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  1. 5 points
    Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks! New Members Please welcome to our community, @williegfatboy, @Robert Yates, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Community News You now have the ability to review your favorite books with our new book review application. Currently we have the application live in the General Woodworking Forum and the Wood Turners Forum. https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/forum/74-woodworking-book-reviews/ https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/forum/78-wood-turning-book-reviews/ Make sure to watch the video on how to use this new feature, the video can be found pinned to the top as a topic in those respective forums. We will install the book review feature in all major categories of the forum, such as scrolling, carving, hand tools, etc. Donations Also, some of our members were just made aware of our donation page, and started to use it. This is a welcome source of funding for our community. We usually have a fundraiser raffle during the summer to help pay for our community, but my health took a dive this summer, and I never had the time nor the mind to organize our annual summer fundraiser, so we are falling short of our budgetary obligations. We will be very tight. If you are able to donate to our community, a dollar on up, it all helps. I'd like to thank the following members for their very generous donation thus far, thank you! @p_toad @Fred W. Hargis Jr @Gene Howe @Woodbutcherbynight We like to further thank members for donating to our community since last weeks Monday topic. @Cal @DuckSoup @lew @FlGatorwood If you'd like to donate to our community, please see this page at https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/clients/donations/ Featured File To view all our files for your enjoyment and use, please go to "Files Downloads". You can also pick up the downloads at the Plans and Software Forum. Once uploaded to our server the plans auto populate at the forum. Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory". Featured Image As part of a BBC TV series Great Railway Journeys, a stop-over in the old furniture town to experience some of its history entailed an encounter with a local chair bodger. Stuart King "Chair Bodger" sits next to his work. Source: https://www.stuartking.co.uk/stuart-king-tv-2012/
  2. 5 points
    Got my Digital Duplicator for my CNC in and started it on the test piece to see how it goes. First it goes slow! I'll update you all when it finishes, I hope before the week is out.
  3. 5 points
    Been awhile for me online. Keeping myself busy trying to get more stuff done in the shop. The up-side is that I have gotten a lot of stuff cleaned up, tuned up and starting to get things ready for a few projects. The down-side is that the shop/garage is 90 degrees with a lot of humidity. The heat doesn't bother me so much, but the the humidity is like trying to breath under water as I am a life long asthmatic. So I take things a bit slower. My wife Tami has been volunteering a few days per week at our church's pregnancy center. She finally got all the jumping through the hoops of the the local school district and got the go ahead to start substituting a couple days per week and getting paid for it. After all I do need to have her keep up with my trips to Home Depot and making some things for her. It is hard to believe that Tami and I have been here in Bowling Green, KY since October 9th 2018. Time sure does fly. I am looking forward to "Fall" so the humidity will be less hateful to my lungs.
  4. 4 points
    We did a show Saturday in the booming Metropolis of Gas City, Indiana. A family there owns a place called Mama Pearson’s Soaporeum and they specialize is hand made soaps, bath balms and oils. Every fall they do a Fall Fest and invite local artisans to set up. Booth rent is free and it is limited to 50 vendors of Mama Pearson’s choosing and we are fortunate to be one. It was a great show for us and I walked away with 4 orders so that’s what my week entails. I did have a first, though. I’m build a cremations urn for a lady’s dog. FYI, the two lovely ladies are my wife and my youngest granddaughter.
  5. 4 points
    Al B

    Best washing machine

    GULP ! Just invested in a new all electronic controls Whirlpool washer and drier about 2 months ago. The store owner is a friend who grew up with my kids. He does recommend top loaders over front loaders, but the boss and operator of the machines wanted the front loaders . AT least it is made in the USA.
  6. 4 points
    For cutting threads on dowels or putting a taper on dowel.
  7. 4 points
    Gunny

    Bye, bye, DNA

    If you can prove that insanity causes cancer, yup you guessed it. Banned in the State Of California, BAM !!! Grumpy Cat has the answer.
  8. 4 points
    Gunny

    tool scam

    Interesting. I see this as the new version of the guy with some junky car pulling up and opening the trunk with AMAZING deals to be had. Problem is you need a radiation suit to touch the stuff.
  9. 4 points
    Master King has been busy..... Picked an old plane on Saturday....at 1/2 price, of course.. Because the lever cap was broken.. Paid me $5 and left....Sunday afternoon, spent 2 hours in the shop..... Had a spare lever cap, too...... And..had it making some shaving from an Ash board.. Stanley No. 3, Type 11....about 1905, or so...not too bad of a weekend?
  10. 3 points
    FlGatorwood

    Best washing machine

    Back when there was a Handyman Club forum, we had a guy there whose handle was Scooter. He worked on appliances professionally. He always recommended Whirlpool. Back in the 1990's, Whirlpool purchased Maytag, Magic Chef, Hardwick, Kitchenaid and Tappan stove manufacturers. We have top loading basic Maytag that we purchased in 1993. Raised 2 teenagers, almost 2 grandchildren and our own clothes. Not one problem yet. Better than a Timex. We have since purchased a Whirlpool refrigerator and dishwasher. And, yes, the more basic, the longer it will last. We have a Kitchenaid stove that she used before getting sick. Now, the number board is showing signs of failure and there are no replacement parts. Yep, the newer ones won't last as long as the older ones. A guarantee that you will have to buy another in the near future. In the little town of Cleveland, TN, the nearest town to where I grew up, is a large plant for Whirlpool. They make Whirlpool and Maytag appliances there and employee about 500 people. It's so good to support some USA manufacturer.
  11. 3 points
    Gerald

    Chair Contest

    Rockler email today has a video on making a bent lamination chair and has a contest linked to it. It is a interesting process but labor and time intensive. ROCKLER BENT WOOD CHALLENGE
  12. 3 points
    Took tonight to put away supplies from last two projects. And empty my tool cart, put everything away and called it a night. Back to work tomorrow.
  13. 3 points
    Gunny

    Carport upgrade

    Yeah they had fun last night, my wife got up to see why the light kept coming on. It was the cats. Yes and No. Yes it was there, but I had to take all the pieces up to run the wires. So No, didn't help at all till I was all done. I might add on to this so I made sure I can get to it. Looked tobnight at the front door and wanted to add another motion sensor with 4 more lights to the front door. Cannot mount the sensor to the ceiling, the storm door will hit it when you open it up. Cannot mount to the wall, same problem. I probably will have to put the sensor closer to the driveway and have a longer on time so when you come to door the light is still on.
  14. 3 points
    Ron Altier

    Craftsman Molding Set

    I had that same set and used it on my 10" Craftsman saw. I wasn't crazy about using it. It has been years ago, when Craftsman meant quality and the table saw was a dandy. As I recall, the speed of my saw didn't produce great results and especially on very hard wood. I have had it for years..........only in the box. My router now does all that, better and easier.
  15. 3 points
    Artie

    Carport upgrade

    All those complaints and you had plywood over the joists? I get stuck tip toeing on the joists while trying to crawl around, on top of the insulation, yada, yada, yada. It’s the insulation I hate, I can deal with the heat (sorta) but I HATE the insulation. I believe Kali has now classified the pink stuff as the same as asbestos. Nice, accessible junction box!
  16. 3 points
    Al B

    Carport upgrade

    Problem with a motion sensor is the cats will likely be turning the lights on regularly.
  17. 3 points
    lew

    Chair Contest

    Cool! I've tried some laminated bending on a trellis top. It worked out pretty well, but really messy glue-ups. I also made some modernistic salad tongs using the same method. I did a little steam bending for edge bands on some larger trivets. If you try that, don't use PVC pipe for your steam chamber (don't ask how I know this!)
  18. 3 points
    JimM

    Best washing machine

    We also leave the door open and do this procedure every couple of months... Cleaning a Front Load Washer: What You'll Need: · 2 cups vinegar · 1/4 cup baking soda · 1/4 cup water · Scrub sponge Directions: · Start by mixing together the baking soda and water in a small bowl. This is going to be the "detergent" for cleaning the washing machine. Pour the vinegar into a measuring cup and head over to your washing machine. · Add the baking soda mixture to the detergent container of your machine and pour the vinegar into the drum. Set your washer to normal load at the hottest water setting. Close the door and start the machine, letting it do all the hard work for you. The baking soda and vinegar naturally break up mineral deposits and any mold growth while cleaning and refreshing your washing machine. · Use a clean scrubber to rub around the opening of the washing machine, removing stubborn mold or residue. Wipe clean with fresh water.
  19. 3 points
    PeteM

    Bye, bye, DNA

    Hunh. Who's Kali? oh.
  20. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Bye, bye, DNA

    Must be too many deaths from idiots drinking it and California insists on making everything idiot proof. Hopefully other states don't follow their lead. Denatured alcohol was made so the alcohol tax would not be added to it. It is ethyl alcohol with a poison added. Ethyl alcohol is used for making drinking alcohol and as a gasoline additive among other uses. Denatured alcohol is ethanol (ethyl alcohol) made unfit for human consumption by adding one or more chemicals (denaturants) to it. Denaturing refers to removing a property from the alcohol (being able to drink it), not to chemically altering or decomposing it, so denatured alcohol contains ordinary ethyl alcohol.Mar 23, 2018. Denatured alcohol serves as a cleaning agent, fuel additive, sanding aid, exterminator, and as a solvent. ... Typical applications of denatured alcohols include: Window Cleaning. Fueling of Small Camping Stoves. Removal of Ink Stains. Pharmaceutical Uses. Pest Extermination. Woodworking. Paint Removal.
  21. 3 points
    Ron Dudelston

    Bye, bye, DNA

    Let me get my shock face on. California eliminates everything except insanity.
  22. 2 points
    Al B

    tool scam

    I've noticed an ad on facebook for a New DeWalt 15 amp, 13", 2 speed thickness planer for $147.84 with blades. The address given is Powjuice.com. I'd love to own one but this must be a scam. Has anyone ever hear of them? Not about to provide my credit card information or anything else to them without some insurance this isn't a scam. That sounds like a price at about 25% of list pricing.
  23. 2 points
    A Bradford had a split tree trunk. A gust or two of wind blew off one and I was able to get it for free. It's been drying for about 18 months. Today, got it cut into 2" X 2" on the bandsaw. A new thread coming in a few days. Now that the wood is cut to workable pieces, I don't have to remove it from underneath the Shopsmith to move it out. What a relief!
  24. 2 points
    FlGatorwood

    Bye, bye, DNA

    Thankfully, I don't live there among those people. I met some of the strangest folks there when I was stationed at NAS Lemoore. But, I met some really nice folks too. Yep, no doubt some of the residents must be drinking it or misusing it. If I lived there, I would go to Oregon and purchase a can, go back later and get another can. And, yes, I would take the back roads so I wouldn't have to allow the inspectors go through my belongings. Or, just pour it into a gas container. Problem is, it will evaporate quickly. But, it has many great uses. So, now, I am going to make room in my chemical cabinet to store a couple of additional can of DNA.
  25. 2 points
    Gunny

    Best washing machine

    A good tip for any washing machine, or dishwasher.
  26. 2 points
    Gunny

    Chair Contest

    I have given this method a try couple of times, works okay but I agree it is very messy.
  27. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Yep!
  28. 2 points
    lew

    tool scam

    Just tried to locate that web site- powjuice.com and received this-
  29. 2 points
    HARO50

    Craftsman Molding Set

    SERIOUSLY???? John
  30. 2 points
    JimM

    Best washing machine

    I think Whirlpool and Maytag are the same company.
  31. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Bye, bye, DNA

    Besides melting shellac, DNA is great for removing pencil marks. I guess that would be considered a banned use. One could always resort to Everclear.
  32. 2 points
    Cal

    Carport upgrade

    Great execution Gunny. I can see where this might be beneficial on the front porch with a motion sensor - or maybe not, will think on it for awhile...
  33. 2 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Craftsman Molding Set

    The comments about Kali may me think the answer to John's question is right in front of us. If those molding cutter sets were dangerous they would have surely been outlawed in Kali; he wouldn't even be able to own it!
  34. 2 points
    This is really neat, I am sorry I missed this one! If it has not left the Restore yet, can you take a pic of the inside of one of those cutters, just very curious is all, thanks for posting this!
  35. 1 point
    Gerald

    Jam Chuck

    Just got a email from Woodcraft with a article on making a jam chuck. This is the most unique work holding method I have seen and I usually just improvise with a piece of inner tube. UNIVERSAL JAM CHUCK
  36. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Grandfather clock....again

    I did some research on the old mechanism, the company went out of business in 1996. Replacement movements are not available. I was assured that another one would work fine. I ordered it, it would not fit and would take a LARGE structural change to make it work. I sent it back and ordered an c cell, electronic movement and heavy duty pendulum drive, mine is a heavy and long one. It was FAR from easy to install, but I got it in and it sounds great. You would not guess it is electronic. I WILL BE SO GLAD TO GET THIS MONSTER OUT OF MY LIMITED SPACE SHOP!! IT IS NEARLY 7 FT TALL.
  37. 1 point
    HARO50

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Sorta like politicians! John
  38. 1 point
    Gunny

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Don't be surprised if they are. Yeah the arbors on all TS are short, you couldn't use one if you wanted without some work. In the trades if you do so, and have an issue, you are liable. They feel (some safety people that don't actually use a TS) that a router is better equipped for the job of dado's.
  39. 1 point
    CharlieL

    Craftsman Molding Set

    For that reason I probably wouldn't use it.
  40. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Craftsman Molding Set

    I'll bet they are illegal in England. Dado sets are.
  41. 1 point
    Gunny

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Ordered TKO hand soap last week. On the site it said, no shipping to California. What it causes cancer somehow? Well which is worse a 1 in 10 billion chance or tasting grease and oil with my lunch.
  42. 1 point
    Gunny

    Best washing machine

    I am same way, less electronics to make decisions or go bad. Mine is a Maytag, 15 years old and stick kicking. Only issue ever, had to tighten the center agitator bolt back down. Minor at best, of course to my wife I am a hero, because I fixed it.
  43. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Good on ya, John. My router table is huge. I don't think that, between that table and, the Shopsmith free standing over arm router, there is a grooving or molding operation that can't be done. And, the pucker factor is nil.
  44. 1 point
    Roly

    Craftsman Molding Set

    Here is where the table saw with the molding head worked perfectly. I had four thread drawers to do with the thumbnails full depth of the drawer. Very easy and quick on the table saw, not as easy with a router. Roly
  45. 1 point
    Coming along nicely. Too bad we cannot COMPLETE projects as fast as we can come up with them.
  46. 1 point
    Spent Friday avoiding black cats and walking under ladders I also dug out a few boards from storage to start an upcoming commissioned job. Two... different/ unique chairs for one of my oldest clients. Got them rough cut, stacked, and sticked then spent my last bit of daylight touching up a couple backsaws and cleaning up. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be spent sharpening and doing machine maintenance.
  47. 1 point
    Gunny

    Blue stripe ply

    The world wasn't didn't have color till the 1950's.
  48. 1 point
    lew

    Free Bowl Blanks

    Chinese Elm in the back yard had to come down. It was dying and fairly large pieces were coming off during storms. These are the small pieces! The tree was well over 60 feet tall! The tree guys said they will help me cut up some blanks from the base. If you're here tomorrow morning you can have all you can carry!
  49. 1 point
    lew

    Assembly table of my dreams

    Super looking tables! I really like the caster idea. Your grandson will remember those times together! Looks like you have a basement shop. Welcome to the club!
  50. 1 point
    JimM

    Assembly table of my dreams

    Love the bright colors and clamp storage in the second photo. I'm inspired! Attached are two photos of benches built last year. The first is just an assembly bench, approximately 3' x 5'. The best part is the casters - there are several versions on Amazon between $40 - $50 for a set of 4. The price seems to vary according to the phases of the moon or something. Anyway, the nice thing is when they are disengaged, the full weight of the bench is on the legs. I haven't had too much success with locking casters. Thinking about adding a second shelf, but I would lose a place to stash my jobsite table saw and compressor. The second photo is my grandson's bench. It was his Christmas present last year when he was 4, but I told him he had to help me build it, and we started it in October. He was so excited and we had a great time.
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