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    Looks like a white Christmas for us

    Mother Nature sure give me a Christmas present and she didn't even put a nice red bow on it. We got about 4"--5" of snow and I got to go out and push that white stuff around and then clear a spot for the dogs. O well all in a day of the spirit of Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!
  2. 2 points
    Fred Wilson

    For My Son

    Sometime last summer, my son found and remembered a saying that he found. Told me it would make a great plaque. Being that he was a paratrooper and jumped into Panama and led the French on their "end run" into Iraq during Desert Storm, I had to do something special that was just for him. This plaque is the finished project. Oh, yeh, the jump wings - - before we did our 14,500 foot jump a couple af years ago, he placed a bag in my pocket and told me to give it back to him after we jumped. In the bag was his jump wings and his comment was "I jumped with these wings and now you have jumped with my wings. The patch on the plaque are those wings. Thought it would make it very special to the both of us. Anyhow, sorry for my ramblings, here's the picture. From flying, to jumping, to fighting on the ground. Got it all covered. Merry Christmas, son.
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    The Patriot Woodworker has crossed a new threshold!! Yesterday our 2,000th member joined the site. Help me welcome Ksvet06.
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    You can buy painter pyramids Or you can make your own. Waiting to try these out. Some scrap melamine MDF and a few biscuits Keeps the project off the table and allows staining or finishing without sticking to the table top or paper. If the back side of something needs finishes and might not be super critical, you can do both sides at once. For example, put these in the hinge holes and pull/knob holes after you've put finish on the back, then do the front and edges.
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    Looks like a white Christmas for us

    I can't believe you said that...
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    Looks like a white Christmas for us

    ° vs º hmm...where's the beef?!
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    can't get him to leave... at least he brought chow on the hoof w/ him....
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    For the Dog Lovers

    Inner Strength If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills, If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it, If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,If you can overlook when people take things out on you when,through no fault of yours, something goes wrong, If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, If you can face the world without lies and deceit, If you can conquer tension without medical help, If you can relax without liquor, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, If you can do all these things, Then you are probably the family dog.
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    For the Dog Lovers

    NOTICE TO PEOPLE THAT VISIT MY HOME.... 1. The dog lives here you don't. 2. If you don't want dog hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. 3. Yes he has some disgusting habits and so do you. What is your point? 4. OF COURSE HE SMELLS like a dog. What is your point? 5. It's his nature to sniff your crotch. Please feel free to sniff his. 6. I like him a lot better than I like most people. 7. To you he is a dog. To me he is my adopted son, who is short, hairy, walks on all fours, doesn't speak clearly and I do not have a problem with any of these things. 8. Dogs are better than kids: They eat less. Don't ask for money all of the time. Easier to train, hence mind better. Usually comes when called. Never drive the truck or car. Don't hang out with drug-using friends. Don't worry about having the latest fashions. Don't wear my clothes. Don't need a gazzillion dollars for college.
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    Looks like a white Christmas for us

    Didn't know whether to hit "Thanks" or "Confused"! Now THAT's more my speed! But I've always used alt 248 for ° (15º) Oh, I see... there's a size difference! Does size matter? John
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    Looks like a white Christmas for us

    Oh my goodness! I can only hope that is not a bad thing...LOL I got these memorized from taking German class a few years ago and I added a bonus below: alt 132 = ä alt 142 = Ä alt 129 = ü alt 154 = Ü alt 148 = ö alt 153 = Ö alt 225 = ß alt 0128 = € alt 167 = º (61º F or 100º C)
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    Just noticed (RESOLVED)

    I just noticed that on the tool bar at the bottom of the page is in bold lettering now. I remember Stick asking if it could be made bold instead of ghost printing, awhile back. Thanks John for taking care of that. It is so much easier to see. Herb
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    Our sponsors who made this raffle possible Introduction Our winners have been chosen and our sponsored family has already started receiving their gifts! On behalf of our entire woodworking community here at The Patriot Woodworker, we want to thank wholeheartedly every single member and guest and our very important sponsors Woodcraft, Laguna Tools, and Easy Wood Tools, for their participation in this grand annual tradition of ours, sponsoring a Wounded Warrior or Gold Star Family for Christmas. We are thankful for all the support this family received and all the wishes and commentary and positive vibes that were sent our way in order to help facilitate what probably turned out to be our most successful Christmas project yet. As a matter of fact it was so successful, we will sponsor two families next year! The Raffle As you all know our main source of funding this project was through our raffle. Our sponsors donated tools and machinery to this project, and those items are raffled off. 100 percent of the proceeds are used for the family project. Since this is a game of chance, your odds increase with the amount of tickets you purchase. We had some big purchasers, and we had some small purchasers, and we had purchases in between. But one thing all our raffle purchasers have in common, is they all have a huge heart! In that sense, all raffle purchases carry equal weight. In a perfect world, everyone who participated would walk away with a gift, but we also know for many that is not the purpose, they just wanted to help. Also, if you did not directly participate in this project, you have to understand, just by being a member here, and participating in our forum community, is in itself helping this project and our community overall, we need your daily participation and forum activity, without it we don't have a community! So even if you did not purchase a raffle ticket, but you are here being active, you are then a very important part of this entire community called The Patriot Woodworker. I guess what I am trying to say is, thank you, and thank you, we greatly appreciate everyone who participated, every single person who had anything to do with this raffle and we are completely grateful. The Winners So, without further adieu let us announce the winners in the order they were chosen! Winners, please use our private messaging service to leave your shipping address to receive your awards, we will also contact winners via email for notifications. If you are not a member, we will acquire your shipping address through the email notification, thank you! Laguna Tools Gift Certificate, $500.00 Value was awarded too: Herbert C. Stoops @Dadio Full Size Set of Easy Wood Turning Tools, $389.97 Value was awarded too: @Grandpadave52 Woodriver Benchtop Spindle Sander, $169.99 Value was awarded too: Allen Worsham @Allen Worsham Rikon Slow Speed Grinder, $139.00 Value was awarded too: Lewis Kauffman @lew Special thanks In addition to all the support we had for this project, we also have a few members we want to thank for their additional cheer leading and support for this project, please help us thank the following members. John Mordus @honesttjohn, donated two of his awesome carved veterans memorial plaques to the project for sale to benefit the family, the plaques were not selling so John decided to give the plaques to two members who purchased raffle tickets over the amount of 75 dollars, the final idea and offer came to fruition in the last days leading up to the closing of the raffle, and John helped push us over the 2nd millennial mark of our fundraising! We had a taker of this great offer, and he is @p_toad. Thank you Peter! To all our members and guests, one of the plaques is still for sale and the proceeds will be used for our current family project, so if you are interested in having one of these beautiful wall hangings, please go to The Plaques of John Mordus and leave a comment at the topic. We also want to thank John Mordus and Mrs. Mordus for donating a beautiful hand crafted knitted blanket for Mrs. Merlo, our Gold Star Widow and the Mordus' also donated two hand crafted blankets to each child, Charlie and Camilla, so they will have a warm and cozy Christmas morning wrapped in those blankets (pictures of the blankets to follow soon after Christmas), also John included a beautiful keepsake box for Mrs. Merlo, thank you John Mordus and Mrs. Mordus for your contribution. Dean Walker @mosco22, donated a beautiful New in Box older Starret Tri-Square that we will have up for sale to benefit this project still. We have to the New Year to receive donations and gifts for the Merlo kids and mom, so soon we will have this wonderful example of a well preserved high quality Starret measuring tool up for sale. Thank you Dean for your wonderful donation, it's things like this that make our projects so much fun to see the interest and passion by our members, thanks again Dean Walker and we'll keep you informed of the sale and the transfer of the proceeds to the family. We also want to thank the the "Awesome Threesome" Patriot Woodworker's @Gene Howe, @schnewj, and @Chips N Dust, for their efforts to help push us over the 2000 mark in our fundraising. These gentlemen pledged additional funding to match for every dollar that was generated over the 2000 mark. This pledge went out around the 1700 mark and no doubt their efforts helped push us over the 2000. The goal was reached and true to the gentleman's word, they came through and provided the additional funding to match their obligations, thank you gents! In closing We want to thank you all again, and especially our own sponsors of our woodworking community, Woodcraft, Laguna Tools, and Easy Wood Tools. Our bills are paid and our annual projects are funded, all because of the sponsorship of our three retailers who support us all year long, every day, all day. We can never say thank you enough to these folks, we all owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Hey, did you all know! In addition to their support, @Catherine Helshoj (owner of Laguna Tools) and @Jim from Easy Wood Tools, also purchased raffle tickets to support the cause!!!! In addition to their annual support and project donations, they even stepped up to the raffle table and pulled the lever! Thanks guys! Raffle disclosures A full disclosure of raffle proceeds and expenditures will be displayed in a separate topic after Christmas. We could do it now, but we don't want the list of gifts and items to be shown publicly until after Christmas.
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    which isn't really all that common around here. The NWS says we only have a 25% chance of a white Christmas on average, but this is one of those years...depending on who you listen too we will get 1-4" today. there was a time I always wished for snow on Christmas, but no more....I'm OK with just cold. Regardless, one more chance to wish everyone here:
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    Fred Wilson

    Looks like a white Christmas for us

    Hat - can you imagine Bing Crosby singing "I'm dreaming of a freshly crystallized dihydrogen oxide Christmas" ? ? ? Gotta remember that technical term for snow, though.
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    Just noticed (RESOLVED)

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    From My Shop to Yours

    looks like this is the Christmas greetings thread. I likely won't be posting or reading much come Christmas day. so I'll say Merry Christmas to all now. The Christmas Story from Luke: Luke 2:1-14 - 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. John 3:16 - 16 ¶ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Well....weather outside the window turned ugly... Almost as ugly as this plank, that I hauled to the shop.. Other end wasn't any better. There was a huge knot about in the middle, causing things to curve.. Thought I could cut the waney ends off, leaving a blank long enough to use in the top panel... I didn't need something this wide, so a couple STRAIGHT lines, about 2-1/2" apart.. Yes, there are two lines there....bandsaw to remove the lines... I kept the middle chunk. Jointer planes of all sizes worked over all the edges, trying to get a nice glue ready edge...some will not see any glue... Well, I do need a rebate along the back edge. I ran a plane along this, just to straighten it out a bit About this time, camera's battery started to die, my back was acting up......once all the edges were jointed and marked as to what goes where...called it LUNCHTIME! Awaiting the battery to charge back up, and the back to settle down. Need to get panel #1 out of the clamps, and #2 into the clamps.... Moving at the speed of smell.....stay tuned..
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    My wife's Christmas present

    and then i made a new TS outfeed table with some left over parts. i accidentally ordered too many heavy duty casters, so used the extra set on this. already had the spare 1/2" plywood and the 4x4 legs from another completed project. love free projects. 40 x 48, 34" high (1/2" lower than the TS top)
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    Welcome to TPW's Member #2000

    You are a biscuit. Can only do part of that
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    Congratulations to all of the winners, a big thanks to all the sponsors and a huge thanks to @John Morris and everyone that helped make this happen. Cal
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    Congratulations to the winners of the raffle prizes. And a big THANKS to the sponsors for the prizes they donated. Thanks to everyone for making this happen!
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    I think this has been our best effort in helping our Christmas families! Wouldn't you just love to be a "fly on the wall" at their house on Christmas morning to see the smiles on Charlie and Camilla's faces when they see the gifts!
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    Ol Buck


    HAPPY, HAPPY MY FRIEND, NEVER THOUGHT I'D MAKE IT either !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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