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  1. Just thought I'd post some images of the ol shop before 2016 closes out. This way next year I can look back and compare it a year later. You never know what may happen. Nothing lasts forever, except this forum community! From our shop to yours, Happy New Year's folks!
  2. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our December what's it live and ready! So far we are 0 for 6! We just can't figure out what these wonderful examples of tools are! The image(s) below is the current 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! For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" So without further Adieu, "What's It!" Submit your answers (and fun commentary) in the reply box. And win a one year membership for MWTCA for your correct answer! Keep in mind, the MWTCA does not know what this item is either, the image was submitted by one of its members for us to research. Lets help MWTCA find an answer.
  3. Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworker's! And a Happy New Year to ya all! We'll get right down to the big question of the day, our weekly query to you, "What did you get accomplished, or not accomplished over the past weekend", and "what do you have planned for the week ahead in your shops?" As a matter of fact, feel free to disclose non-wood related projects or life events as well, we just want to hear from you. Newest members When you get a moment, please surf on over to the pages of our newest member and give em a big welcome. To see the latest members you can scroll down to the bottom of our home page at the lower right you'll see our new folks listed. Click on their avatar or name and you'll be taken to their page, and PM them a message of welcome! As many of us were welcomed here when we came aboard, we all know how nice it felt, lets turn the favor to our new joins! Tips Did you know you, that while you are listing the topics in each forum, you can hover your cursor over a topic title, and a popup preview of the topic will appear? Just keep your cursor over the topic title for a few seconds, some computers may take longer. Hover your cursor over the "Activity" tab at top, and click on "All Activity" and you can see community snapshot of the latest content, one of my favorite areas on that page is the most recent forum images. Did you know that our "Downloads" are completely free? And we'd love to encourage our own folks here to upload their own plans, patterns and guides and charts for others to use, the Downloads section is a free community effort for all to participate in. So download some great open-source files and upload your own files to share! The "What's It Project" A new "What's it Project" will be posted later today, we are also changing the rules a tad so that we can start handing out memberships to the MWTCA, even if a "What's it" was not solved. Check back in later! Thank you On behalf of our staff we'd like to thank you all for being here, and sharing, learning, and contributing to our growing community, and growing database of knowledgeable content for future woodworker's to use. Thank you! Eye candy 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. Source: Scan from Ednie, John (editor) (1925) Carpentry and Joinery, Carpentry and Joinery, vol. V, London: : Gresham Publishing, pp. fig. 27 Andy Dingley (scanner)
  4. Well good morning Patriot Woodworkers! And a glorious morning it is! Let's start off with the big question of the new week, what's on your agenda for the week ahead and what did you get done over the weekend? For myself, and probably for many of you the weekend was dominated by the big event of the year, Christmas. I was able to sneak into my shop on Christmas Eve and get a little shaker stool assembled and glued up that I was working on. The next step will be weaving the seat in. The image at left and at this topic shows the stool in the dry fit stage, pre-glue up. When I assembled the stool posts and rungs, I was surprised actually at what a little challenge it can be to get everything lined up and squared. But after I got it all together and joints glued up, and a few clamps thrown in some strategical locations, it squared itself up and it all come together nicely. Our Adopt-a-Family Project As you know our Adopt-a-Family project was a huge success. And a few of the raffle winners here are waiting or your tools to arrive in the mail as I type. Don't fret, they will arrive, Woodcraft, and Laguna Tools have been notified, and things will start shipping. With the Christmas excitement at those locations things get pretty hectic. We raised together $1,159.00 for the Akin Family. A week before Christmas a check in the amount of $700.00 was mailed to the family to spend as they see fit for their holidays, and we purchased toys and clothing worth $300.00 for the kids Christmas list that was provided to us by the family. The remainder of the funds will also be sent to the family for their New Year fun. As stated we will provide a documented break down of how the funds were used, and we'll provide some documentation for the legitimacy of this campaign so you all can feel comfortable knowing the proceeds were used for their intended cause. We will do this after the last check is processed and sent to the family. Newsletter For those of you who may not know, we did send out a newsletter a few days ago, you can see it here at Merry Christmas Newsletter. I have a request to make regarding our newsletters. When we send them out, you have the option of not receiving them in the future by clicking on the bottom link to "Unsubscribe". If you wish to unsubscribe, please do not mark the reason "Spam". This kills our reputation for future emailing's. When an email is marked spam, the sender ends up on a naughty list in a world wide data base, and then future emails are flagged for content, and our reputation is soiled. We do not send out spam. We send out newsletters very infrequently, and when we do send them out they are informational, we are not trying to send out ads that encourage you to purchase anything, no tricks to get you to click on a link that takes you to Timbucktoo, and we don't flood your inbox with worthless garbage. So please, if you wish to unsubscribe, just mark the option "Not interested anymore". That would help us out a whole bunch. Thank you all for being here, and we wish you all a very Happy Holidays and a Great New Year to come! Cheers! Interesting Patriot Woodworker links All Activity on The Patriot Woodworker The Patriot Woodworker Leader Board Our Blogging Spot Our Tiny Growing Store Who the heck are we? Eye candy image of the week Pattern-maker's double lathe. This is used for both large and small items. The bed is 18 feet long overall and is provided with two powered head-stocks and two tail-stocks. In normal use, items up to 6 feet long may be turned simultaneously on each half as independent lathes. For long work, the tail-stocks are slid to the far end of the bed and the full length used for one piece. By Andy Dingley (scanner) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  5. Please congratulate the following winners for our Adopt a Family for Christmas Project Raffle! We are proud to announce the following! Carl D Zimmerman II Laguna Store Credit $500.00 value Donna Jackson Easy Wood Tools Mid-Size Trio of Tools $360.00 value Brian McCorry Rikon 9" Slow Speed Grinder $140.00 value Kelly Churchill Rikon 6" Buffer $100.00 value Thank you all for your participation, we'll follow up with the Family Christmas details in another topic, including how your raffle funds were used for this family, and we will notify our supporters who donated these awesome prizes, and the awards should be shipped out very soon! Thank you all for a very successful raffle project, for a very deserving family! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction Every year The Patriot Woodworker's adopt a wounded warriors family for Christmas. We do this through a great veterans support organization named Operation Ward 57. The Patriot Woodworker's apply to Ward 57 to be accepted to receive our family for Christmas, and each year we are chosen to participate. And each year, our sponsors donate wonderful items for us to raffle for this cause. We use 100 percent of the raffle proceeds to purchase gifts for the kids, and a Christmas dinner for the family. CLICK HERE to view last years project. Click on the Raffle Ticket and support our adopted family! This year, the items our sponsors have donated can be seen in the image below, these are some great prizes folks! The tickets are only 2 dollars with multiple ticket bargains, and your odds of winning are very high given our typical turnout. To view the ticket prices, and to purchase your tickets please click on the Raffle Ticket above! A full accountability of the proceeds will be reported on at the end of the raffle so you know your hard earned money was used to help make our family's Christmas a wonderful time for a very deserving family. Rules Sorry, only Residents of the US and Canada may participate All are welcome to participate, members, forum hosts, admins (accept for yours truly nor my family members) and non-members Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery of prizes, most of the time prizes are sent out immediately You may purchase as many raffle tickets as you like Raffle ends midnight December 19th 2016, names will be drawn one second after midnight 4 names will be randomly drawn by Raffle River, and prizes will be awarded in the order of names drawn, starting with Laguna, then the Rikon Buffer, then the Rikon Grinder, then the EWT Turning set of tools. You may also enter by mailing check or money order made out to The Patriot Woodworker and send too: The Patriot Woodworker - 977 Sussex Rd, San Jacinto, CA. 92583 You may win one of the following prizes! 4 Winners will be randomly drawn by Raffle River Mission We need your help to accumulate funds for this family who has given much to our nation in physical and emotional sacrifice and much more in family sacrifice. All proceeds from this raffle will be used to purchase gifts for Xavier, Alexander and little Amelia and to provide a Christmas dinner for the family. The Family This year we are proud to be supporting the Akin Family from Grass Valley, California. They include Mr. Akin our wounded warrior, Mrs. Akin, his spouse, and Xavier, their 5 year old son, Alexander, their younger 2 year old son, and little Amelia, their new 2 month old baby girl. The Akin Family Below History Mr. Akin was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, he was riding in the gunner seat of a JERRV (Joint Engineering Rapid Response Vehicle) in a convoy, and the vehicle was hit by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) almost directly under where he was sitting. His team leader was wounded in his head resulting in a Terminal Brain Injury, but Mr. Akin sustained the brunt of the explosion force and shrapnel. Joint Engineering Rapid Response Vehicle Mr. Akin spent his time recovering at a hospital in Fort Lewis, Washington, from a broken left femur, resulting in rod and screws being placed down his entire femur. His right foot and ankle were shattered, followed by a year and a half that included 5 surgeries, plates and screws, then eventually resulting in a below the knee amputation. He also fractured his tail bone, and received a head wound resulting an a Terminal Brain Injury. In Closing Ok Patriot Woodworker's, it's time to muster and it's time to show everyone what we are all about! The purpose our woodworking community was created is for this reason, to help those who have served us, and paid the price. We also need to thank our sponsors Woodcraft Supply, Laguna Tools, and Easy Wood Tools for their generous support! For without them, we would not have a community, nor would we be able to perform the work we do. Thank you guys! Have fun Patriot Woodworker's and good luck!
  6. Short and sweet here guys, got one leg under the keyboard and 1 foot out the door to work! So sorry, I had to wake up early and fry up some Empanadas for the boys at work, we take turns bringing in food the last two weeks up to Christmas. Got up around 3am and been frying since, and I'm running late! So, what did you all get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead? Thank you folks for being here and thank you for calling us home! Also, the big drawing is being held as I type, the raffle automated system is doing it's thing, we'll have some winners later this afternoon! Take care ya'll and be safe in whatever you do!
  7. Good morning folks! I swear I just sat down a day ago and typed up our Monday morning greeting, I think I am in a time machine! So for the big question of the day, what did you get done over the weekend, what have you planned for the week ahead! Please tell us, and please if you can post images so we can see what you're working on, or where you went. Like all artists, we are a visual group of folks and love sight stories, good photos, good content, and we are in heaven. Weather Who here lives in snow country, I have been seeing on the news some incredible snow happening with some unbelievable sights. Cars sliding for an entire city block, airports snowed in and flights canceled. Wow! Here in Southern California we have a weather alert when it drops below 36 degrees with a slight chance of rain. Please see these AAA tips for driving in the snow, and if you have any comments or additional tips, please input them in this topic. And be safe! Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads. Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, turning – nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly. The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop. Know your brakes. If you have anti-lock brakes (ABS) and need to slow down quickly, press hard on the pedal-it’s normal for the pedal to vibrate a bit when the ABS is activated. Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it. What did I get done this weekend? Personally I did not get much done in the shop this weekend, we did however head out to find a Christmas tree, we typically come home with a Douglas, they are inexpensive, but this year we came home with a Noble, the price was right, and it's a great tree, I had to hose it down because it had so much dust on it, but after a good hosing, the green came through nicely. If you do have a tree in your home during the Holidays, what type do you typically have in your home? Eye candy image of the week By Slick (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons, Deutsch: Impressionen Cunewalde (Landkreis Bautzen)
  8. Good morning folks! I can't believe we are heading into Christmas already, I still feel like we just got out of summer, Halloween was just a week ago, Thanksgiving was a few days ago, time is going by way to fast. In my own personal life time does fly though, with a full time day job, I'm up at 4am and don't get home from work till 6pm, shop time after hours to help pay for college tuition, and our three wonderful kids who all have after school projects and events going on near daily, me and the Misses typically get to sit down around 9pm after all the smoke has settled, we can finally look at each other, hug, and we convince ourselves, "that wasn't so bad now was it?" One day at a time, life is good, fun, and most definitely busy! And that is why the time just flies for us, it can be crazy! It seems like one day floats into the next. There are millions of Americans with busy schedules like ours, personally, I wouldn't have it any other way, now talk to me in another ten years near retirement, I'll have a different opinion about it I am sure! But in the middle of all that craziness and hectic lifestyle we get to enjoy the moments that seem very special, as they are far and few in between, the quiet happens rarely in our home. So when I do get out in the shop, it's a very special time for me to be able to redirect my senses elsewhere. Like the simply wonderful project in the Friday topic I showed you all a steam box I am working on, actually it's done. Below are some final images of the steam box, I'll get a few more images up later today of the build process. But it was super fun, it did not require an abundance of skill, it was one of those projects where you can just relax, and screw some boards together and have fun. I like these projects. What's on your woodworking or life agenda for the week? As always for our Monday topic, we want to know what is on your woodworking and or life agenda for the upcoming week! My steam box for bending wood The box is solid pine, the dimensions are 6" x 6" by 4' long. I performed a shake down cruise on the box and that sucker heated up fast, and it was hot!!!!!!! There is an area I need to address though, some of the knots are leaking steam, not much though, so I'll need to fill those tiny cracks in with some strong heat resistant epoxy. Woops, forgot to put the thermometer in, here you go. So with that folks, we hope you all are doing great, I personally wish you all a wonderful day, a wonderful week, and stay safe, and as our buddy Ralph Jones always says, never put your hands closer than 6" to any saw blade, I think he says that right! A near quote. Eye candy Image of the week By Museum of Photographic Arts [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons | Woman operating boring machine; boring wooden reels for winding barbed wire. Book Title: What the Daughters of Britain are Doing Artist: Tella Camera Co. Creation Date: c. 1917 Process: gelatin silver print Credit Line: Gift of Stephen White Accession Number: 2005.024.030
  9. Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworker's! I am sorry but this Good Morning is going to be short and sweet than our typical informational. But we can't miss a Monday period, because we want to know how your weekends went! So how about it folks? What did you do over the weekend!!!! What did you build, what didn't you build? It was long Thanksgiving weekend, I bet not much got done as most of us were enjoying friends, family, and just taking it easy. But if you were in the shop, let's hear it! And what do you have planned for the week ahead? Thanks for being here folks, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and all is well. Eye candy image of the week By Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) - http://visipix.com/index.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=313202
  10. Here we are at Black Friday 2016. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and got to be with Family and/or friends, eat too much food, watch some football and get a nap. We had a great time and my two brothers got to come to my house for thanksgiving. Not much went on in the shop but we did manage to get the new safe upstairs and in place. It took at least eight of us to get the 700 lb safe up seven steps. so so we got it off the trailer and in the front door. We then laid it down on the steps, put a long pull strap around it and started up. We had four people at the top pulling on the strap and at least four at the bottom pushing. It took all we had to get it to the top and finally it was on its side at the landing. after a bit of moving around we got it in place and set up. I'm glad that is over. Saturday we are headed to the Nashville Flea Market for the day. What is is on your agenda this weekend?
  11. Welcome to Friday and another wonderful weekend. I love this time of year but I am waiting on the utility department to get my gas line moved so I can get heat back in my shop. So far it hasn't been a problem, but we are expecting a cold front this weekend and temps down around freezing. That's going to hurt since it was 81 yesterday and set a new record high. Oh well it is what it is. This week I made a couple of Cedar Crates out of cut off pieces from Egg Tables. I got these put together and made them stackable. I posted these on Facebook and they sold already which it what I like. I also picked up a load of Ash lumber this week from my Sawyer. I got the Maple and Red Elm stickered and stacked this week so now I have got to go to the barn and make room for this. Yesterday I got a batch of Pizza peels glued and ready to start to cut down and finish. So that is my weekend, what is on your Patriot Woodworker agenda? We all love to see all the projects you are working on and love to see the pictures so share with us your weekend agenda.
  12. Veterans Day for Americans, and Remembrance Day for our Canadian and Commonwealth friends. In both of our countries they are recognized on the same day, and both days are just as important to each others nations. The Patriot Woodworker's would like to wish our Canadian and Commonwealth friends a memorable and thoughtful Remembrance Day this Friday, November 11th. For more information on Remembrance Day please see Remembrance Day Wikipedia. To our own veterans here in the U.S. The Patriot Woodworker's want to thank you for your service and sacrifices, many of you have returned home from conflict whole, and many of you have returned home wounded. And many of you served during peace time. We can never repay our veterans for their service to our nation and our people, we stand on the shoulders of our veterans and active duty as we go about our daily lives living free and taking for granted the security and protections our veterans and active duty have afforded us. Without our military, we would be a nation under attack constantly, it is because of our service members we sleep soundly at night, knowing that the life we went to bed with, will be the same life we awake with. That same certainty cannot be guaranteed to our active duty and veterans alike. The lives of our active duty change daily, and the lives of our veterans contain memories and nightmares of their service and constant reminders of their own sacrifices in the form of physical scars and PTSD. Please know you are not forgotten! Thank you Veterans! To our Patriot Woodworker's here today, many of you are veterans as well. Thank you for your service, in honor of your service to our nation and for our veterans as well from Canada, we ask that you reply to this topic by answering the following. What branch of service were you in? Where did you serve? What unit, group, were you in? What was your MOS or occupational military skill and job? What was the time frame of your service? Are you disabled as a result of your service? Also please feel free to honor friends and family who have served, are serving, or may no longer be among the living today. We'd love to hear your stories, memories, and your experiences. Thank you all, and thank you Veterans for your service!
  13. WOW! Yesterday delivered to my door was the full book version of the Lee Valley Fine Woodworking Tools Catalog. Over 490 pages of great drooling reading and bedtime dreams. I love the front cover, they are all Router Planes, look at the fantastic craftsmanship in these hand made planes, do you see the frogs!
  14. The United States Marine Corps traces its institutional roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed by Captain Samuel Nicholas by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775, to raise two battalions of Marines. That date is regarded and celebrated as the date of the Marine Corps' birthday. At the end of the American Revolution, both the Continental Navy and Continental Marines were disbanded in April 1783. The institution itself would not be resurrected until 11 July 1798. At that time, in preparation for the Quasi-War with France, Congress created the United States Marine Corps. Marines had been enlisted by the War Department as early as August 1797 for service in the new-build frigates authorized by the Congressional "Act to provide a Naval Armament" of 18 March 1794, which specified the numbers of Marines to be recruited for each frigate. Read more...... Links of Interest Marines.com Marine Corps 241st Birthday “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time” – Lewis B. Chesty Puller, USMC By V. Zveg for the Navy Art Collection [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Oil painting on canvas by V. Zveg, 1973, depicting Continental Sailors and Marines landing on New Providence Island, Bahamas, on 3 March 1776. Their initial objective, Fort Montagu, is in the left distance. Close off shore are the small vessels used to transport the landing force to the vicinity of the beach. They are (from left to right): two captured sloops, schooner Wasp and sloop Providence. The other ships of the American squadron are visible in the distance.
  15. Good Morning Patriot Woodworker's! This is your official wake-up call for the week! As usual we want to know what you did over the weekend, it does not matter if it's woodworking related, we just want to be nosy! So, what did ya get done, what did you not get done, did you get some shop time, or did you turn on the TV and watch sports all weekend, either way, drop us a line here and tell what the heck did you do. Also, what do you have on your woodworking, or life in general agenda for the coming week ahead? Please drop us a line here in this topic, and if you can spare a few, images please! Civic Duty Yep, it's that time of year again, and it's a duty we take seriously in our nation. Your vote counts, so head to the polls and make your voice be heard! My philosophy has always been, if you don't vote, you can't complain! Dale Felice's carving brings in funds for a young man Patriot Woodworker and Veteran Dale Felice is a carver, on a big scale. He uses his chainsaw to carve logs, and what comes out of those logs are some fantastic art pieces. One of his art pieces went up for auction to benefit Brady who was diagnosed with Sarcoma. We are so proud of Dale, our community was founded on the principles that Dale exhibits with his work and his "Give Back" attitude to causes that are near and dear to his heart. He frequently carves for benefits and auctions for law enforcement and veterans events. Thank you Dale for your service to our nation, and your continued service in the civilian world! Please drop by Dale's gallery image and drop him a note of encouragement and a thanks for his service at "Freedoms Landing". Dale Felice with Brady in image below: For more of Dales cravings see his album at: Spread the word Our community grows by word of mouth, since we are not backed by a major magazine, nor a major commercial entity, we do not have the built in member base like other forum communities have, we depend on you, our current members to let others know about our great community of woodworkers, so please contact your friends, and let them know we are here, and we welcome all! Eye candy image of the week By [Kane, John] [from old catalog] [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons
  16. Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworker's! And what a grand Monday it is! With Fall in full effect, the leaves are beginning to turn, and we are on our way to the Holidays soon enough! As we ask you each Monday morning, what is on your plate for the week ahead? What did you accomplish over the weekend? Inquiring minds want to know! I was able to get a little more work down this weekend on the headrest of a Claro Walnut Rocker I am building. Soon this chair will be finished and ready to go to a new home. For a look at my headrest fabrication please see at Head Rest Fabrication. I tried to get started on a Krenov style hand plane build this weekend but it just did not happen, other things happened! New Community Features The double posting issues have been worked out, in the past contributors would hit the post button, and sometimes double posts would show up, that is no longer an issue. Bug fixed! We now have a "Cancel" button at the editor, so if you change your mind and do not want to submit that post, just click on "Cancel" and you're set to go. The navigation is much easier to use now, the tabs at the top are now out front and center, allowing you to see the various navigation tabs instead of them being buried under other tabs. If you change your password you will now be presented with an email verification to ensure you were actually the one who changed your password. Before no verification went out. We keep adding to our community, and we hope you enjoy our new upgrades and features. Thanks for all your help to everyone, for your contributions, your creative projects, your participation here, and all your wonderful personalities! Have a wonderful week ahead! Eye candy image of the week By Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) - Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum; Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.541_bw_IMLS.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10956947 (Sawyers cutting a log block print, 1839)
  17. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our October what's it live and ready! So far we are 0 for 4! We just can't figure out what these wonderful examples of tools are! The image(s) below is the current 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! For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" So without further Adieu, "What's It!" Submit your answers (and fun commentary) in the reply box. And win a one year membership for MWTCA for your correct answer! Keep in mind, the MWTCA does not know what this item is either, the image was submitted by one of its members for us to research. Lets help MWTCA find an answer.
  18. Good Morning all! Here we go again, these weeks are just ticking off like crazy now, it seems just a few days ago we were celebrating the 4th of July, and here we are into Fall and heading to the Holidays! My goodness. What have yall been up too over the weekend? What did you create, what did you destroy! Did you get productive or were there just too many games on the tube to watch? How about them Cubs and Indians, whether you are a fan or not, I love the history behind these clubs and I am glad to see these guys hit the big time. This will be a fun series to watch. So, in this topic please leave us some information about your happenings the past couple days, and your plans over the next week, we love pictures so please show us what you have been up to. The Patriot Woodworker Departments We have many great areas in our community just waiting for you to contribute and share. Our software has so much to offer, all it needs is a little bit of love from our contributors! Gallery - Load your images into our gallery, create your own albums, or not, just pick your category and load your images up! If we do not have a fitting category, just ask, and we'll kick it around and create it. Blogs - One of our most under-utilized areas, blogging is a great tool for you to create a one off story, or a series of stories showing off your work or the process used. Please jump in and create a blog! Calendars - Do you have a club event you want to share with us? Or how about a veterans support event, or a woodworking show, really anything of interest is a great candidate to insert into our events calendars. Use our calendars, they are there for you! Links - We have a wonderful Links Directory that we created for you to share your favorite websites, and your own websites, it's easy and fun to use. Again, if you need a category, please ask and we'll create it. Downloads - Did you know you can submit your own home made plans, schematics and woodworking related files to share with everyone? You can! Just head on over to the Downloads area and submit your file. Chat - Ah the wonderful chat, jump in and chat with your friends real time! So there you have it, just a quick run down on what we have out there, for you, our contributors to use, share, and to help us advance our great craft of woodworking. Have a wonderful week ahead, and be safe, stay alert in your shops, and stay alert on the roads, we have rain in many areas of our country! Eye candy image of the week By Snyder, Frank R. Flickr: Miami U. Libraries - Digital Collections [No restrictions or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Subject (TGM): Woodworking; Vocational education; Students; Classrooms; Universities and colleges; Location: Oxford, Ohio
  19. Happy Fall from Easy Wood Tools! Dear Patriot Woodworkers, It's that time of year, when the morning air is crisp and the familiar smell of burning leaves fills the air. It's also time for us to grab our trusty Easy Wood Tools and get back into our workshops. We are proud to help make your projects fun and easy with our finely crafted woodturning tools and accessories. DIY! This Fall and Winter, we would like to showcase your DIY projects. Whether you make a special bowl, pen, or a wooden pirate's leg, we'd love to see what you've created. If you'd like us to share your own Do-it-Yourself project, grab your smart phone and send us a video, or send a picture (or three!) showing us all the Easy Wood Tools you used to create it! We'll proudly share your skills on our social media pages. We look forward to hearing from you! Happy Turning! Sincerely, The Team at Easy Wood Tools marketing@easywoodtools.com (866) 963-0294
  20. Good Morning All! What a glorious morning it is, and a wonderful Monday here on the west coast where temps feel more like fall, and I actually had to put a sweater on over the weekend! I love it. How have you been? What accomplishments can you brag about over the weekend? Anything is welcome here in this topic, woodworking, your team won over the weekend, a vacation you took? We are nosy, and we love pictures of your weekends. So feel free to drop us a note, and let us know how your weekend was, and what plans you may have for the week ahead, have a wonderful week Patriot Woodworker's! New feature for our community Please help us decide if we should keep the new "Forum Links" box above each forum category topic listing and posts listing. It's a quick way to get to another forum without having to back out of the current forum you are in. It is in Beta mode right now, testing and feeling if it's a good thing, or if too much is too much. Feel free to drop your feedback at Fast Jump. If we decide to keep it, we will remove the "Jump To" at the upper right area of our community. The quizzes are back! We asked Mr. Ralph Jones if he would come aboard and fire up his weekly woodworking quizzes, and he said he would! How cool is that? Since most of us are WOOD Forums leftovers, or migrators from back in the day (like myself) we are all familiar with Ralph's quizzes. Thank you Ralph for taking this job on, we appreciate you sir! Wounded warrior adopt a family project This year like last, we are embarking on a project to adopt our Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas. An organization we proudly support sponsors the Adopt a Family for Christmas project, and they reach out to us to provide a family of a Wounded Warrior the funds they need to have a Christmas. These families are in difficult times, and they need our help. We will fire this project up officially this week. There will be a raffle of some wonderful tools provided by our sponsors, and everyone is invited to participate, 100% of the proceeds will be sent to our adopted family. Follow this link to our Adopt a Family project from last year at Operation Ward 57 Adopt a Family so you can have an idea of how this works. (PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER THIS WEEK FOR DETAILS) Have a wonderful Monday folks, and keep up the great work, we are seeing some awesome work by you, and I'd like to personally thank you for helping us maintain such a warm and inviting community for all woodworkers, from all walks of life, without you, we could not be! Eye candy image of the week By Minnesota Historical Society [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  21. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our September what's it live and ready! So far we are 0 for 3! We just can't figure out what these wonderful examples of tools are! The image(s) below is the current 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! For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" So without further Adieu, "What's It!" Submit your answers (and fun commentary) in the reply box. And win a one year membership for MWTCA for your correct answer! Keep in mind, the MWTCA does not know what this item is either, the image was submitted by one of its members for us to research. Lets help MWTCA find an answer.
  22. Good morning, errr, good afternoon Patriot Woodworker's! A tad late today with this weekly topic. But better late than never in this case. What have you been up to this past weekend? What do you have planned for the week ahead? We want to know, we want images, and we want you to tell us what you got cooking! New Permanent Topic What's on Your Workbench? The above topic will be a permanent feature in our community, we would like to encourage all to snap a shot of your workbench, today, and everyday if you want, to show us what you have on your bench! Or what you don't have on your bench! Take a shot, load it up, no text, text, don't matter, we just want to see your bench! Speaking of benches Please drop by @Gerald's topic on his beautiful workbench build at BenchPIP. The Patriot Woodwiki Status: the current status of our wiki is in question at this point, we will have a wiki, but the time and energy involved in this project was not anticipated by yours truly, but rest assured, it will happen! I love open source information, and our wiki will be that, open source, for all to contribute, learn, share, and edit. If the subject has anything to do with wood, it can go in our wiki. Your patience is greatly appreciated! Please welcome our newest members As you were all welcomed to our community when you came aboard, so we should do with our newest members, please feel free to click on their profile links below, and welcome them! jttheclockman campasano Sush merya polar1 thepast08 budglo FlGatorwood The Patriots Pulse, please do not forget to visit your Patriots Pulse and submit your suggestions, ideas and gripes and kudos regarding The Patriot Woodworker community. Links Directory, you spoke and we implemented, so please head on over to the Links Directory and submit your links! If we are missing categories for your links, please notify us and we'll install the proper category for you. Have a wonderful week ahead! Eye candy image of the week By Andy Dingley (scanner) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons '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.
  23. Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworker's! It's great to be alive, woke up this morn and found the same beautiful lady that's been next to me over the last 25 years, I still know what day it is, I counted the fingers on my hands, and I wiggled my toes, check, check and check, all is well! Time to get to work! So, what are you all up to this grand day? What have you done in your shops over the weekend? What did you do in life over the weekend? What are going to do during this coming week! We love to know, we love to keep tabs, and we also really love to see any images you may have produced over the weekend or anytime for that matter. Projects, honey-do's, heck, the ball game you went to! We'd love to see it all. So step up and show us what you have been doing. I was able to get in the shop for a spell and make some progress on a Claro Walnut Rocker, and I made pretty good progress. There is a topic for the rocker going on right now. And I spent much of the weekend getting my Professional Land Surveyors application started and on its way for me to sit for the exam in April 2017. It was a pretty busy weekend now that I think of it! Here are some happenings in your beloved TPW community. The October 2016 MWTCA What's It is Live Blogs Lets Talk Photography by Gerald Cosman Hand Tool Workshops Offers Free Lifetime Membership to Wounded Vets by Frank Byers Small Patch's Life Musings by Jess (Small Patch) Community improvements Test Your Content Entry Skill Topic (you can practice your entry skills in this topic, upload images, files, play with text layout, use editing features. This is a sandbox area for you to play and get accustomed to our editing and image uploading features. On and Offline indicator (You'll now see a green or gray dot next to the members name. Green is online, gray is offline.) Please let us know how you like it, or dislike it. Thank you Patriot Woodworker's for being here, and making our community what it is today. Have a fantastic week ahead, and be well, be safe, and be happy! Eye candy image of the week Switzerland: children at a woodwork class with their teacher. Photograph attributed to H. Schlegel, ca. 1925 See page for author [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  24. We are pleased to kick off the first MWTCA "What's It" contest with this first topic on the subject, and many more to follow! So ladies and gentlemen, rev your engines, and get ready to let em rip! The image below is the current 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! For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" So without further Adieu, "What's It!" Submit your answers (and fun commentary) in the reply box. And win a one year membership for MWTCA! Keep in mind, the MWTCA does not know what this item is either, the image was submitted by one of its members for us to research. Lets help MWTCA find an answer. This item is 12 3/4" long
  25. Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworker's! This is your weekly check in and over all motivational topic for jumping out of bed on a wonderful Monday morning! So lets jump up, jump in and jump out into the shop and see what we have done over the weekend, and what we have planned for the week coming. So, what say you all, show your projects of the weekend here, and tell us what you are doing during the week ahead! TPW News We've been busy on our end making improvements in your community and just having fun with all the wonderful topics being submitted by all of us. In the back room we have cooked up something for our community, it has been in the works for awhile now since it was suggested by @steamshovel and we are very happy with the results. We have a new Links Directory where you can submit your favorite woodworking links, and based on the original suggestion, we can also share links that may benefit our veterans. See this tutorial on how you can submit your links to our directory. Our Gallery Lately we have had some beautiful work submitted by you. I thought we'd share some of those albums. Steven Krumanaker's bowls are beautiful - Gerald submitted some awesome work as well at Bowls and Platters - Steven Newman's Walnut Night Stand - Dale Felice's Chainsaw Carvings - These are just a few examples of your projects being submitted to our gallery. Keep up the great work folks, please share your work and use our gallery! The Patriots Pulse The Patriot Pulse forum has been a success, we've had many suggestions submitted, and many have been implemented, we'd like to also invite you to post your gripes and criticisms as well. We are not perfect, and if you see anything you do not like, or if you experience any aspect of our community that you feel is not right, please disclose it at The Patriot's Pulse. The last thing we want, is for you to be quietly upset at something here, and just leave us. Hey, we can fix it! Have a wonderful week ahead friends, as ol @Ralph Allen Jones always says, "Keep your hands more than 6" from the blade at all times" I think that is a direct quote! Eye candy image of the week. (By Olaf Meister - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16514577)

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