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  • Welcome to The Patriot Woodworker, we are an online woodworking community with a focus on preserving the arts, craft and trades of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Within our community also exist the care and concern we share for our American military veterans and active duty. Throughout any given calendar year we create and organize fund raisers for various veterans organizations and individual veteran woodworkers as well.
    Join us, we would love you to join us at our online community forums by signing up at The Patriot Woodworker. Once you are signed up and logged in please take the time to let us know who you are and what your woodworking interests are, by going to the "Introduce Yourself" forum. There you can give us an idea of your skill level and areas of interest, and you can get to know the rest of the folks that make up The Patriot Woodworker. We hope to see you there!
    The Patriot Woodworker Forums, are alive and full of great content from woodworkers, trades people, and crafts persons alike. From our General Woodworking Forum to our Wood Turners Forum to our CNC Forum, and many in-between, you will surely find a forum that is fit for you. The Patriot Woodworker Forums consist of mature and drama-free participants, where respect is the word of the day and your topics and posts are free of judgement.
  • Apprentice Project

    Friends son has expressed a interest in woodworking.  As Ralph cannot nail two boards together he asked could I give his son some shop time and see where this leads.  I suspect this was to keep him from investing a lot of money on something that was nothing more than a passing interest.  Brent, his son, came over for a few nights and I mapped out what I needed for a storage bin.  Sat him down and asked him to draw out details.  He got the basics and then set about finding scraps I had of plywood

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    Woodbutcherbynight
    General Woodworking 75

    Drill Chuck question

    I have a Porter Cable cordless drill with a 3/8 keyless chuck and it is about 5 years old. I really like it.  However the keyless chuck has started coming loose and dropping what ever I have chucked in it. Is there anyway to rehab it to its normal gripping power or is a new chuck the only answer?

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    Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners March 20, 2019

    First day of spring!!!!!!!!! Let's hope Mother Nature cooperates with the calendar!     Our Patriot Turners- @HandyDan has upped his game with the pens he makes. Dan shows us how he changes the finish on the pen parts-   He explains the process using a video he found on YouTube-     What’s Coming Up-   Click on the above image for a link to the show's web site.     If you are anywhere near Lexington, KY this comin

    lew
    lew
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    Rikon 10-305

    Currently I have a older 3 wheel Craftsman benchtop BS as my 2nd saw to do curved work with.  Been considering upgrading to a Rikon 10-305.  Check the site and did not find anything that came up on a search.  Was wondering if anyone had experience or maybe some other suggestions for a benchtop bandsaw.  Already have a nice JET 14 inch for resawing and such, this is just for all other things.   https://www.amazon.com/Rikon-10-305-Bandsaw-Fence-10-Inch/dp/B0032YZB2S          

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    Woodbutcherbynight
    Tools, Research, Reviews and Safety 11
  • Education

    Education One of the many projects we are working on is a wiki for our online community. A wiki is a great way for woodworkers and enthusiasts to share their knowledge to others, and to impart their knowledge for others to learn from, and utilize as well for their own benefit. We hope you'll consider being a wiki contributor. Research Do you love researching? Do you like to write about subjects in a factual non-biased style? Do you like leaving your footprint of knowledge behind f

    John Morris
    John Morris
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    Who We Are

    About Us We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our American veterans and active duty, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join. Join us now! The Spirit of Our Forums First off you'll be a member of a very grown up group of woodworker's where drama is non-existent. Your discussion forum experience will be com

    John Morris
    John Morris
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    Volunteer

    Volunteer The Patriot Woodworkers are an all volunteer community, from the staff and hosts who run our online woodworking community to the members who frequent our forums, you'll find volunteers in all of us. We are not on a payroll, unless you consider the spiritual rewards gained from volunteering, as compensation. How you can help If you are a woodworker, and if you want to help us help our American veteran and honor both our veterans and active duty, then look no further than

    John Morris
    John Morris
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    Our Mission

    Objective Of course just like most online woodworking communities we are centralized in the arts, crafts, and trades that are woodworking. But, we have another focus in our Patriot Woodworker community, we are the only woodworking community that was founded on our care and concern for our disabled veterans. Mission 1st To create an online woodworking community that is sensitive and respective of the men and women who are serving and have served in our United States Military.

    John Morris
    John Morris
    Administrative Topics
  • Easy Wood Tools

    Introduction Easy Wood Tools manufactures wood turning tools and accessories all right here in The United States of America, it was only natural that a great American owned company like Easy Wood Tools, would team up with a great American woodworking online community such as The Patriot Woodworker's. Easy Wood Tools, Made in America, with American Labor, and sold to the world! Easy Wood Tools History In 2008 Easy Wood Tools began operations in Owensboro, KY as the first manufact

    John Morris
    John Morris
    Our Sponsors

    Woodcraft Supply

    Introduction Woodcraft Supply is one of the leading retailers in the industry of woodworking arts, crafts and trades. Read about how Woodcraft became a sponsor of our woodworking community. Woodcraft, supporters of our fighting men and women of our Armed Forces, and the Veterans our online woodworking community serves. Woodcraft History Founded in Boston in 1928, Woodcraft's operations were moved to Parkersburg, West Virginia in 1989. It's been 80 years since Woodcraft first beg

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    John Morris
    Our Sponsors

    Laguna Tools

    Introduction Laguna Tools owners Catherine and Torben Helshoj immigrated to the United States from Denmark and opened their business in the U.S. They are staunch supporters of our men and women in the Armed Forces here in the United States, they appreciate their hard work and sacrifices and give thanks in many ways. One way is to support The Patriot Woodworker’s projects that are geared towards our American Veterans and especially veterans with disabilities. Laguna Tools History L

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    John Morris
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  • Our picks

    • Workbench Magazine Jan-Feb 1967 China Rack
      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.
       
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    • Finished getting my new shop in order!!!
      Today I finally finished the set up for my garage since moving from Corona, CA to Bowling Green, KY!
      Got everything in its place but will have to tweak some things. The clamps are hung on the wall along with 6 saw horses. The 2 large metal shelves I got to go through all of it. When we get a new shed 1or both of those shelves will go into the shed. I am waiting now for some dust collection fittings for the new Saw Stop from Rockler. Since I do not have a dedicated dust collector,  I will use my Ridgid shop-vac. I knew I had to finally use those Rockler Gift Cards as they have been in my wallet for a long time.
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    • Center finding
      Something we do not talk about a lot is finding and marking the center on a piece of wood.
          1. The easy way is to mark a square blank with a line across opposing corners and where they cross is the center.
          2. A little more is a tool for lathes to find center on either square or round blanks and mark a line. With this tool you can do some irregular shapes by making several lines across the piece and select a spot in the center of all the marks. 
          3. Use a pencil in your hand extended but not to the center . Rubbing your finger on the edge of the blank mark all four sides and then select a spot roughly in the center of those marks.
       
         
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Who We Are

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We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our American veterans and active duty, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join. Join us now!

Objective

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Of course just like most online woodworking communities we are centralized in the arts, crafts, and trades that are woodworking. But, we have another focus in our Patriot Woodworker community, we are the only woodworking community that was founded on our care and concern for our disabled veterans.

Volunteer

Patriot Woodworker Volunteers

The Patriot Woodworkers are an all volunteer community, from the staff and hosts who run our online woodworking community to the members who frequent our forums, you'll find volunteers in all of us. We are not on a payroll, unless you consider the spiritual rewards gained from volunteering, as compensation.

Education

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One of the many projects we are working on is a wiki for our online community. A wiki is a great way for woodworkers and enthusiasts to share their knowledge to others, and to impart their knowledge for others to learn from, and utilize as well for their own benefit. We hope you'll consider being a wiki contributor.

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