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  1. 6 points
    Al B

    Best cordless drill under $100

    you're sounding like a teenager Pete
  2. 5 points
    porches are done...and Yard Sale Season has started in.....a "Bandit" has to do, what a bandit has to do.... "Watson, wake up! The game is afoot!"
  3. 5 points
    Coming down from a busy election week. Tomorrow I’m doing a show near here. There’s a lady that has a store that sells bath bombs and all things estrogen and she does a big sale in the spring and fall. She invites local artisans to set up in her courtyard and last weekend she called and asked if I would set up. Did I mention that there is no booth rent? Might be a bit cool but we’ll see how we do.
  4. 5 points
    PeteM

    Best cordless drill under $100

    I am an American, and it's my Right to not wait for anything. I got one of those 6-slot wall hung battery monitors. Appeals to my (self-imposed) sense of importance. I'd go nuts waiting.
  5. 4 points
    John Morris

    Topic Summary

    Folks, we implemented an application that was developed and sold to us from the outside market and we thought it would be a great addition to our already wonderful Forums structures. This feature does not take up any server resources nor does it slow your browsing experience down at all. And mostly, this new feature gives you, the viewer a new perspective of each topic and the activity surrounding the topic. At the top of each topic in our community you will see a list of data types showing you a snap shot of the topic with some stats regarding the topic. In the screen capture below, this topic was the "Repairing Tear Out" topic by DanL. Above the topic now resides this snapshot of participants and some other handy stats. We hope you enjoy, and please feel free to provide any feedback here in this topic, both positive and negative commentary are greatly appreciated.
  6. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    Grumpy old man and coffee

  7. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Pet Humor

  8. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Pet Humor

  9. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Pet Humor

  10. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Grumpy old man and coffee

  11. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Grumpy old man and coffee

  12. 4 points
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Good Clean Fun

  13. 4 points
    You ever crawl under one of those dabnab 2018 Honda Pilots? I don't even know where the oil goes. I used to work on my vehicles, when they had a regular motor that you could climb into, and hang your legs over the inside of the fender and lean over and wrench. I used to repair my ol trucks that had a carburetor and distributor with wires. Man, I miss those days. I currently own a 2008 Corolla beater that I drive to and from work, I have a hard time working on that too, actually I don't. I recently bought mama her Honda Pilot that she loves, I was raised with the values that the man of the house should never have a ride nicer than the lady of the house, and it's true in our home, but dang, my ride looks rough! But it gets 30mpg hwy. I am going to sell my Corolla sometime in the near future, and use the proceeds to help by a classic truck, I really want to have on old Ford or Chevy, 40's to 60's vintage, stake bed would be cool, but I am good with a pickup too. Perhaps something like this: 1949 Chevy Thriftmaster 3800 I could work on that! This one is selling for around 5000 on craigslist, sell my Corolla for a couple grand and I wouldn't have too far to go for the rest.
  14. 4 points
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Pet Humor

  15. 4 points
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Pet Humor

  16. 4 points
    Woodbutcherbynight

    Pet Humor

  17. 4 points
    Hey John, What you don't do your own repairs? Come one it's not rocket science!
  18. 4 points
    I am working with wood, and making sawdust but for forms to lay some concrete. My spring project is to rebuild the deck off my building. Had to tear it down when we cut the tree in the middle down. And as always several improvements to be made. New deck is smaller but it has been 20 years since I built it so I have picked up a fee tricks and some knowledge since then. Who knew?
  19. 4 points
    So far this morning it has been good. Got all the corners rounded and the edges rounded on this batch. Ready for sanding then branding.
  20. 4 points
    Looks like a good day to get back in the shop. A rainy day and nothing to get in the way for a change.
  21. 3 points
    John Morris

    The Birth Of A Weapon

    I love videos that are made well, and of course are related to our craft. I have noticed lately that our members have come up with some really wonderful videos they have found and are sharing them here with us. Recently Gene has been sharing some wonderful Craftsman type videos as he has with this one at "This is going to be fun". When I find a video that I believe is high quality, a good production, and for my own taste a wonderful sound track, along with highlighting our craft in a unique way, I love sharing them here with you all. I hope as well when you find a great video that you'll share it with us here on The Patriot Woodworker. For now, I hope you like this one I found while I was looking at Green Woodworking videos and how to build and use Treadle and Pole lathes, although there is nothing in this video regarding the lathes, it just popped up on my radar and I liked it a bunch, hope you enjoy!
  22. 3 points
    Gerald, It just looks like someone marked it with a loop with open ends. The rest is just dirt. It might have been used to mark which side to put on the bottom, there is a seam in the glue up of the panel that didn't quite come out even. I think all that was holding it together was the 10d finishing nails. It was real wobbly before the re-glue, I was almost afraid to move it fearing I would just end up with a pile on the floor. Getting it re-glued with the cleats really did help stiffen up the cabinet.
  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    Grumpy old man and coffee

  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Good Clean Fun

  27. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Good Clean Fun

  28. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Good Clean Fun

  29. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Good Clean Fun

  30. 3 points
    Ok Guy's it's getting serious now! I may have to change the title of this topic to "Repurposing an Old Desk (New PC Build). This old desk may just take over this build post in that it may become the main subject of this resurrection of old "Junk". Here's what I got accomplished today. First I started out by removing the old top drawer cleats. I then stripped the area both sides of the lower desk shelf. I found out in the stripping process that this old desk had been painted either white, or light gray at some point in it's life. It took more time than I anticipated due to the paint build up between the lower desk shelf and side/leg panels. When I got it all? removed I had almost 1/8" of separation between the side/leg panels and the lower desk shelf. I then glued and clamped the side/leg panels to the lower desk shelf. Afterwards I added longer top drawer cleats to help support the bottom desk shelf. They're not quite full length to allow spacing for the drawer front panel. I then used the new drawer sides to space the new lower drawer cleats. Which I screwed up by forgetting to add the depth of the rear panel rabbit of the upper desk section too. Which probably was a good thing in that it will allow me to fill the section below the drawer bottom on the drawer front/side panels with a solid piece of Oak. More tomorrow.
  31. 3 points
    Al B

    Things my mom taught me

    It was cold, and I had no idea what to do or where to go. I just started walking,and walking while my thoughts about things at home. Definitely not going back just to get another beating. After a few hours I thought about the club house that a couple of friends I always spent time in, though we only used it in the warm seasons. . The clubhouse was an 8' X 8' shed that was in the back yard of 2 brothers. Their parents let us use it and we did had power for a light and an electric heater plate.There was an army cot where I could at least rest for the night. No heat, but at least there was no cold wind. There was no sleep, but thought about what I'd do the next day. First, I had a paper route that I'd had for about two years. This was Christmas week, and this week would bring the best tips of the year from my customers. The papers had to be delivered and I had to go to school.The Truant Officer in town always checked when kids missed class, unless a parent had called in the absence. Don't want him looking for me. Because this was Christmas week, there would be several holiday vacation days so this shouldn't be a problem. When leaving the building, in the morning, one of the brothers saw me leave. I had to tell him why I slept there. Being my friend, he agreed not to say anything. We went to school. After school it was time to deliver the newspapers and then, find something to eat. Mr and Mrs Thiverge owned a little mom and pop store. We often visited the store and had gotten to know each other pretty well. Mr Thivege was always a fun guy who liked to joke around with us. This would be a good time to stop to pick up a couple of things. Then, back to the clubhouse. One of my friends did sneak a blanket up to me for a little warmth. This was about my normal day until Christmas day. To be continued
  32. 3 points
    Larry Buskirk

    Barn sale finds

    Hey Steve, I don't do barn sales anymore, we find too much free stuff!
  33. 3 points
  34. 3 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Repairing Tear out

    I agree with The two Gs above. Certainly, use a higher grade epoxy and if the tear out is deep I’d tint it. If the tear out is only .020 or so the spots should be relatively small and a tint may not be necessary. I’ve only had one issue finishing epoxy. The ranch table I built had a pretty substantial knot hole in it and I had to use a little Zinnser shellac based primer to created a bonding surface.
  35. 3 points
    John Morris

    Repairing Tear out

    DanL, dittos on what Lew said, I have done that many times and I just sand down to it and feather it out, if you set up a straight edge on the area you sand, sure you'll see a depression, but I guarantee ya, you are the only one that will know, and after a few days, the whole thing will just disappear from memory. And we must, we must remember one wonderful thing about those mishaps, lessons, dabnabits, it's hand made! A small depression in the area only guarantees to the folks in the future who may notice, that it was indeed made by hand, with a soul and with a mind. Cheers
  36. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    Repairing Tear out

    The only thing a hot iron and a damp cloth will do is raise up crushed wood fibers. It won't do anything to wood that is missing. Danl, if your planer blades did that maybe a new set of blades might help. If the blades are new and sharp then only take a much smaller amount of wood off with each pass. Like a tenth of a turn and see what happens….and if the tear out was only in that one area then only go the other direction in to the planer. But if you can't remember what direction you were feeding the wood then you still got a problem.,
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