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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
    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.
  28. 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?
  29. 1 point
    Smallpatch

    Looking for a specific hinge

    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!
  30. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    99 and Counting

    I echo what GPDave said!
  31. 1 point
    Chips N Dust

    turkeys

    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.
  32. 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.
  33. 1 point
    John Morris

    turkeys

    Serious question here, I understand that Wild Turkey, tastes way different than Butterball. Can anyone here attest to that? And if so, what kind of difference are we talking about?
  34. 1 point
    DaninVan

    Endgrain cutting board question

    Whoa! I just noticed the text at Lew's signature photo...that's a seriously beautiful rolling pin!! :0
  35. 1 point
    steven newman

    Wood refugees

    As in.." Faugh A Ballagh, Begorrah!" As they charged uo Maryse Heights at Fredricksburg.....
  36. 1 point
    lew

    This might be FUN

    IF??????? You mean WHEN!
  37. 1 point
    HandyDan

    This might be FUN

    For this to work the timber in the middle has to thinner than it is wide. Say 3"X4" as an example.
  38. 1 point
    HandyDan

    This might be FUN

    Careful now. You're liable to get hooked on turning and throw those planes in the scrap metal bin.
  39. 1 point
    steven newman

    Wood refugees

    Yep, those are my legs....
  40. 1 point
    Ron Dudelston

    Wood refugees

    Hey Newman, are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Printed Labels

    Aaaaah...no sassing now or I'll have to wash your mouth out with decaffeinated coffee...
  43. 1 point
    Looking good so far...anticipating the rest of the journey. Thanks for sharing Steve....Now shut off the lights, go upstairs, grab a sweet tea, cool off and rest a spell.
  44. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Printed Labels

    exactly... so what... Listen here boys! Don't make me have ta' pull this car (errr...post) over and stop ...now get on your own sides and no more poking each other until we get home! Oh, BTW, I use paint markers to label most stuff; all cordless tool batteries are #'ed in order of purchase and purchase date along with last name, zip code and state; if storage is a container, tool box, etc. that can be re-purposed, I use blue or green painters tape, then write on that. Never had the painters tape come loose. I get my paint pens at Hobby Lobby.
  45. 1 point
    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.
  46. 1 point
    schnewj

    Printed Labels

    My point...it's obvious you're; having too much fun, have a lot of time on your hands, and you're Type A personality!
  47. 1 point
    That is wonderful what he is doing!
  48. 1 point
    Smallpatch

    CREDIT CARD SAFTY

    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.
  49. 1 point
    Stick486

    Wood refugees

    that's the UV/Gama for ya...
  50. 1 point
    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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