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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! Patriot News Operation Ward 57 has chosen us again to Adopt a Warrior Family for the Holidays. Now we wait, to find out who our new family is. Latest Wiki Entries Straight from a wonderful book about "American Woods", by Shelley E. Schoonover, published in 1951, we are moving her out of print, out of copyright contents over to our wiki. There will be two categories for the trees of North America, The Softwoods, and The Hardwoods. See the latest entries at the links below. Balsam Fir Balsam Fir, one of the ten firs native to the United States, is a medium-sized and short-lived tree but an important one, nonetheless, in both the United States and Canada. Read more... Grand Fir The Grand Fir is a stately tree 80 to 125 feet high and one and one half to two and one-half feet in diameter. On rich bottom lands it may reach 200 to 250 feet in height and three to four feet in diameter. Read more... White Fir White Fir, so called because of the ashy hue of its bark, is one of ten native firs in the United States. It is considered the most important. It is a massive, low-branched, heavily-foliaged tree, 100 to 150 feet high with a diameter of 20 to 40 inches. Read more... State Trees Updated with links back to trees within the wiki. New Members None! But you can help us change that, by inviting your friends to our little corner of paradise here at The Patriot Woodworker. Thank you! Image of the week It's not often (actually never have) featured one of my own images here in this section, but I thought I'd share a neat picture I took with just my cell phone. I recently purchased a Stanley No. 49 Auger Depth Stop, and I took a couple pictures of it in action, and one of them I thought was just really neat, very clear, with the background items blurred out a little to bring focus to the foreground. I was impressed with my Motorola cell phone camera, I have had this cell phone for about 4 years and I am just now learning about all the imaging capabilities it has. Thanks for viewing!
  2. Well, the farm table is finished and will be transported to my nephew’s house tomorrow for my niece to apply stain and finish. Today I’m building a matching bench. I’m growing really tire of cutting tenons and drilling mortises. That’s what I’m doing. What’s on your Patriot Woodworker Weekend Agenda?
  3. Just a heads up folks, we are asked once again to provide for a families Christmas/Hanukkah. I received the official email from Operation Ward 57 asking us if we'd like to adopt yet another family for 2018. I indicated we do, by submitting the application for adoption. Stay tuned, we will soon have a family we can call our own.
  4. "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 October "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. Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related! 10″ long:
  5. 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! Latest Wiki Entries Straight from a wonderful book about "American Woods", by Shelley E. Schoonover, published in 1951, we are moving her out of print, out of copyright contents over to our wiki. There will be two categories for the trees of North America, The Softwoods, and The Hardwoods. See the latest entries at the links below. Western Hemlock An excellent choice for architectural designs and interior flooring and wall panelings, with it's warm amber glow, the Western Hemlock has found its way into may homes and office spaces. Read more... Douglas Fir Douglas Fir, the darling of the construction and woodworking industry, used in everything from the framing of structures to temporary supports in bridge construction, to the most modest arts and crafts projects, this wood species has gained a reputation of being both reliable and cost effective. Read more... Grains and Figures in Wood Burls, knots, medullary rays, annual growth rings, grains in the lumber such as wavy grain and cross grain, variations in the coloring matter irregularly distributed in the wood, or other distortion formed in the tree either from injury or the hazards of nature, form different patterns or figures in wood. Read more... New Members Please welcome @Glenn, @pdexter, @Tas to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Note: To leave a welcome message, simply click on their names, and at their profile page you can let them know how happy you are they are here! Featured Topic @Smallpatch (Jess) has a wonderful topic up regarding his choices for power carving attachments and tools. Great job Jess! Featured Image of the Week Korean woodworkers
  6. I’m pinching hitting again today. John Moody had his eyes dilated and can’t see to type. My nephew helped me side my house and now we’re building his wife a farm house table. This beast is 84” long and 40” wide and weights a ton. The top is 6/4 popular and they are going to put some kind of gel stain on it. We also have to build a matching bench. That’s my weekend project. What’s on your Patriot Woodworker Agenda?
  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! Latest Wiki Entries Straight from a wonderful book about "American Woods", by Shelley E. Schoonover, published in 1951, we are moving her out of print, out of copyright contents over to our wiki. There will be two categories for the trees of North America, The Softwoods, and The Hardwoods. See the latest entries at the links below. Eastern Hemlock: Eastern Hemlock is usually 60 to 80 feet tall and has a trunk diameter of two to three feet. Much larger trees are occasionally found. It has an irregular crown.... see more New Members Please welcome @Frank C, @Joshkaz, @Aleks, @Finne, @DrillRestorer to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Have a wonderful week ahead folks!
  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. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our September "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. Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related!
  9. 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! Recent News Hey Patriot Woodworker's! Would like to show our sponsor Easy Wood Tools a little love? Well you can, please see the Announcement below! New Members Please welcome @Tas, @pdexter, @Glenn, @Crease_Monkey, to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured Image of the Week Japanese woman woodworker, date unknown. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woman,_worker,_Japan_(10797406583).jpg
  10. This weekend is the beginning of fall and it’s hard to tell here. Yesterday was a record setting day for temperatures, we hit 100. I’m not a fan of real cold weather but I could take a break from these long super hot days. My AC is working overtime. We finished the table with the metal base and expecting it to be picked up today. It has one bench and the will use chairs on the other side. Today we will finish up a Green Egg Smoker table made of Cedar. Thats going to be about it this weekend. Saturday I’m traveling to Talladega, Alabama to CMP Range to shoot in the GLOCK XXV match as part of the GSSF. They are expecting some 200 shooters and the range is located behind the Talladega Motor Sports Speedway. Looks like it will be a long hot day but I’m excited to get the opportunity. So so what’s on your agenda this weekend. Share your projects and pictures that you are working on. We all love to see them and hear about what your doing. Whatever you do this weekend, have fun and be safe!
  11. .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;margin:0px auto;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg .tg-yzt1{background-color:#efefef;vertical-align:to "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 August "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. Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related! ATTENTION: The above prize may not be available if the July What's It is successfully solved. However, our prize offering of membership into MWTCA is always available in lieu of the grand prize. Thank you! A Chicago Scriber for?
  12. 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! This past weekend I focused on my new addition to my shop, this fabulous workbench, oak base, with oak cabinets and walnut drawer pulls, with a 4" thick top made of Maple and Oak. It has an end vise that is very powerful. The top mounted vise is a really cool one too, it's an old Columbian, but I'll move it to another location in the shop. If anyone has been following my good fortune, I was contacted by some life long friends awhile back, and informed that their neighbor was looking for a recipient of her deceased husbands woodworking shop, he was a WWII and Korean War Navy Veteran, a very accomplished woodworker among other trades, a high school shop teacher since he came out of service for our nation, his name was Jim Eckler. Our friends recommended myself as the recipient, and here I am now. I sincerely believe it was Providence, that I have received this gift of a bench and many hand tools, as in my own life, I was ready to move to mainly a hand tool shop and downsize significantly, I was hesitating for awhile, then this happened, and this event touched me off to make the move. Over the past few weeks I have sold off all of my machinery but for one lunchbox planer, and I purchased a Shopsmith with a portion of the proceeds of my big sale, for the moments I really need power, and tucked it in a nice compact corner of our garage. This bench, will be the mainstay of my work space, I really love it, it's at least 40 or so years old, and it has a ton of character. The holdfasts I purchased off a young man from Ebay, he hand forges these holdfasts and they work very well, if you are in interested in the holdfasts let me know, I'll give you the contact information. I can't wait to get to work on my bench, and honor it appropriately. Raffle Winners Congratulations to the following winners of our annual community fundraiser! Thank you to all who participated in the raffle, your contributions help us stay live! Laguna Tools $500 gift certificate redeemable at Laguna Tools and Supermax Tools (WINNER! @It Was Al Easy Wood Tools Mid Size Micro Detailer ($120.00 value) (WINNER! @p_toad) Wood River 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set ($62.00 value) (WINNER! @Artie) Wood River 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set ($90.00 value) (WINNER! @DuckSoup) Short and sweet Monday topic guys, running late for work, be safe all, and have a wonderful week ahead!
  13. Tables have been the order of business this week. We were sent a picture to build a base for a table. They already had a top they wanted to use so we got it going. Yesterday we got all the little accent pieces put on and now it is in the finishing room. it is is going to be painted and they are dropping the paint by so we can start today. Since it was being painted we used up some small pieces of wood laying around to do all the accents. While that one was being put together we started on a large Maple table top and 2” tubing base. The top was to be 48”x60”x2”. Had to do it in a couple of glue ups to keep flat and ensure good joints. After we made the last glue up to be just over 48” wide we sent a picture to the customer and they quickly decided it was too big for the room so we will be cutting it down. The Base is 2” square tubing so the shop turned to welding. Both my sons are certified welders so I left it up to them. The base is now together and the end pieces for a bench that will go with the table. A little more grinding and sanding and a primer will get sprayed this weekend and then it will be sprayed Black. The frame and bench ends will get levers drilled and inserted to protect floors. We are hopful of finishing all this over the weekend but you just never know. Saturday I’m shooting in a GSSF competition. So that’s our agenda, what’s on your agenda this weekend? share your projected and pictures as we all here at TPW love to see everything you are working on. For those in the path of Florence, we hope and pray you are safe. Whatever your plans this weekend, have fun and be safe.
  14. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the folks living in the path of hurricane Florence. Stay safe and follow the advice of the officials. We need you back here. PATRIOT TURNERS!!!!!! I have had a request from @Jim from Easy Wood Tools . Our most generous sponsor, Easy Wood Tools, places a Christmas tree in their office lobby. It gets decorated with turned ornaments from their turning friends. Jim asked if the Patriot Turners could create some ornaments to help in filling up the tree. These do not need to be fancy or exotic woods. The ornaments will be painted/finished by young ladies who have volunteered to help. Snowmen/ladies, tiny Christmas trees, birds, baubles, whatever comes to mind. Your ornaments will be in good company with others from turners all over. I'm in for this and I hope you will be, too. You can send your ornaments to: Jim Luley Easy Wood Tools 1365 Cahill Drive Lexington, KY 40504 If you have any questions, let me know! Let's cover that tree!! Our Patriot Turners- @Ron Altier created another beautiful ornament from colored plywood. Ron explains his process in this thread- From The Internet- Mike Peace has been posting a few short videos primarily aimed at helping the newer wood turner. One recently was on the use of dividers when turning. I found two interesting videos on bowl turning. Not so much on how to turn them but more about the end results. Most of us have been indoctrinated into the idea that the bowl blank must be dry- either at the start of the turning or at least at the time the bowl will be finished. Mike Peace demonstrates the beauty of allowing mother nature to have a hand in the process by turning a bowl start to finish with green wood. As the bowl eventually dries it will warp into shapes we can embrace. Another idea on bowl finishing is by Rick Turns. Rick uses gilding to enhance a design. As he works, Rick shows us some of the things that can go wrong. Now just for the sheer enjoyment of seeing something turned that you would probably never expect- Everything Else- In keeping with the bowl theme that we have going, I did get to finish a little flame box elder bowl I started a while back. The bowl was turned rough and then I needed to start a different project so I painted on a layer of old TiteBond II. The blank didn't warp or crack. I think the TiteBond II sealing is the way to go. The little bowl still needs a protective finish. It's about 6 inches in diameter and about 2 inches tall. Safe turning
  15. 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! Latest Wiki Entries Straight from a wonderful book about "American Woods", by Shelley E. Schoonover, published in 1951, we are moving her out of print, out of copyright contents over to our wiki. There will be two categories for the trees of North America, The Softwoods, and The Hardwoods. See the latest entries at the links below. Sitka Spruce, another spruce in the (conifers) family, often growing upwards of 200' or more, with it's very prickly foliage, this majestic tree is also a favorite of woodworkers and luthiers alike, piano sounding boards are made from Sitka as well. Sitka was also used in the early days of flight, an airplanes structure was made from Sitka. Check out our newest addition to The American Woods category. Image properties New Members Please welcome @john768765 to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured Topic @Gerald has been getting creative with his laminated boxes, excellent! Featured Image of the Week Turning workshop in the Bomann Museum Celle Attribution: By Hajotthu [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
  16. This weekend begins dove season here in Alabama so I’m planning on being in a corn field at noon Saturday for some shooting fun. Probably wont get a lot of shop work done so I’m going to the shop today for a while and help work on more of the oak tables. Two more tops are stained and about ready to be mounted to the bases. So that’s what’s happening here this weekend and in the shop, what’s on your agenda? All of us here at TPW love to hear about your projects, so share your photos and agenda with us. Even if your just relaxing and having Coffee. What ever very you do this weekend, have fun and be safe!
  17. Larry Schweitzer

    International Woodworking Fair 2018

    I had a good time endlessly wandering around the floor @ IWF. 3 of us went. One to look at software and all of us to look at banders and routers. In between I looked at lots of other interesting stuff. They estimated attendance at about 30,000. Lots of Chinese stuff, some looking better than before. For routers we kind of agreed on 3 (4) brands. For our level of work that meant a price tag of $125K to 200+. By the time a few bells and whistles were added another 20-30K. When we upgrade it will have a push off and clean feature, 18 drills, 12+ tool changer, & a C-axis. Maybe auto load & auto label. There were quite a few auto stackers on display. Price seems to have come down, some now under $100K. We can't currently justify that but they seem quite efficient. They can put away and stack for the next days production overnight all by themselves. Felder had a very interesting router for machining parts that have already been roughly cut to size. It took up a relatively small floor space and had lots of good features. Edgebanders by the zillions. Priced from 5K to 700K. Our picks ranged in price from about $120K to 175. Professional level machines with most of the whistles. We don't do large volume banding but normally about 500 to 1200 bands a day. Couldn't decide if machines that could use laser banding were worth their cost. There isn't a big enough selection of laser banding available currently. I found a supplier of molded rubber products that can make new sleeves for my Max spindle sander. Also found a supplier of silicone membranes so I could replace the one on our 5x10 press. Cost seemed reasonable at about $1500. Lots of hardware was shown. Nice to actually get to feel it rather than the catalog. Lots of lumber and veneer suppliers. Several specializing in the current rage, natural edge slabs. Looked at tooling. The best is priced that way! We still use Leuco blades and Onsrud router bits both out last the more common small shop tools by a wide margin. We just cut 80 sheets of 3/4" mdf into 2 7/16" rips. We stack cut 3 sheets at a time. Less than 10 second cycle time. We do that about every month and a half for the material distributor who sells it to someone w/o a productive saw. Anyhow Atlanta was nice, good food, nice weather, rented a nice condo for the duration of the show. Got Marta rail tickets to ride the subways where we needed to go, cheap! One of our guys was new to bigger city life and stuck to me like glue. I think he was afraid he'd get lost and not know how to find his way back. I told him about the bread crumb trick but he didn't buy it. The airport was crowded and the TSA lines we stupidly long. Anyone else make the trip?
  18. 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! Community News As discussed at our community raffle topic, please see this post Revised Raffle Draw Date We are pushing our raffle draw time up to September 15th. Please see linked post for details. Also, by suggestion made by @lew, a raffle announcement will be inserted into our home page of The Patriot Woodworker for the rest of the world to view, honestly this should have been done at the outset, but it was not, I apologize! And thanks Lew! MWTCA What's It Project The August What's It is under review, and a winner will be announced shortly, meanwhile we are working on September's What's It right now! Latest Wiki Entries Straight from a wonderful book about "American Woods", by Shelley E. Schoonover, published in 1951, we are moving her out of print, out of copyright contents over to our wiki. There will be two categories for the trees of North America, The Softwoods, and The Hardwoods. See the latest entries at the links below. White Spruce New Members Please welcome @Alicia Paul, @Woodbutcherbynight, @hawkeye10 to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured Gallery If you all been living under a rock you may not have known that a gathering of Patriot Woodworker's occurred last week! And here is the gallery album to prove it! Featured Image of the Week USAF Academy support squadron wood shop. Source: https://www.usafasupport.com/wood-shop.html
  19. Labor Day weekend and the beginning of College Football and lots to do. Still in the dog days of summer here, but you can tell that cooler temps are on the way and fall won't be too far off. I'm already thinking about readying the shop for winter and it's been upper 90's all week. I've been working all this week at the range so no shop time foe me, but the boys have been busy with several projects. Corn hole boards and Oak Table tops in glue up. Corn hole boards are Cherry and Maple. All of the boards we have been making are hardwoods, no plywood or MDF in these. We have been tuning them out as fast as the two of them can glue up tops and put them together. Frames cut out for the next batch. I am spraying the final finish on the Walnut/Cedar chest this morning. Hope to have it out of the finishing room and delivered this evening or tomorrow. Had a run around the "G" and had to sand it down so I can fix that. The finishing room as been so full we have been moving pieces in and out to try to finish as quickly as possible. Not sure what we would have done without this finishing room. Like everything, now I wish i had made it twice the size! So this weekend will be busy in the shop part of the time, no volleyball this weekend. I am shooting in USPSA this weekend so I have to get some reloads done and ready at some point. So what's on your long Labor Day holiday weekend agenda? As always, we here at TPW love to see your projects, shops and hear about your weekend plans. So post those picture and share with us what you have planned. Whatever you do this weekend, have fun and be safe!
  20. Ron Dudelston

    Irish Woodcarver's Stash

    From the album: 2018 TPW Gathering

    Showing off all of the goodies that were supplied by our gracious sponsors.
  21. Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Still On Schedule

    OK, the chicken and sides are ordered, as are the donuts. I have the drinks, fruit, and pies on hand. So I guess there's no turning back now (at least for me). Looking forward to meeting you. Latest on the weather: now they are saying a small chance of T-Storms in the AM (40%), so if yu want to stretch your legs walking around we should be good to go.
  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! Community News As you all know @Fred W. Hargis Jr hosted the first get together for Patriot Woodworkers in his home in the great state of Ohio. From the looks of it and the action reports, it was a good time by attendees. To see images of the get together, please see the topic at Still on Schedule. Right now the images and videos are kind of all over the place as they come in, soon we'll have a gallery dedicated to Fred's meeting, and our own Admin @Ron Dudelston has volunteered to move all the event images to the specified gallery, and add captions to the images as well. This way you all can view the happenings in one location. Thanks Ron! And again, thank you Fred for hosting a wonderful meet and greet! And we'd like to thank Woodcraft, Laguna Tools, and Easy Wood Tools for supplying some fun and wonderful swag items and gifts. New Members No new members folks, but you can help change that, get the word out to your friends, invite your email contacts list, invite your postman, your local high school shop teacher, invite em all! Featured Gallery By now you all should be aware of @Big B gallery for his turnings, he recently uploaded some wonderful images of his work, and can you believe it, he's been turning for only 4 years! Great job Big! Featured Image of the Week Kevin Watt, Wood Craft Center manager, and the wood-working camp participants pose for a photo after making their cutting boards at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Aug. 11, 2017. The Youth Center partnered with the Wood Craft Center to host a total of two, week-long wood working camps to offer the classes to more kids. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño) Source: https://www.fairchild.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1278242/youth-center-hosts-first-ever-woodworking-camp/
  23. This has been a busy week starting with last Saturday. I got called in to work in the range for Sig Sauer day. It was awesome as these guys are top of the line trainers. I had the pleasure of meeting and working alongside Panda, one of the Sig academy top trainers. You could pay $5.00 and shoot all the guns on the table and they furnished the ammo. Yesterday I finally got the screen door I made to the customer and installed. Since everything was out of square on the door frame I had to trim the door to fit. All is is good and everything worked. We also delivered a Green Egg table yesterday. So today we are back on the Oak tables to finish them. I know many of you will be traveling to the meet this weekend and hope to see lots of pictures and hear many stories. Have a great time, wish I was with you. So so how about the rest of you? What’s on you agenda this weekend. We we love to see and hear about your projects. Whatever yiu you do have fun and be safe.
  24. It has been a busy week in our shop as we were trying to meet a deadline and get some projects out. We were given a short time but we managed to deliver the important pieces and get it setup. My son, Josh has done most of the work with me being the "in the way management", but we all jumped in and helped. It is really nice to be able to move pieces into the finishing room while sanding or milling is going on in the shop. I had this nice Oak slab we used for the top of the Welcome Center and we used the self leveling epoxy to finish it. That way it covered and gave a nice thick smooth finish and really highlighted the grain in the White Oak. Yep, we left the cracks and filled them in with epoxy. Also did this sound console for the youth area where this was all going. Didn't really get a picture of it but there is one wall in this area they have covered with the corrugated tin. And we got the Oak table stained, assembled and delivered. This weekend we have out of town company so not a lot of shop time. Also have SIG day at the range so I'll be there part of Saturday. I'm already thinking Sunday afternoon will be recliner time! Today we are assembling more of the tables and working on a few small things in the shop. So what's on your weekend agenda? As always, we love to hear about all the projects from our TPW members. Post those pictures and share those projects. Whatever you do this weekend, have fun and be safe!
  25. OK, So the gettogether will be next Saturday and still appears to be on track (more on that in a minute). So yesterday in the mail was a package that had me puzzled. We buy a lot of stuff on line, and I get USPS/UPS and Fedex notices of deliveries, and I'm generally aware of what's coming. But this one I had me puzzled. So it shows up and lo and behold, one of our members made some gifts and sent them to add to the pile of stuff from the forum sponsers. I'll keep details of what this really cool gift is secret until we hand them out, and then post what (and who) back here after the event. My way of trying to entice others who might want to attend to show up. (For those who wonder what I'm talking about, more info on this thread.) Now, about the "on track" statement. I've mentioned my wife's health problems from time to time, and that's also why we'll have to wrap the event up maybe earlier than I would like (the 5:00 thing). But Wednesday she wasn't feeling so well and called the Doc. After describing the problem, she got to see him first thing Thursday morning. He wasn't able to diagnose a problem and ordered her to the hospital for tests and observations. She was released yesterday, and everything is (probably) fine. Seems she was a little dehydrated (symptom of the other problems). Not grubbing for well-wishes here, this is a big part of my life and often preempts other things. It was a bit of coincidence, but Ron Dudelson called me about the event and the swag bags we have while I was driving home from the hospital. So, the event is still on and all's well here. Looking forward to seeing everyone next well!

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