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John Moody

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John Moody last won the day on March 9 2018

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  1. A day late but still Happy New Year and the start to a new decade? Being 2020 maybe there will be lots of hindsight this year!
  2. That’s awesome John! Glad she got home for Christmas and you all got to spend time together. Nothing can replace time together. So proud of her.
  3. Wow Mike that is awesome work and I don’t think the time limit bothered you at all!
  4. This has been one of the busiest years I’ve had doing woodworking. We have been throughly blessed with work. We did a large three day show before Thanksgiving and we were none stop from then till Christmas Eve. It didn’t come without some long days and nights and a we bit of stress. While working on filling orders, I got home from my part time job one Friday to the news that our Jointer had stopped working. Not the news I wanted to hear and especially on a Friday evening since all the electrical shops are closed on weekends. But after doing some trouble shooting I determined the switch was bad. I jumped on Amazon and found one but didn’t get it till the following Monday. I got it installed and thought all was good but the next day, Tuesday, while running boards for cornhole boards, the planner trips out and shuts down. All my lumber is rough cut that we have cut and dried. So I start trouble shooting the Grizzly planner. I had a tech from Grizzly stay on the phone with me for several hours as we tried different things. He finally decides it’s a capacitor. I take both out and head to the electrical shop. They don’t have them and send me to a motor shop. They test them and tell me they are good. I had a very discussed look on my face and a guy there says I have a tech I can send out. I replied what is the cost. He says 100.00/hour with a three hour minimum. I’m stuck so I told him to send him. The tech come and spends about an hour testing and trying things and finally says the capacitor is in fact bad. I ask what I owe and he says let’s call it a consultation and no charge. I gave him a large cutting board and thanked him. Got the capacitor, hooked it up and nothing. Call the tech(he gave me his cell number) and told him. He came back with a single phase tech and they decided it was bad contacts. He came back after he got off work, changed the contacts and nothing. He worked for two hours on his own time. Determined the motor was bad. Well it’s now Friday evening and no one open to get a motor. I found a listing on Facebook for a industrial salvage place in town that loses they had Grizzly parts. Sent them a message and got a reply he had a motor, but he doesn’t work weekends! However he was going to the shop on Saturday for someone picking up a large piece of equipment. He said he would check and text me if he had one. About 2:00 pm he said he had a motor for 150.00 if I would come right then. So off we went, got the motor, installed it and nothing. He showed us it ran at his shop so I called the tech, sent him a picture and he had me to install a jumper and it ran! We were back up after loosing a week of working time. So we finished 11 sets of custom cornhole boards. I got a cutting board finished and engraved. Then I started on a custom knife block. It gets two owls carved into it and the knives are all large and long. I finally get it done and ready to glue up around midnight on December 23 and when I clamp it the outside board with the owl cracks. They are suppose to pick It up the 24th at 7:00 pm. Exhausted I head to bed. The next day I make up some sawdust and glue and shoot it into the crack with a needle. Clamp it down and give it time to dry. Crack is covered up very good. Sprayed finish on the block, but it didn’t get dry by 7:00. They were okay with it though and are going to get it Monday. So that’s what I’ve been up to. What’s on your agenda this weekend. Share with us your plans. Looking forward to hearing all about your plans and shop. I hope you all all had a Merry Christmas and hoping for a Happy New Year!!
  5. Today has been a long day, started at 4:30 am and lasted till 4:30 pm. Got up early today and hit the deer blind with my son. Had deer everywhere and unable to get a shot. We were bow hunting and just nothing in the right place with a good shot. I had to come in at 8:30 am to go to work at the range. Wow was it busy today. Lots of folks with family in and some came to shoot while others did Black Friday shopping. I got home and laid down to catch a nap and slept longer than I meant too. Oh well it was all good. So we had an awesome show last weekend to finish off the year. We took orders to personalize some of the cutting boards. I thought I would share a few of them with you. I did the engraving with the laser attachment for my Shark HD4 CNC. Its no a powerful laser but does a good job for things like this. So I got them all finished Wednesday so I could spend time with my family Thursday and then get in the short hunt this morning. Tomorrow I’m planning on finishing these natural edge shelves made from White Oak. Four shelves about an inch and three quarters thick, 30 inches long. Just a little more sanding on the edge and they get a clear finish. My wife and I are heading out for a little R&R to celebrate out 45th anniversary and a Christmas present for both of us. Just a little quite time. What’s on your agenda this weekend. I know leftovers are but what about your other plans. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I look forward to reading about your plan and projects and family time. Have a great weekend and whatever you do, have fun and be safe.
  6. We finished our show Saturday evening and packed up. Took about 15 minutes to break down and we didn’t have much to pack away. Still have a few boards so we can cover last minute Gift ideas. Rested Sunday afternoon and today we’ll get busy on some engraving orders we took at the show. We’ve got to cut three slab shelves today for some free floating shelves
  7. We had an awesome day today. Crowd was good all day. We took orders for 8 Cornhole boards and we sold our demo set we had at the show. We started with 25 large end grain boards and at the end of the day we had 8 left for tomorrow. We’re almost out of breadboards and cheeseboards. Only got five medium boards and we started with 15. It’s looking like we could sell out tomorrow. catch you all later in the weekend.
  8. So for the past three weeks or so we’ve been covered up working in the shop or at my part time job so I’ve been absent from the site. This weekend is one of our biggest shows and it started by setting up Wednesday evening and runs through Saturday evening. Today our hours are 9-9. just trying to have enough inventory has been a real push but we’ve gotten most of it done. I’ve made close to 100 boards in the past three weeks. We have a nice corner booth inside an atrium. Tickets to get in to shop are $10.00 so these are serious shoppers. I made some round boards with a small handle this year cutting them out on the CNC. and we tie an antique or vintage spreading knife to them. We made end grain boards in three sizes, large pictured above, medium and small. Small one on the left medium on the right. Above are cheese boards with the antique or vintage knife and we do a bread board with a small bowl for putting you dipping herbs in. Another look at some of the display. We also had our cornhole boards there and sold five sets yesterday. So I apologize for being absent lately but we have been busy and ready to wrap up this season. We’ll take a small break next week and then finish out the year filling Christmas orders. So what’s on your Patriot Woodworker agenda this weekend. Love to see you projects and hear about what your making in your shop. Have a great weekend and have fun and be safe.
  9. I’ve never bought any scrap. Some times someone will ask about scraps. By the time it’s ready to leave my shop it’s pretty much dust. Small pieces make pen blanks and bottle stoppers. A little bigger and it gets into cutting boards.
  10. Most of the weekend was spent making, sanding, engraving, oiling, shipping cutting boards. Wow that felt like I was in that UPS commercial. I also worked on cutting out a couple of round cheeseboards as prototypes. I had to pass them the the new product selection VP for approval. A small design will be made and the get on with the run. After I cut this one I notice the board had a split in it. That one will go into the archives. After having birthday lunch with my granddaughter my son and I eased away with permission to slip into a blind and look for deer. I got a new video camera and we were hoping to video this hunt. As it turned out we had deer just before dark but they weren’t coming out till dark. This morning we got another batch of cutting boards cut out and glued and another set out of the clamps and sanded.
  11. Nice job on the letters. Takes a good touch with the scroll saw.
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