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  1. And that's all I got to say about that. I am officially turning off the NFL from our home, starting today. Beside the hero in this article, I am completely disgusted. NFL has lost me. Bye. Up-dated link: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/09/24/army-veteran-alejandro-villanueva-is-sole-steelers-player-to-stand-outside-for-national-anthem.html Thank you for your service Mr. Villanueva, and your continued service and example to our nation. May you find strength always, in the face of adversity.
  2. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday 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 drop by and give the following new members a grand welcome: @rfbritt3, @BillyJack, @Larry Schweitzer, Thanks for joining folks! You may have missed "About Us". Check in to our About Us page and read a brief of who we are and why we are. See more at http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/about_us/ "Member Map". Plot your general location on our Member Map, let others know they have a woodworking buddy in their area. See more at http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/membermap/ "Activity". Did you know you can create your own customized Activity Stream? Hover your cursor over "Activity" and select "My Activity Streams" and create your own customized stream, you can also RSS your stream to your home mail inbox. The Patriot Woodwiki It's not dead! We are still working on getting it live. There have been many challenges and hurdles with the open source software that makes a wiki, and we are working on it to get it up and live for you to contribute your knowledge within many subjects. For a sneak peek of the wiki, go to http://thepatriotwoodwiki.org/HomePage Keep in mind it's not fully functional, you will more than likely run into empty pages, but you will see where we are headed! What's It Our September "What's It" will be cancelled due to MWTCA's issues with their own website. They are working feverishly to get their site back in full working order so we can extract some of their What's It images for your viewing pleasure. We will resume our "What's It" for OCtober 1st. And there will be a wonderful grand prize for the member who accurately names the "What's It" through research and verifiable references. Featured image of the week Eggenburg ( Lower Austria ). Krahuletz-Museum: Neolithic adze. By Wolfgang Sauber (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  3. What's On Your Work Bench?

    What's on your work bench? This is the official topic for images and friendly chatter regarding that all important surface, the personal statement of your shop, the steadfast friend we can always count on, the space of your shop that nobody knows better than you, we are talking about the almighty "Work Bench". Submit your images now! That's right, don't clean it up, don't be embarrassed, the messier the better, or if there is nothing on it at all, that is fine too. If you have not touched your bench in years, and you have taken a break from woodworking and have boxes piled on it, we want that image too! All images are welcome. Spirit of Topic This is a Hit-n-Run topic, as you walk past your bench, whip out your camera or smart phone, and snap a shot, load it up here. No need for text explanations if you don't want too. To kick this off, walk out in your shop and snap a picture of your bench surface now, and lets get this topic rolling. This will be an ongoing topic, for you to share images of your bench top today, and every day. Types of benches Some of us have small benches, some of us have big benches, some of us use a space in our dining room, some may have a picnic table they use for a bench, and some of us may have a bench of all benches, the traditional joiners bench, or a beautiful full cabinet shakers bench. No matter what you call your work surface, no matter what your work surface looks like, we want to see images of your bench! Thank you in advance to the participants!
  4. Boy it sure flew by, and thanks goodness! The heat was getting really old. We had a nice cool week last week, this week is supposed to be summer again, then back to cooling off. Little hiccups of summer will show up through mid October in these parts, then by end of October, cool sailing till next June! I bet that cradle is going to look beautiful Ron!
  5. Because I can rip the occasional beam when I need too, or 4x4 post, in one pass! The lumber I am using for our new balcony and patio structure is roughsawn full dimension. My 4x4's are 4" by 4". Love it! I have a small beam I needed to rip an inch off, my 12" TS cutting limit is 4.25 inches in one pass. Plus the 5hp helps too. You see me pushing hard at the end, it's more to do with the fresh paint on the beam, was grabbing the workbench surface.
  6. Why I Love My 12" TS

    That's a great thing, the SawStop despite the controversy that surrounds it, is a wonderful safety feature, even for the trained. Are you guys happy with the performance of it, or have you had a chance to use it?
  7. Why I Love My 12" TS

    Where feasible, are you guys switching out your saws for Saw Stops? For safety reasons?
  8. What's On Your Work Bench?

    @BillyJack, that is some absolutely drop dead beautiful work, thanks for sharing. I'd like to ask you to introduce yourself at http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forum/38-introduce-yourself/ so that we may get to know a little about you Billy and the work you do and how you got to this quality point in your life. The game tables on your profile page are to drool over, thanks for sharing those.
  9. Well There ya Go!

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Kelly, pull the topic if you see it unfit per our rules of engagement on TPW Free For All.
  10. Why I Love My 12" TS

    Welcome to the community Billy! Ya, my Grizz has a max cut of 4". Pretty convenient when needed. But I'd sure love that PM 12" you got at work, ya wanna trade! We had a Delta 14" at a carpenter maintenance shop I worked at years ago, I loved that thing, 7hp 3ph, she was a beaut, don't remember the depth of cut on it.
  11. Oddball things at Home Depot

    Great to know Gary, thanks for the review, like Herb said, good reviews are good to hear.
  12. Closing In

    The current number is the year I graduated High School. Numbers you know, they are important. Hey, did you guys know the world is supposed to end today? Or I think he put it off till later. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/09/22/doomsday-is-not-on-saturday-after-all-writer-says-after-predicting-end-world.html
  13. Mister McGoo syndrom

    Here is a scary thought, if you hear ringing, any amount of ringing, whether temporary or not, that ringing is significant of permanent loss in a specific range. It could be very minute, but it's gone forever. So over the course of our lives, and if you add up all the events that caused ringing, from firecrackers as a kid, to rock concerts, to war, to work, it all adds up to a full range of hearing permanently lost. We had a hearing specialist visit us at work after we had our mandatory yearly hearing test in the trailer done. That is what she stated. If you do anything that causes brief ringing after the event, you lost some range permanently. The ringing signifies permanent damage to the nerve. The above statement does not include ringing due to tinnitus or high blood pressure or over caffeinated symptons or other un-associated non-noise events.
  14. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday 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 drop by and give the following new members a grand welcome: @skiler, @Peter Karpovich, @Ed Boothby, @frank, @Frenchtom, @Daniel Reichert, Thanks for joining folks! You may have missed "Our Picks" Our Picks is a showcase of topics and content in our community that caught our eye, and were hand picked by us, and shared. You will see the work featured here in our community, and we also have shared the content to our fans on Facebook and Twitter. See more at http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/ourpicks/ Leaderboard Drop by your Leaderboard and see who the current movers and shakers are based on content and topic popularity. What's It Our September "What's It" will be cancelled due to MWTCA's issues with their own website. They are working feverishly to get their site back in full working order so we can extract some of their What's It images for your viewing pleasure. Featured image of the week. 'Rack Saw-bench with Self-acting Top' Circular saw ripping sawbench. The saw in this case remains fixed, but the sliding table moves past it on rollers, carrying the log with it. Note the lack of splitter, not unusual for this period. By Andy Dingley (scanner) - Scan from Ednie, John (editor) (1925) Carpentry and Joinery, Carpentry and Joinery, vol. V, London: Gresham Publishing, pp. fig. 27, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5468454
  15. McCormick on the run!

    While surveying a local road yesterday we came across this gentleman farmer plowing up about two acres in his fully restored McCormick. It was a neat site. The ol tractor sounded really good too. Just thought y'all might get a kick from it.
  16. McCormick on the run!

    You can see them from the road Kelly, they are not in use though due to California air quality standards. I think the farmers keep them around for memories and keepsakes. They are popular for backyards around here though. Speaking of California air quality standards we are also trying to trap cow farts to keep global warming from spiraling out of control, no kidding. Here http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-cow-gas-20161129-story.html Aww, our wonderful California Gov. Jerry Brown. We have some friends who are dairy farmers, regulations are killing them. Another: http://nypost.com/2016/09/21/it-will-soon-be-illegal-for-cows-to-fart-in-california/
  17. McCormick on the run!

    A little blurb of interest for ya Gene: I could of sworn I heard somewhere, Pecans are about 60 bucks a pound in China, can that be?
  18. McCormick on the run!

    For sure, Asias demand on the wonderful tasty nut has driven our own prices up. It's a great thing though, anytime our farmers can reap the benefits of trade is a great thing, IMHO. I want our farmers to succeed.
  19. McCormick on the run!

    Thanks for that Gene, you know living here, I take for granted the hills and orchards, and do forget often just how pretty it is, you are right, thanks.
  20. McCormick on the run!

    Pecan farmers were the media's whipping post out here in California during the height of our drought the last few years, reportedly they consumed about 10 percent of our water while yielding very little beneficial crop for America, apparently our Pecan farmers here ship the pecans to the far east where they fetch a big huge penny per pound. Right or wrong, they were a target.
  21. McCormick on the run!

    That is insanely cool!
  22. McCormick on the run!

    Here is an aerial image of the area I was in when I snapped that picture. This is Hemet CA, I live just a couple miles up the road in San Jacinto. This is a Grapefruit orchard. Our region is still a booming citrus area. I have surveyed this area extensively.
  23. McCormick on the run!

    You bet Dave! And thanks for sharing in your wonderful reply! If you look closely at the picture I provided, it indeed does display the word "GROVE" below the McCormick lettering. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. There is also a "O-4" or "D-4" at the front side.
  24. McCormick on the run!

    @clhyer, we are a citrus valley. Actually Riverside CA flourished on the citrus industry, if interested see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Riverside,_California and scroll down to "Citrus". You can imagine our garage sales and antique shops are full of beautiful prints and graphics of citrus crate label collections and crates. Example:
  25. McCormick on the run!

    I am not sure Stick, we are heading back to the area for more work, if I see him I'll ask.

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