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  1. 12 points
    Well, looks like I may be coming up for air soon! Been since the beginning of August since I've done some serious work in my shop. I just finished cleaning up and making my shop look like a workable space, and I set my Curly Maple Shaker Rocker on the bench that I started 5 months ago. I'm feeling pretty good here. I have my shop back! Dogs are enjoying the space too. I will sleep good tonight, the world is right again! Happy dogs!
  2. 7 points

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    You may want to update that picture on your bulletin board. John
  3. 6 points
    Gene Howe

    Early Christmas

    The guy in the brown truck just dropped of an early Christmas gift from me to me. It's a Stanley Sweetheart #62. A low angle jack plane. Destined for shooting board duty, among other things. Ain't she a beauty? The wife's gift is in transit. Thought about getting a plane for her, too. Settled on a birthstone ring. Probably a good thing.
  4. 5 points

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    Those dogs are happy! That one's tail is just a blur!!
  5. 5 points
    Sort of baby sitting my daughters' aching knee.
  6. 5 points
    What's your hurry, you planning on moving?
  7. 5 points
    Working on a small stool (wooden type) for the shop to replace the dilapidated bench that was left here by the previous home owners- 50 years ago.
  8. 5 points
    John, Glad to hear you're upright and some what mobile again. I "swear" 'I didn't step on a crack to break your back.' At least that's the story I'm going with... Early morning swim transportation today, then took my Step-father to his monthly eye appointment for injection #133...little over 11 years he's been doing this on what started as an experimental treatment for macular degeneration...At almost 91, he is the nation's medical "poster child" as the longest successful treated patient..Since June '17 when the doctor tried a new medicine, significant improvement has occurred. After, late lunch, couple errands, then PU'd one from swim practice and the other later tonight after the basket-ball game. Tomorrow transport the girls early to catch their bus for an away Saturday double-dual meet...Back to PU my Step-father, meet my brother then on to attend a Memorial Remembrance Service for Mom (and others) conducted by the Funeral Home. Sunday, church, quick lunch, then attend the Christmas Parade in our county seat. Oldest grandson's Cub Scout troop is marching in the parade. They'll be pushing shopping carts throughout the route collecting can & dry box goods for distribution to local Food Pantry's. Last, hope to complete reading the latest book draft from TPW's very own author, Doc @olbuck. Then the hard work begins.
  9. 4 points
    Every year I get out my blower and play lefherd wrangling the leaves in my yard into a pile of leaves no less than 40 feet long by ten feet wide and 4 feet high. It's a ten hour job. Can't be done in two days because it totally dominates the drive way This year I haven't. I was in my local equipment guy's place where I got my mower and back pack and chain saws and - - and - - and . I ask how much I'll pay for that gizmo that can go on m Ferris 48" Zero turn that shreds and collects the leaves. . We chat a bit and toss numbers around that seem like too much. Then he brightens and volunteers that he'd got a guy with an older model he wants to sell and it's got it's own engine and everything. We agree on a price and he's going to get it for me tune it up fix anything that needs fixing and bob's yer uncle. I'm happy about not blowing leaves.
  10. 4 points
    Where has this year gone? Wow, here we are the first day of December. Sorry I️ have been a bit absent the past few weeks but we have been hustling to finish inventory for a large three day show. To make things even harder, last Friday I threw my back out and pinched a nerve in my leg making it numb from my hip to my knee. My wife and two sons took over and helped finish up an order and projects we needed for the show. I’m upright now but the leg is still numb and the back is tender. We are setup and doing well at the show. Covered cost the first morning so now we are in the black the rest of the way. We will finish up at 5:00 pm Saturday. Sunday we are going to take a little down time and get ready to finish up Christmas orders. So no shop time but show time this weekend. What’s on your agenda? We love to hear about and see all the wonderful projects. Tell us about your weekend plans as you ready for Christmas.
  11. 4 points

    Coming Up For Air (woodworking)

    Your shop looks nice and clean,John, and you are doing great on the chair. You might want to fix the rope on the stool before it all unwinds. Herb
  12. 4 points
    trying to make us retired types look bad...
  13. 4 points
    I am hoping I can get into the shop and hang some lights at some point this weekend. I think I will wear this shirt starting when I get home tonight and see if the wife gets the hint: I will let you know if it works
  14. 3 points

    Early Christmas

    Gettin' smart in your old age Nice looking plane!
  15. 3 points

    It's that day again.

    set the clock 65 minuets ahead... kill the alarm when it chimes... roll over and get an hour of snooze...
  16. 3 points

    daughters knee surgery

    When I stayed before I had trouble with my oxygen dropping alittle bit. That might be another reason they decided to keep me again for the night. I assume she chose home therapy. I decided to go to therapy at our local hospital instead of at our home. I got at least one more week then I'll be done with that. I wish her well.
  17. 3 points
    It Was Al B

    daughters knee surgery

    My daughter had planned on going home the same day, but, she developed a little problem getting blood pressure back to normal so the doctor kept her overnight. She's home now and today the nurse and therapist arrived and spent a couple of hours here.
  18. 3 points

    It's that day again.

    5 min x 30 days = 150 minutes/ mo 150 minutes/ 60 minutes = 2-1/2 hours/mo 2.5 hours x 12 mo = 30 hours annually or... The equivalent of 3-1/2 nights of total lost sleep... Hope this helps...
  19. 3 points
    lunch and a nap.. got up too late for breakfast...
  20. 3 points
    I use the "cabinetmaker's triangle system" It's really quite foolproof if you keep your mind on right. I mark out rough cuts/board selection with blackboard chalk. It erases easily with a little "Mouth liquid" When I fix chairs, I only need one mark on every piece. The back spindles get marked A, B, C,.. left to right. Legs and stretchers get marked clockwise 1,2,3,4. If there are two stretchers on a piece, the top is 1, the next one down 1', etc. The silly method of having to write "right leg front" "AA-AA, BB-BB" etc. is just stupid. http://www.finewoodworking.com/2007/02/06/marking-system-keeps-track-of-parts https://blog.lostartpress.com/2012/12/18/the-french-triangle-is-superior/
  21. 3 points

    Information and encouragement for beginners

    blue tape is one of my favorite tools. use it all the time to mark parts. what they are, what the final orientation is, relevant dimensions. and it comes off really nice and clean, so later finishing is not messed up. keep several rolls handy next to the clamps
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    Racked my geometry brain this morning. Making some doors with a glass inset. Let's see, 3/4" stock, 2 1/2" wide rails and stiles, 3/8"x1/2" rabbet for the glass. 1/4" through tenon (bridle joint). Cheeks of tenon piece (rail) offset to allow for rabbet in the back (2.5" on one side, 2 1/8" for the other side) Make sure everything is square. Kept saying to myself "rabbet side up" , "face side out," "depth of cut set right", etc. Made a set up joint then jumped in.
  24. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    It's that day again.

    Had to break down and get a new alarm clock. Those digits clicking over kept me awake. But, I can't figure out how to set this new one. That's OK. I have an internal alarm. It's called a bladder.
  25. 2 points
    “I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.” - Charles M. Schultz Taking the time to design, planning the execution...that will minimize mistakes. Most importantly, good planning and execution should always have safety in mind. Making mistakes with a project piece is one thing...(need I finish...?)

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