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  1. 15 points
    Gene Howe

    Rifle Case Done

    Finally gotter done.
  2. 15 points
    Lissa Hall

    Teddy's owl

    Teddy's owl he made for his mother for Christmas, the grass was scrap piece my uncle did not use and the tree was free hand by myself. the creativity was all teddy as well as everything else with some guidance. He did a great job and loves woodworking. I am blessed to have him learning with me.
  3. 12 points
    HandyDan

    Unexpected Surprise

    I had a huge surprise yesterday. I go out for wings on Thursday nights with my best friend and was backing out of the garage and noticed a box on the front porch. I thought to myself I didn't order anything and stopped and got the box. Turns out @Grandpadave52 transferred his recent raffle turning tool win to me! I am simply floored by that. I talked to Dave this morning and he said he is not a turner and wanted them to go to someone on The Patriot Woodworker who would use them. What a good guy he is. I really appreciate what he has done, it means a lot to me. Thanks again Dave.
  4. 11 points
    Gene Howe

    A moving tribute

    Subject: Fw: AN AIRLINE CAPTAIN'S REPORT.....a must read The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it..... The American flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died serving it." AIRLINE CAPTAIN - You will not regret reading this one. I Promise!! My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. on this flight." (H.R. stands for Human Remains.) "Are they military?" I asked. 'Yes', she said 'Is there an escort?' I asked. 'Yes, I've already assigned him a seat'. 'Would you please tell him to come to the Flight Deck. You can board him early," I said... l A short while later a young army sergeant entered the flight deck. He was the image of the perfectly dressed soldier. He introduced himself and I asked him about his soldier. The escorts of these fallen soldiers talk about them as if they are still alive and still with us. 'My soldier is on his way back to Virginia,' he said. He proceeded to answer my questions, but offered no words. I asked him if there was anything I could do for him and he said no. I told him that he had the toughest job in the military, and that I appreciated the work that he does for the families of our fallen soldiers. The first officer and I got up out of our seats to shake his hand. He left the Flight Deck to find his seat. We completed our preflight checks, pushed back and performed an uneventful departure. About 30 minutes into our flight, I received a call from the lead flight attendant in the cabin. 'I just found out the family of the soldier we are carrying, is also on board', she said. She then proceeded to tell me that the father, mother, wife and 2-year old daughter were escorting their son, husband, and father home. The family was upset because they were unable to see the container that the soldier was in before we left. We were on our way to a major hub at which the family was going to wait four hours for the connecting flight home to Virginia. The father of the soldier told the flight attendant that knowing his son was below him in the cargo compartment and being unable to see him was too much for him and the family to bear. He had asked the flight attendant if there was anything that could be done to allow them to see him upon our arrival. The family wanted to be outside by the cargo door to watch the soldier being taken off the airplane. I could hear the desperation in the flight attendants voice when she asked me if there was anything I could do. 'I'm on it', I said. I told her that I would get back to her. Airborne communication with my company normally occurs in the form of e-mail like messages. I decided to bypass this system and contact my flight dispatcher directly on a secondary radio. There is a radio operator in the operations control center who connects you to the telephone of the dispatcher. I was in direct contact with the dispatcher. I explained the situation I had on board with the family and what it was the family wanted. He said he understood and that he would get back to me. Two hours went by and I had not heard from the dispatcher. We were going to get busy soon and I needed to know what to tell the family. I sent a text message asking for an update. I saved the return message from the dispatcher and the following is the text: 'Captain, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. There is policy on this now, and I had to check on a few things. Upon your arrival a dedicated escort team will meet the aircraft. The team will escort the family to the ramp and plane side. A van will be used to load the remains with a secondary van for the family. The family will be taken to their departure area and escorted into the terminal, where the remains can be seen on the ramp. It is a private area for the family only. When the connecting aircraft arrives, the family will be escorted onto the ramp and plane side to watch the remains being loaded for the final leg home. Captain, most of us here in flight control are veterans. Please pass our condolences on to the family. Thanks. I sent a message back, telling flight control thanks for a good job. I printed out the message and gave it to the lead flight attendant to pass on to the father. The lead flight attendant was very thankful and told me, 'You have no idea how much this will mean to them.' Things started getting busy for the descent, approach and landing. After landing, we cleared the runway and taxied to the ramp area. The ramp is huge with 15 gates on either side of the alleyway. It is always a busy area with aircraft maneuvering every which way to enter and exit. When we entered the ramp and checked in with the ramp controller, we were told that all traffic was being held for us. 'There is a team in place to meet the aircraft', we were told. It looked like it was all coming together, then I realized that once we turned the seat belt sign off, everyone would stand up at once and delay the family from getting off the airplane. As we approached our gate, I asked the copilot to tell the ramp controller, we were going to stop short of the gate to make an announcement to the passengers. He did that and the ramp controller said, 'Take your time.' I stopped the aircraft and set the parking brake. I pushed the public address button and said: 'Ladies and gentleman, this is your Captain speaking: I have stopped short of our gate to make a special announcement. We have a passenger on board who deserves our honor and respect. His name is Private XXXXXX, a soldier who recently lost his life. Private XXXXXX's under your feet in the cargo hold. Escorting him today is Army Sergeant XXXXXX. Also, on board are his father, mother, wife, and daughter. Your entire flight crew is asking for all passengers to remain in their seats to allow the family to exit the aircraft first. Thank you.' We continued the turn to the gate, came to a stop and started our shutdown procedures. A couple of minutes later I opened the cockpit door. I found the two forward flight attendants crying, something you just do not see. I was told that after we came to a stop, every passenger on the aircraft stayed in their seats, waiting for the family to exit the aircraft. When the family got up and gathered their things, a passenger slowly started to clap his hands. Moments later, more passengers joined in and soon the entire aircraft was clapping. Words of 'God Bless You', I'm sorry, thank you, be proud, and other kind words were uttered to the family as they made their way down the aisle and out of the airplane. They were escorted down to the ramp to finally be with their loved one. Many of the passengers disembarking thanked me for the announcement I had made. They were just words, I told them, I could say them over and over again, but nothing I say will bring back that brave soldier. I respectfully ask that all of you reflect on this event and the sacrifices that millions of our men and women have made to ensure our freedom and safety in these United States of AMERICA. Foot note: I know everyone who reads this will have tears in their eyes, including me. Prayer chain for our Military.. Don't break it! Please send this on after a short prayer for our service men and women. Don't break it! They die for me and mine and you and yours and deserve our honor and respect. Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world... There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one. GOD BLESS YOU!!! Thank you all who have served, or are serving. We will not forget!!!!
  5. 11 points
    Allen Worsham

    Hanging out with John Moody

    Tami and I made it to Florence, Alabama to visit with John and Beth Moody. We have had a good time catching up with them.
  6. 10 points
    kmealy

    AND THEN IT IS WINTER

    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, just married 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 - or gone...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. ~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!" It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.
  7. 10 points
    Ron Altier

    WAKE UP!

    I found a great use for Alexia. Our grandson spent the night and was sleeping when I asked Alexia to play (full volume) The star spangled banner and followed that with Reveille, the military bugle wake up call. It worked, but wasn't appreciated
  8. 10 points
    Waxing Moon

    The "Willow" Humidor

    Quite a while back one of my customers put up a challenge to me in ordering his 3rd humidor.... He had recently purchased a Macintosh "Willow" chair and wanted to see if I could build a humidor that would emulate the design of his chair..... So, a whole lot of head scratching and sweeps of the hour hand later.... I finally got this thing off the work bench and ready to go out the door.... Quarter Sawn White Oak & Walnut.... 23"x23"16" for the top box... with an overall height of 48".... Thanks for looking...
  9. 9 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! Our weekend I am building a shade structure behind our home, and our son is building a fence. How do you teach your son to use a hand saw? Show him the fundamentals, then give him a stack of old fence boards to saw in half so they'll fit in the Green waste can. He begged for my Skil Saw once, only once. Proud of him. He's been using a handsaw off and on for a few years, he said with this stack of wood he finally got it, just leave the kid alone is the best thing often times. New members Please welcome the following members to our community. @kentb, @Artie, @S johnson 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. What's It Our January "What's It" is up and running, and we are off to a great start with commentary and suggestions . We'd also like to congratulate @p_toad for his MWTCA Membership win last month. These What's It's aren't easy folks, if they were, the fine folks at MWTCA would have had them nailed down by now, we are hoping that someone has seen one before and can recognize them, and provide a verifiable reference for them as well so we can solve the mysteries. Good luck! Featured image of the week Attribution: Patriot Woodworker @Shane Whitlock specializes in restoring old machinery and tools, see more of his creations at http://www.shanewhitlock.com/index.htm Source: http://shanewhitlock.com/photo/v/misc/oliverts/after/IMG_1649a.jpg.html
  10. 9 points
    Joeb41

    Tape dispenser

    I made a few of these a while back and have to make some more. . The design is not mine, it was from Matt Seiler from the old Wood Magazine Forum and it was featured in an issue of Wood Magazine. Matt is a great craftsman and comes up with a lot of good Ideas. I would love to see him participate here. Any of you former Wood guys hear from him?
  11. 9 points
    Dang, that's a good looking saw Gerald if I remember correctly, the saw weighed just over 1200 lbs.
  12. 9 points
    Joeb41

    Harbor Freight Bench followup

    The Harbor Freight bench I bought for my reloading and gun maintenance room is done. I cut 6" off the length to fit my space better and eliminated the vice. Here it is set up for reloading. All the reloading equipment goes in the drawers when not being used and becomes just a work area for maintenance and cleaning. It works well and the only drawback is the cheap drawer slides, so what did I expect from HF Blum? Eventually they will be replaced with Blum full extension. Thanks for looking.
  13. 9 points
    Gene Howe

    Humor

    Just got off the phone with a friend who lives in Minnesota. She said that since early this morning, the snow has been nearly waist high and is still falling. The temperature is dropping far below zero and the north wind is increasing to near gale force. Her husband has done nothing but look through the kitchen window and just stare. She says that if it gets much worse, she may have to let the drunken old fool in.
  14. 9 points
    My wife found this chair pad for me.
  15. 9 points
    RustyFN

    Snowman

    Wife wanted asnowman. I made this one. It is around 6 feet tall.
  16. 8 points
    HARO50

    Food For Thought

  17. 8 points
    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Chest cold is kicking my butt.....Lung Doctor wasn't a lot of help, either....more sprays to get... Weather was nasty outside.. Now, the place where I get the Ash boards at, is on a Township Road, not much better than that alleyway. Until I can get TO the lumber, bookcase will be on hold. IF I can quit dripping onto everything in sight, I could get the lower unit done, and brought upstairs, just in case all this white Junk decides to melt... Decided to try the Amber Shellac on a scrap of Ash, and the front of the drawer.. Since the drawer is about done. With enough practice, I might, someday, get good at these Dovetail thingys... Some day? Decided to install the Walnut plugs... These 6 were the easy ones...it was those 3 along the bottom rail that were rough to do....had to kneel down on an old knee, and hope I could get back up.. Sander and a #4 smooth plane, to work on the top....the the shellac to "seal"it.. The "light" spots are from an overhead lamp, shining onto the top. Still have the front and both sides to do. 60 grit, and then a plane... need a latch for the door. Need to get this out of the shop, by this coming weekend, before all that "Global Warming" melts... Stay tuned.....BTW: The Boss liked the colour of the finish...no need for paint..whew
  18. 8 points
    Gene Howe

    Diamond plates

    That must be why they've lasted so long.
  19. 8 points
    Smallpatch

    Indian is in the frame

    I forgot both ears but now installed.
  20. 8 points
    Gene Howe

    AND THEN IT IS WINTER

    At 76, every day is a new adventure cuz I don't remember yesterday.
  21. 8 points
    Grandpadave52

    Unexpected Surprise

    Truer words have never spoken Ron. It could not have been exemplified more than through the generous giving by all for the Merlo's. Of course w/o our sponsors this would not have been possible either. Please don't let this overshadow other equally and no less significant similar gestures made by @Allen Worsham with the Spindle Sander prize he donated from this raffle and a like set of EWT's @p_toad donated from our summer site fund raiser. Their generosity deserves equal accolades. However the ultimate example of giving often goes unseen or unspoken and that's all of you on this site who have served and protect our nation. Nothing I can do will ever fully express my gratitude for that.
  22. 8 points
    Jim from Easy Wood Tools

    Unexpected Surprise

    Handy Dan... I hope you enjoy for many years to come. GrandPaDave is a generous good-guy. Good Turning!
  23. 8 points
    Grandpadave52

    Unexpected Surprise

    Probably shouldn't let your guard down...old people do weird things when exposed to bitter cold for days on end... Enjoy them...as @lew said, pressure is on you now to turn more and post even more pictures...I couldn't deal with that kind of pressure The Good Guys are our friends and supporters @Jim from Easy Wood Tools for making this happen. Thanks again Jim!
  24. 8 points
    Smallpatch

    Murphy's laws of combat

    Sounds like he has been there and done that.....
  25. 8 points
    WOW! For a minute there I thought it was one of those New Year's Eves that I don't remember.
  26. 8 points
    steven newman

    A bit of a Rust Hunt

    Until something comes along to build with....wood-wise. Stopped at a pair of stores the other day....one had a Nicholson USA Rasp.. Yep....for $2? Seemed better than that $200 Stanley No. 72 in another stall..... Nice logo.....Wandered over to the other store....found a large coffee can full of drill bits... These seemed to be sizes I didn't have.....well, one was. One is a #4 ( 4/16") the one i didn't have was that #5 ( 5/16") dollar bill for the pair... Went to leave the stall, had to turn around...found a shelf....found this thing sitting on it... No, not a space gun....a saw set. Millers Falls No. 214, type 1 Needed a bit of clean up, price tag said $8.....plus tax. As for something to build with? Took care of that "problem" this afternoon... We'll see how far 32 bf of flat sawn Ash will go.....$30. There is 11 boards there, all 4/4 x 6"....we had to cut 5 boards down, as 11' was too long for the van...the 11th was already @ 6' Will post something in the woodworking section, when I can get something started...I barely tapped the stash of the Ash the fellow has, might try to go back and get another layer......need to save up me pennies
  27. 8 points
    DAB

    Back scratcher

    my version, Lacewood: hope she likes it.
  28. 7 points
    skiler

    Awesome Saw Blade

    Got this for Christmas. It is Awesome! Very smooth cuts both cross and rip. It is a full 1/8" kerf so I have to slow my feed rate a bit but it is the best blade I have ever used. Highly recommend it !
  29. 7 points
    Wichman3

    Basket finally done!

    Finally got it done. Mod to the design; pegged the tabs with toothpicks cut to size, added a bottom with tabs (also pinned). No glue used.:
  30. 7 points
    Artie

    What's On Your Work Bench?

    Woodcraft had them on sale for 1/2 price if memory serves, the Missus picked them up for her contribution to the shop. One of my best friends and his wife, have become OUR best friends, and the joke is him and me are gonna go down to the basement, turn on a machine so it makes noise they can hear upstairs, and then sit on the seats and play cribbage all afternoon. This way we can swear and tell bad jokes, and not get in trouble.
  31. 7 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    With a big thanks to John Morris

    I can at least get on the internet for some small stuff. In an earlier post John had mentioned something to me called "tethering"....basically connection a device through a smart phone on it's wireless network. MY IP provider at the tie was even worse than normal, and I was worried about getting bills paid, subscriptions filled, and some other important stuff. So that's when I broke down and got an Iphone. Eventually the IP provider (only one I can get besides satellite...which I avoid) fixed the earlier problems..until last Friday. This service is a wireless micro wave tthing that comes off a 1000' foot tower a few miles away. Last Friday something on top of the tower "broke" and I've been without IP service since then. A little while ago I hooked the Iphone up to the computer and here I am. There's no telling when the IP service will be restored, climbing that tower in this weather isn't possible. But I have IP access, even if i am limited a little. But for folks in the same situation this m(tethering) is a good workaround. Thanks to John for pointing it out to non-techie me it exists.
  32. 7 points
    That is one beautiful piece of old American iron. Great job, Shane. Hey Dave, is that Oliver the same co. as the tractor co.? Since there are extra days in my schedule, after a little of Stick's advice for doing whatever, I think I'll cut me some mesquite. Might even run it through the planer. At some point, all the bark has to come off, too. That stuff is tight! Ahh well, the B12 is kickin' in. I'll get that done today, too.
  33. 7 points
  34. 7 points
    Cal

    I just now noticed Rockler

    I expect 'patch will be along in a bit with his own take on this. Speaking for myself, few members have contributed as much - and as freely of their time and expertise - as Jess has. Don't believe me? Take a quick run down through the scroll saw forum. See who has offered advise, see who has given detailed explanations and see who many of the members here look up to. Now, also speaking only for myself - CharlieL, this is a strictly voluntary site to visit and participate on. If you really do not like being here, and feel that everyone is out to take advantage of you, why do you keep returning?
  35. 7 points
    Smallpatch

    I was ordered to make 2 chess men

    I did some repairing on some pieces of a chess set before Christmas then the lady gave the set to a relative but he said there were two men short to be a full set. So yesterday I was given two men to go by.. I used all two of the knives and I could have used a few more but hey I don't do this for a living...I might have gotten more exact if I knew I was gonna get paid!!!!
  36. 7 points
    Ron Altier

    retirement fund

  37. 7 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Just so everyone knows

    I did not win the Mega millions jackpot. I realize the odds very low anyway, especially since I don't buy lottery tickets. But for now I will not be buying the internet or this forum, and remain an apprentice member here. I also did not win the Powerball last night, probably for the same reason (no ticket).
  38. 7 points
    Thanks and blessing John for all of your coordination, dedication and time toward such a worthy cause. Even when you were sick as well. Like it or not, you're a Hero in all this too! Reading the emails clips from Mrs. Merlo said it all! I'm glad we all could help remove a bit of the sting from their loss and give some joy to them on this day. Just visualizing the excitement of those kids on Christmas morning makes this 'ole geezer happy!
  39. 7 points
    Vintage Zip Line handle bars
  40. 7 points
    Been taking 5000iu every morning for about two years as prescribed by my VA Doc. As a part of my pre diabetic meds. Helps control insulin levels. I start banjo lessons next week.
  41. 7 points
    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Pictures....anyone? All reset. Now, about that drill.. Bit is for pilot holes, but the drill already had one in the chuck... And the Veritas plug cutter...yellow box is my Forstner bit set.... Drilled 3 holes per rail, Including .. The three down at the bottom rail. Had to lift the frame up over the drill press, to reach these. And operate the drill press, too... So..I am hoping to get this assembled..tomorrow......maybe.. Stay tuned....more than welcome to visit the shop...and lend a hand...bring the ear plugs...
  42. 7 points
    lew

    WAKE UP!

    Now if you could just get it to throw a metal garbage can up against the bed....
  43. 7 points
    Grandpadave52

    My Very First Veritas

    So since the weather outside is NOT delightful with 6" +/- of snow AND sub-zero temperatures back to my picture archives for some 2017 picks... During one of my visits earlier this year at the Flea Market "Warehouse" as I was foraging through some totes, I ran across this...since it had Veritas on it, no brainer, I had to have it even though I was clueless at the time exactly what it was...BUT it was clearly marked Veritas...anyway you get the point, right? Any guesses assuming you didn't cheat looking at the tags? In the same bin was this 1/2" shank x 1/2" dia., 2 flute pattern bit...mainly flash surface rust Bottom view...seen one, got one? Cutter has some barnacles on it and some pitting, BUT it's a Veritas. I did get the rust cleaned off everything before winter set in but no further... Stay tuned next Spring (78d 9h 8m 01sec) for the final result Figure it out yet? Keep scrolling if you're still awake... So, all three items that day I spent a total of $3.25 with tax...makes each item at approximately $1.0833333333...guess I didn't over pay? No doubt you guessed a Veritas Invisible Nail "Plane" A few months back Veritas still had a picture and description of the tool in the on-line catalog but as NLA. Used to hide nails in molding & trim work. Obviously before 'super-glue" Last selling price was $19.99. I did find THIS PDF instruction sheet still available from Lee Valley...Thanks for playing along. Now back to your regularly scheduled Sunday afternoon nap.
  44. 7 points
    You didn't fool me none. This is the day I am officially retired. I wasn't about to get that day confused. Happy New Year, John, to you and your family, and all the best in the coming year.
  45. 7 points
    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Today is the Boss' Birthday...not allowed to say how many years, though..... Went and hid in the shop for a while, thought I might need a sweater.....not. Maybe I was working a tad too hard Got out a wooden handplane today.. Stanley #31.....24" long, with a 2-3/8" wide iron. Got two stiles jointed on both edges, then ganged them up.. As I wanted them to match each other. I set up the Stanley 45 to plough a couple grooves... Feeling groovy? ( that reminds me, have a CD to play, Jefferson Airplane, Live at the Fillmore East, 1969) Grooves weren'y all that deep.. But they will match the tongue I milled on the case's front edges. Set these two aside, for now, have other items to joint.. Would like to have these rails jointed, and matched up....the #31 was a bit too long, got out one about half it's size.. Millers Falls No. 11....seemed to work nice enough. Needed to square those ends, though... Which is something this saw does well. I clamped the two stiles where they will be going.. So I could measure things out for tenons.....they are a bit"stubby", but... A bit too wide. Cut them down a bit...( less to mortise out..) Will do a bit of trimming later. I had to readjust the old mortise jig....stiles were 1/8" thicker than the webframe part were. Set it out, laid out for three mortises, and chopped a few holes.. One done, 5 to go... Two done. This is for the drawer opening. Turn the stile end for end.. Bottom one is done. One stile is done. Taking a LONG break, before I try to do the other stile....have a knuckle leaving fresh DNA on a few spots.. Sweater was too warm. Think that may do it, for today...stay tuned
  46. 7 points
    The Patriot Woodworker has crossed a new threshold!! Yesterday our 2,000th member joined the site. Help me welcome Ksvet06.
  47. 7 points
    MT Stringer

    From My Shop to Yours

    Merry Fishmus to one and all!!! Note: I found this the other day in my "table top photography" folder from years ago.
  48. 7 points
    which isn't really all that common around here. The NWS says we only have a 25% chance of a white Christmas on average, but this is one of those years...depending on who you listen too we will get 1-4" today. there was a time I always wished for snow on Christmas, but no more....I'm OK with just cold. Regardless, one more chance to wish everyone here:
  49. 7 points
    My very favorite was a large computer hutch/desk combo. The puck lights underneath were not working. This was sold by a buying club that didn't deliver and set up. I got there, climbed up, took off the top cover and found the plug. Plugged it in and voila. I told the homeowner it needed plugged in and her response was, "My son-in-law worked all weekend trying to get that to light up."
  50. 7 points
    kmealy

    Shop vacuum

    A couple of weeks ago, my 22 year old shop vac bit the bullet. So I put a new one on my Xmas list. So now it's sitting in the box in the basement. In the mean time, I've routed a lot of rabbets and done a fair amount of sanding. So I have piles of sawdust all over the floor (I have been sweeping them out of the traffic flow) and getting a lot of sanding dust into the air. I mentioned this to the wife this afternoon and she said, "Go ahead and open it. I'm not going to wrap it and I am not going to haul it upstairs, just to have to haul it back downstairs." I love her. I think that's my first in-shop task tomorrow morning.
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