John Morris

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  1. Folks, I have some nice poplar boards, and I am going to make another vanity with the boards, for another bathroom in our home. The entire vanity will be poplar, the outside will be painted a cream white or off white, and the inside will be varnished. The poplar I have has those wonderful dark green and dark streaks, I have heard that poplar colors will bleed through most paints, what can I do to prevent the bleed through, or is what I have heard and read a myth? Thanks!
  2. Tooth, what is that? Thanks
  3. Well, poplar aint my favorite wood to use for show wood, so paint it is. Exterior primer is an excellent suggestion, any type or brand primer would be best? Kilz maybe? Or I have also heard of sealing the poplar first with varnish or shellac before painting.
  4. View File Workbench Magazine May-June 1966 Shadow Box This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 07/22/2017 Category Arts and Crafts
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    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  6. Actually I was the one not paying attention! We were having a pesky error message some of you were experiencing last week, and during the fix, I accidentally modified the green light file, all is well now, thanks for the heads up again!
  7. Thanks for the uploads @MEBCWD!
  8. Please use this topic to test your content entry skills. As the title of this topic suggests, you may use this discussion for testing purposes. Try the text editor tool bar and all its functions. Upload images and display videos. Once images are uploaded and in your editing area, double click the image to see the formatting options available. Drag and drop images or files into the paper clip area. See how you can use the "Insert other media" drop down menu. Use at will, use without risk. This is your area to test, try, figure out, and use.
  9. When using small hinges to install delicate frame doors or any thing smaller then a standard cabinet door that requires a mortised hinge, I like to crimp my little hinges to close the gap between the door and the mating surface of what ever your installing the door on. Once you close the gap in the hinge, then mortise it in, you have a nice tight fitting door with virtually zero gap. The first pic is a standard small hinge, in this case I have a 2" brass hinge I bought from the home center for a display case I am building. You will see how "Gappy" the hinge is right out of the bag new. Put the little hinge in a vise, Then tighten the vise as tight as you can, be careful not to insert the hinge too far into the vise jaws or you'll just be crimping the hinge against the pin. The pic below shows my hinge after I tightened down on it. There you have it, a very simple little hinge trick for closing those gaps in your doors, works great for jewelry boxes, small cabinets, or for any project that requires small hinges. And, don't worry about marring the surface of the hinge with the vise jaws, because the jaws are against the bottom surface of the hinges, and I have yet to see any scratches on the brite side of the brass, but you can always slip a piece of wax paper in between the hinge to prevent marring if your worried about it. Thanks for reading!
  10. Thanks for the heads up Dan, it's back now.
  11. I was perusing the Laguna Tools CNC customer stories and came upon this pretty awesome business, they build wooden mountain bikes, here is the Laguna page at https://lagunatools.com/customer-stories/savvy-cycles-wood-on-wheels/ Link to Savvy Cycles http://www.savvy-cycles.com/bikes.html The projects you can create by CNC are vast and endless it seems, how cool is that!
  12. Click on the Strawberry, a video appears, you can pause or play the video just like on youtube, if you want to close the video out, just click on the arrow at the right of the frameset. Or Click on the strawberry again, that will close the video out.
  13. Hey folks, I have an idea, the last MWTCA What's It project for June spurred an idea in me that I think will be fun and more equitable for all. At this time, there are two ways you can win the current month's What's It. The MWTCA decides your answer is correct. You are chosen in a random draw. Proposal We would eliminate the random draw as the second way to win, and add the following: Instead of a random draw, for each months What's It topic, within the topic page, a voting poll would be installed. While the month is rolling along we could vote for "Best Answer". If MWTCA decides our answers are not sufficient, than we'd default to the "Members Choice" or "Best Answer" to award the membership too. No more random draws. Here is where the real fun begins! We need to butter up the Primary Winner prize. So, since it's so hard to get a good referenced and researched answer for MWTCA, and since it's so hard to get our answers accepted by the MWTCA, for the legitimate (MWTCA sanctioned) winner, we'll issue the calendar year membership, and along with that, we'll award a tool too. The tool would be in the spirit of the MWTCA, it may be an old Bailey plane, it may be a new hand tool sponsored by one of our supporters, It may be an old clean and usable Disston hand saw. But rest assured, the tool will be as classy as you all are. So to break it all down Primary winner (decided by MWTCA): One calendar year membership, and a hand tool. Alternate winner (decided by our membership): One calendar year membership. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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  15. Fred, I am sorry but I had to delete the video due to the graphic nature of it. I know you meant well sir, and I completely agree with your frustration, my gosh what has happened to some of our kids! But I had to remove the video sir. Thanks for your understanding Fred.
  16. Drafting and Design Have an idea you can’t translate into a drawing? The Design Services team at Laguna can help you with your design goals. 3D Modeling We can create models from scratch or using existing documents tailored for your manufacturing capabilities and provide file formats you can use with your CAM software. Toolpathing Our Design Services team can prepare toolpaths for your existing designs to get you up and running quick. If you want, we’ll even explain the process to you after so you understand each step. Software Training Our objective is to make sure that Laguna Customers have all the tools to bring their ideas to reality. We offer in-house and online software training sessions for VCarve, Aspire and RhinoCAM customers.
  17. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our July "What's it" live and ready! The image(s) below is a MWTCA "What's It" image for you to research, and tell us all here in this topic post, just what the heck is it! Remember, the first accurate answer wins a one calendar year membership (or what's left of the calendar year) to the awesome organization MWTCA! If an accurate answer cannot be arrived at by the end of the current calendar month this project is posted, a random drawing will be held to include anyone who participated in this months What's It. One winner will be chosen to receive a calendar year membership to MWTCA and all of it's wonderful benefits of membership. Compliments of The Patriot Woodworker Community. For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" Project details There are none! In this case, no details have been provided but for what you see, as nobody knows what the heck this is. Perhaps one of you have just happened on one in grand dad's shop, farm or factory, and you may actually know "What's It!" Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related!
  18. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our June "What's it" live and ready! The image(s) below is a MWTCA "What's It" image for you to research, and tell us all here in this topic post, just what the heck is it! Remember, the first accurate answer wins a one year membership to the awesome organization MWTCA! If an accurate answer cannot be arrived at by the end of the current calendar month this project is posted, a random drawing will be held to include anyone who participated in this months What's It. One winner will be chosen to receive a calendar year membership to MWTCA and all of it's wonderful benefits of membership. Compliments of The Patriot Woodworker Community. For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" A different "What's It" This is a unique What's it. Since we already know what it is, there is a specific question regarding this saw. What we are looking for is a specific answer to the following question. "I picked up this old Disston at a yard sale and I can't find anything like it.....it has a copper blade. It is magnetic, so I assume it's copper coated. Do you have any information on why a saw would be copper? Should I sand it to find the etching?"
  19. That sucks Herb, really, that must of been very frustrating for you. You have my sympathies. Hey, retirement is better anyway right!
  20. That's one of the most compelling answers yet Ralph, can you to the best of your recollection tell us exactly how it works?
  21. Robert, the work is fantastic! We may have to call on you to create our Patriot Woodworker Logo for events! I'd love to see your work also in our Gallery http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/gallery/ You can create your own Album, and keep a running collection of your work showcased. Always share your work in forums so we can gloat over it, but you can also share your prize work in your own album. Great work man, very cool.
  22. Hey Herb, why weren't they fired? Curiosity is killing me on this one.
  23. Doesn't that machinery get hot?
  24. Yep, then there's them types. Fortunately they don't last long anymore Herb. Here in California we have an employment at will labor law, it protects companies from folks just like that. They can be fired on the spot with no recourse. And they are. California is one jacked up state, but we got that one right. I don't see the folks you describe anywhere I've worked, we have a bunch of hard chargers. But then I'm building bridges and roads, bridge builders are a different mindset, iron workers, carpenters, not much room for slackers, they are found out quickly and ejected on the spot. Sorry your experience was different, that's sad!

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