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  1. 17 points
    Lissa Hall

    Teddy's owl

    Teddy's owl he made for his mother for Christmas, the grass was scrap piece my uncle did not use and the tree was free hand by myself. the creativity was all teddy as well as everything else with some guidance. He did a great job and loves woodworking. I am blessed to have him learning with me.
  2. 17 points

    Paid it forward

    As president of the local woodworking club, I am on the contact list. I got an e-mail from a guy last week who'd like to build a jewelry box for his girlfriend but didn't have the tools to do it (lives in an apartment). He came over this afternoon. Nice young man in his mid-20s, an industrial engineer that works for a big company in town. Anyway, he brought over two 2' pieces of 1/2" maple and some 1/8" plywood 12" squares. Cut out the box sides, splined them, groove for the bottom, an egg-grate interior and a plain flat lid. Off he goes. Hope his girlfriend is happy and maybe hooked him on woodworking? I had a couple of guys who helped me out when I was first getting started.
  3. 16 points

    Hexagon End Table

    I made this end table without a plan . It had 50 separate pieces and 30 MT's The legs are 5 sided. This is the bottom of the top and lower shelf, legs and stretchers. The finish is one coat of shellac sealer and 2 coats of poly. I hope these pictures turn out. It is my first attempt of inserting photos They might be too big. RJR
  4. 15 points
    Ron Altier

    I found out what my work shop is

    My grandson was visiting and was making some Christmas gifts with Grandma out of wood, paper, styrofoam, etc. They was doing this in her sewing room. Soon he came to my shop looking for rubberbands. I had 3 small boxes of different sizes, from a garage sale. He left, but soon returned for a tiny hook for his tree ornament. Of course I have different sizes in silver and gold color. Later he returned for something else, while I went to another storage box, he said," Grandpa, you don't have a workshop, you got a hardware store" I just had to smile
  5. 13 points
    Robert McMillan

    My work

  6. 13 points
    As the Marketing Manager for Easy Wood Tools I put together promotional materials and ads for our company. I wanted to share with all of you a full page ad that will appear in an upcoming issue of Woodcraft Magazine. With Lew's permission....
  7. 12 points
    Lissa Hall

    new addition to library

    The wizard I would love to take credit for but it was made by my Uncle who does intarsia and got me started i n woodworking.
  8. 12 points
    Well, looks like I may be coming up for air soon! Been since the beginning of August since I've done some serious work in my shop. I just finished cleaning up and making my shop look like a workable space, and I set my Curly Maple Shaker Rocker on the bench that I started 5 months ago. I'm feeling pretty good here. I have my shop back! Dogs are enjoying the space too. I will sleep good tonight, the world is right again! Happy dogs!
  9. 12 points
    Larry Schweitzer

    Toys that started it

    Some photos of the toys I made when I first started woodworking. Hard maple and walnut were the two most common woods used. But I also used many others often in combinations. For scale the cars and trucks have 2" wheels, 3/4" thick. I've got lots more photos and their were many one offs produced never photographed.
  10. 12 points

    My kids fair projects 2017

    Two of my daughters (ages 9 and 14) wanted to join 4H this year. They both chose woodworking 1 as a category and picked some first projects that I really enjoyed helping them with. The 9 y.o. decided on a woodworkers mallet and the 14 y.o. wanted to build an Aggrevation board. They both spent a fair amount of time in the shop with me learning how to use the tools and making their projects. The mallet was pretty much all unplugged work, including drilling the lace hole with a post drill. She surprised the judges when she told them that! The aggrevation board has a hinged storage box that is box jointed. It is made from a recycled Walnut table top. Both projects took blue ribbons at the 4H fair and received invites to the state 4H Fair where the game board also earned a a Superior. The mallet earned a trophy at the 4H fair as well! These were first projects for both girls and I am proud of both of them for their efforts. They are talking about next year's projects already! Not so much woodworking, but the 9 y.o. Also made a "trash to treasure" wind chime from old kitchen tools. She used the same hand crank drill press and I helped her to drill all of the holes. She earned a blue with it also. They had a great first year in 4H!!!
  11. 12 points

    Handy Hint: Puttying nail holes

    When you need to putty a nail hole, the putty often smears and fills open grain around the hole. Solution: Put down some painter's masking tape and nail through the tape. Putty the hole and remove the tape. Result is the putty is just in the hole.
  12. 12 points
    Ron Altier

    Small pistol stops 12 foot gator

    Florida Woman Stops Alligator Attack Using a Small Beretta Pistol: This is a story of self-control and marksmanship by a brave, cool-headed woman with a small pistol against a fierce predator. What’s the smallest caliber that you would trust to protect yourself? Here’s her story in her own words: "While out walking along the edge of a pond just outside my house in The Villages with my soon to be ex-husband, discussing property settlement and other divorce issues, we were surprised by a huge 12-ft. alligator which suddenly emerged from the murky water and began charging us with its large jaws wide open. She must have been protecting her nest because she was extremely aggressive. If I had not had my little Beretta .25 caliber pistol with me, I would not be here today!" "Just one shot to my estranged husband's knee cap was all it took. The 'gator got him easily, and I was able to escape by just walking away at a brisk pace. It's one of the best pistols in my collection, plus the amount I saved in lawyer's fees was really incredible. His life insurance was a big bonus."
  13. 11 points

    My wife's Christmas present

    mostly done, still needs drawer fronts, laminate on the top, and some lattice on the back side to contain large sheets of poster board (side with one set of drawers). middle cabinet is shallow, allowing foot and knee room so she can sit on the stool and do crafty stuff. all on large, heavy duty casters, front 2 are locking so it stays put. next up is a sewing center of a similar design.
  14. 11 points

    High Chair Christmas Present Finished

    Child's high chair from an older issue Woodsmith magazine as a Christmas gift to some new grandparents/parents. The original plans have this as a "knock-down" unit but I made it permanent. Made from hard maple (walnut plugs). Water based poly finish (thanks for the advice on raising the grain). Tray is removable/adjustable and it has a seat belt. This is the second one of these I've made. Already delivered and to my amazement, it seemed to fit the size of the child! Thanks for looking!
  15. 11 points
    I like to carry my scribe in a pocket for easy access, but a sharp metal pointy thing in your pocket can also cause pain and bloodshed! Solution...grab a retractable ball-point pen and fit it with a scriber "refill". An appropriate length of drill rod sharpened to a point and tapered as needed to resemble the original ink cartridge...a ring of solder to hold the spring and presto! A retractable scribe that is safe to carry in a shirt pocket!
  16. 11 points
    Pat Meeuwissen

    weekend project

    This is my project for this weekend build is done, now time for stain and finish.
  17. 11 points

    Current projects

    Other than working on a large theater set (I'll get photos of it before this weekend's performance), here's a couple of things I've been working on. First is the little free library, which I plan to start painting tomorrow, while waiting for some roofing screws. Second are some 4x8x7 storage shelves for the furniture bank.
  18. 11 points
    Ron Dudelston

    The Worth of the Site

    As a site admin, I try to welcome all of the new members and encourage them to reach out and meet the existing members. Those words of encouragement took legs for me this morning. I have been blessed to get to know many of these TPW folks up close and personal and call them my friends as well as a resource for assistance. Right now I am building cradle from a picture and late last night as I was running a mental plan through my head, I realized that there was a transition on the rails and stiles that I was clueless on how the cradle was built. This morning I made two phone calls. One to Gene Howe and the other to John Moody and between the three of us my problem was solved. Tag on to that my discussion the other night with Lew on a pivot. So folks, if I advise you to get to know these folks, I mean it. There is so much wisdom and experience here that I stand in awe. Even those of us with lots of miles under our wheels can learn from someone else. Fortunately, we have a wealth of knowledge here on The Patriot Woodworker!
  19. 11 points
    A couple of weeks or so ago, I threw a post up about building a bibliochaise or bookshelf chair for my great nephew. Great nephew.......man that makes me sound old and just when I was looking into Eagles concert tickets. Anyway, I really did not like the design of the European model that is all over the web. Itr looks like a DIY project for a first time builder made from 2 x 4's. Now that I have insulted all of those who build with lumber from the big box stores, I'll move on. I found a chair that a guy on LJ's built so I modified it using using my own dimensions (since he didn't provide any. I'm going to try to keep a running blog on this build and I hope to draw it up in Sketchup when I'm finished so that others on the world wide web won't have to pull their hair out. I think you're supposed to design and draw first and then build but what fun is that. I'm going to build this monster in two pieces so that I can get it through the doors and I'll dry fit it, stain and finish and then attach the back when it finds its new home. The whole chair base measures about 42" x 37" at the base and will be screwed to a piece of 3/4 Baltic birch plywood for stability. In lieu of casters, I'm going to add 6 - 2 1/2" sliders to facilitate moving. Here's my progress to date: This is the basic design (sans seat). Single shelf on the front (each side) and a single shelf on each side and a shelf/storage space underneath. On top of the side shelves will the arms. They will also be made from baltic birch and trimmed out with oak. For those inquiring minds, the computer in the background is tuned to Spotify. This is the back side of the chair where I added a vertical kick/seat support. The space on the front under the seat is 14" deep and may be used as a shelf or a storage space. I toyed with the idea of a making this vertical support slide into the side book space making a hidden stash but it sounded too much like work. I'm already wishing I had done it. From the back, there will be a drawer for extra storage. Here is the chair with the seat laid in place. The seat in 18" off the floor and there will be a 3" cushion made for the chair. The arms are 26" from the floor to the top of the arms. Looks like next up is the creation of the chair back. The back will hold a book case accessible from the rear and will tilt at a 10 degree angle. Tomorrow, I'll get more plywood to secure the lower seat section.
  20. 11 points
    Chips N Dust

    Nice Surprise in the mail today

    I got a nice surprise in the mail today, it was a package from Woodsmith magazine. I was told that a shop tip that I submitted a while ago was selected at the "Top Shop Tip" and will be published in issue # 233 (the next one) AND enclosed in the box was Forrest Woodworker II tablesaw blade! That really made my afternoon! Still Smiling!
  21. 11 points
    Ron Altier

    Bird houses and wasps

    I've posted here saying that wasps had invaded my birdhouses and killed small birds. I also said that I had sprayed the inside with dry teflon, thinking the wasp nest would not stick. Today I removed one of my bird houses and found two nests, one made by a bird and one made by the wasps that chased the bird away. This time I installed some very thin Teflon sheeting to the upper parts of the house. I also had to restore much of the declarations, the sun had eaten them again. I have several more to go.
  22. 11 points
  23. 11 points

    Blanket Chest

    After about 3 months of off and on work I finally completed the blanket chest I've been working on. This is definitely my most challenging project to dare and it required to try many new techniques. Some of the firsts included breadboard ends, hand-cut half-blind dovetails, and a dovetailed case. This took me quite awhile and I made several mistakes but it feels good to get it done!!
  24. 10 points
    I'm a bit envious John because I can't get out of the shop. We set up at a very large show Saturday and it was mayhem the entire day. When they opened the show at 9 A.M., there were about 300-400 people waiting to get in. By 9:03 I had my first sale. We sold quite a bit of product so I'm back in the shop. My time this week is devoted to building to quilt racks and a couple of "sports" racks. Not sure what they're going to look like just yet. Here's the starting bell.
  25. 10 points
    Playing the end game of the cradle. The pedestal will be glued tomorrow and finish next week.

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