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John Morris

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John Morris last won the day on November 12 2022

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About John Morris

  • Birthday 11/03/1966


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    San Jacinto, CA, USA
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    You got me, you figure it out!
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    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln

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  1. Sounds like you know your 19yr olds very well!
  2. You know, you all may think that me buying our son a tank of gas for his birthday is being a cheap skate. At 6 bucks a gallon here in SO Cal, it aint cheap! He was very appreciative.
  3. Well I must be dense too, because it took me hours to figure out my Porter Cable machine as well.
  4. That's a good size wall hanging John, how do you generate these jobs like this, word of mouth or?
  5. Thanks guys for all the birthday wishes for our son. We had a low key time last night, he works construction, he's up at 4am with Dad in the mornings, he takes off a few minutes before I do and we both get home around 5:30 to 6pm. So needless to say he's pretty beat, we asked him what he wanted to do, and he said let's go out and bring some Mexican food home and eat and go to sleep! He's 19 now and as we all know as the years go on, even at his young age birthdays may seem like just another day. So he and I climbed in our ol 68' Ford truck, he drove cuz he loves driving it, and that's what he drives to work everyday too. So on the way to the Mexican food joint, per his request we drove through the Starbucks line and I bought him a big ol drink that he wanted, then I told him to head over the gas station cuz the old truck was almost out of gas, I paid for a tank of gas for him (his birthday present) then we made it over the Mexican food drive through. Came home, mama, me and the boy sat and ate, we talked, told him how much we love him and how proud we are and he just blew it all off like most 19yr old young men would and after dinner we retired to the quiet family room where he just wanted to sit and talk about his job, some friends, and life, and that was his B Day! It was quite enjoyable. He got on his cell phone and read your Patriot Woodworker bday wishes, he smiled and said "Cool". He's a one word kind of guy. Then he went to bed, and I did too. Thanks again guys for leaving words for our Young Gun. He appreciated you all very much, that "Cool" had extra meaning behind it I could tell. Jeroid Morris, 19yrs old. Says he's feeling old already, muscles are sore, tired, welcome to the construction trades my boy!!! But you all know what? He walks tall, straight and proud, nothing like a hard honest days work, and it's great to see it in a young man. He chose work after high school, he still has the Army in his mind, but for right now he's just "chillin" with his work and living.
  6. Indeed! Happy Birthday my dear boy!!!!
  7. Larry, it's too fricken early man. Now my head is spinning right before I go to work, thanks a lot.
  8. Thanks for the clarification Woodman Respect still! I know an instrument repair friend of ours, violins mainly, like you. I have an idea of what it takes to make these instruments sing again.
  9. Dab, if I can build chairs, anyone can! Go build one, they are great fun!
  10. Good Monday morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks! Welcome new members To view our newest members and welcome them to our digs, please see our Members Page, you can "Sort" by join date and click on their names and be taken to their profile page where you can leave a message of welcome. Thank you for making our newest folks feel welcome. Featured Topic Our featured topic this week is by @Danl. He's at it again! Featured Video I found this video absolutely fascinating. And it reminded me of our very own Luthier @Woodman. I know he's a maker and perhaps he can relate to some of this build if not all of it. I am sure Luthier's have differing views on how to execute certain areas of a build. It's a little long, but if you like watching good hand work, I think you'll enjoy this video.
  11. I think I can do that Aaron! When I drop off the chair I'll snap a few photos. Here is a wall cabinet I built for him a few years back hung in his dining room area, the cabinet holds his 18th Century pewter Jelly Molds. Note in the foreground peaking into the photo his 18th Century dining set that is actually a very beautifully done reproduction from a maker back east, hand made with hand tool, it's a dining set with 8 hand made Windsors and the table. Also a slant sideboard with 19th Century Indian Blanket, I am not sure of the tribe. It's just fun walking through his home. His dad was a collector of everything, he was collecting "old" at the time farming and woodworking tools and implements back in the 40's through the 70's and my buddy who is up in his years as well inherited all his dad had, and he is a collector as well. His very large living room and all through out the home is full of everything old, and it's just a great place to talk about everything, sometimes I go to visit him for "just a few minutes" then something catches my eye and an hour later we are still talking about the history of it. On a side note, he introduced me to the MWTCA years ago.
  12. Attention prize winners of the Woodcraft tools. They were all sent to me instead of each recipient, so the prizes will be delayed shortly, I'll repackage for shipment to each recipient and re ship to you all! Please accept my sincerest apology for the delay.
  13. I get overwhelmed with these books, I have many on various subjects in woodworking, and I want to read and perform all the techniques! I need another lifetime though!
  14. Such an interesting topic! Somehow this came up in my feed and here we are, 7 years later? It's been that long?
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