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  1. 10 points
    Ron Altier

    Tiny Canary Wood Box

    I had just enough canary wood to make 4 sides of this box. It has so many different colors in it that I just had to do something with it. I put hinges on it, wish now I hadn't, should have made a lit to fit. I know a certain little girl that will love it.
  2. 9 points
    Hope you and the family had an enjoyable week of Spring vacation @John Morris Friday had lunch with my brother, stopped by a couple Flea Markets & H4H Restore...slim pickings; spent a grand total of $1.39 w/tax. Did pick up a few items at H-F...had a gift card from Christmas I planned to use until I stumbled upon one in my billfold. I have no idea how long it had been there...turns out it still had $25 on it so Christmas gift card for another time. Later in the evening oldest grandson's Pine Wood Derby race (results below). SA watching my oldest grand-daughter transformed from the little girl she'll always be to a young lady going to her Junior Prom. Coming week attractions: Beside normal duties, finish tax returns, youngest grand-daughter choral concert & choir contest TU/SA; oldest grand-daughter tennis meets TU/WE/TH, youngest grandson (he'll be four) Birthday TH, step-father to eye doc TH; might possibly get some outside work done a couple days???? The batteries were the "freebie." Have to reload all those free flashlights. He had a 1st, Two 2nds & a 4th in the heats. OA 2nd place by 0.039 seconds. He was The digital scales I bought a couple of weeks ago for the pinewood cars the only car to have a sub 2 second time though. His mom's car, well it was consistent. Finished 4th in all four heats...there's always next year.
  3. 8 points

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    Sounds more like he's cutting a rabbet on the front that's the depth of the side thickness and all but 1/8" of the front thickness - the side butts into the bottom of the rabbet and the nails go through the sides and into the front, parallel to the face of the front - any forces then are applied perpendicular to the axis of the nails. Just made a pull-out shelf for a bathroom utility cabinet, didn't want to used pocket screws as they would show so cut a shallow rabbet on the sides, glued and clamped and then drilled dowels across the joints. I also rabbeted the edges of the 1/2" plywood bottom to sit into 1/4" grooves in the sides and back/front. This is for my wife to store the shampoo, body wash, powder, etc. that she buys in bulk on sale so she's going to have a little weight there. Here's the shelf dry clamped so I can measure across the grooves and cut the bottom to the correct size. The drawer assembled and clamped, waiting for the glue to dry. After the finish has been applied, the dowel ends add a little decorative touch - although you can't see them when it's closed.
  4. 7 points
    Fred Wilson

    Lighted Fisherman - Bragging

    Just got this one finished for our upcoming show this weekend. Cut from 1/4" Walnut, Cherry and Maple. Light kit from ScrollerOnline Lights Off - what ya see is what you get (maybe) Lights ON - surprise - the light kit has several different modes, battery operated and remote controlled (would be difficult to turn lights on and off with this hanging on a wall.
  5. 6 points
    It Was Al B

    Late Introduction

    Smitty10101, Now that the wolves have introduced themselves, just ask a woodworking question so that they can get their minds on something other than food.
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    all the letters and numbers of any sizes right there on your computer, that is if you are running microsoft. I think each version of microsoft used different names but they use WORD in the title somewhere.. I use microsoft 10 and it is WordPad on my computer... You do have to have a printer but the 20-30 dollar ranges is all you need if it is an all in one printer.. I use it for all my letters and numbers and when I need to cut out a clock dial I find a dial that looks good on the internet, take a picture of it, print it , then send it to Rapid Resizer on my computer, resize it to fit the clock I am building, cut the dial out, glue the pattern on the wood, scroll saw the numbers an hey , a free wood dial..This dial was round when I printed it out but I used Rapid Resizer to make it oblong shape to fit the area on front of the clock. My wife paid for the Rapid Resizer program for her stained glass makings and have no idea how much it cost. This is what I use to enlarge or reduce a pattern I print out from the internet.... I just noticed something in the middle picture.. Notice the lines under Jeff and Sherri........ This is what I do to keep all the letters of a name all together for it is way easier to glue a name on the wood than each little letter... I'll see if I can find a name completely cut out to show the total of what I do. I always try to have at least two pieces of wood of each letter connecting to the brown log to make things more sturdy. Then mix up a little epoxy and you got a name thingy.....Too bad the clock in the last picture got burned up along with everything but the clothes on their back about three years ago. If you make small letters like these you will need a set of small drill bits.. The set of #'s 60 to 80 is about 11 or 12 bucks
  8. 5 points

    Late Introduction

    Four pages in two days -- dog pile on the new guy??? (Welcome!)
  9. 5 points

    Late Introduction

    Hey Guys--- I got a couple of questions!!!! #1 With ALL the talk of pie/cake & IC when do ANY of you do any woodworking?? OH-wait you're all retired right?? But I thought (my mistake) that you retired from work not WOODwork!?!? #2 with all the BOLOs & warrants & pics in the post offices with your name & pics on them how do you justify leaving the house & wife/grandkids to go shopping for all the ingredients to cook/bake with?? #3 I must apologize for the late intro---I didn't realize that me being tardy would cause all this. Do you issue demerits or must I do KP? #4 Pls save me some IC & cake---even though I'm late for the party #5 Pls it's just "smitty"--- "Mr" smitty was my dad. If I break the rules then you can call me "Mr."---to get my attention smitty
  10. 5 points
    EDIT Note: Internet is back, allowing me to upload a couple of photos. I got hardware into the bins in the hardware cabinet. I will wait on labels till I see how things work. For my new work bench, i got the feet and rails cut, planed, split mortises cut and glued up. I have leg parts cut and planed ready to glue them together. Not sure how much shop time this week, but definitely hit it hard next weekend
  11. 4 points

    Subject Matter Fits

    Since this is a forum with a heavy emphasis on patriotism I figured we should have something for those who served in the military. These are the first two I tried. Was also thinking of possibly combining something like this with a bottom "tail" that could be carved with someone's name, dates of service, places of service, or anything one would want. These are cut from 15" blanks. Sizes can be increased to 18 or even 24 inch I would think.
  12. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    Tiny Canary Wood Box

    For that price, that bird had better be able to tweet Brubeck's Take Five.
  13. 4 points
    My mistake. The items in that pic probably don't reach your threshold.
  14. 4 points
    Go Harbor Freight!!! I can never get out of there for less than $100. Herb
  15. 4 points
    Good showing, Dave. Nice Trophy. Bet everyone had fun. Don't know how that pic of Herbs latest foray to HF got in there, though.
  16. 4 points

    Late Introduction

    You're absolutely correct, Al. We should get away from thinking about food and more about wood****ing. Let's talk about the uses of particular woods. How about Palm? Although palm tree wood is not thought of as a "structural" wood it has its uses. "Unlike oak, maple and mahogany, palm trees are soft stemmed trees that, despite their size, are more flexible than sturdy. Still, while palm tree wood may not be strong, it is surprisingly resilient and malleable. In fact, palm tree wood is used as an ingredient or building material in several manufactured goods, especially in areas where palms are abundant". "Indigenous populations use the palm tree for almost all their timber needs, since it is the most readily available source of wood. Palm trees are readily used as a building material for house walls, rafters and roofing. The fibrous wood is pulled apart and woven together as thatch for roof covering and small posts are fashioned for hanging hammocks". OK, so now that the wood****ing part is out of the way, here is one of my favorite uses for Palm Grilled Parmesan Hearts of Palm Recipe Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Level of Difficulty: Easy Serving Size: 6 Ingredients 2 14-ounce cans heart of palm, drained, rinsed, and patted dry 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black paper to taste balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese Directions Preheat the grill to medium-high. Drizzle the hearts lightly with oil, then season with salt and pepper. Put the hearts on the grill and cook they’re until nicely marked all around, about 15 minutes total. Remove from the grill, transfer to plates, and while the hearts are still warm, drizzle
  17. 4 points
  18. 4 points

    Fairy Tree Or Gnome Home In Your Forest

    Basically you find a scarred tree in your yard of forest. Take a picture of the scar and measure the high point and width. Move the picture into Aspire or your software of choice. Trace the outside shape, and drag it to the correct scale from your prior measurements. Create a simple little Dr. Zeus type castle, door, window to fit in the scar shape. CNC it out. And install it..
  19. 4 points
    1. Beautify Finishing, including any coloring, beautifies the wood over a raw wood surface. It adds sheen level, accentuates grain and figure, can unify coloring variances, and can add chatoyance (glimmering like a cat's eye) It can give cheap woods appearance of a more expensive one (e.g., poplar into walnut or cherry, ebonized wood). 2. Protect Finish can protect wood from incidental damage such as liquids (water), scuffs, soiling, bacteria and in some cases UV damage. Look at what happens to wood when left outdoors in the rain or sun. Think of the molding around a door from the garage to the house that's never been finished -- it will be full of dirt and oils. 3. Provide a cleanable surface Again think of the garage door molding. Ever have one of those you have to clean? The dirt, body, and engine oils are deeply embedded and almost impossible to get rid of without some deep sanding. I've had to work on some farm tables with minimal to no finish on them. I always say that they're just one spilled glass of red wine or errant meatball from getting a permanent stain.
  20. 4 points
  21. 4 points

    Late Introduction

    Absolutely not! We need your full name, that way we can use all three names like it was intended. You'll know you messed up when someone says, John Robert Smith what do you think your doing?
  22. 4 points
    Monday was consumed with dismantling a walnut dining table. Got a few nice pieces. Today will see them ripped, planed and sanded. Some of them will make the bottom to the rifle box. The rest will become various other boxes. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope it's not a train. Soon, the shop will be organized exclusively for efficient box making. NO MORE FURNITURE! Nothing bigger than a bread box. It's time to switch gears.
  23. 3 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Auction Notice - April 14Th

    There is an auction this Saturday that features a whole lot of what excites us. There's probably 20,000 - 30,000 BF of Walnut, cherry, beech, oak and bass wood up for grabs. I was fortunate enough to have bought a couple hundred board feet of the cherry and it measures at about 10% moisture content. It has all been stickered for about 15 years. If you're close to Indiana, bring a trailer. https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3068107.html?kwd=&zip=47348&category=0
  24. 3 points

    A Bolder Nearly . Took Me Down

    I didn't realize he was stoned! That might explain things. John
  25. 3 points
    Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks! New members Please welcome the following members to our community. @LisaPerez, @wilfredfontenot To our new members, thank you for joining us! To our existing members, please click on their names above and shoot them a welcome message. Featured Gallery @Scottart installed some images of his work in a wonderful album featuring his CNC creations. Featured Image of the Week British Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918 British soldiers working with the new saw mill and cutting the first log. Amiens-Albert road, November 1916. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:British_Army_on_the_Western_Front,_1914-1918_Q4607.jpg Attribution: John Warwick Brooke [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  26. 3 points
    Well, Monday is gone, Tuesday has arrived....and I promptly made a mess in the shop, to open things up. Nice clean floor? Tracked the culprits down...still had shavings in them.. Seems I hand planed the two long side pieces, and this top panel, until they were flat... Lid? As for the sides.. I had already planed the ends, Sunday.. Which now leaves these to work on.. Might make these into a bottom panel? There was some talk about the difference between a smoother, and a jack plane...mainly how "tight" the mouth opening should be... Something like this? #4 vs #5. While digging out the piles of junk this morning, found a couple "accent" pieces.. Just a couple Walnut scraps....be a shame to burn these two.... Ok, to clean out the hole in the wall....I had to pick up and carry this thing out of the way.. And proceeded to drag all the mess out to where I can pick through it, and then toss the trash out.. Have load #4 ready to go out the door.. Some of thr "Treasures" I found back in there... An old Plough plane...#4 is there for "scale" needs a LOT of rehab work done....some other time...next.. A Stanley Handyman square...next.. Original boxes, for a couple of my block planes, and.. Anybody need a 5/8" plug cutter? One other piece of "scrap" A 6/4 piece of Maple....might be good for a few handles? Emptied out a wheeled trash can....when I get things back to "Normal" in the shop....I can sweep up and dump into the can. Might be another 4 loads in there? Will have to wait, until the firepit has a chance to burn down a bit....maybe this evening? We gaining on it.... Stay tuned....and bring some Marshmallows...
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points

    Wood Stash

    That stash found a good home! Can't wait to see the fine projects you will turn out.
  29. 3 points
    Ron Altier

    Tiny Canary Wood Box

    Here is a closer picture and you can see some of the red streaking. The picture don't show all the coloring. It is a soft wood, I like it.
  30. 3 points
    Fred Wilson

    Sakura Sks 21' Scroll Saw

    I'll third that one
  31. 3 points

    Late Introduction

    he didn't bring the donuts...
  32. 3 points

    Late Introduction

    a lot of us are retired and work has been removed from our vocabulary.. replaced w/by naps, fishing, do little, relax and so on but WOOD is still in our blood... as you saw we do have our priorities still... BTW.. it was you that was suppose to have brought the donuts, and P&I... mistaken identities, home delivery or if it's really important the FX department... and we have you to be the fall guy... you wern't here and we had a party w/o ya??... will wonders never cease.. don't let it happen again or KP will be something to look forward to... see Schnooge's reply...
  33. 3 points

    Late Introduction

  34. 3 points
    Hmmm, someone is "renting" out one on the south end of town.... They added a roof to an old HUGE stump. Orange windows, and has a bright blue door....rumour has it, it also has a root cellar
  35. 2 points

    Subject Matter Fits

    I spray sanding sealer on the entire piece, sometimes two coats, then use thick acrylic in the recessed areas. I get virtually no bleed when I do that. I don't use Pine but I do this on Maple and it works just fine, so it'll probably work on Pine, too. But I'm set up to spray sealers and lacquers so it's pretty easy for me to do that. You could probably rattle can it without much issue. David
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Can't trust those tools alone down there for a second...no telling what they might have done if you hadn't turned on the lights. That just doubled the value of those planes from what I've seen. How cool is this whole clean-up thing...all sorts of good pick finds and they're already paid for and you don't have to leave the house 'er shop. Think I'll give that a try if it ever gets to 50o or more. Yep...I'd be hanging on to them too.
  38. 2 points
    This should be made into a blog post 'How To'. I would love to see how you did this.
  39. 2 points

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Maybe "instant rain flakes" like mashed potatoes...just add water.
  40. 2 points

    Tabs on the Weather...

    40 degrees here, and the rain they forecast is coming down in FLAKES! John
  41. 2 points
    Over-thinking this a bit? Nowadays, you use a razorblade holder to trim the edges of veneers where they overlap at a corner.....that is all this tool does. Just run it along an edge, to trim the excess veneer off. Was made before them Plastic holder thingys came out. Sharp ends allowed you to reach right into a corner, or..follow a curved edge. Simple...
  42. 2 points
    @Grandpadave52 Great job on the pinewood derby!! They are always fun to watch.
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    A Bolder Nearly . Took Me Down

    Wow, Six inch bolts. It's a good thing you didn't sit on it. It needs a warning sign. "Caution...flimsy fake rock...we were to lazy to cut the bolts".
  45. 2 points

    Subject Matter Fits

    asked a guy this morning how his trip in from Baltimore went last night... he said that trip was 2 days ago... I said, oh, you decided to leave early because you said you were gonna make the trip on Sunday night... he said, I did.. how about that... Monday came and left and I never noticed... gotta love retirement...
  46. 2 points

    Late Introduction

    what about the palm oil... What Is Palm Oil? Palm oil is extracted from two types of oil palm fruit: Elaeis guineensis, which is common in African regions, and Elaeis oleifera, whichis found in South America.1 Historical accounts suggest that palm oil was a part of the diet of indigenous populations. At present, it has become the second most traded oil crop in the world, after soy, with Malaysia and Indonesia as its main producers.2 Palm oil is not to be confused with palm kernel oil. Both are obtained from the fruit, but the latter is derived from the seeds of the oil palm. Palm kernel oil has a higher amount of saturated fat, which makes it ideal for cooking as well.3 Palm oil — also known as red palm oil — contains high amounts of saturated fat, vitamins, and antioxidants. If you see palm oil that's colorless (also known as white palm oil), it means that it has been processed. The lack of color means it has been stripped off most of its nutritional properties. Uses of Palm Oil Some of the uses of red palm oil include: Cooking oil: Similar to coconut oil, palm oil is resistant to heat compared to other vegetable oils. Its stability also makes it easy to store at room temperature for many months. Tasty ingredient: Palm oil is used as an ingredient in soups and sauces, or as flavoring in certain dishes. Dietary supplement: Palm oil has a superior nutrient profile that makes it useful for supplementation.4 Personal care and household products: Palm oil is added to soaps and detergents, cosmetics, and other household products.5 Skin moisturizer: Due to its nutrient-dense profile, palm oil is beneficial for skin health. It is added to a number of skin care products. "Sunblock": With its high levels of carotenes, red palm oil provides protection as a commercial sunblock with SPF15, but without the dangerous components.6 Biofuel: Palm oil is fast becoming a resource for biodiesel and as a fuel in electrical stations. Composition of Palm Oil Palm oil contains about 50 percent saturated fat (majority of which is oleic acid), 40 percent monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), and 10 percent polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFAs).7 Palm oil gets its reddish color from the carotenes beta-carotene and lycopene, the same nutrients that give color to carrots and tomatoes. Its carotene levels are 15 times higher than carrots and 300 times higher than tomatoes. This is why palm oil is hailed as the best source of beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, both of which are precursors to vitamin A. Palm oil also contains 20 other carotenes, as well as the following nutrients: Vitamin E, particularly tocotrienol Vitamin K CoQ10 Squalene Phytosterols Flavonoids Phenolic acids Glycolipids Benefits of Palm Oil Studies have found that unrefined palm oil plays a role in promoting your cardiovascular health. In one study published in the British Journal of Biomedical Science, it was reported that despite the high levels of saturated fat in palm oil, the oil did not contribute to atherosclerosis and/or arterial thrombosis.8 Researchers suggested that this is due to the ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats in the oil, as well as its rich nutrient profile. The tocotrienols found in palm oil also help support the heart against stress, suggesting its protective properties against heart disease. Other cardiovascular benefits associated with palm oil consumption include: Improved blood circulation Regulated cholesterol levels Reduced free radical damage and inflammation Reduced blood pressure Studies suggest that palm oil's antioxidant properties help prevent various types of cancers. According to findings, tocotrienols exhibit their potent antioxidant properties and aid in inhibiting the development of skin, stomach, pancreas, lung, liver, breast, prostate, colon, and other cancers. Regular vitamin E cannot perform this. Palm oil's antioxidant supply is also found to help prevent neurological degeneration by stopping free radicals that damage brain and nerve tissues, and promoting circulation, which increases your protection against diseases like dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other mental conditions. Additional evidence also states that palm oil can help strengthen immune function and promote bone, eye, oral, lung, skin, and liver health. As a fat-rich oil, palm oil helps provide energy and enhance the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D, and E. How to Make Palm Oil In small and large operations, the four main steps followed in order to create palm oil are: Separation of the fruit from its bunch (Palm fruits grow in clusters) Softening of the fruit flesh Extraction of the oil from the fruit Oil purification Unfortunately, the quality of palm oil is altered and compromised during the purification process. Some manufacturers use refining processes that turns the oil white — meaning the oil is stripped of most of its nutritional properties. How Does Palm Oil Work? Palm oil is first and foremost an edible oil. I suggest using unrefined red palm oil to ensure that you experience its nutritional benefits. However, it has a strong taste, which some people do not find to their liking. Applying palm oil directly to your skin is also beneficial. Injuries like bruises, sunburn, and cuts also heal faster when palm oil is applied. Is Palm Oil Safe? While the health community is celebrating palm oil as a superfood, many environmentalists rally against it. Due to the increase in demand, rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia are cut down and are replaced with African oil palm plantations. Palm oil production has become associated with deforestation and has endangered wildlife like orangutans, pygmy elephants, clouded leopards, and certain species of birds.9 To counter the damage to the environment, nonprofit environmental groups and palm oil manufacturers gathered in 2004 and established the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a global certification body.10 They have created eight ecological principles with 39 criteria11 to prevent the negative environmental impacts of palm oil production. Manufacturers must follow all of these criteria to be eligible for certification. Side Effects of Palm Oil Consumption of red palm oil is safe, even in large amounts. It does not have any side effect similar to those induced by drugs. Because of palm oil's composition, it metabolizes more effectively with food, so there is less risk of having abdominal discomfort or bowel problems. One minor caveat, however, is when you consume large amounts of the oil, a yellowing of your skin may occur. This is due to the high levels of carotenes in the oil. On the bright side, this slight change means that your protection against harmful UV rays is enhanced. Topical application of red palm oil can cause also your skin to turn yellowish-orange. Although this can be removed by washing, palm oil stains on clothes is more challenging to wash off. One solution would be to apply palm kernel oil, which is found to be absorbed more effectively by the skin than palm oil.
  47. 2 points

    Tabs on the Weather...

    344 Days 9 Hours 35 Minutes 32 Seconds until SPRING 2019 Just maybe it will happen this time. Next year??????
  48. 2 points

    Late Introduction

    So, baking lessons for the kids on Saturday morning? I WANT VIDEO PROOF. "I waited until they went to school" ...so, no courage to do it in front of them!
  49. 2 points
    Peter comes home very drunk late at night. He wakes his sleeping wife: “Emily wake up! You know what just happened!?” “No”, she replies sleepily. “I went to the toilet and the light switched on all by itself. And when I went out of there, the light switched off again without me having to do anything. I think I’m getting super powers!” Emily replies groans: “Oh no, Peter! You pig, you just peed into the fridge again!!!
  50. 2 points
    @Smallpatch, I know where every bush is on our property and, how long it takes me to get to one. Bushes save water.
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