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4th of July, 1776
My thoughts,
Our beautiful country, as we come up to the 244th anniversary of our Independence, I am bursting with pride at how far our young country has come in such a short period of time.
I am thankful for living here, I thank God every day for allowing me and my family to be a part of the American experience. I love our American people, with all our faults, and with all our unique traits and culture that has formed since the day William Bradford set foot on Plymouth Rock.
We are the American Experience, there is none like it the world over, there are no people like us, and we are a very unique culture made up of a melting pot of Natives, Immigrants, and Natural Born.
Thank you America, thank you men and women who provide for our protection so that we may sleep soundly at night, thank you Military. And thank you to the folks on Capitol Hill who legislate, argue, and represent. And thank you to all Americans for personally making my families life rich with daily experiences as our people and our society grow, change, shift, re-position, and never settle for status quo.
And most of all, thank you God for shining your light down on our country and having mercy on our land and for your fatherly love, and endless supply of patience as we Americans, just try to figure it all out.
 
Be proud!
For we are, AMERICANS!
 

 
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You have a backyard? Well here is your calling! For the grandkids or your own kids, this classic awaits!
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Woodgears
Collection of projects. Many free plans, some chargeable.   Furniture, woodwork, and shop tools.  Projects usually demonstrated on YouTube..
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Side Chair - production - 1
Four production side chairs were completed this week.  The design is original.  Primary material is cherry.  The seat is made from hard maple with two cherry accent pieces and was scooped using the TS. 
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Workbench Magazine Mar-Apr 1965 Corner Cupboard
This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
This scan is of a corner cupboard, this is a great example of traditional design. These old Workbench Magazine's were fairly light on the detail, but with some prior knowledge and experience you can use this plan as a great jumping off point to build this corner cupboard.
Enjoy!
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VFW National Home for Children
VFW National Home for Children
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Has anyone had any experience with Fisch bits, specifically their auger bits?  I have been looking for a source for auger bits.  What I see on ebay and Amazon is disappointing.  Rusty, still have wood chips in the cutters and flutes, broken spurs, etc.  The only place I have found with a decent selection is Highland Woodworking.  Their product line features Fisch Jennings pattern bits, and a three piece set of 3/8, 1/2, and 3/4 inches is $119.99.  A little pricey, but if they are good quality I don't mind that too much.   
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Introduction
We are pleased to bring you another great opportunity as presented by our sponsors, and friends at Woodcraft Supply, Easy Wood Tools, and Laguna Tools. We are having a fundraiser! Presented to you are 10 wonderful prizes donated by our sponsors for the purpose of raising funds for our woodworking community.
 
 
Enter the raffle
Click on the "DONATE" buton! You will be presented with a choice of ticket quantities to purchase, the more you purchase, the cheaper the tickets are! Fill in your billing info at the secured PayPal server (we do not have access to your credit or debit card details), and you're done, and good luck!
 
 

Drawing
Tools will be assigned to the winners drawn in the following order
One each Full Size set of Easy Wood Turning Tools ($389.97) One winner will receive the following two piece set: Laguna Tools Drift Master Bandsaw Fence Universal Fit for most band-saws along with an 8" Driftmaster Tall Fence  (359.10) and ($175.00) respectively. One each Easy Start Turning Tools ($179.97) One each Rikon Low Speed Grinder ($159.99) One each WoodRiver Drill Press Table ($99.99) One each Easy Wood Tools Wire Burning Kit ($49.99) Three recipients will win one hat each, a high quality Easy Wood Tools Cap ($23.99 each)  
Rules
Fundraiser starts June 1st, 2020 and ends August 1st, 2020. Everyone (guests, members, forum staff, and admins) is welcome to enter, except the owner of this website (John Morris) and his relatives, and their immediate relatives. Sorry, but only participants who reside in The United States/Alaska and Canada are eligible to participate. Last but not least, have fun! And thank you for your support!  
Where your money goes
Typically we hold fundraising events for our causes that support our wounded veterans, or we'll use the funds to outfit a shop for a disabled woodworker in need, or we'll donate the funds to our two main recipients, Homes For Our Troops, and Operation Ward 57.
 
This time, we are directing the bulk of the raffle proceeds to offset the costs associated with running this woodworking community, yes, this community cost money! And we need you to help us keep us live, thus in turn, keep us helping our Wounded Warriors and disabled veteran woodworkers.
 
So, if you live here, if you have benefited from this community at all, if you visit us and you are entertained by our woodworking community, if you login and hang out and call us home, please consider participating in this fundraiser. This is your community, this is your chance to help in a direct manner by contributing to offset the costs associated with running our woodworking forums and the causes we support.
 
In closing
Our entire community would love to thank our sponsors. Woodcraft, Laguna Tools and Easy Wood Tools, they have been staunch supporters of our woodworking community from the beginnings of our existence.
 
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Smithsonian
The Smithsonian Institute is a premier destination for education, research, fun and shared files and images.
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First Turn
I've had this lathe for several years now,..just hadn't jumped in yet. Today was the day. Had some blue spruce that I recently cut down,..tree was dead..it seemed dry enough but after the bark was knocked off it acted like it wanted to fray a bit,...so I got into my curly maple scraps. I knew it was dry.
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Workbench Magazine 1965 Sept-Oct Pigeon Bowl and Candle Sticks
This is a wonderful example of Danish work at its core, what a great crafts project to undertake, and it will sure to be the center piece of any table setting or this would also make a wonderful coffee table accessories. I love Danish, the simplicity, the folk art that surrounds it, and this looks like it would be a pretty simple project to turn out and carve out in a day. Hope you enjoy!
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Old Woodworking Books
Directory of woodworking books (and others) most link to the site "archive.org"
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Retirement plaque, US Flag
I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to make a retirement gift for a friend who's been with the Sheriff's department for 30 years. 
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(Manual)-Sears and Roebuck and Co Machinery 1911
Sears and Roebuck and Co Machinery 1911

 
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Don's Maps
Just a really cool collection of research subjects by Don.
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Knotty vase
Was going to wait til I had better pic from the good camera but decided these iPhone ones will work. 
     
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Editor: Hasluck, Paul N. (Paul Nooncree), 1854-1931
Title: Rustic Carpentry
Contents: Light rustic work -- Flower stands, vases, etc. -- Tables -- Chairs and seats -- Gates and fences -- Rosery walk -- Porches -- Canopy for swing -- Aviary -- Foot-bridges -- Verandahs -- Tool houses, garden shelters, etc. -- Summer houses.
Release Date: Dec 20, 2012
Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
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International Tool Catalog Library
Mark Stansbury (creator) posted on this (his) link on another site. This is a treasure trove of resource material, catalogs and the like for anyone that appreciates, uses, collects or researches old tools.
Kudos to him for his vast work...I've C&P his comments from another site.
 
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Star Wars Aztec calendar
I have wanted to cut something like this for a while and this looked like a good project to test in Carveco. 
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Easy Wood Tools (new website grand opening)
Introduction
Dear folks, I am proud to announce the grand opening of one of our sponsors newly redesigned website! Easy Wood Tools has started from the ground up, improving on what was already a great resource to navigate, has become even better, and with a fresh new look and format.
Please see their new website at:
 

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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