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  1. Final Debrief Once again I'd like to thank all those who participated and all those who sent positive thoughts and prayers to this wonderful project we held, and we will hold once again this year in 10 short months. Many of you did not win any prizes, but please keep in mind, the grand prize was helping the Family to have a wonderful memorable Christmas. So we all won in that regard! Thank you to all who participated! To view our project please visit this link Operation Ward 57 Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays Project - 2019 You can see the total contributions by you, our supporters at Christmas Project Donation Page Total Proceeds and Expenditures Gross w/cash donations $2395.00 PayPal fees $110.62 Gifts $2221.16 Check to Family $63.22 Balance $0000.00 Fees Definitions Gross - Total contributions by you, our generous contributors including cash donations mailed directly to our home. PayPal fees - These fees are a percentage of what PayPal takes from each transaction. Gifts - The amount that was spent for the family. Check to family - The remainder of the funds in the coffers sent to the Family. Balance - Funds Remaining. Questions? If anyone has any questions at all regarding this project, and how your proceeds were used, please do not hesitate to PM me or one of our admins, or you can email me at administrator@thepatriotwoodworker.com. To the best of my ability I have shown a full disclosure in this topic, if you see any errors or accidental omissions please feel free to call us out here by replying to this topic. I am not perfect, so I may have missed something. Screen shots of the family gifts that you, our generous donors purchased the children. Each child received a gift card for $200.00 Mom and Dad each received a gift card for $200.00, mom is going to use hers for a day at the spa, and dad is an avid movie watcher, he is going to use it to go to the local theater with family a few times. The $100.00 gift card was for their family Christmas dinner. Our initial response to our family after being selected to sponsor Some Quotes from Mom of the family The below quotes are from emails we had with our adopted Family mom, we had many emails together, I could not share more than what I have as in doing so, could exposed the identity of our family. Above all during our communications, I made sure that she understood, no thanks was or is ever necessary, we are simply paying back what we owe to her family. Us Americans and much of the world, we owe our freedoms because of the man of this family who served, who answered the call, and paid the price. For those of us sitting at home and enjoying our lifestyle and freedoms to move about and perform our daily routines and rituals, make no mistake, if it wasn't for the men and women of our United States Military, our lives would change in a heartbeat, without our military, we have no protection, without protection, our shores would be over-run by those who would exploit our weakness if we did not have those who serve our nation, standing post with rifle in hand, and willing to do the un-heard of. Thank you to our adopted family. This family is still paying the price. In closing We want to thank everyone again for their participation in the 2019 Christmas project, we are very proud of how our Patriot Woodworkers, guests, and our wonderful sponsors, Easy Wood Tools, Laguna Tools, and Woodcraft Supply came to the table, and made this all happen. More surprises We had some members of The Patriot Woodworkers ship some physical items to us, to be transferred to our adopted family, I took pictures of those items, and I will post a separate topic relating to those handmade crafts, they are very special, and you'll all love them!
  2. 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! The Morris home has been busy and not so busy at the same time. Our youngest girl came home from Army Basic Training for Christmas, she arrived on the 19th of Dec and she is leaving January 2nd. Apparently these days the Military sends home trainees for Christmas, and the staff for two weeks, whether they are in Basic or AIT (school). So we got to have our baby girl home for Christmas. She has been dealing with some challenges, she was injured and had to be recycled through basic training, she fractured her pelvic bone, and has been marching on it for weeks, so she has had some time to just sit still, relax, and get it on the mend while home, unfortunately it will not be completely healed when she returns but she has vowed (against our wishes) to keep on through the pain, and complete basic training, and when she reports into the school, she'll see medical staff and get healed. But we've had her here at home, and it was one of the best Christmas's ever, there is a special feeling when a child comes home from the military for the Holidays, I know some of you here experience this often. All I can say is, we waited on her hand and foot, and her brother and sister were right in there with us helping her out, and making her stay with us comfortable and happy. Image at left (mama, daughter, me dad) is the night her mama and siblings drove down to San Diego and brought her back from the airport, she flew in from Ft. Jackson SC, she'd been up for a day and half processing out for the trip and traveling! I came home from work to an empty home, and I got her favorite "Dad Meal" ready for her (chili and cornbread) while they made their way home. When she arrived the dinner was ready, the fireplace was going, and the dogs were happy to see her home, and she ate, and ate, her first home cooked meal by me, and she talked and talked, and we just enjoyed the first night with our daughter completely. So that was our Christmas, we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well, and you'll roll onto a wonderful New Year as well! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Kurtaegos, @Ginger, @Boxsully, @Greg, @joejimmun, @CDave, @Brall1973, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Community News Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas project was a great success! After all the smoke has settled, we'll have a debrief installed showing the gifts we purchased and the financial breakdown of funding received and how it was used, I plan on having this ready for your viewing this coming weekend. Featured Topic Our Featured topic by @lew has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory" Featured Image Student with modified violin built at the woodworking program, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth. Source: Woodworking Workshop
  3. 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! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Dan P, @Matt Owens, @Stike, @Smitty, @Dave M., please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Community News Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas project was a great success! Thanks to you all, we raised over our goal and our adopted family is going to be busy Christmas morning! All the gifts have arrived, and I am sure mama is shopping for the Christmas dinner by now. You should all give yourselves a great huge pat on the back, and I personally want to thank each and everyone of you for your support, you went above and beyond. Thank you! Woodworking icon Charles Neil has passed away, our Patriot Woodworker Woodworking Community is saddened for the loss of a good man, and a wonderful steward of our craft. Please see our discussion at: Featured Topic Our Featured topic by @Woodbutcherbynight has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory"
  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! New Members Please welcome to our community, @John Rag, @nimedic, @Masonsailor, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Community News Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas project is live folks! Not only is a great cause, but you'll also have a chance to bring home some wonderful prizes for your contributions. Please see our project page at the following. We have gotten some great participation in this project! Keep up the great work folks! Wiki News Do you have any projects made from Pecan you'd like to share with the world? Not pie, but woodworking! Please to to the topic "Wiki Pecan Projects Needed" and share your Pecan projects. Featured Topic Our Featured topic by @MountainGaurdian has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory" Featured Image Amish woodworking shop, source article at Amish Woodworkers Build Lasting Furniture — and Community
  5. "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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Vic67, @mark, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Wiki News Our hardwoods category is growing legs now, we have two entries in the hardwoods/broad-leafs section of our "American Woods" project. The latest entry is our beloved Black Walnut, native to our own nation, and world renowned, it's the darling of the woodworker and the choice for gun-makers. I am looking for examples of projects made with Black Walnut, to enter into our wiki page for this species. If you have any Black Walnut project photos, and would like to share them with our wiki and the world, please PM me the images or you can share them here in this topic and I'll download them for our wiki. Wiki | Black Walnut THEPATRIOTWOODWIKI.ORG Wiki Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory" Featured Blog @Gerald fired up a blog about his beloved workbench that he built, it's a piece of art really and it looks like he may walk us through some of the build at some point in the blog, I am looking forward to future entries! Featured Image A class in sloyd [woodworking] Young African American women training in woodworking at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia Attribution: Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer Source: Library of Congress, A class in Sloyd.
  8. "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.
  9. Well I missed last Friday and have just gotten home from working then picking my wife up at her work and eating supper so I’m just now getting my Friday post done. Thanks for your patience with me. Wednesday I was invited to look at and see if I was interested in purchasing some lumber and turning blanks. A gentleman that used to stop by my booth at First Friday passed away two years ago. His wife is just starting to sell off his lumber and blanks. One of his favorite things was to turn rough bowls and then sell them so people could finish them after they had dried and stabilized. Wow there was a room full of bowls just waiting to be chucked and finished turning. I was like a kid turned loose in a candy store. Now I just got to narrow down my choices and see what I can acquire. I was so thankful to be asked to go through his work, lumber, blanks and a few tools. I’ll let you all know soon what I decide to purchase. Here are a couple of samples of what was there. I can hardly wait to get back over there. Today has been a long needed rain soaking here and more to come over night. Like a lot of places, we have been in a drought situation for a couple of months. Thanks for the rain. We are in cutting board mode at the time. Getting ready for one of our large shows and the last of the year. This is a three day show and they moved it up a couple of weeks earlier so we are going wide open making cutting boards and other items for inventory. We finished this batch on Wednesday. Yesterday I got a batch in the first glue up and today my son got them cut into strips. Before he had to pickup kids at school he was able to get a couple also glued in the final End Grain set. Last night I got most of these sanded and ready for engraving our logo on them. A few of them had some spots that we epoxied. Also got eight 6x6” Cheese Boards ready for engraving. And lastly before I came in last night I got 2 large size boards oiled and they will be ready to go in the storage box. Tomorrow will be finishing gluing and cutting and engraving and oiling boards. Whew I’m already tired. Sunday afternoon will be celebrating one of my granddaughters 14th birthday. Hard to believe she is 14. Been busy this school year, she made cheerleader for 8th grade. What’s on your weekend agenda? As always we really love seeing and hearing about all the projects you are working on. Share your weekend agenda with the rest of us.
  10. Finally some cool weather and some shop time this week. I have been working most of the week on the CNC machine, but I did get another set of cutting boards ready for the next glue up today. I found a guy that had a 3D set of grips available for download and they are very nice models. For the moment I’ve lost his name and link, but I’ll go back through my history and find it to give him credit. I cut one plain set from walnut to try them out and check sizing. I did have to open up the screw hole just a bit but it was close. The other sets ive made this week are still in the blank so I can flip them and made a cut on the back. Figured I’d run several sets before I flipped them so I could do them all at once. So so here is a set from Walnut with an American flag. I did the flag for this set. Bloodwood with checkering. Maple set with checkering. Two sets of Bloodwood with dots. Bloodwood with texturing. Here is a picture of them all. I’ve created several more options that I just need to run. Tomorrow I'm headed to Birmingham to shoot in an IDPA match with a friend. That’s pretty much my weekend. What’s on your agenda? Really love to see and hear about your projects and agenda. what ever you do, have fun and be safe.
  11. 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! New Members Please welcome to our community,@FrederickH, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! News Did you know that we have a new area in our community that I am working on, it's a video display section of our favorite YouTube and Vimeo videos, and we are building sections for our sponsor videos by Laguna Tools, Easy Wood Tools and Woodcraft. To find your own way to these pages simply hover over "Browse" in our navigation menu then click on the last links to our video pages. This location will change in the future as we find a permanent home for them and build new pages for our sponsors. But the concept is in place, and I am quite happy with the results. Patriot Woodworker's Favorite Video Channels Easy Wood Tools Video Channel Also, if you picked up a Harbor Freight Pocket Knife in the last couple years, beware of this recall. Recall alert: 1.1 million pocketknives recalled for posing 'laceration hazard' WWW.USATODAY.COM About 1.1 million Gordon Folding Knives are being recalled for "posing a laceration hazard." The knives were sold at Harbor... Featured File To view all our files for your enjoyment and use, please go to "Files Downloads". You can also pick up the downloads at the Plans and Software Forum. Once uploaded to our server the plans auto populate at the forum. Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory". Featured Image Newton, Nonantum, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States [ca. 1906] The Nonantum Vacation School - woodworking for boys.
  12. The heat is still with us here in Alabama and we are in a drought situation. Seems like in the spring it rained every day and we had record flooding. But it’s supposed to be cooling off here beginning this weekend and I must say I’m ready for some cool weather, but not yet ready for cold weather. This weekend I’ll be gluing these cutting boards in the end grain configuration. Starting to get get ready for our big end of the year Christmas show. Seems strange to say that with it being upper 90’s today. But it is that time. In the morning I’ll cut them into strips and glue them. I’m finishing this large thick Cherry Mantle. It has a bracket so that it looks to be a floating mantle. These work great as I used them before on some floating shelves. I routed the back so the bracket will be flush on the back and it has four rods that go about 6” into the mantle. I left it a little proud here so I can get it out. The bracket will get mounted to a 2x12 that is in the wall then the mantle will slide onto the rods. They are a tight fit but that’s what you want. Just need to do a bit more sanding and then spray a clear coat on. It’s supposed to have a somewhat rough look. Im also getting started making some 1911 grips this weekend on the CNC. Cut these this afternoon out of a nice small piece of walnut. Tomorrow my my son and his new wife are having a celebration of their marriage. They actually got married back in July while we were in the Mountains. Tomorrow we are having friends and family over to celebrate with them and to pray over their marriage and family. Then we’re having BBQ and fellowship. Thats my weekend agenda, what’s on yours? Share your woodworking and other plans and pictures with us. We love to see and hear all about your weekend plans. Whatever you do this weekend, have fun and be safe.
  13. "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.
  14. 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! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Larry Blighton, @LES97801 @JasonRose, @Tim Goins, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured File To view all our files for your enjoyment and use, please go to "Files Downloads". You can also pick up the downloads at the Plans and Software Forum. Once uploaded to our server the plans auto populate at the forum. Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory". Featured Image USMC Veteran Erik Florip is a tool maker, a fine tool maker of hand saws, and marking gauges. "I started woodworking in 2012 while active duty in the US Marine Corps. Not long after getting the woodworking bug I started shopping for a handsaw to give dovetails a shot. I found a lot of high price options, being a hobbyist, I couldn’t justify spending a lot of money on a new handsaw. I opted for an old Disston found at an estate sale. I learned how to sharpen on this saw and was a good user after the restoration. After this I got the idea to try building my own saw…it wasn’t pretty but it worked. I was hooked on tool making." Read more.... See a great interview of Eric Florip by Joshua Farnsworth at this page with more images. "Affordable High End Dovetail Saw".
  15. Seems like this year has been flying by. Here we are the last weekend in September, fall is here, football season in full swing and a good time to get in the shop. So I got my digital duplicator hooked up on my CNC and ran the first test. It saves the file in a special format and you have to register the unit to get the software to be able to view the file and export it so you can ring it into VCarve. So to keep this short, it said you had to list the serial number to register it. Well I spent two days going over the piece, the box, the manual and there was no serial number. Called TS and they said it didn’t have a serial number but they would send me the software. A day later and still no software so another call to TS. They told me I had to connect the CNC to the computer via usb cable to register and then it would send me the link to the software. Well the comics in my office and the CNC is 30’ away in the shop. No usb cable that long. So I had to dissembled the computer and move it to the shop, connect it and register. By the way, they emailed me a serial number to use. So long story, I got the software and was finally this week able to see my first test. I had it to duplicate a 1911 grip as my test piece. It was the one for the other side and not the one pictured below. It took just over an hour for it to duplicate. Here red is a screen shot after I was able to import the file. I pretty nice job. I can’t wait to really put this to work and make some pieces. I have a small piece of molding I need to duplicate to repair an antique headboard. So that’s what I’ve been working on. This weekend we’re headed to Nashville to the flea market. What’s on your agenda this weekend? Share with us your projects and pictures. Love to read about and see what you all are working on. Thanks to @Ron Dudelston for putting up the Friday post for me. I was in Talladega and not Stock car racing, but at the 26th annual Glock Sport Shooting Foundation match. A year ago was my first time to complete in this event and I was 183rd out of 253 entries. This year I made some improvements and finished 98th out of 250 entries. In some places it was hundreds of a second separating places. So I was very proud of my improvements. Now just got to move up that much more next year. Have a great weekend and whatever ever your doing, have fun and be safe,
  16. 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! New Members Please welcome to our community, @williegfatboy, @Robert Yates, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Community News You now have the ability to review your favorite books with our new book review application. Currently we have the application live in the General Woodworking Forum and the Wood Turners Forum. https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/forum/74-woodworking-book-reviews/ https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/forum/78-wood-turning-book-reviews/ Make sure to watch the video on how to use this new feature, the video can be found pinned to the top as a topic in those respective forums. We will install the book review feature in all major categories of the forum, such as scrolling, carving, hand tools, etc. Donations Also, some of our members were just made aware of our donation page, and started to use it. This is a welcome source of funding for our community. We usually have a fundraiser raffle during the summer to help pay for our community, but my health took a dive this summer, and I never had the time nor the mind to organize our annual summer fundraiser, so we are falling short of our budgetary obligations. We will be very tight. If you are able to donate to our community, a dollar on up, it all helps. I'd like to thank the following members for their very generous donation thus far, thank you! @p_toad @Fred W. Hargis Jr @Gene Howe @Woodbutcherbynight We like to further thank members for donating to our community since last weeks Monday topic. @Cal @DuckSoup @lew @FlGatorwood If you'd like to donate to our community, please see this page at https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/clients/donations/ Featured File To view all our files for your enjoyment and use, please go to "Files Downloads". You can also pick up the downloads at the Plans and Software Forum. Once uploaded to our server the plans auto populate at the forum. Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory". Featured Image As part of a BBC TV series Great Railway Journeys, a stop-over in the old furniture town to experience some of its history entailed an encounter with a local chair bodger. Stuart King "Chair Bodger" sits next to his work. Source: https://www.stuartking.co.uk/stuart-king-tv-2012/
  17. 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! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Tim Shaunty, @Tim B, @Jamey H., please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Community News You now have the ability to review your favorite books with our new book review application. Currently we have the application live in the General Woodworking Forum and the Wood Turners Forum. https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/forum/74-woodworking-book-reviews/ https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/forum/78-wood-turning-book-reviews/ Make sure to watch the video on how to use this new feature, the video can be found pinned to the top as a topic in those respective forums. We will install the book review feature in all major categories of the forum, such as scrolling, carving, hand tools, etc. Donations Also, some of our members were just made aware of our donation page, and started to use it. This is a welcome source of funding for our community. We usually have a fundraiser raffle during the summer to help pay for our community, but my health took a dive this summer, and I never had the time nor the mind to organize our annual summer fundraiser, so we are falling short of our budgetary obligations. We will be very tight. If you are able to donate to our community, a dollar on up, it all helps. I'd like to thank the following members for their very generous donation thus far, thank you! @p_toad @Fred W. Hargis Jr @Gene Howe @Woodbutcherbynight If you'd like to donate to our community, please see this page at https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/clients/donations/ Featured File To view all our files for your enjoyment and use, please go to "Files Downloads". You can also pick up the downloads at the Plans and Software Forum. Once uploaded to our server the plans auto populate at the forum. Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see.
  18. "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. 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.
  19. 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! Hey crew, I completely flaked on today's Monday topic! I have today off, Labor Day, and it felt like it was still Sunday to me. Better late than never I guess! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Ronny, @Jessica M Turek, @RedMGB, @TheBoyWill, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Community News We have a new feature, or a returning feature, the footer block. It is a work in progress, but if you view the very bottom of our website, you'll see a big footer block with convenient links and soon there will be more items of convenience as well for you to use. The last footer block we had put a strain on the community, and it slowed down the viewers browsing experience, this footer is not a third party app like the last one is, this footer is part of our core software now, and will not strain assets. Enjoy! A Patriot Woodwiki Milestone Last week I entered in the last Conifer tree in our softwoods category at The Patriot Woodwiki. The Pacific Yew. Wiki | Pacific Yew THEPATRIOTWOODWIKI.ORG Wiki Please see my announcement of this wonderful event! I know I know, it's just a wiki, but boy was it a lot of work! The conifers category consisted of 41 trees, and a whole lot of scanning and typing and searching for open source images to bolster the pages. Featured File To view all our files for your enjoyment and use, please go to "Files Downloads". You can also pick up the downloads at the Plans and Software Forum. Once uploaded to our server the plans auto populate at the forum. Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Blog We have a new "Featured" section of our Monday topic, our Blogs are getting some action once again! Please see the latest efforts in blogging by @Gerald and his fine blog in the world of Dust Collection. Featured Image Schmahmann’s Bureau of Bureaucracy re-interprets the sixteenth-century European “cabinet of curiosities,” used to house wondrous, exotic objects. Instead of rare stones and fossils, this cabinet holds certificates, diplomas, licenses, medical reports, and financial statements, bureaucratic documents that reflect and define our lives in contemporary society. Behind the functional exterior of this piece lies a surreal array of inverted perspectives, false drawers, and hidden compartments—the artist’s subtle commentary on the true nature of bureaucracies. Kim Schmahmann, Bureau of Bureaucracy, 1993-1999, various hardwoods, veneers, marquetry, mother of pearl, gold leaf, and brass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 2000.48A-H, © 1993, Kim S. Schmahmann Source: Bureau of Bureaucracy
  20. Been a while since I put up a Friday post due to some family and personal health issues. But I’m trying to get back in the groove today. My son thankfully has been able to keep a lot of things going in the shop with me only offering some advice at times. He has really progressed and still as all of us has things to learn. Recently he designed and built this without any input from me. A customer contacted us about a entertainment center and gave him the details. I think it turned out get and was very proud of his work from start to finish. It was to be rustic with sliding barn style doors. They were very happy with it and it looked great in place. This past week he has been working on a book case. He had it almost finished here except for the edging on the shelves. It is getting stained ebony. It was in The finishing room this morning but I forgot to get a picture. About the the only thing I worked on lately was making “X’s” for a TEDx conference for the speakers. I got a long bit for the CNC and cut these out of 2x12’s since they wanted them painted red. The bed bed on the machine is 25”x25” and they had to be 9” tall so I cut two out of each piece. I had had to make a total of 12 and get them painted red, but let the grain show. So 12 “X’s” painted red and then laser engraved with the conference name and speakers name. So that’s about it for right now in the shop. Hoping to finally get to spend some time this holiday weekend in the shop. What’s on your agenda for this holiday weekend and last official weekend of the summer? i look forward to hearing and seeing your projects. Work safe and have fun.
  21. 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! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Adam Stratton, @Tyler E, @rebuild51, @Down East, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! New Patriot Woodwiki Pages Wiki | California Nutmeg THEPATRIOTWOODWIKI.ORG Wiki Wiki | Alligator Juniper THEPATRIOTWOODWIKI.ORG Wiki Featured File To view all our files for your enjoyment and use, please go to "Files Downloads". You can also pick up the downloads at the Plans and Software Forum. Once uploaded to our server the plans auto populate at the forum. Today we don't have any new featured files to brag about, but you can help us with that, if you have a file you'd like to share with the community, please upload it to our files department. Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory". Featured Image The shop is located in a partially renovated 1800’s barn. Renovations consisted mainly of the addition of an 1890’s base burner stove, some insulation, and patching enough holes to keep the sparrows out. John uses authentic tools whenever practical. He has a great collection of 1800s to early 1900s spoke shaves, hand drills, block planes, lathe tools, etc. When it isn’t appropriate to use an authentic tool (because of it’s fragility, value or rarity) he tries to use tools made by craftspeople like himself who make hand-made wood working tools in the traditional style. The only power tools in the shop are his lathe and the table saw, which is only used for breaking down large pieces of material so they can be managed. Source: Brighton Woodshop
  22. 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! My weekend Besides getting into the shop a little bit this weekend to work on my sons Cherry Desk, we also took a trip around the county with the family, me, mama and the kids all piled up in our car and headed out to the desert to consume some tasty Date Shakes, milk shakes made from dates of the palm. Our desert is full of farmers raising date palms and selling those tasty dates all over the world. We dropped by one of our favorite spots on the way home, Lake Hemet up in our local mountains and walked around talked, and just had an easy time. Our youngest daughter is heading off to the Army, I can't believe how fast time has gone by, it feels like I just never got enough time with her as she grew up so fast, I feel that way with all my kids, just not enough time, it's almost a guilty feeling inside that there is just so much more I want to do with them, but they have grown so fast. My youngest girl on my right is leaving for the Army by the end of next month, I am going to miss her dearly, my oldest girl is entering her last year of college this fall, and my boy is a big sophomore. Of course mama is behind the camera. New Members Please welcome to our community, @coxhaus, @Anshu41, @ALWMach1, @Foothills, @Forsense, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured File To view all our files for your enjoyment and use, please go to "Files Downloads". You can also pick up the downloads at the Plans and Software Forum. Once uploaded to our server the plans auto populate at the forum. Today we don't have any new featured files to brag about, but you can help us with that, if you have a file you'd like to share with the community, please upload it to our files department. Featured Topic Our Featured topic has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory". Featured Image @derekcohen shared some of his fantastically beautiful work, showing off his high level of craftsmanship with wonderful joinery and pleasing selections of wood species. Derek's Harlequin Table: "The case is Hard Maple from the USA. The drawer fronts are Black Walnut, figured Hard Maple, and pink Jarrah (hence the name, Harlequin). The drawer sides are quartersawn Tasmanian Oak, and the drawer bottoms/slips were made from Tasmanian Blue Gum." ~Derek Cohen~ See additional work by Derek at "Some of My Furniture Builds".
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    The Fall 2019 meeting will be held September 25-28 at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, MO. Same location as our 2013 meeting. The hotel rate is $104 and includes a hot breakfast. The rates are good for three days prior and three days following the meeting. The hotel reservation number is 417-866-5253 and make sure you ask for the MWTCA meeting rate. Located in south central Missouri, there are a number of interesting things to see and do in the Springfield area. Springfield is located on former Route 66. Branson, MO is located some 60 mile south of Springfield. The men’s display theme will be “leather working tools”. The hotel and convention center is located just off I-44 with a large meeting room to accommodate our tool trading and displays.
  24. 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! I'd like to say to my own dad today, Happy Birthday! John H. Morris is 86 yrs young today! Me and the family headed up to his place yesterday, took up a bunch of Kentucky Fried Chicken and some birthday cake and we had lunch together and he blew out the candles on his cake. He had plenty of leftovers as we planned, so he should not have to cook dinner for two nights and he's got plenty of leftover birthday cake. So to all of you, have a wonderful week ahead, and be safe in all you do! Dad and I. He's holding his own! Don't look a year over 60 if you ask me!
  25. 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! Short topic this morning folks, sorry about that, running late for work! Be safe in all you do and watch that heat!
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