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  1. 6 points
    steven newman

    Will be a project for 2018?

    Chest cold is kicking my butt.....Lung Doctor wasn't a lot of help, either....more sprays to get... Weather was nasty outside.. Now, the place where I get the Ash boards at, is on a Township Road, not much better than that alleyway. Until I can get TO the lumber, bookcase will be on hold. IF I can quit dripping onto everything in sight, I could get the lower unit done, and brought upstairs, just in case all this white Junk decides to melt... Decided to try the Amber Shellac on a scrap of Ash, and the front of the drawer.. Since the drawer is about done. With enough practice, I might, someday, get good at these Dovetail thingys... Some day? Decided to install the Walnut plugs... These 6 were the easy ones...it was those 3 along the bottom rail that were rough to do....had to kneel down on an old knee, and hope I could get back up.. Sander and a #4 smooth plane, to work on the top....the the shellac to "seal"it.. The "light" spots are from an overhead lamp, shining onto the top. Still have the front and both sides to do. 60 grit, and then a plane... need a latch for the door. Need to get this out of the shop, by this coming weekend, before all that "Global Warming" melts... Stay tuned.....BTW: The Boss liked the colour of the finish...no need for paint..whew
  2. 5 points
    Stick486

    Darwin Awards

    might have been the better deal...
  3. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Darwin Awards

    Yes, it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honoring the least evolved, among us humans. Here is the glorious winner: When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked. The honorable mentions: The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine and after a little shopping round, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger.. The chef's claim was approved. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer... $15. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly... He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her That's the lady I stole the purse from." The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demanded cash The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast... The frustrated gunman walked away. [*A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER] When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had and the perp had been punished enough!
  4. 4 points
    Grandpadave52

    Darwin Awards

    well at least until the Honorable Mention or the next list comes out. I always get nervous when I hear the words "...and the winner is..."
  5. 3 points
    Stick486

    For the Dog Lovers

  6. 3 points
    Stick486

    Got the snot shocked outta me today

    and more fun... why make the same ones twice when there are so many new ones out there to try...
  7. 3 points
    Gerald

    PIP River Table

    Well you could just flip it over after you eat
  8. 3 points
    It Was Al B

    Vagaries of age

    At least you're not late for the party.
  9. 3 points
    It Was Al B

    Got the snot shocked outta me today

    Guess I'm really lucky. When I was an apprentice welder, I was welding test plates in the welding booth . I had hung the tongs on a hanger with a welding rod still in it, so that I could take the hot test plate and dip it into some water for cooling. When I stood up, I brushed my head against the welding rod, with my hands and wet gloves on the metal grounding table. . I couldn't move. It felt like someone had wrapped their arms around me and was squeezing as tight as possible. Suddenly, it was gone. A friend saw what was happening and quickly pulled the welding rod away. I think I'd be ashes today if he hadn't seen what happened. I learned a lot that day.
  10. 3 points
    It Was Al B

    Darwin Awards

    Glad I wasn't on that bus. They might have kept me there
  11. 3 points
    Doing a demo for a factory remodel....new everything inside the office. Sparky cut the 270V light free from the conduit.....never switched the breaker off...happened to brush against one of the conduits....and got a burn mark on my arm.....needless to say....."SPARKY!!!!" he didn't believe anyone, until he touched the tube....about knocked him on his rearend...THEN he went and popped the breakers...all of them...
  12. 3 points
    Artie

    Got the snot shocked outta me today

    Kinda like we survived the Darwin thinning out process. As I used to tell my helpers, making the same mistake over and over is a sign of stupidity, making new mistakes all the time is a sign of intelligence. Alas, most of them didn’t get it.
  13. 3 points
    schnewj

    Got the snot shocked outta me today

    Just because he was an "old timer" doesn't mean that he was smart...just real lucky. The first time I arced a 220V outlet at 14 because I threw the wrong breaker off, I learned to ALWAYS check before sticking my fingers into the wires. Oh the stories I could tell about electrical misadventures would take hours.
  14. 3 points
    Well, late today it was active again, I guess someone climbed up on that tower in the 10° temps we have today and fixed it. I was (pleasantly) surprised...I didn't think they would getto it until Friday ((30+° )
  15. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    PIP River Table

    Here's the prettiest side. Unfortunately, it's the underside of the table.
  16. 3 points
    Artie

    Darwin Awards

    Every year when I read the Darwins awards, I gotta admit, I do feel pretty smart.
  17. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    Darwin Awards

    Dave, we're both safe....for a while, anyway.
  18. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    With a big thanks to John Morris

    Hope Ralphie didn't stick his tongue to the frame and is still up there. Glad it's going again Fred.
  19. 2 points
    Chips N Dust

    For the Dog Lovers

    I have unlocked this topic - let's keep it clean and family friendly please.
  20. 2 points
    p_toad

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Still cold and snow on the ground. Managed to pick up two new chains today so that log by the driveway will have to go as soon as i gather up some unused ambition.
  21. 2 points
    Stick486

    Darwin Awards

    some of those are just too much...
  22. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Started out a brisk -3o at 6 AM with a 15-20 mph WSW wind giving a real feel of -25; yet another 2 hour school delay, but the little buggers finally went...taken most of the day but has warmed up to a blistering 10 above combined w/snow flurries off/on today. Low around zero tonight with a heat wave expected tomorrow possibly breaking 20o 62d 20h 54m 31s until Spring
  23. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Darwin Awards

    Good news....I didn't see my name on the list.
  24. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Vagaries of age

  25. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    PIP River Table

    I think I may have been a tad light in my estimate of the weight of the slab. After shoving one side through planer on a sled, I swear that piece + sled is at least 60 lbs. May need to enlist some help.

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