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I scroll sawed this today and next
next will be my kind of carving also my favorite kind of woodworking. This is parts of three different patterns to come up with this size thingy....
Just finished scroll sawing the outside of this pattern. Its 1 1/2" maple and it sure does strain the saw.
 I think I will be inserting a few names somewhere in or on it. 
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Gorgeous maple
I really like turning maple, many times with the intention of embellishing it as the grain can lend itself to that. Now and then however you stumble into a piece that would be a crime to embellishment at all. I feel I hit the jackpot on this particular piece of wood, at least as far as it having beautiful grain.
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Too many drills?
Is that even a "thing"?    Unlike clamps....sometimes one should draw the line...?

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Lew - Lew - Lew
I think all of us appreciate what @lew does for all of us here on The Patriot Woodworker.  His skills and generosity are off the charts!  We received a package here at Easy Wood Tools today...     Thank you Lew
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The Farmhouse Table
Monday, I posted that I’m building a farmhouse table.  Gene Howe requ stew that I keep y’all posted on the progress so here it is.  The top is flat on both sides and I have made the skirt and stretchers.  BTW, the stretchers are done but on in this picture.  Everything is mortised and renowned and Inhad to increase my mortising skills.  The legs are 5” square and my mortifying machine only raises to 4 1/2” so I cut the mortises with a plunge router and chilled the ends.  Speaking of legs, they were purchased and on leg was an 1/8” out of square So the mortise and tenon was “interesting”.   
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I use 1/8" carbide burrs in my carving
Doing nothing this morning I thought I would compare Amazon and Wood Carvers Supply with the same 1/8"bits I use all the time since Woodcarvers supply has the original numbers beside their numbers in their catalog.. These pictured on the left side of the page are the ones I use most ll the time... the 1/4" bits are too big for getting into tight places but some are okay for starting the process. I think I ordered these in the middle of 2015 so they have lasted through all my clocks and still look like new once I get them out of the bottle of lacquer thinner and clean them up with a real fine bristle brush..
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MWTCA October 2018 'What's It' Project (147-3)
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Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related!


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Hultman Leather Tool Accessories
This gallery is a photo montage of leather sheathes created by Leather and Woodworker Kari Hultman. This gallery is a works in progress, the images will be uploaded, then in time captions and hopefully clarified tutorials or explanations will be added.
Thank you for your patience as we build this album.
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More ornaments
Sprayed a bunch of ornaments yesterday morning. Some of globes are segmented plywood but I also experimented with the marbling technique described in American Woodturner magazine. Also did several birdhouse ornaments and turned some tiny birds to go with a few of them.
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John's Shop
Just some fun images of my shop!
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Shopsmith Destiny
Cleaning up my garage today, I was going through my blade collection. I've had this blade hanging on my wall for about 15 years. I never could figure out the oversized arbor hole. 
Till now! Seems my Shopsmith destiny was written long ago! 
Note logo at top. Just today I noticed the logo.
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Shopsmith Accessories Shelf
I ordered the Shopsmith accessories shelf last Sunday and it arrived yesterday. I am very happy with this new addition to my SS. I could have made one, but I did not want too, plus I wanted the factory fit and finish with the CNC slots for many of the basic accessories for my SS.
The shelf is made of solid Pine at 1 1/4" thick, very sturdy. It bolted up to the lower legs very nicely. I am impressed with the SS quality thus far, all the way down to this shelf.
My small things were starting to get scattered in my work area as I am completely unorganized right now, and I needed something quick to organize before I started losing "stuff". This did the trick, very pleased with it.



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Downdraft box
Here is a downdraft box I just completed today.
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My neighbor cut down a tree for an elderly woman neighbor. He always gives me a few logs. He told me it was apple. I cut up one log and rough turned a bowl. It is around 9 inches in diameter.
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Grill Table
Bought a small grill this Spring and been meaning to build a table for it to sit on.  Have a friend who builds decks and he gives me some composite deck material if he gets too much laying around his place so the material for this project was free.  The legs are made from railing stock. 
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Stamp Holders
These are stamp holders that I made from wood that was planted at our state capitol in Idaho. I made 160 of these and I got to keep 5. They went to all the offices and the elected folks.
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Land Surveyor Retirement Witness Post
Another retirement gift for one of our Land Surveyors. Boy they are retiring quickly, much of the old guard had been leaving us, and more to come. 
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My name is Brian Longshore or (BigB) and I am 42 years old and a Verteran (US Navy, Electronics Technician USS CHOSIN CG-65 Pearl Harbor Hawaii 97-03).
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Simple Little Project
Had some Pine scraps.....decided a simple little step stool would be nice to try to build...
The one board was too narrow, and a bit too thin....I cut it into two (almost) matching pieces...about 8" long..
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Shop Projects - Mortising Jig & Beam Compass
I have a production project in the plans which will require mortising and bent lamination, so I took the time to build a mortising jig and a beam compass.  I will be test driving them after the project design is approved on Labor Day weekend.
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Carved Bottom
In doing ringmaster bowls it is sometime difficult to decorate the bottom on lathe and the many stripes of the glueup would make it a little blurry. On one of these I tried something different. I carved a flower and burned the background to make it stand out.Woods used are cherry,walnut, river birch and exotic I cannot remember.

Just a Couple Carved Walking Sticks
Here are the walking sticks I completed for my wife and I.  Hers has a queen topper, I have a king!
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One of the many projects we are working on is a wiki for our online community. A wiki is a great way for woodworkers and enthusiasts to share their knowledge to others, and to impart their knowledge for others to learn from, and utilize as well for their own benefit. We hope you'll consider being a wiki contributor.
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Having Friends 'In the Business'
Sometimes it really pays off to having so many good friends "in the business".  I've been involved in the woodworking industry and have made many life-long friends over the past 35 years. Woodworkers for the most part are friendly and generous types in my experience.  So I've been sitting on a piece of spalted maple for a very, very long time, waiting for the right project.  We just introduced negative rake carbide cutters to our line here at EWT.  I've honestly not been a big fan of turning resins / acrylics / man-made materials, always much preferred turning wood.  When we tested these NR cutters I was very surprised what a difference they make in turning this man-made "stuff".  So I finally found a great use for this piece of maple!  I sent it off to my friend Heath Knuckles, and he transformed this piece of wood into some very cool hybrid blanks.  If you are not familiar with Heath and his work, here is a link to one of his projects:  

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Workbench Magazine Jan-Feb 1967 Sculpture On A Lathe
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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One of the many projects we are working on is a wiki for our online community. A wiki is a great way for woodworkers and enthusiasts to share their knowledge to others, and to impart their knowledge for others to learn from, and utilize as well for their own benefit. We hope you'll consider being a wiki contributor.