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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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)
  5. What's on your agenda this weekend! Well well here we are again folks, getting ready to launch into yet another weekend of fun and shop antics! As is our tradition here on The Patriot Woodworker we want to know, what have you got planned for your shops this weekend, projects, jigs, maintenance, customer stories, and or, life in general? What the heck is going on with you all this weekend? Please post some progress images too if you can, we love to see your work! And we'd also love to see your trip to the beach, your outing for the day, how about a picture of you? Yes, we are nosy, because we care and we like to see just what the heck is going on. Some happenings As some of you may know, we now have our new store open again. This time our Patriot Woodworker T-Shirts are featured along with some wonderful warm Patriot Caps! Why are they called Patriot Caps? Well because some wonderful young lady's hand crafted them, for the purpose of supporting our friends at Homes for Our Troops. All the proceeds minus shipping costs are donated to Homes for Our Troops when you purchase a warm cozy hand made cap. The proceeds from our T-Shirts go directly to supporting our community here, to help offset the costs of hosting fees and licensing dues. Click on STORE and support a great cause! Featured woodwork's Herb, or better known as @Dadio has introduced many of us to a bow sander. He has made a grip of these sanders for his buddies in his woodworking club. Way to go Herb! To see his topic on Bow Sanders click on the preceding link. Featured video I love woodworking from the past, I was perusing YouTube and found this really neat old video for a public service message for Vocational Videos. It's a wonderful video. Lastly Have fun folks!!! Take care, be safe in all you do, and we look forward to hearing all about your weekend plans.
  6. 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
  7. View File Workbench Magazine November-December 1965 Fire Engine Rocker 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. Another really old cool classic, for the kids, and an easy build and fun paint, this would make a wonderful project and ready for Christmas! Submitter John Morris Submitted 09/16/2016 Category Wooden Toys  
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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. Another really old cool classic, for the kids, and an easy build and fun paint, this would make a wonderful project and ready for Christmas!
  9. As I was perusing my old Workbench Magazines, I found this really cool old tutorial on using a Wood Turning Lathe, just thought you all may enjoy this throwback in wood turning. I have also uploaded a .pdf as well for your use. To see other plans we have been uploading from this really neat series of old Workbench Magazines, please go to File Downloads. If you have any interesting plans or schemas you'd like to upload to our digital library, feel free to do so, and if we need any extra categories to accommodate your files just drop us a line at "The Patriots Pulse" forum, and create a topic with your suggested file categories and we'll get the categories up and live for your use. Workbench Magazine November-December 1965 How to Use a Lathe.pdf
  10. View File Workbench Magazine November-December 1965 Modern Workbench 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. This schema is a very interesting version of a workbench. If you download and look at the schema, you'll not only have a great plan for a workbench, but you'll also see many parts that can be built separately for your own workbench, new or existing, there are quite a few great ideas in this schema. There are even details on building your own wooden vise, a very interesting vise at that. Enjoy! Submitter John Morris Submitted 09/07/2016 Category Shop Furniture  
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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. This schema is a very interesting version of a workbench. If you download and look at the schema, you'll not only have a great plan for a workbench, but you'll also see many parts that can be built separately for your own workbench, new or existing, there are quite a few great ideas in this schema. There are even details on building your own wooden vise, a very interesting vise at that. Enjoy!
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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. This is a wonderful download for everyone to use. I love this time period of furnishings, and I love the Danish style that has become once again very popular, as a matter of fact, Danish Modern is a timeless style, and it never gets old. Someday, I would love to make this set of chairs, and I will, they are beautiful. Have fun!
  13. View File Workbench Magazine November-December 1965 Danish Inspired Rocker and Chair 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. This is a wonderful download for everyone to use. I love this time period of furnishings, and I love the Danish style that has become once again very popular, as a matter of fact, Danish Modern is a timeless style, and it never gets old. Someday, I would love to make this set of chairs, and I will, they are beautiful. Have fun! Submitter John Morris Submitted 09/03/2016 Category Furnishings  
  14. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We want to say thank you for being such a wonderful part of the Easy Wood Tools family. We wish you a very Merry Christmas, Craig, Donna, and the entire crew here at Easy Wood Tools!
  15. Our eLetter is live at: eLetter: December 2014 (Merry Christmas) I'd like to congratulate a couple of our Patriot Woodworker's for making it into our newsletter series! The following members were recognized for their image and topic contributions on The Patriot Woodworker. Harry Brink, errrrr, I mean Santa Clause for gracing our community with his presence! Lew Kauffman, for his Celtic Knot Rolling Pin Series and his Jewelry Chests Project. Cliff, for his fantastic amazing aluminum sanding plate he built for his PM Lathe. Franklin Buckley, for his down to earth, no frills, but highly useful tool box that harkens back to a bygone era. And don't forget to read all about our up and coming raffle for a new Laguna Lathe! Merry Christmas!

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