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  1. 12 points
    Well, looks like I may be coming up for air soon! Been since the beginning of August since I've done some serious work in my shop. I just finished cleaning up and making my shop look like a workable space, and I set my Curly Maple Shaker Rocker on the bench that I started 5 months ago. I'm feeling pretty good here. I have my shop back! Dogs are enjoying the space too. I will sleep good tonight, the world is right again! Happy dogs!
  2. 7 points
    HARO50

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    You may want to update that picture on your bulletin board. John
  3. 6 points
    Gene Howe

    Early Christmas

    The guy in the brown truck just dropped of an early Christmas gift from me to me. It's a Stanley Sweetheart #62. A low angle jack plane. Destined for shooting board duty, among other things. Ain't she a beauty? The wife's gift is in transit. Thought about getting a plane for her, too. Settled on a birthstone ring. Probably a good thing.
  4. 5 points
    steven newman

    Friday morning Moving Sale

    This keeps up...I won't have any room for a new plane.....a Moving Sale, in December? Motored down to take a look this morning....turned down the hacksaws, picks and shovels....but did buy two hand saws.. One MIGHT turn out decently...the other? Only two holes even matched up.... Despite an owners best attempts....there was also too much of this mess... Bad teeth, too......too much work, and I did NOT have a handle that matched this plate.....parts saw... Now, the other saw? Needed a couple tools. The punch is to knock the bolts out of the handle, once the nuts were removed.... Cleaned the bolts up with the wire wheel... Then stashed them aside....so they wouldn't roll away....Set the handle aside, too.. I'll get back to it in a bit,,....Plate needed a bit of sander work.. Dog holes make a great place to stash a screwdriver,BTW. I started with 80 grit, and got to 220 for the final go around.. Looks a little better? Got both sides all nice and spiffy...time to clean a handle.. Got most of the old finish removed, and a few bad spots cleaned up....gave this a wipe down, then another with a bit of amber shellac. wound up with about...three coats, may get a few more....assembled the saw...clocked the slots on the screws.. And the "Show side" Almost looks like a saw? That Disston site says this is a D-112, about 1928 era. 7 ppi, 26" skew back crosscut saw. Set up a test cut.... Cuts fast, no binding, no wandering off. Might just be a keeper. ( Disston quit making these after 1929...) $18 for the pair of saws.....might still have come out ahead? I'll see about a rattle can of clear lacquer later....as Disston used that, instead of varnish. Was a high priced ( $4.50 !!!) saw when first sold, this is the skew back version of the D-12. Not too bad of a day?
  5. 5 points
    Grandpadave52

    Early Christmas

    How do I get on that brown truck gift list from you to me? Good decision on your part to get her the ring.
  6. 5 points
    John I do not know how you do it. Have 2 more bell ornaments to finish for Christmas and then to get some small things ready for a demo Thursday and Friday at the MS Ag Museum. Tomorrow night and Sunday is Christmas musical at church and I have security. Man this retirement is definitely not for sissys.
  7. 5 points
    Dadio

    Early Christmas

    Let us know how that plane works on a shooting board, the only time I used a shooting board was at the range. Herb
  8. 5 points
    lew

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    Those dogs are happy! That one's tail is just a blur!!
  9. 5 points
    Sort of baby sitting my daughters' aching knee.
  10. 5 points
    What's your hurry, you planning on moving?
  11. 5 points
    Working on a small stool (wooden type) for the shop to replace the dilapidated bench that was left here by the previous home owners- 50 years ago.
  12. 5 points
    John, Glad to hear you're upright and some what mobile again. I "swear" 'I didn't step on a crack to break your back.' At least that's the story I'm going with... Early morning swim transportation today, then took my Step-father to his monthly eye appointment for injection #133...little over 11 years he's been doing this on what started as an experimental treatment for macular degeneration...At almost 91, he is the nation's medical "poster child" as the longest successful treated patient..Since June '17 when the doctor tried a new medicine, significant improvement has occurred. After, late lunch, couple errands, then PU'd one from swim practice and the other later tonight after the basket-ball game. Tomorrow transport the girls early to catch their bus for an away Saturday double-dual meet...Back to PU my Step-father, meet my brother then on to attend a Memorial Remembrance Service for Mom (and others) conducted by the Funeral Home. Sunday, church, quick lunch, then attend the Christmas Parade in our county seat. Oldest grandson's Cub Scout troop is marching in the parade. They'll be pushing shopping carts throughout the route collecting can & dry box goods for distribution to local Food Pantry's. Last, hope to complete reading the latest book draft from TPW's very own author, Doc @olbuck. Then the hard work begins.
  13. 4 points
    Lissa Hall

    new addition to library

    The wizard I would love to take credit for but it was made by my Uncle who does intarsia and got me started i n woodworking.
  14. 4 points
    Every year I get out my blower and play lefherd wrangling the leaves in my yard into a pile of leaves no less than 40 feet long by ten feet wide and 4 feet high. It's a ten hour job. Can't be done in two days because it totally dominates the drive way This year I haven't. I was in my local equipment guy's place where I got my mower and back pack and chain saws and - - and - - and . I ask how much I'll pay for that gizmo that can go on m Ferris 48" Zero turn that shreds and collects the leaves. . We chat a bit and toss numbers around that seem like too much. Then he brightens and volunteers that he'd got a guy with an older model he wants to sell and it's got it's own engine and everything. We agree on a price and he's going to get it for me tune it up fix anything that needs fixing and bob's yer uncle. I'm happy about not blowing leaves.
  15. 4 points
    Where has this year gone? Wow, here we are the first day of December. Sorry I️ have been a bit absent the past few weeks but we have been hustling to finish inventory for a large three day show. To make things even harder, last Friday I threw my back out and pinched a nerve in my leg making it numb from my hip to my knee. My wife and two sons took over and helped finish up an order and projects we needed for the show. I’m upright now but the leg is still numb and the back is tender. We are setup and doing well at the show. Covered cost the first morning so now we are in the black the rest of the way. We will finish up at 5:00 pm Saturday. Sunday we are going to take a little down time and get ready to finish up Christmas orders. So no shop time but show time this weekend. What’s on your agenda? We love to hear about and see all the wonderful projects. Tell us about your weekend plans as you ready for Christmas.
  16. 4 points
    Dadio

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    Your shop looks nice and clean,John, and you are doing great on the chair. You might want to fix the rope on the stool before it all unwinds. Herb
  17. 4 points
    trying to make us retired types look bad...
  18. 4 points
    I am hoping I can get into the shop and hang some lights at some point this weekend. I think I will wear this shirt starting when I get home tonight and see if the wife gets the hint: I will let you know if it works
  19. 3 points
  20. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    Jesse looked like she was searching. "Dang, I know I laid it right here."
  21. 3 points
    John Morris

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    You are right! Dang I missed that one!
  22. 3 points
    I want to thank everyone who has participated in this project, we are truly humbled by the attention this has gotten. I am at a lack for words. Our Patriot Woodworkers come through year after year for this Christmas project we hold, and our Patriot Woodworker's never fail. We are almost there, thank you all, from the bottom of our collective hearts, thank you! We are starting to purchase the gifts for the family this weekend, and we have also received a couple wonderful material donations as well, that I will show off very soon. @honesttjohn has shipped some special hand made items to us that will be wrapped and shipped to the family directly, I will show those items off later today. And we also have a couple wonderful items that are going up for auction to increase the revenue for this family, those items will also be published today. Thank you all, Merry Christmas!
  23. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Food/grub.eats/feed...

  24. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Old Age

  25. 3 points
    HandyDan

    How to Start a Fight

  26. 3 points
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points
    Gerald

    Cindy Drozda style(kind of) box

    Steve just keep at it, but that point tool is the secret to the sharp details on the rings . If you have not reground a small gouge I would do that before continuing. I did not believe it could make that much difference til a friend made one , so I tried it. I use it on lots of stuff now.
  29. 3 points
    John, that is awesome, you make my back ache just thinking about doing that much work. Everything is beautiful, hope you have a good sale, make the customers load the stuff out, save your back. Herb
  30. 3 points
    clhyer

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    I know that you have been in and out, but hey, welcome back! Cal
  31. 3 points
    lew

    Early Christmas

    Gettin' smart in your old age Nice looking plane!
  32. 3 points
    Stick486

    It's that day again.

    set the clock 65 minuets ahead... kill the alarm when it chimes... roll over and get an hour of snooze...
  33. 3 points
    LarryS

    daughters knee surgery

    When I stayed before I had trouble with my oxygen dropping alittle bit. That might be another reason they decided to keep me again for the night. I assume she chose home therapy. I decided to go to therapy at our local hospital instead of at our home. I got at least one more week then I'll be done with that. I wish her well.
  34. 3 points
    It Was Al B

    daughters knee surgery

    My daughter had planned on going home the same day, but, she developed a little problem getting blood pressure back to normal so the doctor kept her overnight. She's home now and today the nurse and therapist arrived and spent a couple of hours here.
  35. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    It's that day again.

    5 min x 30 days = 150 minutes/ mo 150 minutes/ 60 minutes = 2-1/2 hours/mo 2.5 hours x 12 mo = 30 hours annually or... The equivalent of 3-1/2 nights of total lost sleep... Hope this helps...
  36. 3 points
    lunch and a nap.. got up too late for breakfast...
  37. 3 points
    I use the "cabinetmaker's triangle system" It's really quite foolproof if you keep your mind on right. I mark out rough cuts/board selection with blackboard chalk. It erases easily with a little "Mouth liquid" When I fix chairs, I only need one mark on every piece. The back spindles get marked A, B, C,.. left to right. Legs and stretchers get marked clockwise 1,2,3,4. If there are two stretchers on a piece, the top is 1, the next one down 1', etc. The silly method of having to write "right leg front" "AA-AA, BB-BB" etc. is just stupid. http://www.finewoodworking.com/2007/02/06/marking-system-keeps-track-of-parts https://blog.lostartpress.com/2012/12/18/the-french-triangle-is-superior/
  38. 3 points
    DAB

    Information and encouragement for beginners

    blue tape is one of my favorite tools. use it all the time to mark parts. what they are, what the final orientation is, relevant dimensions. and it comes off really nice and clean, so later finishing is not messed up. keep several rolls handy next to the clamps
  39. 3 points
  40. 3 points
    Racked my geometry brain this morning. Making some doors with a glass inset. Let's see, 3/4" stock, 2 1/2" wide rails and stiles, 3/8"x1/2" rabbet for the glass. 1/4" through tenon (bridle joint). Cheeks of tenon piece (rail) offset to allow for rabbet in the back (2.5" on one side, 2 1/8" for the other side) Make sure everything is square. Kept saying to myself "rabbet side up" , "face side out," "depth of cut set right", etc. Made a set up joint then jumped in.
  41. 2 points
    HandyDan

    Winter

    THIS IS RIGHT ON THE NOSE. .......READ IT SLOWLY... I DON'T KNOW WHO WROTE IT, BUT I AM GUESSING IT WAS A SENIOR!!! K. AND THEN IT IS WINTER You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, and embarking on my new life. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like. But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting grey...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit! And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this earth...it's NOT over. A new adventure will begin! Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime. So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past! "Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one. LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE HAPPY! HAVE A GREAT DAY! REMEMBER:.... "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. "LIVE HAPPY IN THIS YEAR AND EVERY YEAR! LASTLY, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING: TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE SO - ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS. ~Your kids are becoming you...... ~Going out is good.. Coming home is better! ~You forget names.... But it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!! ~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything.... especially golf. ~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore. ~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep". ~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch. ~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?".."when?"... "what?" . ??? ~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere. ~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!! ~What used to be freckles are now liver spots. ~Everybody whispers. ~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear. ~But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!! Stay well, "OLD FRIEND. Send this on to other "Old Friends!" and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!! It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.
  42. 2 points
    Smallpatch

    Teddy's sword and shield

    I must say I've never seen a chicken like that but I have never been on the moon either. But it does look good and tell him I was 20 before I could write my name so some folks learn faster than others.
  43. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    Blame the dogs.
  44. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Early Christmas

    Herb, the reason I picked this low angle plane was specifically for use on the shooting board. Since most of my shooting board work is on end grain, the low angle is better. I have a low angle box plane but there's not enough heft there. My shooting board needs replaced. Might be time to take it to the range.
  45. 2 points
    I may have lost the bowls Gramps, but the dogs will surely find them for me when the time comes!
  46. 2 points
    We have a 1 year MWTCA Membership winner! An acceptable answer with references was not provided this month. So to a random draw we went as we awarded the 1 year MWTCA Membership. Winner We'd like to announce @Gene Howe as our random winner for the month of November "What's It". Gene's name was drawn from our official TPW ball cap of the contributors who participated in MWTCA's What's It for the month of November! Congrats Gene!! Contact Gene, please PM me with your shipping address, phone number, and spouses name (if applicable) and we'll get an MWTCA membership out to you asap, along with all the benefits of being a member of this great organization. Thank you all for your participation!
  47. 2 points
    hatuffej

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    I'm going to have to think about making one of those chairs. Hope that you have control of those wolves!
  48. 2 points
    Glad you're back in the shop John. Wait a minute ----------------!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I had to check, I thought that white dog was mine.
  49. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Cindy Drozda style(kind of) box

    Toombs County, GA. None better...have @clhyer or @olbuck pick some for you and send 'em up. http://www.vidaliaonions.com/history/
  50. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    It's that day again.

    Had to break down and get a new alarm clock. Those digits clicking over kept me awake. But, I can't figure out how to set this new one. That's OK. I have an internal alarm. It's called a bladder.
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