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    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.
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    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.
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    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 .
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    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. .
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.....
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    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.
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    I must say, there are a LOT of businesses in this country today that should model their customer service after what you guys do here when a member asks a question or suggestion about upgrades, additions and expansions of this Site. You guys are AWESOME!!
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    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
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    I also mark the outlets and switches with, wait for it..... LABELS, that match back to the circuit in the box. For example, North Wall #1, North Wall #1, East Lights, Table Saw, etc.
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    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
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    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!
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    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!
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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...
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    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.
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    We have never lost a penny using credit cards but a person should keep a close eye on all their transactions to be sure nothing is charged to the cards that's not supposed to be.
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    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.
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    Sorry, I thought he said he brought up the anchovies. And I was thinking hey I believe I can make a hinge for them quicker than that, with or without the anchovies. Then I got stuck trying to tie anchovies and hinges together!
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    Thanks for the kind words guys! As for the vets, keep your eyes open and you may see a chance to help our vets.
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    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.
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    I have had wild turkey a couple of times and I would go for the domestic turkey over the wild. The wild turkeys were tougher and stringier. Also they were a lot dryer, but that just comes from being lean.
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    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.
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    It's a bit concerning. I'm wondering if Steve remembers how to plug in a tool.
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    and you didn't invite him in to the dinner table..
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    When you reply to a topic you end up at the bottom and can use the go to topic listing button. If you don't reply the back button will take you back to the topic listing from anywhere on the page.
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    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.
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    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!
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    You can get more projects out of a chunk of wood than anyone I know!
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    MalwareBytes has a couple of lesser known products to assist in preventing some of the drive-by exploits. Malwarebytes Antiexploits both free and paid- https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/. Also Malwarebytes AntiRandsom (Beta)- https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/znlajk1tlmzbm2x3vb4enkik7lreqxd9. There is another product from Foolish IT called Crypto Prevent- https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-malware-prevention/ . These 3 products can all run at the same time. I would also recommend adding a script blocker to your browser. Script Blockers are available fro most browser. These can be a bit of a pain to setup but no where near the hassel of removing virus/malware.
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    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''...
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    They are still looking for the missing emails!!
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    Fred, like the others stated, find out by local law or state, if you are indeed liable for any injuries sustained by them during construction on your property. Out here in California, our contractors are expected to carry insurance for liability and injury. So if you hired contractors, they should be covered, and they will present their proof of insurance on the spot when asked. If you hired handymen, who are unlicensed and un-insured, the least you could do is type up something, anything, for them to sign stating you are not liable for their injuries, at least you'll have that, don't know how good it is in the courtroom, but at least it's better than nothing. All the above being said, welcome to the world of tradesmen!!!!!! Wrong and dangerous, it's how we work. I've been in the trades since I was in high school, worked for framing companies till I joined the military, after the military went back to the trades, and from the trades I came into surveying. And I am still exposed to the practices most would consider dangerous. From pegging back the blade guard on a Skil Saw to taping the trigger of a nailer in the compressed state to discharge nails on pressure, and much more, it's the way of "getting things done fast and efficient" and those who provide the services do get hurt sometimes, and chalk it up to "getting the job done". "Getting the job done", It's a great attitude to have, but at the cost of safety, and I am not saying it's right, but, it's reality. There is a reason why those guys got that structure of yours up so fast, and it wasn't following every single safety measure in the OSHA book I can assure you. Did they have fall protection when up on the roof, were they tied off to a dead-man if they were within 6 feet of an edge that is higher than 10' off the ground? Are they wearing hard hats? There is so much more than exposed blades, I am sure they are not conforming too. I think the list is probably a mile long if you got an OSHA rep to walk on your site, you'd probably close the project down if you only knew all the violations! Being a supervisor myself on my crew, I am responsible for the safety of my men, and I am anal about it, for our situation our danger is traffic and road issues related. We set our proper traffic control before surveying in the road, and we watch where we are at all times in respect of power poles, overhead lines, and ground transformers, and traffic, we work within a couple feet of free way traffic at times, and there really is no way to do it safely, there is an inherent risk an many occupations no matter the safety precautions we take, and in my industry, our biggest danger, is vehicle traffic, and the idiots behind the wheel. And on construction sites, our biggest danger are the heavy equipment operators. A few years back we lost a man, he was backed over by a water truck, and crushed. Every truck on site needs to have a back up beeper, and when you have a dozen trucks and heavy equipment backing up, rolling hard, and pushing dirt around, they all start sounding the same, and our ears just get dull to the sound of the beepers, and our guy got too comfortable on site, and was crushed. Safety, yep, it's there for us to use, we need to be safe in all we do, but when you have a money and profit driven industry where time is money, and in the trades it's all about time and money, your going to skip best practices in safety while chasing that almighty dollar. Again, I do not skip on safety, fortunately I work for a huge entity where money is abundant and we are actually encouraged to spare no expense on safety, but, lack of safety protocols in the trades is rampant. And your right, they would not like it if you whipped out your safety card, but then again, it's your property, and you need to look out for number one, you, when it comes to lawsuits.
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    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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    Nothing runs (quite) like a deer(e). So yesterday evening a little before dusk, I'm trying to hack down the last of yard. We have ~4.5 acres +/-. The portion I was mowing is semi-segregated from the rest of the property divided by a row of fir and spruce trees; ~acre +/-. The tree line ends about 50' on end from the perimeter fence (standard 54" cattle woven cattle fence). As I start back across, I see something moving along the fence between a row of maple trees and a few pin oaks. Up the hill it came, but put on the skids about the fir/spruce tree line. I was so surprised, I stopped the John Deere about 75' away. I guess we both had the "look." It was a young buck; best I could tell probably will be a small 6 pointer, still with felt. As we eyed each other for several moments, I decided I had to get back to mowing...he decided he had to get back to what ever he had in mind so he turned ran back across the property from whence he came, the jumped across the back fence into the cornfield. We've had a few deer on our property over the ~39 years we've lived here, but I never encountered one while outside. There are no wooded areas or other cover close other than some trees that have grown in the neighbors fence rows; no open running water close either. One of those random things.
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    Each glass has a different texture and a different color to it and no two will be the same when looking at the hands or the numbers of each clock. I got to be different.
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    YES! Sometimes it would be nice to go back to previous topic when going through all of the "unread" topics without having to go back to the Topic Listing Page
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    That's going to make an interesting column! Have created your one cell Sketchup idea for the legs/feet?
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    Gramps... if you need to walk home.. just say so... just don't be late fer sup...
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    Guess it will have to chalked up as a learning experience .I'm sure the same mistake won't be made again, unless I have a senior moment.
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