and wa-la you got something pretty to hold the clock to the wrought iron hanger. Spray it black after cleaning up the weld and you are in business. For the movements I used the atomic type so called movement cause they set themselves so every time the battery runs out, the only thing a person has to do is replace the battery and the time will set auto- matic- lee. I like to leave all the wood flaws in plain sight. It gives the owners of them more to talk about when discussing their new 10 dollar clock.. I have more fun trying to come up with plans of my own than having to use someone else's plans. My pet peeve is reading about this guy who bought a set of plans and what he built was a square table that had 4 legs. Then he complained because the plans was not clearly marked and he made a mistake and had to go and buy more wood......... To me this sounds like a guy who might have the qualities to run for president or some important office. Also if you are careful when laying out the wood for the clock frame you can make the wood grain go all the way around the frame with each piece matching.
  7. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    99 and Counting

    COOL! I for one am glad to be here! I hope the wood rescue mission contributes positively in added value, participation and further expands awareness of what this site offers. The more the merrier! Now to get that century mark... Thanks Ron for all you do and everyone else does behind the scenes to make this site such a great place to hang-out and call home...even more so the focus and attention given to this nation's veterans!
  8. 3 points
    HandyDan

    turkeys

    Lew that is one of the funniest scenes in a sitcom I have ever seen. Thanks for the rewind. Only Wild Turkey I ever had is very moist. Has great after effects too.
  9. 3 points
    schnewj

    New digs are done....

    Fred, I'm sure that Stick will chime in on this. We have had this discussion(s) in the past. Consider mounting your electrical outlets externally on the walls, instead of running the wires and boxes inside of the walls. "The best laid plans of mice and men oft times goes awry". This is especially true of shop layouts. Unless you are absolutely sure that none of your equipment will be moving or another being added this is an advantage. If you permanently mount the outlets in the walls, then you are committed. If you run the supply circuits externally with the wires in conduit, it is much easier to relocate or move an outlet that is not in the ideal location. It appears that you have thought this out and planned very well, but I thought I would just make the observation. Yes, I, too, am jealous. NICE SPACE!
  10. 3 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Wood refugees

    Keith, you need to remember that a large portion of the old time TPWers are also Wood refugees. We just left on the first boat.
  11. 3 points
    This week's featured turner is new member Handy Dan. Dan has shown some of his work in various posts and I hope he doesn't mind if I re-post it here. Dan recently made a slew of Yo-Yo's for a family reunion- You can read more at- http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/topic/17210-more-yo-yos/ He also turned some really neat pill totes- He explained the process here- http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/topic/17476-pill-totes/ I think it must be Christmas all year long at Dan's house judging from the ornaments he turns- Here is a link to this post- http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/topic/17214-ornaments/ I received a message from "Handy Dan" about a new video from Frank Howarth. We have re-posted Frank's work before. Not only are his projects super cool, his stop action filming is spectacular. In this video, Frank turns a segmented bowl but takes it to the next level by using a CNC machine to create cloud inlays. In the beginning of the video, check out the jig Frank uses to create the segments. Here's a video of the commercial version- Members Dan and Terry discussed this sled/jig recently. You can read what they had to say, here- http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/topic/17323-segmentation/#comment-71977 Safe Turning!
  12. 3 points
    Ron Altier

    Chess pawns

    I used a duplicator once I wanted to see how good it was. I made this stool out of aromatic Cedar. Have not used it since. My lathe is a mini and there isn't too much duplication I can use it for.
  13. 2 points
    kmealy

    Big Iron auction (not mine)

    There is an auction of heavy-duty equipment near Cincinnati. I have no association with this company other than I occasionally buy some things cheap from them. They specialize in business liquidations, estates, overstock and returned items from Amazon, Wal*mart, Home Depot, and other stuff from who knows where. Be aware of voltage and 3 phase where noted. http://bid.bidfta.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?mcmann662/category/ALL
  14. 2 points
    Ron Altier

    Bass wood finish

    I finished the Bass wood ornament. Its OK, but I won't use it again. It did turn and sand easy, but It just isn't good turning wood. Especially delicate things.
  15. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    99 and Counting

    Thanks for the kind words guys! As for the vets, keep your eyes open and you may see a chance to help our vets.
  16. 2 points
    schnewj

    Things I've seen from a distance

    Your missing out, Gerald! You can buy seven day movements. With every rotation of the big hand the little one moves to the next day. Print out your clock face, put it together and you'll always know what day it is. I sometimes gain or loose a day, which can raise havoc with my mother's medical social calendar. Fortunately, I've never failed to get her to an appointment yet. However, I digress. Print out your prefered clock face. Mine is; Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  17. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    turkeys

    You understand correctly John. I've only had it twice and both were deep-fried along with domestic turkey. My taste buds revealed not only was the wild turkey far more moist, seemingly more tender, but the meat seemed sweeter; may be from our area grain/soybean feeding.....no gaminess taste what-so-ever. Given the choice, I'd go for WT 2-1 over domestic.
  18. 2 points
    Ron Altier

    Bass wood finish

    Yes the bleeding is on purpose. I am experimenting with that on my pieces. Still not down pat. I wiped this one off a couple of times. Here are a couple more experiments
  19. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    This might be FUN

    It's a bit concerning. I'm wondering if Steve remembers how to plug in a tool.
  20. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Test Sandbox (Satisfied and Closed)

    Thanks, John. I'll leave the sand box to you guys. Don't like sand in my shorts, anyway. Besides, someone ran off with my little blue bucket.
  21. 2 points
    Gerald

    Chess pawns

    I have been waiting several years to do this chess set for my grandson. Well I finally got started last week. These are the pawns completed turning today. Plan credit goes to Larry Jenkins . He turned his set on a metal lathe .
  22. 2 points
    Stick486

    Deer(e) in the Headlights or...

    and you didn't invite him in to the dinner table..
  23. 2 points
    It sucks, but if you walked out of the shop with the same number of fingers and quantity of blood that you walked in with, it wasn't truly a bad day, just frustrating.
  24. 2 points
    John Morris

    Hacked

    All due respect Stick, I beg to differ. RF is built with V Bulletin software. Not google based at all. If you ever want to see what a site is built with what, you can go to the link below and plug in a website address and see what technology the site is using. http://builtwith.com/ You can plug in our website as well and see how we are built. Have fun!
  25. 2 points
    steven newman

    Next up, Walnut Night stand

    Measured out an 18" long section, and proceeded to crosscut a chunk off.. Took a lot of wax on the blade. I didn't feel like dragging the circular saw down the stairs... 18" was a bit too much to crosscut on the bandsaw, Finally Set the one section aside, needed to joint one edge square... The plane has a walnut fence, to help stay square, Plane is a Stanley No.7c, type 9 Shavings seem to be walnut, also... A little sap wood. Needed this board to have a square corner, to make it easier to resaw.. This is from the second board, first one gave me three pieces... But, at only 15" wide...I needed a fourth one to make a 18" diameter round top....so That blaack knot will be heading to the outside, where the cut will be coming around. Need to start jointing edges, to do a glue up.. One way to hold it. Plane is a bit too long, about 2" longer than the boards. I suppose I could drop down a size or two. Plan right now is to get these four glued up into a panel, The day after the glue is cure, I can flatten the entire panel, and cut it into a circle. The leftover slab sitting on the bandsaw will be cut into three curved legs. Still have the two shorter planks.....maybe a glue up into a column blank for the lathe? It 's start anyway.....Now, IF I can find that fellow Gumption again, I might just cobble something up? 87 degrees outside, and HUMID.....shop isn't much better...
  26. 2 points
    John Morris

    Hacked

    It's not a laughing matter at all. It's also not a laughing matter to ambush visitors with a million popup ads, that really peeves me to no end. Like Bill said, keep your stuff clean, run Malwarebytes, it is a good software and open source free.
  27. 1 point
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    New digs are done....

    at least on the outside. My Amish crew worked 1/2 day last Saturday, then returned for a short day on Labor day (worked until 1:30), then yesterday for another short day to finish the building. Can't express how impressed I am with the skills of this crew. The youngest (whom I'm told was 18) did the entire roof himself, carrying the shingles up one bundle at a time. He also installed the OH doors, and they are spot on perfect. While that was going on the father and the oldest boy (I had picked up somewhere this was a family with no outside help other than the driver) finished the sheathing, siding, fascia, etc. Anyway, as it looks ready for me to do the inside. I need to do an interior partition to divide it into 2 spaces, and then start the wiring, insulating, and walls. That may have to wait a while, though the power should be installed in the next few weeks. I've having the panel installed (100 amps), then I'll do the balance. The small OH door is simply for me to get things into and out of the shop area, the larger one is 8' tall because 7' isn't quite high enough for my tractor when the ROPS is straight up position. The color differences you see in the 2 shots is lighting. .
  28. 1 point
    I suppose this should have gone over in the Turners section....but, had some wood working to do.. Snuck back down the stairs. Hmmm, there was a lathe sitting over there, last time I saw it.....a little moving around of other stuff... Well, well, lookee what I found...Even found some chisels that might go with it.. These were stashed under a pile of other..stuff. I even have room to work in there... Hmmm lathe isn't a pedal powered one? Guess I will just have to make do.. Got the blank out of the clamps, bandsawed the excess stuff off, set it up in the vise.. Tried to find center of mess, er..mass. Add-ons prevented the center finder from working....measure a few times....FINALLY was able to mark one end, and drive this thingy into the other end... Meh, it does work.....took this over to the lathe.. Hand spun to see how it turns....FOUND a cord that would reach to the lathe, did a bit of rounding work.. Trying to keep this area for the legs.....kept turning.....threw the belt tensioner off the lathe, then threw the belt.....getting a bit rough down here.. It will have a "collar" and a tenon at the top. Need to keep on turning.... Figures, I get these two pictures mixed up. Gave things a good rough sanding down. Will layout for sizes next time. Letting the lathe cool down. I even got the top out of the clamps... Maybe tomorrow, I can scrub this down a bit? Right now, there is an old-fashioned "Gulley washer going on outside.....mean the Dungeon Creek will be starting up. Might as well kick back for the evening... Might post parts of this over with the Wood Turners? Think they would mind?
  29. 1 point
    Where is the fun of knowing before. I turn whatever I can get my hands on. I like free wood the best. Cherry, Walnut, Maple and Oak are plentiful around here and are what I turn most.
  30. 1 point
    That depicts the basics and not much has changed since then either as far as basic turning. On the third page they show a screw chuck. I didn't think they had that then. I wonder if it had a draw bar to hold it in?
  31. 1 point
    John Morris

    This might be FUN

    By golly Steve, did you get the secondary wood to stay put! Looks like you preserved some of the outer boards?
  32. 1 point
    Nice! I like how you kept the bark in there - makes the piece have more character.
  33. 1 point
    Smallpatch

    Things I've seen from a distance

    Gene this is what you would see if you were the clock hands looking out through the glass.
  34. 1 point
    Just let them know it is NOT Bambi, but Bambi's old man. At least that is what I say when someone asks, "How can you shoot Bambi?" - It's not, it's Bambi's old man. Or, I will say, "With one eye closed and preferably using a rest."
  35. 1 point
    lew

    turkeys

  36. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    turkeys

    Got a gamier taste. Smaller, too. Meat is much leaner...less fat to flavor it as it roasts. I find it tougher and, in places, stringy. EDIT just read post made while I was posting. My experience has been with Arizona, high desert birds. Where and on what they're feeding undoubtedly makes a difference. They gotta be tough old birds to survive in this area.
  37. 1 point
    John Morris

    This might be FUN

    Steve seems to always come through with a surprise, but if he does have an "Oh crud" moment on this one, he seems to always make lemonade from lemons in that basement shop of his. Seen it done before.
  38. 1 point
    When I read through the TOPICS, down at the bottom, there is a toggle for "go to next un-read message" on the right or "go to home" (or something like that) on the left side. There is not anything that I have found, short of using the browser's back arrow to go back to a previous TOPIC and nothing to put forward to the next TOPIC, if all of the TOPICS have been read. Would it be possible for a "previous" or "next" topic toggle? Thanks! John: How is this? I meant to be able to jump from one topic to another topic. Right now, all you can do is go to the next unread TOPIC or "Back to Topic Listing" Hope this clears everything up
  39. 1 point
    lew

    This might be FUN

  40. 1 point
    Nomenclature. I need a guide to catch up.
  41. 1 point
    steven newman

    Wood refugees

    Yep, those are my legs....
  42. 1 point
    schnewj

    Test Sandbox (Satisfied and Closed)

    I think Stick wants a place to play, Gene! Either that, or he's been eating too much cat and has inherited some feline traits!
  43. 1 point
    Wichman3

    8 vets a day commit suicide

    Preston, Write your congressperson. Tell them this a major concern of yours. Suggest that all congresspersons be REQUIRED to use the Veterans Health services and only the VA (and only the local clinic/hospital unless it is a verified emergency) for their health care needs. Thank you for your concern for Vets. The popular culture has changed quite a bit since I joined in '77. At my first duty station (Ft Knox) there was a sign on the lawn of a local church (Church of Christ) that read " Soldiers please attend Church on post", this, among other things, was the last straw, haven't been to church since.
  44. 1 point
    Awaiting the next installment of the candle stand/table. Sure like those curls. Sweet.
  45. 1 point
    Sorry you had the problem, but glad you were able to fine and fix it. I'm sure you will be running true box joints in short order.
  46. 1 point
    All of the above!! Thanks John for your research and taking time to share. We all can lose track of what really matters at the end of the day.
  47. 1 point
    Stick486

    Hacked

    there must be some deep dark secret we're not privy to or a bored teenager w/ time on their hands.. posting to the internet gives them ''cred''...
  48. 1 point
    That is wonderful what he is doing!
  49. 1 point
    Sorry to hear your troubles,.Al. I think we all been there. I know I have
  50. 1 point
    lew

    The Bathroom Project Moves Forward!

    I guess I forgot to upload the finished room Since then, "we" added a towel rack under the wall storage cabinet and another floating shelf on the wall to the right of the medicine cabinet.
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