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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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Anderslindberg
Anderslindberg
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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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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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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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Scored an ENCO  milling machine
$600 flat.  Almost no hours on the machine the  frosting is still on the ways
Guy used it as a  glorified drill press.
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Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
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Building My saw mill
I not sure where to post this so if I'm wrong please move it.
A saw mill is all about wood so I thought I would post it here.
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Workbench Magazine May-June 1967 Adding a Room to Your Home

 
 
 
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Association of Woodturners of Great Britain
Association of Woodturners of Great Britain
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Bulding a desk
I had mentioned in another post I was building a desk. This isn't anything really challenging but I want to prove I'm doing something. I need 2 of these, one for a basement area I use and another for our main floor "office". I was planning on doing both in an A&C style, but I now think the second one will be more contemporary.
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Military Challenge Coin Display Build
Thank you for joining us. Below is the Military Challenge Coin Display as described by The Patriot Woodworker network. This is a design that we drew up with the help of designs seen all over the web, it is easy to build, most folks have the tools that are necessary to build it, and the finishing process is quite simple.
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Jason A. Lonon (Woodworker - Ironworker)
Jason A. Lonon (Woodworker - Ironworker)
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Painted 12-panel chest.
My wife has /does collect artwork and she is always in need of storage chests. I decided that my next chest would have 12 raised panels, be painted, and made to her specifications(to fit some artwork).
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Workbench Magazine September-October 1965 Cowboy Bookends
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.
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New item (Blacksmith Double Calipers)
Another antique store find. This time I know what it is and will post the answer in 7 days or there about .
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Workbench Magazine 1965 Sept-Oct Cobblers Bench Coffee Table
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.
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Project and Tutorials by Lora S. Irish
Trained as a Fine Artist at the University of Maryland, twelve of Lora Susan Irish’s pure breed dog oil paintings have been published as limited edition art prints. Her art has been featured on the front covers of “Doberman Quarterly” 1991, “Samoyed Quarterly” – all four issues of 1991, and “Shetland Sheepdog Quarterly” 1991 published by Hoflin Press.
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The Last Moxon Dovetail Vise
Many of my projects involve bow fronts, which result in compound angle dovetails ...
I do enjoy building furniture with dovetailing challenges.
Between furniture pieces, I find time to build a new tool. This time it is the Moxon dovetail vise I have been promising myself for a while. My first and only one was built in early 2011, after Chris Schwarz helped put it on the map. I immediately modified this design, and have been making modifications since. (Link: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/MoxonDovetailVise.html This new Moxon incorporates the best ideas.
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