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John Morris

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John Morris last won the day on November 12 2022

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  • 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. Lew, taking a look at the application form, that's a good price break for what the course involves. Surely to get anyone the jump-start they'd need to start designing. Nice!
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    Bradford Pear plate

    Good question Lissa Hall, perhaps @Gerald will chime in here.
  3. I love those guys Lew. Taking it to a higher level for sure. Here is their studio website too Moulthrop Studios WWW.MOULTHROPSTUDIOS.COM
  4. 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 Video I found this family on Craft in America by PBS, one of my favorite videos of woodturning.
  5. We have a plethora of trees Lew, not common indeed but they are spattered here and there, walnut, cherry, maple, euc, plenty of pines, pepper, cotton woods, but it's not too horribly uncommon to see a cherry or maple in our older neighborhoods. Back in the day when the settlers were coming west, they brought with them seeds of the trees they grew up with, so we have some transplants all over CA.
  6. @Gerald, is that lighter wood in the middle going to be spongy you think?
  7. Hey gents and ladies, can you tell me what this tree was? Is that spalting in the center? My gut tells me it's pretty nice wood, and what a shame it got cut into those small pieces! Unless you are a bowl turner of course. It free wood near me, thinking of picking up a few cookies.
  8. Most definitely Steve! The software needs a good workout.
  9. Thank you for the recognition John….

  10. Does indeed look like a mold Dan, it even has a hole to pour something through?
  11. "What's It" Basic Rules Reminder For a full run down on this project and rules please go to: The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project Only Patriot Woodworker Members are eligible to participate and receive the award. The MWTCA only accepts a verified source to support your answer, so one should be submitted with your answer, such as a patent, catalog entry, tool book reference, or a respectable website on the subject. Do not let these requirements prevent you from having fun and submitting educated answers on the subject without verification, we can worry about references later. All answers are welcome, as well as healthy debates regarding "What's It". If a verified and referenced answer is not arrived at by the end of each month's "What's It" project, a random draw will be performed for a "One Year MWTCA Club Membership". Only Patriot Woodworker's who participate in this "What's It" topic will be included in the random draw. Additional What's It Rules Unless you are completely sure what this item is, please avoid "definitive statements" that appear that you are without a doubt claiming that you know what the item is. For example stating, "this item is called a "widget xx" used for "insert purpose here". If you are making a definitive statement you must accompany your statement with evidence or proof from a secondary source. An example of acceptable statements within the realm of having fun and educated guesses would be something like this, "I believe it could be", or "It appears it's made for this or that", etc etc etc... Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our "What's it" live and ready! The image(s) below is a MWTCA "What's It" image for you to research, and tell us all here in this topic post, just what the heck is it! Project Details The information provided hereon is all the information that is provided, no further information on this item will be added. It’s 7 1/2 inches long and the head is 4 1/8 inches long. It’s rough cast, and the closure has been ground somewhat, but is not watertight.
  12. Winner @HandyDan is the winner of this months What's It. After looking at the suggestions and the order in which they were presented, it looks like Dan came up with what appears to be the closest answer to this mystery tool. Award Dan, for your best answer you have won a 2024 Calendar Year membership into the MWTCA. Please Private Message me your contact info, shipping address, spouse or significant others name (if applicable). Thank you all for your participation! Links https://mwtca.org/member-benefits/ https://mwtca.org/the-gristmill/ https://mwtca.org/special-publications/ Gristmill Magazine Sample
  13. I want to thank you all for your thoughts, wishes, condolences and prayers, it means the world to me/us. Things are settling down to a numb roar right now, this is the first day I have been able to sit down and really sit with all that has happened. It seems like such a whirlwind since his stroke in March, it was all for Dad, visitations, paperwork, physical therapy, fielding calls from elder care facilities, transferring from one location to another several times and the last couple weeks by his side as much as possible. Yesterday I settled with the mortuary, Dad's wishes are cremation and he never clarified what to do with his ashes, but since I was a boy he always joked about death and remains, he had a pretty lighthearted approach to the whole ordeal. He told me straight up, "Son, I don't care what you do with me after I'm dead, put me in a coffee can and use me for a doorstop if you like, don't matter, I'm gone and with God". That was my dad. So I decided to hold his ashes with us, we'll have a memorial in September when our daughter Tiffany ETS's out of the ARMY, and all of us can be together for a celebration. Tiffany could not make her grandma's memorial two years ago because she was deployed, but we are going to make sure she doesn't miss another grandparent's memorial, so we'll wait. Then, since I am retiring next March, we are moving to the South East, Tenn, NC, SC area, so I am taking Dad with me, I don't want to leave him behind knowing we are moving in a short time. Once there and all settled, if we have a forest land on our property, we'll spread his ashes there, because that's where me and the missus plan on spending the reset of our lives. Another thought is to take him up to Aurora Illinois where his mother and father and sister are buried and have him interned there. And, who knows, I may just set him up on a shelf of my future woodworking shop, and let his presence be with me as I whittle away at projects, using the craft he taught me when I was just a boy, as I sit here typing, I am thinking I kind of really like that idea . I guess when it's time to let go I'll let go right? Thank you all once again, you are all my family here on TPW, I can't thank you enough, and I can't tell you how comforting it was to come on here at the end of the day these last few days, and read another writing by you, thank you.
  14. Found this little bit of a jewel at the new ShopSmith website. I know we can finaggle some extension tables together with existing hardware, but to have a "native"system looks so much cleaner and user friendly, I am impressed by this system. Have a look! Extension Table Bracket Set — Shopsmith SHOPSMITH.COM Extension Brackets Let You Use Your Two Floating Extension Tables as Infeed / Outfeed Supports when Ripping or Crosscutting Workpieces
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