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  1. 6 points
    IrishWoodCarver

    Still On Schedule

    Did someone say "METAL LATHES"?? Maybe Dan can tutor me on using the 9 inch South Bend I received from my uncle - going to be looking into classes or something once I retire.
  2. 6 points
    HARO50

    I have used these ratchet clamps

    My wife won't put anything in her little car unless she can close the trunk lid, so no need for tie-downs. However, I have about a half dozen of them in the pickup, as well as an equal number of the heavy-duty 2" ones. Hey, you never know. You might find a free elephant or something! John
  3. 5 points
    Checked out inside of eyelids in the morning. PM moved some old junk out of the garage so i had room to move in some new junk.
  4. 4 points
    Oh God Yes! Also, this wine was not very good, it was quite harsh. But at that age, the taste wasn't important. Dad was still trying to figure out the right sugar content among other things, he was a wine chemist, not a wine maker When we were toddlers he made beer, kept it under our front wood porch where it was nice and cool, it blew up one day, seriously, it really did.
  5. 3 points
    steven newman

    Cleaned up a few items

    Some of the Treasures, from last Saturday.... Was already cleaned up, before I got it. You add this to about any other brace-style drill, other than a Fay. Then you can use small twist ( round shank) drill bit, like for pilot holes. Next.. This one will need the handle worked on a bit... When I cleaned the crank handle up a bit...found the Goodell-Pratt logo.....this be a No. 329....might be worth saving? Logo is barely readable on the drive gear...says it is a Goodell-Pratt....stamped into the crank handle, says it is a No. 0477... 2 speeds! Shift the drive shaft from one hole to the other. You do need a drill this size..to power one of these.. Called a chain drill. One end chucks up into a large brace drill, or a breast drill. Chain loops over/around the beam/post/metal I beam. You chuck the required drill bit in it. Adjust the feed rate, and it will maintain pressure against the bit, taking up slack in the chain. Need a project that calls for scroll work, then I can try this one out. Seems there was an "Imported" tool......gears are enclosed on this drill.. "JORDAN" ( or JORDIN??) France...OEM colour seems to have been a dark blue? Cleaned up, and sitting in front of the Millers Falls 120 I already had. Jordan USED to have a ball bearing thrust washer( that ring was in front of it) but the balls were falling out...bearing was shot. May go through those 6 (!!!) block planes, and see IF I can get a few "good" ones made up, and working... May clean up that Defiance handplane.....and see how it does... Unless someone else sees a tool in this mess they want....the extras may go to that Junk-n-the-Box store..as Trade Bait....IF he has something worth trading for... Stay tuned ( already been yelled at, for getting a shirt dirty) May get some of these Treasures back to New In Box Status...
  6. 3 points
    HARO50

    I have used these ratchet clamps

    Sadly, since the authorities are cracking down on beer in cars, the pink ones are now considered "endangered". There's a down side to everything! John
  7. 3 points
    Guava wine sounds really good. Sounds like your dad's was pretty potent. Wine hangovers are excruciatingly unpleasant, aren't they?
  8. 3 points
    Folks, thanks so much for keeping this alive. I'd like to put an idea out to you all. The drawing is scheduled to happen on Sept 29. I was thinking about pulling it back to Sept 15, for one reason only. Sept 29 is pretty danged close to when we start (again passing the hat) for our Christmas Family. We will have another raffle soon after this drawing, and I am afraid you all may be getting "raffled out". And I am concerned the funding for our "Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas" may not be so grand as it's grand opening is so close to this raffle final draw. I don't want you all to feel like we are trying to "soak" ya for money, that's not what this community is about. As you all know, our admins, hosts, nor I, receive any monetary compensation for our time here, period, there is no payroll. On a personal level, I also do not accept any gifts from our sponsors either, I have been approached and asked if I would like this or that, but I have a commitment to only run this community from my heart and love of woodworking and our veterans and families, so I have politely rejected goods offered to me by sponsors and other vendors alike. I only bring this up to make you aware, that we are truly an all volunteer community, so when we have these raffles, they are purely in the spirit of either providing for a warrior cause, or for paying the bills incurred by this community. So I kind of messed up by having the close of this raffle align so closely with the opening of our Wounded Warrior adoption for Christmas raffle. So, how would you all feel if we sped up the close of this raffle? Thanks
  9. 3 points
    Gerald

    Goodbye to Great Machines

    John you planning on building log cabins??
  10. 3 points
    Working on some lid lift designs incorporating the buttons/rosettes at the head end of of deer antlers. I had forgotten how bad they smell when they get sanded. Yuck.
  11. 3 points
    Weekend...didn't get any better than being in attendance for this... What a fantastic group of people to spend the day with! Just got everybody out the door to start another week. Headed out in a bit to transport my step-dad for his monthly eye injection...#139...we'll probably catch lunch afterwards. With all the rain, heat & humidity, hard to tell the grass was mowed less than a week ago, so time to start over...several brush piles to attend to after a "farm fresh" wood transfer. Same 'ole, same 'ole transport stuff, add in a couple volleyball matches...my allocated garage space needs a major clean/reorganize/tool put away to wrap up the week.
  12. 2 points
    This is my last big diamond, so I thought I'd feature it on this ornament. I do know my granddaughter will love it. So that makes it all good.
  13. 2 points
    DAB

    Land Surveyor Retirement Witness Post

    yes. South Pole is about 9301 feet above sea level, so the air is thin too. the ice is about 2 miles thick, with about 12" of fresh snow added each year (it doesn't melt, it just gets more dense as you go down).
  14. 2 points
    JohnM

    Goodbye to Great Machines

    Thanks John for the mention ref the BS. I have not had a chance to use it yet as I am in the midst of a reorganization of my garage. As I mentioned to you, I am moving the opposite way that you are with my shop....I am going from a SS to stand alone tools. Coincidentally, I told my wife today that the one thing I was going to miss the most about my SS was the drill press and as soon as I get it sold, a DP is the first thing I plan to buy. I am sure you will notice is that one of the things in using a SS is thinking through your project and trying to do as many things as you can in one set up before moving to a different tool. But I k now you will enjoy using it. Mine served me well for almost 40 years. Happy woodworking.
  15. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Labeled Drawers

    Thanks. Good reminder.. You may have just answered some questions for me.
  16. 2 points
    Made the deer antler rosette mounts yesterday. Used the band saw. Forgot how much I really like doing band saw work. That little Shopsmith band saw is a sweetheart. Today, the rosettes get mounted.... Maybe.
  17. 2 points
    Spent Saturday at junior high girls volleyball. Boys are busy in the shop with oak tables, corn hole games boards and spraying finish on the Walnut/Cedar chest. I worked at the range today.
  18. 2 points
    the master BR and my office are this color. the great room (including kitchen/living/dining) the hallway, and hall bath are a darker reddish color, same pattern. keeping long lines straight is the hard part.
  19. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Goodbye to Great Machines

    Definitely thinner than something wider.
  20. 2 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Fred Hargis and DuckSoup share

    From the album: 2018 TPW Gathering

    DuckSoup 😘(Bob Prochak) got to Fred’s shop first. He’s either eating, talking or both. Fred stands with him.
  21. 2 points
    Like to see a picture of the tile job.Bet you are glad to have that done. What is the cork for? Herb
  22. 2 points
    big project today: cut down a 14" circular cork pad all the way down to 10" diameter. drew a line with a compass, and then followed the line with my eye. no circle cutting jig here (i do have one i made several years ago though). on the bandsaw. didn't even turn on the vacuum.....cowboy style - leave a little mess behind! also finished grouting my office floor tiles. painted the inner opening of the kiva fireplace in my office with some black, heat resistant paint (oil based, only got 7 fingers dirty). and moved some water up to the house. final buffing of the tiles tomorrow am.
  23. 2 points
    Yes. I have never had any to try. I let you know how it turns out.
  24. 2 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Still On Schedule

    Well, with all the pics the others provided, I'm not sure I have anything to add (picture wise). But I do want to take a moment to take the others who helped with. Already mentioned earlier was the stuff the site sponsors provided....I even think Dudelson got rid of all the Woodcraft shopping bags he had!. But also to the member who brought stuff....Ducksoup had his trunk absolutely full of cookies his wonderful wife had baked, along with the coffee from Dunkin Donuts. I have to admit I hd never liked their coffee, but what he brought was very,very, good! Also Ron, Keith, and Louann (I'm certain Bob had nothing to do with the salad she brought) for the slaw salads. As you can see in one of the pics, we had plenty of food. For those who actaually believe this is a donut forum, all of the ones we had here didn't get eaten! Anyway, here's just a few of the pics I have. There are so many other I'll just post a few: You can see Dudelson is a little baffled by Newman's expertise with a 45: But that didn't stop him from explaining it to others : There was plenty of food, could have used some more people: Same with the gifts: Well, as I said...I hope everyone truly thought it was a worthwhile trip. It was an enjoyable experience for me!
  25. 1 point
    kmealy

    General Finishes at Wally World?!

    I was trying to find a color chart for General Finishes stains for a current project. Googled it and lo and behold, many, if not all, General Finishes products are available at Walmart. Now 1) I hate Walmart 2) Their in-store pickup used to really suck. But for those of you who are not near a Woodcraft or Rockler (the usual places to find them),this may be a good way. It seems that all of them have free shipping or free ship to store. The customer service at Walmart's in store pick up desk used to be dreadful. But at my local store, now have a giant orange box at the front of the store. You enter your order number and an internal robot brings your order to a niche in the front. IF it's too big for the robot, there are a bunch of lockers to the side that apparently unlock for your order. As an aside, I was in a Kroger this week and about half the shoppers there were store employees doing a pick and pay online ordering. A couple months ago, I went to a different store and accidentally walked into the order pick up area for this and it was about 800 sq ft room of boxes sitting there ready for pickup. A friend of my wife does the orders for Meijer (another grocery/hardgoods discount store) that not only shops for you but brings your order to your door. Good to know that when I get old and decrepit, I can still eat and have clothes to wear.
  26. 1 point
    John Morris

    Goodbye to Great Machines

    I'll post images of my beloved machines I am parting with to make way for a new adventure in woodworking. I need to free up space, and head in a new direction for me. I already shedded my bandsaw, router table, and now my trusty ol Grizz 12" 5hp. She served us well. New owner will be here in a few minutes, but for now, take a bow sweetheart, you served us well over the last 20 years! My router table walked out of here on Friday, minus the tools of course. It was another great machine, I made many raised panel doors on it, swung some big cutters on it with my PC 7518 bolted up under, and I shaped a few beautiful sculpted rockers on it. The people I am meeting while performing this task has been a wonderful experience, the gent who came and left with my table, is from Mexico, he builds Aztec flutes and Aztec drums, he showed me his work and it's absolutely beautiful, we sat and talked woodworking, about his hometown of Durango Mexico, and about his family, and mine, and we traded tips for woodworking, his name is Oscar, great guy. I was happy to see my table go to him. He is starting his own business, from his home, building his instruments. My bandsaw, it went to a woodworker from Orange County, the other county over from us, another good guy, a woodworker who is starting his own shop, and he was very happy with my 14" BS with 6" riser. I made another friend in him, as a matter of fact, he signed up here on TPW, @JohnM. This is a big step for me, us, my family, but I am diving in with all three feet, and ready for my new adventure in a downsized shop, making my beloved chairs and shaker crafts. Thanks for following along!
  27. 1 point
    p_toad

    I have used these ratchet clamps

    What amazes me is the number of folk who come into Restore on Saturday; purchase some big thing that won't fit entirely in their vehicle; and they have no tie-downs at all. Of course, this same applies to the ones in pickups who get fridges and etc and ALSO don't own a single tie-down. Tempted to take some of those and break up the pack and sell them for $2 each (but i'm not supposed to be making money off them). Of course, even the ones with tie-downs... their vehicles have no place to actually tie things down - no hooks, no loops, no nothing.
  28. 1 point
    Ah, I dunno. I heard you guys were hogging all the free overtime. Get your tickets now folks. Please help support this!
  29. 1 point
    John Morris

    Goodbye to Great Machines

    Great to hear from @JohnM!!!!!! That was so funny, you came to purchase the Bandsaw, and I asked you what are you planning on doing with it, I remember well, you stated you wanted to expand your shop to single use machines, as you needed a different direction from your ShopSmith, and I told you I am going to the Shopsmith, we both had a good laugh over that. Thanks for the SS encouragement John, I look forward to the wonderful work you are going to do in your dedicated machinery shop! And remember as we spoke about it, the honey-do's will never end Thanks so much for dropping in John!
  30. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Perfect Countersinks

    Not if you hold your mouth right. Helps to close one eye, too.
  31. 1 point
    LEW! YES! Thanks again for the reminder, I really lean on you guys sometimes.
  32. 1 point
    Have a large Mulberry tree in the back yard. Early summer the birds let you know when the berries are ripe, the grass becomes so saturated it smells like a winery.
  33. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Perfect Countersinks

    Another tip is to drill the pilot hole and then, run the counter sink backwards.
  34. 1 point
    Dadio

    Land Surveyor Retirement Witness Post

    That has to be the end of the world. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mcmurdo+station+antarctica&t=ffnt&atb=v80-5&iax=images&ia=images&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.defense.gov%2F2016%2FMar%2F30%2F2001507773%2F-1%2F-1%2F0%2F160323-F-ZZ999-458.JPG Herb
  35. 1 point
    Dadio

    Land Surveyor Retirement Witness Post

    You are right about the wind, it seemed warmer when it snowed. I remember the guys stripping their clothes off down to their T shirts and running around when it was sunny and -10F. Herb
  36. 1 point
    John Morris

    Goodbye to Great Machines

    This Rockwell Delta 15" drill press has been a good machine, but it is ready for a new home. I purchased this press 15 years ago, and outfitted it with a Rockler's table. It's been a great machine, but I am getting tired of lifting the table manually, and I don't have the gumption to mount a hand crank with gear strip on the column. So she's on the block as well. That being said, my new Shopsmith really excels in the drill press mode! I love the variable speed on demand as compared to the Rockwell, having to reach in and change the belt to the proper pully. The Shopsmith I simply grab the dial, and turn, and my speed is set. Another machine, taking a bow, thank you drill press, you did well my old friend, you did well indeed!
  37. 1 point
    Yesterday the boss said she did not want me to do the next two projects that I had been planning. Underbed rolling storage drawers for the second upstairs bedroom. I did a set for the one room, but the bed in the second room does not have as much clearance between the side rail and the floor. She said it would end up being too shallow to be of much use. I agree, it really would be. Ok, how about this small corner table that I have been thinking about for the upstairs bathroom that would match the vanity I built last year? Nope, no-way no-how; I don't want a table in that corner... So I have 100 other things to do or get started on this week. In no particular order; I want to hang some artwork & photos in the recently completed stairwell (the boss has approved the layout), clean up and S3S a large stack of red oak lumber that is in the middle of my shop floor (I started that about 2 weeks ago and did about 1/3 of the stack), yard work, a dental appointment, help our daughter move across Atlanta this Friday, maybe clean up the Plymouth for a cruise-in on Saturday.
  38. 1 point
    DAB

    Land Surveyor Retirement Witness Post

    That was taken by myself in June 1994, during mid-winter airdrop. It was about -35F that day. We were outside for about 3 hours. Brrr. Taken in with a little point and shoot film camera. I had to wait until late October to get the film developed.
  39. 1 point
    So that explains your avatar!
  40. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Still On Schedule

    Well made it home and finally getting a chance to respond... First & most importantly a special, heart felt Thank-you to Fred & Mrs. Hargis. Without Fred's vision, and their thoughtful and gracious hospitality as hosts, today's event would not have been possible. You both are awesome hosts and just down-right great people. Next a Thank-you to our GREAT sponsors of this site, Laguna, Woodcraft & Easy Wood Tools for the gifts they provided for everyone in attendance as well as @Jim from Easy Wood Tools for the EWT detailer as one of the drawing gifts. The support each of you provide for this site and the members is truly appreciated and made this event even more special. Thanks to @John Morris @John Moody @Ron Dudelston for your support, encouragement and extra efforts not only on a daily basis but for today's event. Without all, ya'll (did I use it right Mr. Moody), there would be no Patriot Woodworker. A big THANK-YOU to @HandyDan for sharing your work by providing everyone with one of your prized pens with bases. And if that wasn't enough, your over the top generosity donation of the Woodcraft, Wood River hand plane. Kudos my friend...while you weren't physically there, your spirit certainly was. To @steven newman for bringing some of his prized "toys" and demonstrating his prowess in the art of and pleasure of using hand tools. Even when he had "the day off" he still had to create a pile of whisper thin plane shavings...the guy never rests. Finally, THANKS to everyone who brought food & treats; ....it made a great day even better.
  41. 1 point
    lew

    Stamp Holders

    What a cool way to have the tree live on.
  42. 1 point
    IrishWoodCarver

    Still On Schedule

    IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST!! LOL First, thanks to Fred and his wife for their hospitality! Second, thank you to those who attended - my wife and I really enjoyed meeting all of you - what a great bunch! Special thanks to Easy Wood Tools, Laguna & Woodcraft for donating the bags, backpacks, t-shirts & hats, mugs and pens. Also - I have been intrigued with Easy Wood Tools for some time, and now - thanks to them donating the mid-size micro detailer as a door prize (which by the way I won thanks to Mrs. IrishWoodCarver pulling my ticket - now, now - before anyone yells FIX, there were 7 other witnesses that can attest to it being fair - lol) - I will be able to test and see for myself how they work. Last but not least - THANK YOU Handy Dan for the beautiful turned pen and base - this will have a special place in my shop. The insert of the 2017 penny is a classy touch for identifying they year created - so again THANK YOU!
  43. 1 point
    HARO50

    Still On Schedule

    It went to the right person, then! John
  44. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Stamp Holders

    How neat! Great job. I'll bet the recipients were very happy to get them.
  45. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Labeled Drawers

    Every time I clean and organize......................I can't find anything. When I stumble on it, I wonder why in the world did I put it there? My wife's dad was a carpenter. He lived in a mobile home, which was a total mess. She waited till he was away and cleaned it, hung up his tools, etc. When he came home he was so mad that he didn't speak to her for a week. It did not long and it was as she found it.
  46. 1 point
    Stick486

    Labeled Drawers

  47. 1 point
    Stick486

    Labeled Drawers

  48. 1 point
    Just bumping this this thread, don't see much activity lately, only have about 2 months left and they go speeding by at our age. Herb
  49. 1 point
    ok, done. don't expect to win, not even sure what all the prizes are. i support this website and one other. boring day ahead: edge banding book shelves. boring.....
  50. 1 point

    From the album: The Patriot Woodworkers Challenge Coin Displays

    George and Sandy put out a big production for this shipment, way to go guys!!!!

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