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  1. 12 points
    Harry Brink

    Benevolant Box

    The pastor of our church asked me a couple of months ago if I would make a Benevolent "collection" Box for the church. Had to wait for the weather to warm up a bit before I could get out to the shop and not loose the feeling in my fingers. It finely warmed up to 40* so I got started on it! I had enough 1/2"BB plywood left over from another project, so that is what I used. I finished cutting all the pieces and took them down to the basement to warm up. Glued and in the clamps over night. Out of the clamps and the hardware installed. Took it over Friday morning to hang at the entrance to the sanctuary.
  2. 11 points

    Estate Sale find

    I went to an estate sale action today and purchased the following for $37.50, one lot. I believe I did ok. Danl . Stanley No. 71-1/2 router plane with 4 blades Stanley spokeshave with 2 blades Stanley No. 101 thumb plane with 1 blade Marking gauges or Pattern makers panel gauges 18" and 10" Phelps Mfg. Co. Oakland CA Gouges with case - no certain what kind. 7 sizes 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 7/32", 1/4", 5/16", & 3/8"
  3. 11 points
    Ron Altier

    Matag wringer washer

    My daughter just had her wash room relocated to a much more convenient location. I thought I'd surprise her with a reminder of the way her grandmother did the wash. It is about 8 inches high and will hang on the wall
  4. 10 points
    Got my stuff back from the painter, rustic hickory with a clear coat, looks fantastic, no dust nibs in anything, putting it all back together, most of it is put back together, granite top for the bar is ordered. new door,Jambs and trim for the basement bathroom tv stand I made to fit the curved wall, with some of grandpa's fishing reels, all the cables for the tv will be hidden at some point in time the bar tender side of the barthe drinkers side of the bar, with out the on order bar topthe best wife in the world helping to clean up the construction dustand the cabinet over the utility sink,
  5. 10 points
    Ron Altier

    Tiny Canary Wood Box

    I had just enough canary wood to make 4 sides of this box. It has so many different colors in it that I just had to do something with it. I put hinges on it, wish now I hadn't, should have made a lit to fit. I know a certain little girl that will love it.
  6. 9 points
    It is Friday already! It seemed that Fridays came slowly when I was working but now they're here before I realize it. Its been a busy week here in the Heartland. I drove across state this week and picked up a new HVAC system that will be installed next week, continued deconstructing a house with my son (we're down to bare studs on the interior), and I've spent a ton of ton studying to teach our Sunday School class. In my spare time I finished a cabinet for my daughter and built a couple of window sashes for a friend. My daughter has a small utility room that houses her water softener and the middle granddaughter has her drums in the same room. They wanted a cabinet to cover the softener but also be functional. It was a bit tricky because it had to be open on the back so that it would slide over the softener but it had cabinet space on the side adjacent to the front door. Made my head hurt but we got it completed. Pic below. Notice that she gets to paint it and the upper cabinet is on the side opposite the cart. So, the weekend is coming! What's on your Patriot Woodworker agenda?
  7. 9 points
    Fred Wilson

    Lighted Fisherman - Bragging

    Just got this one finished for our upcoming show this weekend. Cut from 1/4" Walnut, Cherry and Maple. Light kit from ScrollerOnline Lights Off - what ya see is what you get (maybe) Lights ON - surprise - the light kit has several different modes, battery operated and remote controlled (would be difficult to turn lights on and off with this hanging on a wall.
  8. 9 points

    Walking Cane

    A friend of mine hurt his leg real bad when he slipped on some ice about six weeks ago. After an operation to repair the damage he has been on crutches and is now allowed to start putting weight on it and walk. I made him a cane to help him along. I'm 6'0" and a 36" cane is good for me so since he is 6"6" I made his 39" and it works well for him. Turning the long part required a steady rest. The length and thinness made it whip in the middle. For the handle I cut a tenon on the end and laminated three pieces of Cherry together for the handle. I looked at examples of handles and drew one to my liking and roughed it out on the band saw. I then took a half inch wood chisel and pared away the wood from the edges and then smoothed them out with sandpaper and applied wipe on poly for a finish. The top of the cane is 1.25" and tapers to .75" on the bottom. I found some cane tips at Walmart and they were made to press fit on a .75" shaft. Here are the finished pictures.
  9. 9 points
    Up at 04:00 Saturday. Helped SIL get ready for her moving sale. Then, acted as a salesman, along with my wife and two other couples. Around 13:00 we got a call from our son in tucson saying his wife had gone into labor. We grabbed our already packed necessities and headed south. Got to the hospital at 19:30. Sat in waiting room till 00:04 this morning. We have a new granddaughter. Norah Ryan Howe. C-section. Momma and baby are doing fine. Dad is a nervous wreck.
  10. 9 points
    Hope you and the family had an enjoyable week of Spring vacation @John Morris Friday had lunch with my brother, stopped by a couple Flea Markets & H4H Restore...slim pickings; spent a grand total of $1.39 w/tax. Did pick up a few items at H-F...had a gift card from Christmas I planned to use until I stumbled upon one in my billfold. I have no idea how long it had been there...turns out it still had $25 on it so Christmas gift card for another time. Later in the evening oldest grandson's Pine Wood Derby race (results below). SA watching my oldest grand-daughter transformed from the little girl she'll always be to a young lady going to her Junior Prom. Coming week attractions: Beside normal duties, finish tax returns, youngest grand-daughter choral concert & choir contest TU/SA; oldest grand-daughter tennis meets TU/WE/TH, youngest grandson (he'll be four) Birthday TH, step-father to eye doc TH; might possibly get some outside work done a couple days???? The batteries were the "freebie." Have to reload all those free flashlights. He had a 1st, Two 2nds & a 4th in the heats. OA 2nd place by 0.039 seconds. He was The digital scales I bought a couple of weeks ago for the pinewood cars the only car to have a sub 2 second time though. His mom's car, well it was consistent. Finished 4th in all four heats...there's always next year.
  11. 9 points
    Well gang, here it is Good Friday 2018. We are in the first week of spring and here in Indiana the monsoons are upon us. Dorothy and I got back Monday from a great trip to Alabama to see my brother in Birmingham and then a few days with John and Beth Moody in Florence, Alabama. John and I managed to avoid any arrests but we did manage to waste a few hundred rounds at Cypress Creek Gun Range. As for shop time, I'm finishing up a couple of jewelry boxes that will go into stock for summer shows. I will apply black flocking to the trays and then they are complete. As usual, we'll spend Sunday and then head to our son's church where he plays in the praise band. So, here's the question, "What's on your agenda for this Easter weekend?
  12. 9 points
    As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have been working on a Table Saw Storage unit for under the extension table and an outfeed table. I have combined the two so I can store the outfeed table out of the way when not needed. I can also use this as an assembly table. I used 2 motorcycle lifts to raise the cabinet off of the base to level it with the table saw. Since my floor is somewhat uneven, I went with 2 lifts so I could adjust for a slight slope (if needed) and for more stability. Here is the base with the two lifts and casters attached (not many PIP photos) Under the extension table in "storage" Showing 3 of the 6 drawers (sorry it is blurry) Showing the blade storage in the back In position as the outfeed table View of the lifts under the cabinet The entire cabinet is made out of MDF (scraps I had) and the base is from a failed project a few years ago. Projects like this help me use up some of the scraps that I have accumulating around the shop. Thanks for looking
  13. 9 points

    Well, Crap!

    This is definitely a male chauvinist joke so please forgive me if it crosses any lines, I will have a better idea of where the lines are here next time. How do you change a dishwasher into a snowblower? Give her a shovel LOLOLOL My wife said I could post this, because she finds it very funny. Why does she find it very funny? I have done all the snow removal in our 17 years together. Hopefully I don’t receive an e-mail telling me not to darken this forums walls again LOL.
  14. 9 points

    WalMart Senior Greeter

    You just have to appreciate this one. Young people forget that we old people had a career before we retired...... Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies. One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. "Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job when you finally get here; but your being late so often is quite bothersome." "Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it." "Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear.” “Yes sir, I understand your concern and I’ll try harder.” Seeming puzzled, the manager went on to comment, “It's odd though your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say to you there if you showed up in the morning so late and so often?" The old man looked down at the floor, then smiled. He chuckled quietly, then said with a grin, "They usually saluted and said, ‘Good morning, Admiral, can I get your coffee, sir?’” give the man some respect.......
  15. 9 points

    Give me a W!

    bandsaw box for a friend. last names starts with W. Cherry with Wenge accent. top is held on by 4 little barrel magnets, so you can display it this way on a shelf if you wish.
  16. 8 points
    Ron Altier

    I Should Be Ok

  17. 8 points
  18. 8 points
    Back in the day I made a bazillion cutting boards as I did craft shows during the Christmas season. I came across a design for "3D Cutting Boards" which had a great look. Upside they looked really cool, but down side is that they took waaaaaaayyyyy too long to make so there was no profit in them as they took more than double or triple the time of the other styles of cutting boards I made. I had a neighbor that wanted me to make him one but larger to set on his kitchen island. It turned out good, but that was the only one I made.
  19. 8 points
    Hey Ron . Friday the 13th is my lucky day too. Been working on some mini laminated boxes and bowls. It has been a learning process. Had to sand out the blanks to glue up , then glue , ok that is old hat. To mount the less than 3 inch blanks I took a page from Lyle and used thick CA.. Now I have to finish turn the bottoms and that is still in process.
  20. 8 points
  21. 8 points

    Plywood Drawer Joint

    Sounds more like he's cutting a rabbet on the front that's the depth of the side thickness and all but 1/8" of the front thickness - the side butts into the bottom of the rabbet and the nails go through the sides and into the front, parallel to the face of the front - any forces then are applied perpendicular to the axis of the nails. Just made a pull-out shelf for a bathroom utility cabinet, didn't want to used pocket screws as they would show so cut a shallow rabbet on the sides, glued and clamped and then drilled dowels across the joints. I also rabbeted the edges of the 1/2" plywood bottom to sit into 1/4" grooves in the sides and back/front. This is for my wife to store the shampoo, body wash, powder, etc. that she buys in bulk on sale so she's going to have a little weight there. Here's the shelf dry clamped so I can measure across the grooves and cut the bottom to the correct size. The drawer assembled and clamped, waiting for the glue to dry. After the finish has been applied, the dowel ends add a little decorative touch - although you can't see them when it's closed.
  22. 8 points
    Gene Howe

    A Few Days Late But.

    ...still a fun watch.
  23. 8 points
    Ron Altier

    I've Been In The Scraps Again

    I hate to toss scraps of exotic wood and usually find some use for it. I just kept goofing with the pieces and glueing. I ended out with that block that I turned to what you see
  24. 8 points

    Dungeon Remodel. The Drill Til Project

    since we are showing off storage ideas, some clamps on a mobile base: there were a few in use, so they are not pictured. shop is a dedicated 25x50, 12' ceiling, building designed to my specs. not cheap, but there is no point dying rich. so i don't have the same space constraints as some others. yay.
  25. 8 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! As for me, I have a whole week off! Kids are on Spring Break and we have plans to see some sights. We'll be heading down to San Diego for a couple day trips, it's only 2 hrs away so we don't need to stay the night down there, and we'll visit some of our favorite places, The Cabrillo National Monument, Balboa Park, possibly the San Diego Zoo, and the beach of course, and we'll visit my old stomping grounds for some great food, but it'll be fun. I'll try to get some shop time in between it all, our kids are growing up so fast, I feel like I need to squeeze what remaining time I have left with them into a few short years anytime I have a day off. Our oldest is back to college, her Spring Break ended last week, so we'll just have our two youngest with us for this week off. Have a wonderful week ahead all! Who is behind The Patriot Woodworker? Of course our Forum Hosts and our Admins are! They run the joint around here, and without them we'd be in a world of hurt. Occasionally though I like to show off my family (the unseen heroes), who has supported my own efforts here on The Patriot Woodworker, with a ton of patience, and understanding for ol Dad. We take a few pictures once a year at this old picnic bench every Easter Morning after services. We have 17 years worth of images at this exact location in our backyard since we moved into our home, and it has become a family Easter Tradition. My wife and I have been married for 27 years, and we have lived in this home for 17 of those wonderful and at times challenging years. My very patient family seen below, my eyes look closed, they aren't though, I can actually see through them squinty eyes. I would like to officially and publicly thank my family for allowing Dad to be here, having fun with ya'll. (missing one more dog and a bunny rabbit, couldn't get them to cooperate for the pic) New members Please welcome the following members to our community. @Scottart, @FastFred3 To our new members, thank you for joining us! To our existing members, please click on their names above and shoot them a welcome message. Also we are currently being hit by spammers. We are taking steps to reduce these spammer joins, for now when potential members join us, they must be reviewed by our admin staff before they are allowed to post. Featured Gallery @Wichman3 is killing it with his scroll work! Check out his basket montage and see the wonderful work he is doing! Featured Image of the Week Returned soldiers at vocational training in Queensland, 1920 Attribution: Contributor(s): Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939) Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StateLibQld_2_112008_Returned_soldiers_at_vocational_training_in_Queensland,_1920.jpg
  26. 8 points
    Kenny Tarmack

    Double open bowed stairs (part 1)

    Pictures of the stairs we put in today so you know how they look, hard maple treads (Will be stained red to mimic cherry, don't ask me, that's what the homeowner wanted) poplar stringers (to be painted, and birch risers also to be painted) the bottom curved portion is laminated 1/4" Baltic birch plywood also to be painted. Will be posting more pics of the build and how it was done when time permits. Thought I would start with these pictures first so it may make more sense when I get to the first part of the building process
  27. 8 points

    Estate Planning

    My friend Tom was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business He knew that he would inherit a fortune once his sickly father died. Tom wanted two things: • To learn how to invest his inheritance. • To find a wife to share his fortune. One evening at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away. "I may look like just an ordinary man," he said to her, "but in just a few years, my father will die, and I'll inherit 20 million dollars." Impressed, the woman obtained his business card. Two weeks later, she became his stepmother. Women are so much better at estate planning than men.
  28. 8 points
    Monday = last day on job. Been in that same location for 40+ years. Everything took longer than expected today except my exit interview.
  29. 8 points
  30. 8 points

    WWII Spitfire Pilot

    Neat video of a WWII pilot seeing himself on film-
  31. 8 points

    Not Exactly Woodworking...

    So finished them up yesterday after some unexpected challenges, mishaps and unseasonably cold weather. Unfortunately from OP, I didn't do a very good job capturing pics. They out decent, but far from good, especially the detailing. I did manage to get my daughter's weighing in at 4.99 oz by my newly acquired H-F digital scale...Grandson's came in less at 4.79 but I guess that is moot. The Scout Master and her husband forgot their "official scales" last night, so took all cars with them...apparently they weigh and add weights to make all cars weigh exactly 5 oz. After both had been "profiled." the square nose on the "Indy car" bothered me. I couldn't remove it all because of he OA length spec... Daughter's is on the left...nose profile is changed...very late to paint kept me from using any masking or pin striping tape so I free handed..not my best work (hard to believe I've had even worse but...) but had some issues with temperature and paint marker not to mention a couple of coughing fits. Grandson's is #7; He turns seven next week...Yep there is a gouge from an unfortunate mishap yesterday; it was looking pretty good, then an issue with the paint. I wet sanded with 800 grit wet/dry and repainted at ~3PM yesterday then parked in front of the Eden Pure...detailing went on at 5:30, back in front of Eden Pure; headed out at 6. My grandson did help with sanding, fine-tuning the axles was present during all the cutting and routing, helped spray some of the primer and was there during the original paint coat. So there you have it...we'll see in a week how the race goes.
  32. 8 points
    Ron Altier

    Matag wringer washer

    Bandsaw carving, I can't carve due to a condition in my hands. My daughter loved it and texted me that she needed a dryer. I told her that they didn't have them back then, they dried them on the line. So I think Karen is giving her a small wall hanger quilt that is about 3 ft square
  33. 7 points
  34. 7 points
    A few years back my-then-neighbor came over and asked "hey, how hard is it to build a ladder shelf". After clarifying what he meant I said it wouldn't be too hard, thinking that was really his question. Next words out of his mouth "can you build one for me to give to my daughter?". I was flabbergasted since we weren't really more than neighbors who only spoke on occasion. Not knowing what to say I agreed to build it and he said he would run to the lumber yard and get a sheet of plywood for me (!). Then I mentioned I like to use cabinet grade ply that runs about $60/sheet. "GEEZsus" with some gestures. "We looked at some of these at the store that were $75 for the whole thing.". I said "look, I'll dig into my wood and see what I have". Anyway, I wound up building it and told him no charge just to get him out of my hair. He later left $75 in an envelope at the house to pay for it. Then the next time I saw his wife she mentioned she wanted to place an order for one....I didn't reply and never built it. The problem with all this is we live in a Walmart/Ikea world, and folks have unrealistic expectations of what something costs. one, this has become too long a reply already. But I don't build for others, and never will (outside of the family).
  35. 7 points
    Ron Altier

    Ordering A Pizza

    CALLER: Is this Gordon's Pizza? GOOGLE: No sir, it's Google Pizza. CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry. GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month. CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza. GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir? CALLER: My usual? You know me? GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs on a thick crust. CALLER: OK! That’s what I want … GOOGLE: May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten-free thin crust? CALLER: What? I detest vegetable!. GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good, sir. CALLER: How the hell do you know! GOOGLE: Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years. CALLER: Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take medication for my cholesterol. GOOGLE: Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago. CALLER: I bought more from another drugstore. GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your credit card statement. CALLER: I paid in cash. GOOGLE: But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement. CALLER: I have other sources of cash. GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared income source, which is against the law. CALLER: WHAT THE HELL!!! GOOGLE: I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you. CALLER: Enough already! I'm sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the others. I'm going to an island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me. GOOGLE: I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks ago…
  36. 7 points

    Subject Matter Fits

    How does something like this look?? Room for a name and another line or two and still focuses on the insignia. Pic was off the computer screen. - not great quality.
  37. 7 points
    Monday was consumed with dismantling a walnut dining table. Got a few nice pieces. Today will see them ripped, planed and sanded. Some of them will make the bottom to the rifle box. The rest will become various other boxes. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope it's not a train. Soon, the shop will be organized exclusively for efficient box making. NO MORE FURNITURE! Nothing bigger than a bread box. It's time to switch gears.
  38. 7 points
    EDIT Note: Internet is back, allowing me to upload a couple of photos. I got hardware into the bins in the hardware cabinet. I will wait on labels till I see how things work. For my new work bench, i got the feet and rails cut, planed, split mortises cut and glued up. I have leg parts cut and planed ready to glue them together. Not sure how much shop time this week, but definitely hit it hard next weekend
  39. 7 points
    Ok, decided that #2 trash bag was full enough...@45 pounds. Hauled it out of the shop. Set up the Bandsaw, as I was taking a break from cleaning the shop.... Set up to turn 3/4" stuff, into 3/8" slabs...Ran a bunch of Pine through.. One was a tad too wide to resaw. Picked a pair that seemed to match well enough for a glue up... Boards in front? Well, maybe a box COULD be built.... Have a few other parts to find a use for, as well.. Will have to plane things flat, first....needed to make a jig for that, too.... 1/4" plywood, plus a block for a few screws. Jig wanted to twist a bit....third screw stopped that. After two of these.. Back was starting to stiffen up...decided to clean up the mess.. Sweep all of this mess into the Yellow Scooper, and have it ready for the fire pit, tonight. Will let the glue up sit a day or so. A better look at the panel? This was from before the glue up. Book-matched Pine? Stay tuned...either a clean shop, or a fancy box will be coming up....
  40. 7 points
    Cat had a "hot date" outside...reverted back to being an Alley Kat.... Drawer is now empty...will need a couple Contractor sized trash bags.. Not only did I find a second ( all metal!) sabre saw, I found a few clamps, some big... Some a bit fancy.. Lots of files.. The hammers went into a til.. At least the ones that were IN the shop. Even found a square, of sorts.. Also found a second mallet.. So..I need to go out and buy some trash bags, and continue the Spring Cleaning....Stay tuned..
  41. 7 points
    Gene Howe

    A Few Days Late But.

    If anyone would carry a Duhwalt, it would be Harbor Fright. Be sure to get that 10# of BS, too.
  42. 7 points

    MWTCA April 2018 'What's It' Project

    Early times close combat fish hook.. They were for when the fish use to fall out of the sky. In the early days in the mountains even before the stone age which by the way was before any lakes were invented, fish had to have fallen out of the sky. A really good fisher person could hook a fish even before it hit the ground...This is when the points system was invented. 2 points if caught before it hit the ground and 1 point if it bounced once and no points for picking them up off the ground.. And since water had not formed yet, the no point getter had very sandie tasting food until the raining fish came again This was back even before trees were invented so the handle must have been added thousands of years later.
  43. 7 points
    Pat Meeuwissen

    rubber wood??

    Guys here is my "wooden" version all finished.
  44. 7 points
    @Dadio Ron probably won’t like being called John, but I think it’s funny. I had to work Friday and Ron put the post up for me. So the boxes are his work and maybe he will share the technique. As for our shop, we got the four shutter doors finished, picked up and on their way to New Orleans. They are not attached and just leaning for the photo op. This morning I’m in the shop getting this Cedar chest glued up that has been sitting since before Christmas. That’s how far behind I am. Later today I’m off with the youngest granddaughters for an Easter egg hunt and then dinner with my daughter and family in Decatur, Al. My my youngest granddaughter (1) loving on our lab. Tomorrow it is Church and worship a risen Savior. Hope me all of you have a blessed weekend.
  45. 7 points
    steven newman

    Thursday Pickings. Skimpy

    On the way to Huber heights, OH thursday..stopped at the store in Brandt, OH...spend a whopping $5 on a pair of chisel shaped objects... Skinny one is 3/4", wider one is 1''....nothing special? No handles, one has a mushroom growing on it....bend at the socket was made that way...even saw a trace of a name stamp on the bent socket... MIGHT need a bit of sharpening? Well, got busy with these two, while the stain was drying....Beltsander to remove the mushroom, and a chunk out of my knuckle...DNA on the new sander Dug out the wooden plug inside the remade socket..dug through the spare chisel drawer, and found a couple loaner handles.. Flattened the backs, got a start on the sharpening.. With the 3/4" firmer all shined up, found a name stamp on it, too. 1" wide is a UNION Hardware Company of Torrington, CONN. USA The 3/4" one? T.H. Witherby....also of Torrington, CONN, USA. It will go with the 1/2" one I have. And the 3/8" Mortise chisel... Not too bad..for $5?
  46. 7 points
    steven newman

    Next Project?

    Well, got the helpers to haul that thing upstairs.....after the top of the bookcase had dried.. Brought up the two drawers, and added the wire baskets to the main drawer.. Then we assembled thing back together.... I had just two of the folding baskets on hand....slid those into place. A side view. jack belongs to my son. You can open the door.. And nothing wants to tip over. Can be closed up, and latched.. With just that little hook & eye. I would have preferred a door, but, she wanted baskets. So, I sized things to hold a pair on each shelf. She picked out the pattern, not me. Might put this into the Gallery, and see how it looks. IF she wants it to shine, I could add the Poly Gloss to it...right now there are about three coats of shellac. Screws to install the top are in the skinny drawer, when it gets to it's new home, I can add those. Doctor visit today...been referred to another Doctor that will run a few tests, to see what exactly is going on...
  47. 7 points
    steven newman

    Next Project?

    Just a few shots... Door is light enough, that the case doesn't tip over when you open the door A look at the side...close up of a drawer? Someday, I might get good at doing these things.... I tried to show off the grain, a bit... The "Main Drawer" will get a pair of wire baskets inside. Just have to figure out how long to let this sit, before the Poly goes on.
  48. 7 points
    can change rapidly...yesterday it reached 51o and was mostly sunny best part of the day...currently it's 32o with an East wind 20-25 mph and "light" snowfall giving a real feel of 13o; Glad I hadn't put up the Berne winter wear yet. For you snow-birds here ya' go,,,bring your trucks, trailers, covered wagons & scoop shovels...it's all yours! Limited time offer (I HOPE!) EDIT UPDATE: Hadn't looked out for a while...wish I hadn't it's really coming down now...I'm guessing we have 6-7" on the ground and it's been melting all day...Roads completely covered and most of my tracks are filled in... Barely make out the hat on the snowman either. Since the snow had let up a bit I needed to feed the birds, get the mail/paper and attend to a request from my youngest grandson. View to the North Mostly to the East...since the snow blasting directly in my face straight East; a little over an acre on the other side of tree line... To the Northwest Straight West...See the big Victorian farmhouse and horse barn just to the right of the Pin Oak sitting on the hill about 3/10th of a mile down the road Yea, I couldn't either Remnants of some of last year's garden weeds refusing to go down Mostly to the West...I've intentionally built in barriers over the years. The firs are about 25 y/o...Property line is about 12' from the base branches now on the opposite side. Road is pretty clear though. County snow plow made a couple passes about NOON or so...about 1000' to the Stop sign...The white out across the intersection is exactly what the eye was seeing. Fortunately the snow had let up at this time What "forced" me out in the first place. Youngest grandson (he'll be 4 in a couple weeks) became greatly concerned the hat on the snowman (his 15 y/o sisters) was going to get snow covered during the night and someone had to bring it in. I told him I would replace it with one of my old sock hats. He said "No, it will be all right." I said, "but the snowman's head will get snow all over it..." He finally replied, "Stop it pappaw!" Anyway he's OK with it now, but said I needed to bring it it before it got dark. I'm old, I'll probably forget to do that.
  49. 7 points
    steven newman

    Next Project?

    Hmm, for some strange reason..my hands smell like Golden Oak stain... This may be a long post, hope nobody minds... Typing and trying to eat a sammich, not the best way to do this, but here goes. Meandered to the shop..forgot camera.. meander back to the shop, had to turn these into sides and a back for a drawer.. Got these to match each other, already had fitted the drawer front into the opening.. Decided to use through dovetails, to match the large drawer Dry fit. then the groove for a plywood bottom was milled.. Even the back got a groove....back was attached via a couple screws into the ends of the sides..used a smooth plane to fit the drawer.. Dovetails sanded smooth, holes filled, knob in place, test fit? Now, the bookcase was designed to be removable, to make it easier to transport ( and get up my stairs) so I needed a pair of "cleats" installed Two countersunk screws into the top of the case, and two to hold the Bookcase in place, per cleat. These also act as drawer guides. Nailed on some pads for the feet.. Now, the reason my hands smell like Golden Oak stain..... Since I had to do the cleats, these two were set on the bench. Stain applied while they were just sitting around.. Once I got the lower cabinet done, I could set these into place where they belonged...( not blotch, GRAIN!) I also set the large drawer on the bench, wasn't much room with these two sitting there..but.. Yes, I did stain the shelves, even though they will get a pair of folding baskets on each shelf...freckled drawer? After tipping the lower case every which way to cover all the Pine....was finally able to set everything in place..ready? Well the skinny drawer does look good? And now the main event.. Waiting on the smelly stain to stop..smelling the place out, should be about dry, then. Then, a couple coats of Amber Shellac? Shop is not the best for project pictures...maybe once it gets upstairs? Stay tuned..
  50. 7 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Well, Crap!

    I'm afraid a statement like that would cause serious trouble around here. Not to mention, I'm the dishwasher in the house.
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