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John Morris

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  1. 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 A great topic by @forty_caliber and some great follow up replies on the subject. Featured download It's rare that a member shares a download with our community, if you would like to share a plan, a file, or even a drawing schematic, please do so at our Download department. Featured link Featured video I love watching Craft in America, it's a PBS exclusive that features artists in our America. The quality of the show is extraordinary as they feature the artisans that help make up our culture as Americans. If you've never seen Craft in America, it's my opinion you have been missing out on the exploration of a wonderful segment of our American culture. The cinematography is wonderful, and the music they feature with the program is relaxing and fitting for each segment they feature. You should be able to watch it at your local PBS programing as they come available, or if you stream your shows you can binge watch it at the PBS streaming channel. Here is a wonderful out take featuring one of my favorite woodworkers "George Nakashima" and his daughter "Mira Nakashima". Enjoy!
  2. Great to hear Rusty! Hey I never thought of a vinyl holder for the cover of the record that is being played, what a great idea, sometimes when we play our records we leave the record on the turn table for a few days and sometimes have a hard time finding the cover it came from, having a holder would solve that issue.
  3. We have the same Gypsy family selling patio furniture made of pallets from their pickup trucks, for over 20 years. They peddle through out the city and into the county. Never purchased anything, but coworkers have told me the quality is pretty good.
  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 topic A great bowl drying tip by @PatriotWoodturning Featured download It's rare that a member shares a download with our community, if you would like to share a plan, a file, or even a drawing schematic, please do so at our Download department. Not available this week, looking for new content from you, the member! Featured link No new links, I'm working on it though! Featured video Awhile back I showed folks the Harbor Freight saw blade sharpener and was pretty happy with it, here is a modification that may improve upon some of its shortcomings for those who love to tinker. The original topic is here at Harbor Freight Saw Blade Sharpener. "This modification makes it a lot easier to set up for each blade you want to sharpen with a whole lot less aggravation and difficulty. It's more stable and easy to control and makes setting up proper blade angle to diamond wheel a breeze." wesmcbride8@gmail.com
  5. I went there, and wish I didn't, it's definitely for the obsessed!
  6. It hasn't been said Larry, but the inference and sentiment has been in this topic for a long time, from memes calling them stupid, you can't fix stupid, crazy, conspiracy theorists, drinking the kool aid, selfish, and it goes on with a steady drum beat in this topic. I don't like to think of the folks who choose not get vaccinated in those terms. The reality is, in my experience they are not non-vaxxers, they don't ridicule those who choose to be vaccinated, they are actually pro vaxxers but limited to personal choice, if it's something you want to do, get vaccinated, then great! In my own personal life and travels, and I have never heard someone who does not want to get vaccinated, refer to the vaccinated in those terms I listed above. They are more of the mindset, live and let live, you do you, and I'll do me. I would personally like to see this topic start to go in another direction, how about compassion and understanding for those folks. I feel the media has gotten folks up in such a tizzy, that it's hard to tell what's reality anymore with this virus. There is plenty shortness of credibility to go around, from the government, to the media, to even science, I personally can't blame folks for turning to their own research and consultations to decide if the vaccine is right for them. I have said all along, I will never judge those who don't want the vaccine, I am not so arrogant as to think I know what's best for a free person of our nation, or their own families. The case you cited Larry with the 20 month old child, is sad. This virus has taken many people who don't deserve it, from the vaxed, to the unvaxed, you can follow all the rules in the book for this Covid, but when it's your time, it's your time.
  7. That quote is spot on, for those who don't want to be vaccinated, for whatever their personal choice is, it would be wonderful if our government is going to mandate vaccines, if we could also educate those who don't want the vaccination, on the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, vitamin intake, and all other regimens that boost your immune system (ounce of prevention). Healthy people do very well by either avoiding Covid all together, or if they get the Covid, they rarely die from it. There is an alternative to vaccinations, look, for those who don't want the vaccination, we are never going to convince them to do so, so why do we keep beating the same ol drum, lets take a different approach with the non vaccinated. An approach they can stomach. I detest the division that is going on our nation, by calling out those who don't want to be vaccinated as uncaring monsters, it's farthest from the truth, again, my wife, and my kids are not vaccinated, they made that choice based on research, consulting with our doctor, and the fact they had the Covid and their immune system is pretty robust at this point. My wife, and kids are not uncaring, selfish, monsters. And there are millions just like my family.
  8. Of course I knew that Larry. 😊
  9. Yep. If y'all had your way that would be your solution I'm sure.
  10. 40. I have cut down on dust exposure in my work area due to the decrease in sanding operations, I am using more hand tools than before thus creating shavings and not dust. I reach for the hand saw when I can, and hand saw dust falls to the floor, it doesn't materialize into the air. When my shop WAS primarily powered, I really never paid any attention to it, I might wear a mask now and then, but not religiously, I guess if I was working in some sort of manufacturing environment I'd be more concerned, but I never really was concerned with the work I have done, is that right? I dunno, I may pay for it later in life, it's a personal decision as always. Research and keep it all in perspective. I loved @PeteM observation and opinions, specially about the mask.
  11. @sweensdv, that sounds like it could be very frustrating. Reading through this topic I am not sure what is going on with your system and why this is happening. So far your report on this is the only one I have seen, if we had more folks reporting this same issue then we could assume something is going on at our end. I will still submit a ticket to our upper IT and see if they can offer any suggestions. I know one question they will ask, what Windows operating system are you using?
  12. Could be Bob! I always did like playing Devils Advocate.
  13. All wonderful points Dan, thank you. I'll respectfully disagree though, as I don't see vaccines as the only answer.
  14. Paul, all these years I don't know how I missed this, beautiful job sir!
  15. It's all about mom this weekend! Elder mom visits, etc, getting ready to head out the door and have breakfast with LOML and we are both heading to mom's facility. We are working on getting her out of there and back in her own home, the logistics of that is overwhelming, but do-able. Hoping to get in the shop a little tomorrow, if only for an hour, if I can pull the car out of the garage, and stand in the middle of it, and just smell the wood and sort some tools out, I'll be a happy camper!
  16. I still love Mikes work, I hope he is doing well and comes back to visit.
  17. I'm not sure about folks not believing Covid is real, that would be a very small minority, fringe, flat out crazy folks, who also don't believe we landed on the moon. I would venture to say, virtually everyone in our country believes it's real. They may not believe in the information regarding the treatment of Covid, that's different than believing it's not real. Hey, I'd like to ask this, why are we so focused on Vaccinations? When there are so many other treatments and preventative regimens out there? There are so many choices to beat this and or not get it in the first place. Why are Vaccinations the first go too? I know it's what they are pushing, and the scientist and the Faucci's of the world are pushing it, but why? Dr Scott Gottlieb, who I watch every Sunday on Face the Nation and Meet the Press, is pushing vaccinations hard, and he also sits on the board of pfizer. We most definitely need vaccinations as a first option "go to", I firmly believe in that, but for those who don't want it, there are alternatives that they should be shown, and we are not doing that. We are only telling our Americans, that the only way to beat this is Vaccination, and it's not true. We will never have full vaccination, ever, we just have to accept that, and target those individuals and supply them with alternative ways to stay healthy and avoid the Covid. Dan, thank you.
  18. Good choice Rusty, I remember when I was pondering the same thing before I had either, and I asked the same question of folks here as I recall. I had originally thought I was going to purchase the sander first, or just the sander, because I was thinking, heck it'll remove wood too right? So why not double duty it as a sander/planer, then as I learned more from the folks here just what the limits are of the sander, I realized the planer had to come first, because material removal was more important to me than sanding. So, what kind of planer you looking to get?
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