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Workbench Magazine July-August 1967 Antique Cylinder Lamp
Workbench Magazine July-August 1967 Antique Cylinder Lamp
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National Rifle Association Museum
The NRA's museum of firearm antiquities.
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This has been my wood working project this week.
I had it filled up before the roof got put on...
I got less than $400.00 in it so far including the fire wood.
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Happy Birthday Patriot Woodworker (10 Years Old)
Happy Birthday!
Dear folks, I'd like to give a huge shout and a big Happy Birthday to our entire Patriot Woodworker Community. Today, April 3rd, 2020. We are 10 years old.

Shaker boxes
I made this in my tiny little shop (man, I’d really LOVE to have a window). Two are #4 hard maple shaker boxes with African mahogany tops.  
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Jetty Scene
Jetty Scene by Mahendra
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Discovering Lewis and Clark
A wonderful website about Lewis and Clark, really laid out well, and very useful. Have fun!
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Library Rare Book Display Stand
I've just delivered this book stand to my college library rare book room. It now sits in the front large window of that room where it can be seen from the general library space. 
I was asked by the chief librarian to design something original and representative of the creative design environment our college is.
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Candle Box And Holders
Turned walnut candle stick holders with candle box
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Squirrel Hunting Horn
A guy wanted a "Son's of Liberty" themed small flat horn to finish out a squirrel hunting rig. Scrimshaw by my self,..horn by Bill Smith.
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Morakniv Carving Knives
I have been diving head first into green-woodworking lately and the carving end of this craft, and in doing so I had to start purchasing some knives. Based on the solid recommendation by Jogge Sudqvist, I also believe he is a spokesman for Morakniv, I purchased a set of Morakniv's.
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Windsor chair making course
Have you ever thought about the making your own Windsor chair? I offer a 5 day, one-on-one course in my workshop located in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec. I am a chair maker Instructor listed by Windsor Chair Resources and Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement. The one-on-one course includes all materials, the use of all hand tools required to build a Windsor chair as well as a detailed instruction manual on how to make a Windsor chair.

Castelbuono in Sicily. My next carving/gilding project.
I've just returned from 3 weeks in Sicily and photographed this shell in a castle/chapel in Castelbuono, Sicily. It was a series of shells that were on top of the seats in the chapel of an estate there. The first photo shows the interior of the chapel and the second shows my choice of shells there to carve. I'll try to document the process for this group here.
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Constantines Wood Center
A small mom and pop shop selling general woodworking supplies and tools.
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Woodworking Tools 1600-1900
Author: Welsh, Peter C.
LoC No. 66061920
Title: Woodworking Tools 1600-1900
Language: English
LoC Class Q: Science
LoC Class T: Technology
Subject Woodworking tools -- History
Release Date: Nov 12, 2008
Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
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Heritage Crafts Association
The Heritage Crafts Association is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future. Source: About Us
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Kreg Router Table Upgrade
Forgot about doing this the other day. Did it last winter with mainly scraps I had laying around my shop. Only thing I actually bought for especially for it was the gray paint. 
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The Chipstone Foundation
The Chipstone Foundation
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Woodturning Photos
Everyone here knows my project pictures suck.
A couple of weeks back, in the Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners post, we added an entry from Mike Peace about his shop made light booth (https://youtu.be/waJ00FWTzHk). Also, @Gerald has a great 2 part blog on photography-  https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/blogs/entry/24-lets-talk-photography/ . Using both of these resources, this is my interpretation.
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Wine glass base
Okay so I am no pro when it comes to terminology of types of turnings.  Saw this somewhere and decided to give it a shot.  Not sure what it is called but looks cool.
Glued up two bases using a 1/4 threaded rod and some washers.  Neighbor gave me four large 5 inch washers so I used them to keep the bottom surface clean and flat.
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Trying to get my lathe setup to do more
When I bought this farm I found an old Shopsmith lathe and got to running.  It had few parts for it around so I have kind of cobbled things together, it is a tad redneck but it works.  I have yet to buy a 5/8 shaft adapter to allow me to use lathe chucks and I have yet to buy a lathe chuck,
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David Fisher Carving Explorations
A wonderful blog for green woodworkers with some good tutorials, articles, and current events in the green woodworking world.
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How I got this started
Where to start is to determine just what do you want to use the bench for. At the time for me it was flatwork and planing. I looked at many plans and decided on parts of several. Not sure where each part came from but the contributing plans were in Wood Magazine, Shop Notes and Popular Mechanics.
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Swamp Road Woodworks
Swamp Road Woodworks
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