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The Patriot Woodworkers with Operation Ward 57 Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays - 2019 project is live, please click on link to view our very special annual project.


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  1. I have my usual busy week going on, trying to bring this kitchen project to a close "this year"... Monday the appliances were delivered, Wednesday (today) the countertops are being installed, Thursday the plumber is supposed to come and hook up sink, drains and dishwasher - and Friday SWMBO will get home to inspect everything If everything is a go, contact the tile installer to see when the backsplash might get done. And in between, I have a wedding mirror and frame ready for finish today and three more picture frames to make and finish as well as some year end computer work to get done; and sometime in the next week-10 days I need to get out and look for a couple Christmas gifts? And taxes... our annual property taxes are due in the next little bit
  2. Happy Birthday Charlie, any cake left?
  3. Holy cow Jess, that was quick!!! Beautiful too! Now, about those holes...
  4. Glad to see you back Ron, and thanks for sharing the good news regarding you wife. And the shop...
  5. I do not buy glue in any volume that requires anything but the bottle it comes in. I prefer today's pull up cap over the old caps, I have never lost or spent "time" looking for the cap. Between uses the glue that wasn't cleaned off the top of the bottle acts as a good seal in the event I did not push the cap down. I use an acid brush to spread the glue during glue ups. I use the sharp hollow handle end to scrape off the dried glue from the bottle cap, it generally comes off in one piece and the pull up cap works great at that point.
  6. Table came out beautiful Steven. Glad to hear/see that you are back up & atom... and we'll take the good news on no stents
  7. Very nice Jess! And it would, for sure, bring back a parent's memories every time they walked by. I know a lot of time and skill goes into making a quilt, my mother used to make them.
  8. I put the blame on indoor plumbing... probably why Sears Roebuck & Simpson Sears LTD has gone "down the drain"...
  9. I too miss Dave's daily wit & wisdom. Maybe a "shout-out" to @Grandpadave52 will get his attention? If it does, Happy Birthday Dave! Many more my friend
  10. Gerald, do you know why they tore down the original courthouse? It would have been built some time after 1910, so not all that old in terms of county courthouses... I haven't gone to Google street view, but the Parish's homepage only has a small pic of the entrance to the current facility. Is the new courthouse on the same grounds as the old one?
  11. I would likely use a regular saw blade and make two passes by adjusting the fence on the second pass to end up with a 3/16" dado.
  12. Wow Gunny, that's some organization!
  13. Ah, the joys of a remodel... I am close to bringing our kitchen remodel of an end myself. I can only shake my head at the shortcuts and such that had been taken during construction when the house was built 30 years ago - knowing full well that they should not have done those things. Looks like you have it going together, please post up additional pics!
  14. This is distressing news Ron I love looking at and visiting court houses (voluntarily...) around the country. These older court houses were built during our (mine anyhow) great grandparents generation. No disrespect intended, but IMHO, our greats and grandparents were the "greatest generations" when it comes to building the U.S. Remember, this is all IMHO... those generations, from about 1880-1940's built the foundations for this country's infrastructure. "Modern U.S. history"; they built the county courthouses - and spent good money to see that they were centers for the county and landmarks of which they were proud. They built roads and bridges, and began paving them, they expanded the rail system and started building cities "up" with taller and taller skyscrapers. The infrastructure and buildings they put out there were designed and built for the long haul, not 30 or 40 years (or less). And they saw tragedy with World War I, and the great depression - and took positive steps to prevent such from occurring again, unsuccessfully with the League of Nations, but they tried. Their eyes were focused on the future and to make things better for their succeeding generations. They paid extra taxes to build a more spectacular courthouse and to build roads and bridges that would be used for the next 50+ years. In the finance world there is a rule of thumb concerning small businesses. They last into the 3rd generation. The first gen starts the business, the second one grows and expands the business, the third generation makes bad decisions and either loses the business or sells it off. Sad, but it is seen so often that it is a "rule of thumb". This is where I might normally get on a soapbox and begin fussing about our parents and our generations as being the "third gen" into modern U.S. history. But I won't... Instead, here is a pic of the Coshocton County courthouse pulled from their website. Not my favorite architecture, but still an impressive building for 1800's.
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