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  1. 4 points
    Gerald

    Pecan W/ Inlay

    Have had the first turn of this bowl on the shelf for 3-4 years and finally getting it done. Got the second turn done on outside and decided to cut a grove and use inlace. Only had a little turcoise so ordered jade. Finished sanding today and went to 3000 with Abralon. This is done nice stuff , it makes the pecan shine.
  2. 4 points
    Ron Altier

    Blue Bird House

    I've built many here in CO, the hail nearly destroyed several times, the sun eats away at them and wasps get in and kill the birds. I've experimented with odors that I've heard wasps hate, that don't bother birds........no effect. I sprayed a year ago with dry teflon spray thinking that if a wasp cant get his nest to stick, he'd move on. FAIL. enough wood fibers remained to anchor a nest. Last fall I put Teflon sheets in. So far we have 3 nesting Wrens and maybe a finch. Wasps are now starting to build nests elsewhere........................just have to wait and see bird houses.jpg
  3. 3 points
    lew

    Our Mr. Kauffman.

    Uh-oh, what did I do this time??
  4. 3 points
    Ron Altier

    Just Puttering Around In The Shop.

    Just "Puttering" That pretty much summarizes my primary purpose in life. I have become quite proficient at it. I am now considered an advanced putterer. I am so good at it that any passer by would think I am puttering, when I am napping. I am wondering if PWW would consider a new classification, Master woodworker at the top and just below that Mater putterer.
  5. 2 points
    Al B

    Used My Chipper/Shredder

    I managed to get out and try my recently acquired chipper/shredder today. Spent about 3 hours using it. Really happy with its performance. The previous owner said it has had less than 50 hrs of use, and it has always been stored inside. Will handle up to 3" diameter branches. Craftsman 9 hp.
  6. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Our Mr. Kauffman.

    Lew's work has once again been recognized for it's excellence. His appetizer board garnered the Top Three award on the Lumberjocks site. However, for some reason, I can't paste the Lumberjocks link. Just head over there and search for "Anyone Hungry or, appetizer board. Congratulations, Lew.
  7. 2 points
    lew

    My Latest Acquisition

    Have to start calling you "The Bandit"!
  8. 2 points
    schnewj

    P-51 Mustang

    @Grandpadave52 Glad I found someone interested. I'm not really an Airplane guy, but like classic cars, I appreciate the lines, mechanics of the machine, and the histories. The Mustang was such an iconic, and extremely successful plane, so, how can anyone not like its lines and abilities. Anyway, glad it gave you some pleasure and apparently some education on the history.
  9. 2 points
    Good day @PanamaLergro The link you submitted above appears to be a lead-in to a woodworking plans website that sells 25000 plans, our past experience indicates topics like this may be a way to lead potential customers to a website to purchase plans. We appreciate you coming aboard, but we would like some clarification as to your intentions within our community. We'll leave this topic live for a period of 24 hours in order to receive your feedback on this matter, if we don't hear back from you we'll have to flag this topic as spam and possible further actions up to complete topic posting restrictions and/or your member profile completely banned from this community. I hope you understand our concerns PanamaLergro. Thank you for addressing this issue
  10. 2 points
    Cliff

    Friction Stir Welding

    It creates a dovetail joint while softening and bonding the surfaces of dissimilar metals like Aluminum and steel. The first video linked pay attention at 1:50 to see from above what a marvelous seam it creates. The tool has little nubs the call scribes the nubs distort the base steel layer while the rotating body of the tool heats everything up making the aluminum a paste and the steel soft enough to form a mechanical bond at the grain level of the metal The second video linked is a more graphical explanation This is what it can look like from the side
  11. 2 points
    Dadio

    Blue Bird House

    I made a chipmonk house once, the hornets moved in,instead. Herb
  12. 2 points
    Waxing Moon

    'Off 90'

    Well, they came and went back in January.... they actually came in two days to get footage..... I was curious as to what they were going to put together.... It aired for the first time on May 6th, then again last night (May 10) and will air one last time on Saturday, May 12...... They finally made the video link available.... If you care to see it, my gig starts at 16:59 at this link...... Thanks for all the support guys!
  13. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Blue Bird House

    Thanks for sharing the story Buck... We've raised (well not actually us) several families of Bluebirds over the years Ours mostly resemble the Eastern Bluebird (Left) not to be confused with the Indigo Buntings (right) they're much smaller like a yellow finch; Our annual Indigo's showed up today. Haven't seen any nesting activity in the bluebird house yet...
  14. 1 point
    Buckaroo

    Blue Bird House

    RECENTLY BIRD HOUSE WAS MENTIONED, GOT ME TO THINKING. SEVERAL YEARS AGO, IN MY QUEST TO FIND PLACES & NAIL UP A BLUE BIRD NEST BOX, A COUPLE ASK ME IF I WOOD GIVE'M A NEST BOX TO SEND TO THEIR SON WHO WAS IN THE MILITARY. SAID HE'D ASK'M TO SEND'M anything THAT WOOD REMIND'M OF BACK HOME. I DID. FEW MONTHS LATER I ASK THE HUSBAND IF THE BIRD HOUSE MADE THE TRIP TO TEXAS? HE ANSWERED: WE SENT IT TO'M (FORGET PLACE) IN TEXAS. SHORT WHILE LATER HE TRANSFERRED TO VIRGINIA, BIRD HOUSE WENT RIGHT ALONG WITH'M. SHORT WHILE LATER TRANSFERRED TO DC, BIRD HOUSE WENT THERE TOO. HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MAN IN A FEW YEARS, WOOD LOV TO HEAR WHERE'N'ALL DID THAT BLUE BIRD NEST BOX TRAVEL TO, THAT WAS BUILT IN MY SHOP N ALMA, GA. & DID ANY BIRDS EVER SET FOOT IN IT? THANKS FOR SHARING A MEMORY BUCK NALL Cya
  15. 1 point
    I'm sure happy that the elections here in Indiana are over for 6 months. I'm the chairman of the local election board and it has been a very long week that started last Thursday. Even with the election process going on, I was able to spend some time with my son tearing down his newly purchased house. Yesterday marked 6 weeks since we started the de-construction process and with any luck the structure will be on the ground next Monday. The pictures below show our progress as of tonight. The roof is off half the house and hopefully it will be totally off by Saturday. Not much shop time this week and none scheduled for the weekend. So, here's the question Patriot Woodworkers, "What's on your weekend agenda?"
  16. 1 point
    DRAGON1

    My Latest Acquisition

    Price was right at 25.00. with guide roller.
  17. 1 point
    What, only just one demo crew ??
  18. 1 point
    The entire house is coming down. The original home was about 1200 square feet but the previous owner piece mealed 5 rooms onto it. The structure when we began was right at 2,000 sq ft. My son bought it from Freddie Mac as a foreclosure and it was going to be condemned. He'll have about $10,000 in the entire project when it is complete. The goal is to create a green space with fruit trees for the neighborhood. BTW, the $10,000 doesn't include beer for the demo crew. That takes it to nearly $11k. 😅
  19. 1 point
    DRAGON1

    Just Puttering Around In The Shop.

    Route all the edges!!!!!!!
  20. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    P-51 Mustang

    Late to respond to this...Thanks Bill...a few things I was not aware about the P-51. On a side note, 3-4 days ago I was working in the garage early evening and I heard an aircraft approaching...not uncommon out here since we are on a flight path for Air Ambulances to/from Indy to an adjacent county hospital...also Purdue Aviation student trainer planes...anyways, could tell pretty quickly this was bigger than that and multi-engine...ran (OK, moved pretty fast for me), around the back and at about 3000' +/- was a B-17 lumbering about 2 fields north of me; grand-daughters and wife saw it a couple of more times...I missed it some how while I was mowing...Very cool though...never did read or hear why it was in the area but assumed it flew in/out of Purdue. Our county does have one runway that would handle it but unlikely it was there. One of the main reasons for the engine change from the Allison to the Rolls-Royce was the fuel system. The Allison was a carbureted engine and was prone to icing up at higher altitudes and even more critical would stall in combat conditions from rapid climb or dive maneuvers do the carburetor float shutting off fuel. The Rolls were fuel-injected. Some pics I took last August at Purdue Airport...I have a video of this one warming up and taxiing out for take-off, but file is too large to post here...$4500 for 1/2 hour flight so I passed. IIRC this one came into service late in WWII...saw more action in Korea The lucky guy with $4500 to enjoy a ride climbing aboard; Almost missed it but lower center-right during the take-off. The climb rate was unbelievable for a prop engine... B-25 in the back-ground Hope this works...cool-down and shut-off after flight...Sun was pretty bright so my cinematography lacks some (OK, quite a lot) professionalism. 20170808_125334.mp4
  21. 1 point
    I know I am not the only dog lovers here. I really love my dogs and they became part of my life for years. Since I don't have children, I am putting all my attention to my projects and Dogs. Showing how I care for them, I am planning to give make a DIY Dog Feeding Station. I've decided to make it because I view this piece as an introduction to cabinetry making. If you can build this cabinet for your dog, you can also build any cabinet. For dog lovers like me, you can also try it, your dog will surely love it. https://www.joineryplans.com/blog/diy-dog-feeding-station-plan/
  22. 1 point
    John Morris

    Friction Stir Welding

    @schnewj, I love it when you guys talk about your day jobs, many of you guys have or had really unique lives in your careers, thanks for sharing.
  23. 1 point
    Packing, packing and more packing for Tami and I. As we are working on getting our house ready to put on the market in June we have been getting everything off the walls and packing & wrapping things in bubble wrap. The funny thing dealing with packing is that I had gone to Home Depot to pick up some cardboard boxes. They were 2$ each for the large boxes which wasn't too bad as they were cheaper than U-Haul. I also bought a large roll of bubble wrap which cost about $20. Well, Tami said that she ran out and that we should go to her school in the "Occupational Therapy" room as there was a big roll of bubble wrap that was donated by someone about 4 years ago and it was never used. Now I thought that it would be a roll about the size I got from Home Depot, but I was wrong....very wrong. I went into the class and there was this HUGE roll of bubble wrap that was 4'-5' in diameter and 3'wide. I thought I could put it into the back seat of my 4 door Ford F150 but it would not fit through the door. So I have a lockable hard cover for my truck bed and I put it in there and the cover would not close all the way due to the size of the bubble wrap so I had to get a strap and tie it down to the bumper. Next Saturday May19th we will do our first of 2 Garage Sales to get rid of stuff but also to support our daughter Elizabeth as she will be moving out. So I got a fair amount of work ahead of me this coming week to get all the things out that we need to sell. I have a bunch of good lumber and all the mobile bases and platforms for moving around that I will not be taking with us. So we will see how things work out.
  24. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Used My Chipper/Shredder

    That is a good deal. I had a smaller 5HP one and it struggled at 1.5 inch branches. The dead dry branches really give the machine a pounding.
  25. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Used My Chipper/Shredder

    At $175 you did well especially for the 9 HP unit...most around here similar to what you bought are listed from $150-$250...the lower end price is usually the 5 HP model...
  26. 1 point
    Al B

    Used My Chipper/Shredder

    I'm thinking I got a good deal on the chipper. I paid $175 for it and it really is in excellent condition. Saw another exactly the same model on craigslist today and the asking price was $400. Rain predicted for tomorrow so it's in the shop.
  27. 1 point
    steven newman

    Just Puttering Around In The Shop.

    Henry Ford used to putter around in his workshop... Some of the world's best designs came from someone just puttering around....except for Prof. Crashcup.....
  28. 1 point
    DerBengel

    Working with scroll saw patterns

    Ah! NOW I get it! LOL And I wish I could take credit, but I did not make them. I hijacked a donut truck. But I have to show you this, we even used donuts in a lesson in class!
  29. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Blue Bird House

    Self portrait carving?
  30. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Blue Bird House

    The one in the middle is a Master Putterer.
  31. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Used My Chipper/Shredder

    Cool beans Al! Bet it felt good not only to be out but to see that brush become mulch? I'm keeping a watch on CL for one...hope to obtain one by fall? Of course now that I'm getting more serious, there won't be any on CL anywhere close.
  32. 1 point
    Al B

    Blue Bird House

    Gold finch are plentiful here. Must have at least 30 here at the feeders every day. Lots of red finch also. I don't get to see them very often, but I can hear the red headed woodpeckers in the trees behind my home.
  33. 1 point
    schnewj

    Friction Stir Welding

    Thanks for posting these Cliff. They brought back some memories for me. Lockheed Martin started to developed this back in the early 90's we eventually built two large machines to friction stir weld the panel/barrel sections on the External Tank for the Space Shuttle. Although the process was invented back somewhere in the 40's no one had ever taken the time to develope it into a production system. The process was very successful. There we NO weld defects compared to conventional welding methods. No porosity, cracking or inclusions. When we switched to the aluminum lithium alloy, on the last tanks we built, FSW was about the only process that worked. Conventional welding was not reliable and produced too many weld defects because of the alloy. As you can see in the videos the machines are massive. We tried doing test plates using Bridgeport mills. The pressure on the FSW button was too much for the milling head. We finally built stand alone machines to do developement. When we had the process perfected we built the two machines I mentioned above. We had to build them in a 20' deep pit in order to get the completed barrel sections off of the tooling ( we only had 42' to the bottom of the purlins for height clearance). The pit was roughly 100' L x 60' W x 20' D. I belive that Boeing followed suit and was using FSW for some of their airplane components. We built a third machine prior to them terminating the Shuttle program. That machine is being used to weld up the Orion Capsule. You don't hear much about this program, but it was supposed to be the next Manned Space Capsule. I think they did an unmanned test launch a few months ago. Anyway, I'm glad to see the processes didn't die with the Shuttle Program.
  34. 1 point
    LarryS

    Tabs on the Weather...

    47° @ 10:55 and rain this morning. Getting a chance to try and catch up alittle bit on here. So many changes in life and nice weather makes for little time on computer. Been mowing lawn (5 acres) twice a week right now but I like the nice weather when we get it. Couple days of cooler weather then back to the 70's and 80's!!!!!
  35. 1 point
    lew

    Gas Range With No Vent.

    Yes, LP produces CO2 and water neither is hazardous in that quantity. Natural gas produces CO which is toxic.
  36. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Blue Bird House

    One of the reasons the hole and opening size is critical...The 1-1/2" helps restrict sparrows from entering...also as Patch noted the interior dimensions and distance from the opening to the floor bottom is also critical. For the past several years we have at least one pair and sometimes two pair. They stay for 3-4 weeks, then don't see them again until the fall for a couple of weeks. They feed on the ground as well as hanging feeders and even the finch feeders. You're right Al, they are so blue it's amazing. This morning he was feeding on the ground next to one of our male Cardinals...the red & blue was awesome. It's cool to see one (Indigo) on the Finch feeders next to a male, yellow Finch too...talk about color... The past couple of years I've attracted 2-3 pair of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks...male on left, female on the right. They too stay for 3-4 weeks, then move on returning again in the fall for a couple of weeks or so. They showed up about a week ago around the same time as the Mockingbird. I fooled the hummingbirds this year or so I thought; I had the feeders clean and filled last Friday...good thing too for the first one showed up Saturday. They usually don't return until May 10-12. I'm not seeing them through the day much, but they're hitting the feeders pretty hard...one is empty already and the other two have gone down quite a bit...I'll get the 4th one cleaned and up tomorrow.
  37. 1 point
    Smallpatch

    Working with scroll saw patterns

    Don't tell anyone I said this but I think you can forget about any more learning and concentrate on the sweet side of life..
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    kmealy

    Sewing Cabinet

    Wife's birthday was not quite two weeks ago. A bit before, I asked her what she'd like for a gift. She got a new sewing machine last year and was looking for something that would hold incidentals and project materials since she is not longer working on the desk where her old one was. Not enough time to get it done before the day, but finished up today. I got the idea from a book on tool chests and adapted LxWxD to fit the niche next to and under her new sewing table. And I got to decide if I'd ever want to make a Gerstner-style chest for myself (still undecided). QS white oak. Drawer bottoms form runners into the sides.
  40. 0 points
    Stick486

    Tabs on the Weather...

    still sucks and getting worse...
  41. 0 points
    kmealy

    Squirrels

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