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Greg Pennington builds beautiful Windsors and conducts classes as well.
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Veterans Association of America
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Tübatulabal Cooking Basket
The Tübatulabal are an indigenous people of the Kern River Valley area of Southern California and are related to the Aztec. The literal meaning of the name is "pine nut eaters". Stones were heated in a fire and then placed in the baskets to cook the food. This basket illusion measures 13⅝" diameter and about 3½" deep. The wood is maple. It was donated to the 2017 Christmas auction of the Woodturners of North Texas.
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Drilling it Down
A few weeks back, I posted a thread about a pick that included a Black & Decker corded drill kit. I also have alluded to the fact I may have a problem when it comes to the number of corded drills in my possession. Since the temperature is dropping and we alternate between white-out snow then momentary sunshine and now darkness, I thought I would present this thread for your entertainment, amusement, amazement and harassment. Enjoy the show.
WARNING: Proceeding beyond this point is at your own risk. The content of this thread is not advised for those with rational thought processes or hoarding phobias. Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 to enter.
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Glenn Davis
By Glenn Davis, a selection of recent projects to keep me busy.
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Blankets for a Cause (Operation Ward 57 Christmas Project 2017)
The cause
As you know we had a wonderful project that spanned from October to the end of the year of 2017 that involved the Gold Star widow and her two children as assigned to our community by Operation Ward 57. You can see the project at: The Patriot Woodworkers with Op Ward 57 Adopt a Gold Star Family for the Holidays - 2017
The donation
During the project we witnessed many forms of heart felt giving, from the actual raffle ticket purchases, to the exchanging of the winnings from one member to another. Every step of the way, everyone who participated in this project performed heroically, I want to thank everyone once again for their giving, and participation in this very important annual tradition of ours. Thank you!
Sometimes, things happen in these projects that are, well, just pretty danged cool, and one of those things was the shipment I received from Patriot Woodworker @honesttjohn. The shipment contained one blanket for each member of the Merlo Family. These blankets were hand made by Mrs. Mordus, (spouse of John Mordus aka honestjohn).
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Wednesday's Wisdom For Woodturners December 27, 2017
Well I made it through the Christmas holiday- mostly by hiding out in the basement shop!
While hiding out in the basement, I had the chance to experiment with a new (for me) turning media.I wanted to try my hand at some acrylic casting/turning. During a visit to Hobby Lobby, I found some "Alumilite" brand casting resin-

Hobby Lobby has 40% off coupons which brought the price down to about $20. I've had a little experience with casting in the past. I really didn't want to have to buy molding materials for a simple turning so I stopped by the "Dollar Store" and bought a 3-pack of plastic cereal bowls-
Turned completely with Easy Wood Tools!!

Safe Turning
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Presents for the Club
Well it is that time again. We have our last meeting of the year a week from tomorrow that is when I give the members something I made as a present.
This year I made a beam compass for that once in a lifetime time they have to mark out a circle too large for the standard Scissor compass. There are many ways to do this,a string and pencil, not very accurate, a stick with a pencil taped to it and a nail driven thru,that will work. But not as good as a fancy made wooden beam compass that should last a lifetime and be handed down to a youngster who says "Whats that thing for"?
The first picture is the mock up and the rest is the build.
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Shop workbench for my son
I made this shop workbench for my oldest son.  The structure is southern yellow pine (SYP) ripper from 2” x 8” dimensional lumber and is fabricated so that it can be disassembled.  The horizontal members are attached to the side frames with 3/8” dia. bolts.  The drawers sides are made from ½” birch plywood.  The drawer bottoms are 1/8” hardboard.  The right drawer is a double drawer.  All  three drawers have dovetails joints.   The drawer slides are made from SYP.  The bottom shelf is  ½” birch plywood.  The top is made from 2 pieces of ¾” MDF and 1 piece of 1/8” hardboard banded with ¾” pine.  The Craftsman vise (made in USA) attachment will be such that it can be located on any corner of the top.
The plans for the workbench is inspired from Shopsmith magazine issue 66, December 1989.
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A project in Poplar
Ok, Vacay is over, time to make a bit of sawdust....maybe.
Had a few Poplar boards sitting around, taking up space in the shop..

Not quite all the same sizes...little rough around the edges, too.   Bandsaw to remove some of the excess stuff..

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Post in Cherry Finish
Hello Skiler
I built a dining table using figured cherry. After sanding I wiped on a coat of BLO and let it cure for a few days. Then I wiped on 2 or 3 coats of garnet shellac with light sanding in between. Then I wiped on 3 coats of P&L 38. 
Good luck!

Walnut Cradle
I made this paneled/spindled cradle for a customer.  He has purchased a pair of cherry cradles 25 years ago for his grandchildren and wanted a duplicate made for a friend.  I built it from a few pictures and fewer dimensions.
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Chainsaw Carving
When the weather gets nice in Pa, I try to do something a bit different instead of being cooped up inside. Here is some things I have either done or started on .1 hr so far.
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Cradle Progress Report
Cradle Progress Report by Ron Dudelston,
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Toys that started it
Toys that started it, by Larry Schweitzer. Wonderful!
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Current projects
Current projects includes a Free Little Library.
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Bowls and Platters
Assorted bowls and platters by Gerald
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Pop's Shop Military Items
Here are a few of the military items that I make. 6 branches and counting. By Scroll Saw Forum Host Fred Wilson.
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Steam Bending Wood
Follow me in my steam bending journey.
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My cedar deck
Cedar deck by Al B. This was a project earlier this summer. I removed the PT decking planks and replaced them with cedar. Also replaced the steps and top rails.
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Lew gets published!
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....
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Laser Engraver Pieces
Most of my work is highlighted by my laser engraver work, I am selling items like this so I can earn the capital to buy more tools to do fancier stuff.  
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Oh Boy...
Big brown truck brought me something nice today....
26 board feet of 8/4 Macassar Ebony...
Time to get the wheels spinning...


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Putting the CNC to work!
I will post some pictures later after I get the film developed!
Got the CNC working today. I am cutting dadoes and shelf pin holes for the ten cabinet sides that I am building. These are the wall cabinets 39 inches tall. I have to flip the pieces once end for end because I don't have the cutting capacity to do it in one pass. If they were 37 inches, or shorter, that would be perfect. I could lay them on the x axis and make the cuts in one pass.

So, I start the cut, then go inside the house (only a few steps away), and watch a little drag racing or other things on the computer. When I hear the router shut down, I go out and flip the piece and run the file again. The sides are identical with the dadoes cut 2 inches from each end. Then half of the shelf pins are drilled starting 8 inches above where the shelf bottom (or top) will be. So I end up with identical pieces that can actually be flipped if needed, but I won't do that. I have the top of each piece marked.

Note: The work pieces are already cut to final width and length, and clamped to the bed of the CNC with the long end on the Y axis. My file cuts the dado and half of the shelf pins (1 1/4 inches apart). After flipping the work piece and cutting the remaining half, I have one side that is complete.

OOPS!, I just heard it shut down. Gotta go. Only two more sides left and I will be through. Tough job, but somebody's got to do it!

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Make things comfortable for you to use
Ron has a good idea about the lathe and the person using it.. Comfortable to use so a person don't get wore out before he gets started using it.

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