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Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworkers! October 8, 2018

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Good Monday Morning!

Good Monday morning 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!


Latest Wiki Entries

Straight from a wonderful book about "American Woods", by Shelley E. Schoonover, published in 1951, we are moving her out of print, out of copyright contents over to our wiki. There will be two categories for the trees of North America, The Softwoods, and The Hardwoods. See the latest entries at the links below.


Western Hemlock

An excellent choice for architectural designs and interior flooring and wall panelings, with it's warm amber glow, the Western Hemlock has found its way into may homes and office spaces. Read more...

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Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir, the darling of the construction and woodworking industry, used in everything from the framing of structures to temporary supports in bridge construction, to the most modest arts and crafts projects, this wood species has gained a reputation of being both reliable and cost effective. Read more...



Grains and Figures in Wood

Burls, knots, medullary rays, annual growth rings, grains in the lumber such as wavy grain and cross grain, variations in the coloring matter irregularly distributed in the wood, or other distortion formed in the tree either from injury or the hazards of nature, form different patterns or figures in wood. Read more...



New Members

Please welcome @Glenn, @pdexter, @Tas to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Note: To leave a welcome message, simply click on their names, and at their profile page you can let them know how happy you are they are here!


Featured Topic

@Smallpatch (Jess) has a wonderful topic up regarding his choices for power carving attachments and tools. Great job Jess!


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