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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
    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.
  4. 2 points
    It Was 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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?"
  10. 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/
  11. 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.....
  12. 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!
  13. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Blue Bird House

    Self portrait carving?
  14. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Blue Bird House

    The one in the middle is a Master Putterer.
  15. 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.
  16. 1 point
    It Was 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!!!!!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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..
  22. 1 point
    DerBengel

    Working with scroll saw patterns

  23. 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.
  24. 0 points
    Stick486

    Tabs on the Weather...

    still sucks and getting worse...
  25. 0 points
    kmealy

    Squirrels

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