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Friday, Feb 21st, What's on Your Patriot Woodworker Agenda?

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One thing I have learned living in the South, if you don't like the weather, wait a couple of hours and it will change. Last week we had snow and freezing rain here, this week it is in the 70's and we had one of our first Sever Storms last night with 60 to 70 mile winds and today it is in the 70's and not a cloud in the sky.



We have Butter Cups already breaking through and coming up.


ning-img-3037-4860-44.jpgSeeing them reminded me of a song, "Build Me Up ButterCup". Anyone know who originally recorded it? I do just checking out the oldies from the 60's if you can remember them. LOL



While you are looking that up. What's on your Patriot Woodworker Agenda this weekend?


Here in my shop I am hard at working on the Cherry Chest.


ning-img-3032-4860-51.jpgA little more sanding and I should get the box portion together Saturday and start on the bottom and top trim. I am way way way behind on this one so I have got to push this hard. I am not sure how this wood is going to do, but on my moisture meter which only goes to 6% I don't even get a reading when I put it on this Cherry.



I am also trying to get ready for First Friday's Craft shows in Florence which begin the First Friday in March so I only have a couple of weeks. I have five large plus one in the house ready. Well these need to be branded and oiled but they are ready.


ning-img-3035-4860-90.jpgAnd I have five more in the first glue up and they will make five medium and five small boards, so this is the first 15 boards of the year.


ning-img-3034-4860-80.jpgI know you are going, I don't see five. Well they are sitting everywhere in the shop as I am working on too many projects at once again.



Also got the first coat of black paint on the TV stand. It has been raining so much I couldn't spray paint this and I needed to be outside. Should get the underside today at lunch.


ning-img-3036-4860-29.jpgSo it has gone from this to the black but taken about two weeks.


ning-img-2923-4860-62.jpgning-img-2987-4860-89.jpgSo I am getting there with all of this going on at the same time plus doing a little picking in between.



So what about the rest of you Patriot Woodworkers, what are you working on this weekend, new projects, jigs, restoration of old tools, adding to the shop, rearranging the shop, cleaning the shop, or just laying around waiting on the spring to get going? We here at TPW love to see your projects and share what we are doing with you. So come on don't be bashful and post those projects here. It is fun to see them progress from the beginning to the end.



I'm waiting, don't disappoint me, I want to see some projects with pictures this weekend. Get out in the shop and make some sawdust.




John Moody
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“Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.†Shaker Saying

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I got nothing happening these days as other stuff keeps getting in the way. I have a number of projects waiting to get going, but the time just keeps slipping away with other things that take priority. We have our son and daughter in law coming out on the 28th from Indianapolis for a few days so we have a lot to get ready in the house and back yard as we will be having a big open house for all of their friends. I have been working on our taxes the past couple of days getting everything sorted and organized. Today I should be able to actually start on doing the input on the computer and should have it all done tonight (hopefully). So maybe next week I will be able to get some woodworking done.

Oh...I did do some woodworking yesterday! My wife had a bunch of paint brushes that she bought for her classroom and they had really long handles on them that needed to be cut down. She marked one where she wanted it cut and then I bundled them all together with a rubber band and cut them on the miter saw and then sanded the ends. That was only 5 minutes worth of woodworking, but it counts!!! :-)




Allen Worsham
Corona, CA

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'Graze in every man's field, but always give your own milk.'
J. Vernon McGee

“Our greatest fear should not be that we won’t succeed,
but that we will succeed at something that doesn’t matter.â€
D.L. Moody

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Greetings from sunny and warm Tucson.
Took the grandkids to see the big rodeo parade yesterday. Estimated that there were 250 K spectators. Glad we had grandstand seats reserved. It’s supposed to be the largest non motorized parade in the country. To give you a hint of the flavor of the celebration: The Sherriff’s posse men’s vocal group sang all of Frankie Laine’s greatest hits and a bunch of the Sons of the Pioneers songs.
Saw every Miss…..whatever…. in the state, almost every marching band that had a bus, and hundreds of horses and riders and horses pulling coaches, wagons and sulkies. Percherons and Clydesdales, Pintos and Paso Finos, Paints and Palominos… lots of horses. It was quite a spectacle.


Oh yes, on the way back to the car we got to watch a couple of cowboys trying to catch a runaway horse. He was in the street, a four lane busy street. Poor guy was frightened near to death. One of the cowboys managed to get a lasso over his head and corralled him. Tucson drivers just take loose horses in stride. Every body stopped and no one blew their horn...or their cool.

Later today, Phyllis and I are headed to Green Vally to visit with a woodworking friend from BC, then, back here to mask doors and windows on son’s new garage. We’ll get the first coat of primer on tomorrow. It's stucco. That's good and that's bad.

See ya’ll Monday, probably. Have a fun weekend everyone.




Gene
'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Gene that sounds like a lot of fun. Hope you got some pictures and will share a bit of it with us.




John Moody
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That sounded like some heavy woodworking Allen, I hope you didn't hurt your shoulder! LOL



Hey at least you got to turn on a piece of equipment and make some noise and dust.

Allen Worsham said:


I got nothing happening these days as other stuff keeps getting in the way. I have a number of projects waiting to get going, but the time just keeps slipping away with other things that take priority. We have our son and daughter in law coming out on the 28th from Indianapolis for a few days so we have a lot to get ready in the house and back yard as we will be having a big open house for all of their friends. I have been working on our taxes the past couple of days getting everything sorted and organized. Today I should be able to actually start on doing the input on the computer and should have it all done tonight (hopefully). So maybe next week I will be able to get some woodworking done.

Oh...I did do some woodworking yesterday! My wife had a bunch of paint brushes that she bought for her classroom and they had really long handles on them that needed to be cut down. She marked one where she wanted it cut and then I bundled them all together with a rubber band and cut them on the miter saw and then sanded the ends. That was only 5 minutes worth of woodworking, but it counts!!! :-)




Allen Worsham
Corona, CA

allenworsham@earthlink.net

'Graze in every man's field, but always give your own milk.'
J. Vernon McGee

“Our greatest fear should not be that we won’t succeed,
but that we will succeed at something that doesn’t matter.â€
D.L. Moody



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We left arizona yesterday and are now spending a few days with my parents and sister's family in Texas. I do plan to see arch for some mesquite logs to saw into turning blanks so does that count for woodworking?


Round Barn WoodCrafts, Plymouth WI
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Need to install a lid on a toy, er tool chest, and maybe get some varnish on it.........Got some plugs to glue in first.   



Have to install a couple cleats under the lid's ends.    There is a back crack near one end, and I need to at least slow it down.   Cleats would help keep things flat, and maybe seal out the dust....   Top is getting flatterning-dscf0042-4869-42.jpg?width=721S L O W L Y....




Planer? I'm the 'planer', and these are what I use...

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looks like it is coming along nicely Steve.




steven newman said:


Need to install a lid on a toy, er tool chest, and maybe get some varnish on it.........Got some plugs to glue in first.   



Have to install a couple cleats under the lid's ends.    There is a back crack near one end, and I need to at least slow it down.   Cleats would help keep things flat, and maybe seal out the dust....   Top is getting flatterning-dscf0042-4868-97.jpg?width=721S L O W L Y....




Planer? I'm the 'planer', and these are what I use...



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I'm in the middle of a custom cabinetry job so tomorrow I'll be making three raised panel doors for the cabinets that I made late this week.  This has been an interesting but challenging job.  Sure glad it pays well.




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John, that counts as woodworking. Cutting wood makes sawdust, the it is woodworking. Have a great trip.



John Hechel said:

We left arizona yesterday and are now spending a few days with my parents and sister's family in Texas. I do plan to see arch for some mesquite logs to saw into turning blanks so does that count for woodworking?

Round Barn WoodCrafts, Plymouth WI
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 I've had a very non glorious month and it's still going on


I started a  wood and steel Tripod -  it's a  a rip off of the flagship Reis tripod - that is coming along slowly but stalled coz of all the abrasive blade steel work I gotta do and I need to be out of doors for all the sparks.




Then there has been all the shop cleaning - I am that guy who never - ever - cleans anything  until the sawdust is so deep that I need snowshoes to traverse the shop floor.  Well the snowshoes stopped being sufficient and I don't know what kind of wax to use on my skis for sawdust so it was time.



I've been doing some work on my over head storage units.  They needed handles so I bought some steel and TIG welded them up.  I could have made them from wood but I need the practice and I like working metals too.



I've been dragging my feet on my Brewery Build for  SSSoooOOooOOooOOooOOo long.   Possibly out of laziness but mostly out of distraction with other things and the compounding problem of hitting  technical walls  in the electronic design and hitting walls about some of the mechanical design coz I gotta make things where no solution is available  in the market.   But I've been plugging at that too.


One of my"issues" is the sink.  Nothing I've seen commercially seems to work and I don't want to spend the $$$$$ for a restaurant type item  So I'll either have to TIG one  up from SST  flat stock or fab one from concrete.



So February and January too have been beastly slow,  no glory, no pretty things, not a lot of woodworking, but a weird mix of busywork


 


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 ..I don't want to spend the $$$$$ for a restaurant type item..


would there be a supplier of used equipment in your area? Might be a little cheaper.

Cliff said:


 I've had a very non glorious month and it's still going on


I started a  wood and steel Tripod -  it's a  a rip off of the flagship Reis tripod - that is coming along slowly but stalled coz of all the abrasive blade steel work I gotta do and I need to be out of doors for all the sparks.




Then there has been all the shop cleaning - I am that guy who never - ever - cleans anything  until the sawdust is so deep that I need snowshoes to traverse the shop floor.  Well the snowshoes stopped being sufficient and I don't know what kind of wax to use on my skis for sawdust so it was time.



I've been doing some work on my over head storage units.  They needed handles so I bought some steel and TIG welded them up.  I could have made them from wood but I need the practice and I like working metals too.



I've been dragging my feet on my Brewery Build for  SSSoooOOooOOooOOooOOo long.   Possibly out of laziness but mostly out of distraction with other things and the compounding problem of hitting  technical walls  in the electronic design and hitting walls about some of the mechanical design coz I gotta make things where no solution is available  in the market.   But I've been plugging at that too.


One of my"issues" is the sink.  Nothing I've seen commercially seems to work and I don't want to spend the $$$$$ for a restaurant type item  So I'll either have to TIG one  up from SST  flat stock or fab one from concrete.



So February and January too have been beastly slow,  no glory, no pretty things, not a lot of woodworking, but a weird mix of busywork


 




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I'm installing some "Faux" blood wood cabinets. I'll post more picture and comments soon about this project.



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Those are awesome looking! Can't wait to see where they are going.




Richard McComas said:


I'm installing some "Faux" blood wood cabinets. I'll post more picture and comments soon about this project.



ning-largecabinet-4861-92.jpg?width=721




Somewhere in Kenya.... a village is missing its idiot!

Alaskans for Gobble Warming.




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