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  1. 16 points

    Wife's art cabinet

    Here are a couple of pics of a storage cabinet I built for the wife. She found one of my WWing mags and made the "request" (Ha!) w/o the attendant "please". Who am I to resist SWMBO? I did garner a few points for it, though. hat
  2. 14 points
    John Morris

    A Danged Good Community

    Just a good danged community of woodworkers, thank you all for being here. Whenever I come here, my spirit is renewed, I rejoice, I thank God for the trees He provides for the lumber I use, and I thank you all for broadening my view and exposure to the art, trades, and craft that is woodworking. Everyone here is greatly appreciated, I am personally humbled you all see this lil corner of the world known as The Patriot Woodworker, worthy of your time. And each time I leave our community here, I'm ready for the world, and I feel like DANCING! JUST LIKE THIS!
  3. 13 points
    Gene Howe

    One small flaw

    Age diminishes my speed but, not the quantity of mistakes. However, the mistake quality may have improved. But, that may just be my aging eyes...or, my attitude.
  4. 13 points
    steven newman

    One small flaw

    Used to have a 2-1/2 car garage as a shop...with a woodburner for heat......never made a mistake, just made more heat Reason I tend to work so slow nowadays.....avoids the mistakes from happening.... in theory....
  5. 13 points

    One small flaw

    just last week, i carefully glued up some wood to make a recipe box for my wife. had the length measured, with some excess, so i could cut the sides and have the grain chase around the corners. then time to cut the sides in sequence. first three went great...uh oh, last piece looks a little short. re-measure....crap. set the fence wrong, every piece was too long. had to start over from scratch. this was the result of attempt #2. even this piece has a few mistakes, but it's going to have to do.
  6. 12 points


    Hi All! I figgered instead of piggy-backing on my raised door thread I would start a new one for the Crosses. I have MLK Day off, so it’s a 3 day weekend. With the impending swirling vortex of doom forecast for tomorrow I got all my honey do list items done today. So when I did finally get down to the shop today, I had to clean and organize it. It was a mess LOLOL. I had started installing/assembling the Incra Miter Sled I bought with the Shopsmith, I finished that today, and had to figure out how to store it. I made some brackets that went on the inside of cabinet doors. Course I got too rambunctious with the impact driver and put a screw through the door , and I had to remove the two shelves and cut them back an inch so the miter sled would fit. Of course being the smart guy I am, thinking a step or two ahead, I took the inch off on the side that had the finished edge on it now leaving me with 4 bare wood (or substitute) edges. I also had bought a True Trac system when I bought the SS. The tracks had been being stored on top of some of the cabinets. Drove me crazy, didn’t like them up there, needed a ladder/stool to get to them, was keeping me up nights LOL. So I figured out that there was a 4 inch spec under the cabinets. The doors extended down 4 inches from the inside of the cabinet. I put up a shelf that would hold the trac system, and give me easy-peasy access. On my next shop day for the shop, I have an ibox to unbox and set-up, a hingecrafter to unbox and look at, and an Incra LS-TS fence positioned to unbox/set-up, figure out, and find a place to store it. Tomorrow all Crosses all day, until they’re cut/glued/assembled or I run out of day (plus the requisite snow removal as needed). On a serious note, I hope everyone stays safe during this storm.
  7. 12 points

    A Danged Good Community

    I’ve been told my dancing more resembles a giraffe on stilts. I’d like to thank John for the compliment of it being good for him that he got exposed to me LOLOLOL
  8. 12 points
    We finally finished the Hickory Slab Desk and got it delivered to its new home. My son Josh did a lot of the work on this and did an outstanding job. We completed the slab shelves some time back and then waited on a remodel and us as we got behind also. But it looks good and they are excited to start using it. Today I’m working on the legs for the Red Elm kitchen island. The last shelve is glued and ready for sanding. Hopefully I’ll get all the legs done this weekend and this will be ready for finish the first of the week. So what’s on your agenda this weekend? I love to see your projects and see what your working on. Share your plans and projects and post those pictures. Whatever you do, have fun and be safe.
  9. 11 points
    Ron Altier

    Plywood ball

    This is a very unusual ball. The natural designs in the grain are quite unexpected
  10. 11 points

    One small flaw

    And all this time I thought my membership in the AOF was in the Association of Old Farts
  11. 11 points

    One small flaw

    My recent qualification as an Old Fogey in the Ancient Order of Fossilhood requires that I work slower. hat
  12. 11 points
    Ron Altier

    Twine winder

    Its been cold and nasty, so I haven't been able to do much in my unheated half of my garage, I call it my shop My wife makes ALL kinds of craft things, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. She asked me to make her a colorful ( I call it "twine winder") Its intended use it to keep your craft twindings stored there. However my wife is also going to use it to display all the colorful twine (she made it) She wanted it made with colorful wood and gave me mixed dimensions. Yep, mixed. "I want it from here to here and about this wide."
  13. 11 points

    One small flaw

    I have learned the hard way to first think about a possible repair and then decide if the risk is worth the effort. Usually, as said so often by others, is "I am the only one who will notice it". In almost all cases involving a small flaw with finish such as shellac, any attempt at repair usually spreads like a grass fire around the original small flaw . Regardless of fix or not, I remember it and the small voice in my head gently tells me about it during the next project. hat
  14. 11 points
    Did you lose it? White ones can hide in the snow.
  15. 11 points


    The 3 samples are done. I went over to the lady who lives across the parking lot from us (She is the person who was the impetus for me wanting to make some Crosses) to get her to tell me what her preference would be. She had her sister over (was planning on making her one) her brother (who I’m supposed to go metal detecting with), and two of her friends there. The Crosses were very well liked by them. One of the friends had lost her husband just 3 months ago, and she started crying when I said I was gonna make Crosses for all of them. I do believe the Lord does work in mysterious ways. I posted the same pictures on Facebook that I posted here, and they seem to be really resonating with people. I was planning on making 16 Crosses, I think I may be up to 24 now. I get two Crosses out of a 3/4 x 5 x 24 inch piece of Cherry, and I’ve been buying them 4 at a time, so 8 Crosses per delivery. Scroll sawing seems to be making straight lines or curved lines, I am excellent at both. The bad part is my curved lines are when I’m trying to go straight, and my straight lines are when I’m trying to make a curve, DOH! My S’s look like Z’s, and my Z’s look like S’s. Small patch I have Rapid Resizer, and have had issues with using it (my fault, I’m just not that smart) I used my wife’s stencil kit to cut out the lettering on the samples, and rapid resizer has answered my e-mail today, so I should be able to use it going forwards, like on the Crosses I’m going to give out. I thank you for sending me there.
  16. 11 points
    Desk is done, posted in an Album....on "vacation" from the shop, until I discover another project to do... Book seemed to fit in with this desk.....
  17. 11 points
    steven newman

    1st Project of the year?

    Last of the plugs were done...bit of sanding, here and there...then tried to stain the entire thing... Only areas that will show. Brush on the Minwax Dark Walnut stain....working on a section at a time, then put the brush down, and wipe the excess stain off, then move and repeat. Trying to figure out which light settings I need...as things are not quite this "red" Still needs a coat or two of Clear Gloss Poly....and a camera expert to do the photo shoot... Almost done...stay tuned...
  18. 11 points

    Woodworking projects

    A few more
  19. 11 points

    Woodworking projects

    Like I tell my grand-daughters Lissa, no matter how good you are or how many records you set, there will always be someone who eventually comes along that will outdo you. Along the same lines, my dad used to tell me "if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well or not doing at all." He told me a lot of other things too, but this being a family friendly site, I can't put those in writing. Point is, don't be intimidated by what others can or have done. No matter the project, it will never meet YOUR expectations as we are our own worse critics. The trick is finding that balance between perceived perfection, personal satisfaction of a job well done and contentment. Your genre will be ever evolving that is until you find something you might truly be passionate about. I'm 66+ y/o and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up assuming of course I live long enough to grow up. Now go out in the shop and make something....oh did you see those squirrels over there? Wonder what they're up to?
  20. 11 points


    Yeah, that’s why I wanted to relocate them somewhere I can access them without a ladder. I had actually forgotten I owned the system. I also have to mount the slide onto the circular saw on the next shop day shopday. Yeah, but fun. I dunno bout the rest of the WWers here, but I enjoy working on the shop as much as in the shop. When I had a boat, it was in a slip for the season, and I enjoyed being on it, cleaning it, as much as fishing on it. The elder I get, the easier it is to amuse meself.
  21. 11 points
    Warped & Twisted

    Tabs on the Weather...

    If anyone needs help I'd be glad to bring my plow over and help you out.
  22. 10 points
    Cleaned the shop over the weekend... Not sure how long it will stay this clean... Spent today in a meeting...Brother, Sister, and I met with a trustee....and spent over 1/2 an hour, almost an hour....signing paperwork....related to Mom's estate...Will get another meeting in a few weeks or so, to finalize things. Shop was closed today....may be next weekend before I get motivated... Even this was cleaned up...
  23. 10 points

    hip replacement

    Well, no drinking and driving.
  24. 10 points
    steven newman

    1st Project of the year?

    Be warned..Daughter has a few "little thins" she wants built....by spring....As for this desk...finish is done, awaiting transport to Huber Heights, OH.... Somehow, that book just seemed to fit this desk's style... Could have put a railing along the top edge at the back....except those tend to get broken way too easily... pen/pencil tray seemed to come out about right.. Probably see more Sharpies than pencils... Think I'll call this done. Vacation from the shop? maybe a good clean up? thanks for following along..
  25. 10 points
    Gene Howe

    Woodworking projects

    Once...just once, I made more than one of a thing. 26 routed candy dishes. Since then, it's all been one offs. But, I think that's about to change. I'll soon be making boxes by the dozen. But, the woods will change and, the lids will all be different. Some carved, some lasered and some plain. Should be fun...if I can keep those squirrels at bay.

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