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  1. "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. Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related!
  2. 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 Bassett 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 - 2018 Raffle River hosted our raffle, you can see the total contributions by you, our supporters at Raffle River Patriot Woodworker Portal Total Raffle Proceeds and Expenditures Gross $2205.00 Service fees $77.24 PayPal fees $9.05 USPS fee $36.96 Gifts $1385.87 Check to Bassett $750.00 Balance $54.12 Fees Definitions Gross - Total contributions by you, our generous contributors Service fees - Fees charged by raffle system per transaction, for example, a $50.00 raffle ticket purchase had a $1.75 service fee attached. A $5.00 raffle ticket purchase had a $0.55 service fee attached. PayPal fees - Several raffle purchases were sent to us in proxy via PayPal, these fees are charges PayPal charged those transactions. USPS fee - Shipping charges for items sent via USPS from our home. Gifts - The amount that was spent for the Bassett family. Check to Bassett - The remainder of the funds in the coffers sent to the Bassett Family. Balance - Funds Remaining We have an excess of $54.12 Gifts and Disbursements General children's gifts for Dalen and Aiden, ($1385.87) see screen shots. A check in the amount of ($750.00) sent via PayPal to Bassett Family. A payment via PayPal ($200.00) for the Bassett Christmas dinner. If anyone is very curious of the Raffle River Fees and PayPal fees, please contact me in a private message and I'll do my best to disclose the fees via personal email. 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 Dalen and Aiden's gifts that you, our generous donors purchased the children. Gifts not shown below were purchased outside of Amazon such as: Online Video Game Cards ($60.00) from "Game Stop" A Walmart Gift Card ($200.00) for Christmas dinner Payment via PayPal ($750.00) for the Bassett's Prices of gifts below do not reflect shipping and taxes, nor gift wrapping fees charged by Amazon. We have Amazon Prime which allowed free shipping on most items. One particular item (Beatz Headphone) seen below is times 2, $279.95. One pair for each boy. Total $559.90 plus tax. For the above items or the below items, if you wish to see the receipts please PM me, due to sensitive information I would rather not publish them publicly. In closing We want to thank everyone again for their participation in the 2018 Christmas project, we are very proud of how our Patriot Woodworkers, guests, and sponsors came to the table, and made this all happen. Please see a few images of the kids with some of their gifts. Michelle Bassett sent us these images to be displayed in our community. If you have not yet seen the personalized gifts sent to the Bassett's please see this topic at Woodworking and Blanket for the Bassett's. Wounded Warrior Dad Bassett and his two boys Dalen and Aiden Christmas morning, some wild PJ's! Aiden sporting his Adidas sweater Dalen had "What Do You Meme?" on his list, just one, The Patriot Woodworkers got him the whole set. I have no idea what this game is, anyone? Both boys received from you all, several pairs of Levis. Dalen and Aiden both received Amazon gift cards from John and Debra Mordus. Both boys received "Beatz" headphones, they had just "headphones" on their Christmas list, but since I have no idea what's in and what's not, I had my own kids pick these out for the boys, apparently these are all the rave this year for headphones, they are supposed to cancel out all outside noise, and the sound is supposedly spectacular, for the price our Patriot Woodworker's paid for these two sets, the sound better be awesome! My kids assured me they are as awesome as the cost. Aiden sporting his new head phones! The above images are a small representation of what you all paid back to this Warrior Family. From what Mom Bassett told me, they had a wonderful Christmas. I'd like to thank you all for making this Christmas a wonderful event. Some Quotes from Mom Bassett The below quotes are from emails we had with Mrs. Bassett, we had over 60 emails together, and there is so much more with her expressing her gratitude, I could flood this page with them. 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 men like James Bassett, 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 Michelle, James, and boys. Your family is still paying the price.
  3. "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. Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related! This tool is marked Patent No. 16799, though it is not a U.S. patent number
  4. The cause As you know we had a wonderful project that spanned from the beginning of December to the end of the year of 2018 that involved the Bassett Family who was assigned to our community by Operation Ward 57. You can see the project at: The Patriot Woodworkers with Op Ward 57 Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays - 2018 The donation We have a woodworker and his wife, @honesttjohn and Mrs. Mordus who for the past two years have shipped us some wonderful gifts for the families we support through our annual Christmas project. I always enjoy what the Mordus's ship us for the intended family of honor. You can see the Mordus's efforts last year at this link: This year was no different. We were contacted by John and he asked, "What can we do". He laid out some suggestions and just like last year, he quickly jumped into action and produced some lovely gifts for the family, and the Mordus's also threw in some Amazon gift cards for the boys as well! I'd like to show off what Mr. and Mrs. Mordus sent for the family, just like last year when I opened up the box to inspect the items and to have our kids wrap them in Christmas paper for delivery, I was deeply touched by what was in the box. I am a huge fan of anything hand made, obviously, as we all are! And I am a huge admirer of hand made clothing and blankets and such, and again, Mrs. Mordus came through with a beautiful blanket made by her own hand for the family. The blanket work is fine and beautiful The Mordus gifts, the beautiful family blanket laying over a chair, with plaques for mom and dad made by John, and two boxes with gift cards for the boys. After reading the family introduction at our project page for the Bassett's, John Mordus was struck with the continued service that Mrs. Bassett performs around the community, and throughout our nation to better the challenging conditions that surround our disabled veterans. Mrs. Bassett is the Nevada State Fellow for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and she travels to Washington to advocate for our veterans. John made a very appropriate honor for her. John also read that Dad Bassett loves to work in his garage, specifically automotive mechanics. So John made up a fun dedication to Mr. Bassett's man cave. Our kids wrapped them up and sent them off to the Bassett's, just in time for Christmas. Christmas morning The Bassett's and the Mordus gifts Christmas morning, they all loved them @honesttjohn! Mr. Bassett and subject of honor for our Christmas Project with his sign, "Pop's Shop"! Look at that smile! From what I understand Mrs. Bassett loved her gift very much as well, but was probably a bit shy to be in the camera at that time of the morning, you all know how females get first thing in the morn! Mr. and Mrs. Mordus, thank you once again for your help in yet another year with our Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas project. You truly do help make this event a special one, with the personal touch to the families. Now I know what is going to happen next, Honestjohn is going to send me a PM saying, "you really didn't have to make a big deal out of this", well, sorry John, yes I did! Thank you!
  5. Winners Announced On behalf of The Patriot Woodworkers and the Bassett Family, we want to congratulate the following raffle contributors for their win, and we want to thank all for participating. I wish all could receive something for their contributions, but as you all know folks, this is a raffle, and the cause is the reason. Thank you all once again! We raised $2205.00 !! Please PM @John Morris with your shipping information so that we can get these wonderful sponsored prizes out to you immediately! Laguna Tools $500.00 Gift Certificate - @p_toad Easy Wood Tools full set of Mid-Sized Turning Tools - @Dadio Woodriver Spindle Sander - @DuckSoup Rikon 8" Slow Speed Grinder - @schnewj Introduction Every year The Patriot Woodworker's adopt a Wounded Warrior or Gold Star family for Christmas. We do this through a great veterans support organization named Operation Ward 57. The Patriot Woodworker's submit an application to Ward 57 to be accepted to receive our family for Christmas, and each year we are chosen to participate. And each year, our sponsors donate wonderful items for us to raffle for this cause. We use 100 percent of the raffle proceeds to purchase gifts for the kids, and a Christmas dinner for the family and to fund related project expenses such as shipping fees for gifts. Our Mission We need your help to accumulate funds for our Wounded Warrior adopted family, who has given much to our nation in physical and emotional sacrifice and much more in family sacrifice. The Wounded Warrior Family This year we are proud to be supporting the Bassett Family from Las Vegas, Nevada. They include Wounded Warrior, Mr. James Bassett and his wife Mrs. Michelle Bassett, and their two boys Dalen (15 yrs) and Aiden (14 yrs). (Bassett family, image a couple years old) Mr. Basett and his boys Wounded Warrior James Bassett James went to Basic Training and AIT at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He was stationed at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma and attached to multiple units under the 214th Fires Brigade. His combat deployments during Operation Enduring Freedom were to UAE & Kuwait while he was in Unit 114. His unit was the first live HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) ever fired in the UAE. James has many injuries, too many to list here by Mrs. Bassett's account. He has a Traumatic Brain Injury which has affected his impulse control and he has little to no short term memory capabilities. He is haunted by PTSD (mostly survivors guilt and hyper alert behaviors), and James suffers from Avascular Necrosis in his right leg (dead bones) and the family is currently putting off an ATK (above the knee) amputation for as long as possible. He wears braces from mid thigh to calf as well as ankle and foot braces on both legs. He has Plural Scarring on both lungs due to the fine metals he was breathing while "In Country" for 9 months. Army Service Basic Training and AIT - Fort Jackson, South Carolina Permanent Duty - Fort Sill, Oklahoma Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Combat Deployments - United Arab Emirates, Kuwait Medals - Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal The Wounded Warrior Mom and Wife Michelle Bassett, the hard working mother of two boys and the wife and best friend, and caregiver of her Wounded Warrior husband James is one busy lady! I have been in contact with Mrs. Bassett and I found out the sacrifices and volunteerism spirit is alive and well after her husband James' service and sacrafice to our nation. This family is still giving freely of their time to our country. Michelle is a highly active member and Fellow of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. I'd like to submit some excerpts of my discussions I've had with Mrs. Bassett. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation brings awareness to the community on the everyday life and struggles of our Military and Veteran Caregivers. Every state has a "Fellow" our job is to advocate and fight for the rights our Veterans and Caregivers deserve. I am the State of Nevada Fellow. Every year all the Fellows head to Washington DC for a week. We then "Storm the Hill" and have private meetings with our House Representatives and Senators and talk to them about what we need done. I helped pass two bills that were signed into law by President Trump. The first bill was the Family Caregivers Act. and Last year I focused on something near and dear to me which was our Vietnam Era Veterans. I am proud to say because of our Fellows hard work we were able to get enough Co-Sponsors and the VA Mission Act was signed into law by President Trump this year. This bill is the one that expands the Caregiver Stipend currently available to "Post 9/11" caregivers to include "Pre 9/11". It is starting with the Vietnam era since these are the Veterans that are sadly needing full time caregivers. It allows a family member or appointed person to get paid to take care of the Veteran in their home. This way they can spend their last few years at home and not in a state run care facility where they aren't cared for well. also With the Elizabeth Dole Foundation we have a campaign called Hidden Heroes (Tom Hanks is our spokesman) and I was personally able to get a day named Hidden Heroes Day in the city of Henderson Nevada. I also volunteer with Operation Homefront and I am the Hearts of Valor leader for Southern Nevada. Family Snapshot by Michelle Bassett James and I met online through a Cancer support community. He is a Leukemia survivor and I am a 2 time breast cancer survivor. Right after we started communicating he joined the military. James is a 40 year old Army Veteran who served a combat deployment that forever changed our lives. He is an amazingly strong man who battles mental and physical disabilities daily but still gives 100% for his family. He loves his car and tinkering around with it is cathartic for him. He loves food and is a total meat and potato guy. Watching NASCAR and going to the gym are 2 of his favorite ways to relax. Dalen will be 15 years old and definitely marches to his own drum. He is a self proclaimed nerd and proud of it. He joined a Dungeons & Dragons club at school and has been enjoying that. He wants to design video games and loves computer graphics as he gets older. He has great taste in music (Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel and lots of 80s) so I feel I'm doing something right! Aiden will be 14 years old in about a month and is the typical "cool kid". He loves all typical teen boys stuff. He has recently started showing an interest in photography and has been taking pics on an old cell phone of mine. He is a jokester but such a sweet kid and loves volunteering with James & I. Links of Interest Michelle and James Hidden Heros Page Injured Service Members and Their Families Participate In Family Fun for a Day (story with James and Michelle) Prior Years Projects Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays 2015 Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays 2016 Adopt a Gold Star Family for the Holidays 2017 Rules Sorry, only Residents of the US and Canada may participate All are welcome to participate, members, forum hosts, admins and non-members. (John Morris (Founder) and family may not participate) Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery of prizes, most of the time prizes are sent out immediately You may purchase as many raffle tickets as you like Raffle ends 4pm Eastern time, January 1st. 4 names will be randomly drawn by Raffle River, and prizes will be awarded in the order of names drawn, starting with Laguna Certificate, then the Full Size Easy Wood Tools, then the Rikon Slow Speed Grinder, then the Woodriver Spindle Sander. You may also enter by mailing check or money order made out to The Patriot Woodworker and send too: The Patriot Woodworker - 977 Sussex Rd, San Jacinto, CA. 92583 You may also request one free entry by submitting your request through regular postal mail, please use address above. Click on the ticket to enter! This year, the items our sponsors have donated can be seen in the image below, these are some great prizes folks! The tickets are only 2 dollars with multiple ticket bargains, and your odds of winning are very high given our typical turnout. To view the ticket prices, and to purchase your tickets please click on the Raffle Ticket above! A full accountability of the proceeds will be reported on at the end of the raffle so you know your hard earned money was used for our Adopted Family. Please be advised, the Laguna Certificate is also good at their new store, Supermax Tools. In addition, there are many items you can purchase directly with the 500 dollar certificate such as Laguna Bandsaw Accessories for most bandsaws, please see Band Saw Accessories. Their Drift Master Fence System is pretty nice from what I hear. In Closing Ok Patriot Woodworker's, it's time to muster and it's time to show everyone what we are all about! The purpose our woodworking community was created is for this reason, to help those who have served us, and paid the price. Remember this is not charity, this is not a hand out, this is payback! Thank you sponsors! We also need to thank our sponsors Woodcraft Supply, Laguna Tools, and Easy Wood Tools for their generous support and for donating those wonderful items for the raffle! For without them, we would not have a community, nor would we be able to perform the work we do. Thank you guys!
  6. This seems like a very fast year as we come to the last weekend. It has been a busy year for us and we were blessed with lots of projects. We usually take a couple of weeks after Christmas to regroup and reorganize somewhat before starting back. So no work in our shop this week or this weekend. I plan on a little relaxing and doing a little shooting at this range this weekend. I have some reloading to do. Part of of the weekend I’ll be in front of the TV watching the College Football Playoffs. Time now to take some time and reflect back on the year and plan for the coming year. What’s on your agenda this weekend? I love to hear what you are doing and see the projects your are working on. Have a a safe and Happy New Year.
  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!  Community News I want to thank those who have contributed thus far to our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas Project. Funding is still rolling in thanks to the cheer leader efforts of a few of our Patriot Woodworkers who are encouraging folks to keep contributing! Some of our folks are even matching funds as they come in! On behalf of the Bassett family, I want to thank you all. I have had over 40 email communications with Michelle Bassett, as we had to strategically figure out what her boys wanted for Christmas and we discussed a few other project ideas, and here are just a few quotes contained in those emails. Though we have met our goal, there is still time to enter if you wish, the draw happens on New Years. Any funds collected over our goal, will be sent to the family in the form of a check. All funds for this project are used for this family. You all should feel really proud of what you accomplished in such a short amount of time! I'd like to give ya'll a big "Tip of the Hat" for a fine job done! Thank you all! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Bearpaw, @Ron Abbott, @Shiseiji1958, @Papi, 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! Latest Wiki Pages Axe The Axe page is in its infancy, soon though we'll have it up to snuff and full of great information about one of the oldest tools known to man. New Forum Last reminder: We created a new sub forum under our Hand Tools Forum, the new forum is called (Member Submitted "What's It"). This is your chance to submit your own tools that you have no idea just what the heck it is. I have already seeded the forum with a couple of my own. Please join us, and submit your images. Also see our welcome message to the new forum at Welcome to Our New Forum. Featured Image Christ in the House of His Parents (1849–50) is a painting by John Everett Millais depicting the Holy Family in Saint Joseph's carpentry workshop. The painting was extremely controversial when first exhibited, prompting many negative reviews, most notably one written by Charles Dickens. Read more... Attribution: John Everett Millais [Public domain]
  8. After a busy week I finally got the mirrors all done with the initials and ready to assemble and picked up in the morning. Whew just made the deadline. Insert the handles and spray on finish and they are ready. Cornhole boards everywhere. Most of the will be picked up today or tomorrow. One set left to finish and they are in the clamps. Hope you are all ready for this Holiday weekend. Have you finished all your projects and ready for some rest? Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and thanks for being a part of TPW.
  9. We are proud to have our woodworking community featured on the Woodcraft Blog. Thank you Patriot Woodworkers for making this project a great success! And thank you Woodcraft for your incredible support in all our veterans projects! The Patriot Woodworker organization is asking the public to support a fundraiser that will make the Christmas holiday brighter for a severely wounded veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and his family. Woodcraft is one of three retailers sponsoring the project. Read more...
  10. Thanks everyone for participating in the Christmas Raffle and helping us reach our goal. You folks are the best!!! Our Patriot Turners- @gerald has completed a gaggle of Christmas bell ornaments. All colors, shapes and sizes- Our turners had high praise for these awesome items- Check out the picture closely for a really neat idea for painters points. I'm gonna have to borrow this one! @HandyDan turned some "Inside-Out" vases. He also added metal inserts to make the vases functional as well as beautiful. Dan posted a nice tutorial on how he did these- @DAB used some more of his old pine beam to create a couple of sweet little bowls. The color of that pine is really nice. Check his post for his explanation and where these bowls will eventually find a home- @FlGatorwood shared a couple of images of his son doing some lathe work. I think we have another member for our turners forum! Check out his post- @John Morris posted a cool image, on Monday, in the "Good Monday Morning...." post. I'm guessing this was before OSHA- Check out the post at- What’s Coming Up- Week Long Turning Class with Mark Gardner at Florida School of Woodwork Florida School of Woodwork, 1609 N. Franklin St, Tampa, Florida 33602 Contact: Kate Swann kate@schoolofwoodwork.com 813-223-3490 For The Newbies- I don't enjoy reading but that's just me. I have books on turning but get more from the pictures than the written words. Picked this off of another site. I HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK. Just offering it as a possibility. Click on the image for the link to Amazon.com Expand Your Horizons- Carl Jacobson recently used the new Easy Wood Tools negative rake cutters ( @Jim from Easy Wood Tools) to create a hybrid lidded box. From the video, you can see how these new cutters leave a really smooth surface. New Turning Items- This is a continuation of a product that caught my eye in a Rick Turns video a while back. @Gerald was a very good boy this year. So good that Santa dropped of the offset turning jig early! Gerald talks a little about the jig in this post- Everything Else- Finished up most of the Christmas presents. My Mom has difficulty holding those slim, slippery plastic pens. We thought maybe a fatter, wooden pen might help. I bought a "Cigar Pen" kit from Woodcraft and turned it from (I think) Cocobolo. Made the business end a little fatter than the typical pen shape, sanded to 5000 and finished it with danish oil and wax. Safe turning
  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!  Community News I want to thank those who have contributed thus far to our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas Project. The first two weeks and we have already met our goal! I want to thank those who have participated thus far, and all our cheerleaders who have been rooting us on. We have met our goal, and that is a very special milestone, I did not think we were going to hit it this soon. Many of the gifts were purchased this past weekend, and I'll be pulling the lever on more tonight. Though we have met our goal, there is still time to enter if you wish, the draw happens on New Years. Any funds collected over our goal, will be sent to the family in the form of a check. All funds for this project are used for this family. New Members Please welcome to our community, @khurlbert2000@yahoo.com, @Seed Lee, @Glenn Halfpap, @BabyHuey9903, @Joshua Middleton, @Mattb0313, 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! Latest Wiki Pages The following wiki pages have been updated with new information. George Nakashima Glossary of Woodworking Joints Redwood Mortise and Tenon During my research on Axes, I found a company that sells axes, and they have a really nice exploration article into the History of the Axe. I enjoyed reading it. You can see the article at The History of the Axe. New Forum We created a new sub forum under our Hand Tools Forum, the new forum is called (Member Submitted "What's It"). This is your chance to submit your own tools that you have no idea just what the heck it is. I have already seeded the forum with a couple of my own. Please join us, and submit your images. Also see our welcome message to the new forum at Welcome to Our New Forum. Featured Image Students at lathes in a woodworking shop at The University of Wisconsin woodworking class, (1915). Source: Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SSRecIDSearch?repl1=UW&repl2=UW.uws0360.bib>
  12. Wow, been in the shop since early this morning and time got away from me. Trying to finish up Christmas orders and at times I’m not sure I’m making any progress. Last week I was working on some hand mirrors and I’m still working on them. But today I’ve made progress. They get a Maple insert in the back and an initial will be engraved in the Maple. Today I got setup and I’m cutting the inserts on the CNC and getting them fit. I hope tomorrow I’ll have all of them engraved. We've been getting finish on cornhole game boards and a cedar table we have to deliver to Nashville, TN tomorrow morning. And I had someone order a small engraved sign for a joke on a friend of theirs about a new garage he is building that seems to keep getting bigger and bigger. I didn’t think you could get one too big! So What’s on your agenda this weekend? Show us what your working on. I love to see all the different things that get made here. What ever you do, have fun and be safe.
  13. December 7th a day that will live in infamy. A special day to remember. A day to stop, reflect, self-inspect and support those of the “Greatest Generation” that answered the call. May we never forget that they didn’t hesitate but gave their all to make this the Greatest Nation on this earth. At the shop shop we are busy filling Christmas orders now that we have finished our last show of the season. Cornhole boards are are still high on the list. Two more sets in the assembly area. and two more sets in the finishing room. Six more sets to finish this coming week. I started last night roughing out some blanks for some Walnut hand mirrors. Turned one down close just to check my measurements since it’s been a while since I’ve made these. The back side will get a Maple insert with an initial engraved in the center. That’s what it looks like right now in my shop, what’s on your weekend agenda? Share your projects and pictures. Whatever you you do have fun and be safe.
  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!  Community News Our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas project is live! I want to thank those who have contributed thus far! One week into the project and we are half of the way to meeting our goal! Please see our project at: Latest Wiki Pages Mortise and Tenon This is an ancient joint dating back 7,000 years. The first examples, tusked joints, were found in a well near Leipzig, Germany - the world's oldest intact wooden architecture. It has also been found joining the wooden planks of the "Khufu ship", a 43.6 m long vessel sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex of the Fourth Dynasty around 2500 BC. Read more... I started to use some new technology to our wiki, though it's not new to the world of editing software, it's been around for a long time, but it's relatively new to our wiki, the hovering popup! I love it. I can highlight some text, and create a hover popup containing information that the reader may want to explore further. You'll see in the wiki page "Mortise and Tenon" in the first paragraph, two bold text areas, "well near Leigzig" and "Khufu ship". Hover your cursor over those items and you'll receive additional information on those items. Go ahead and try it! New Members Please welcome to our community, @MaDeuce, @Teaboy at M.POWER Tools, @Lars49, @Logos, @Al Lark and we have two pending we are approving at this moment before they can pass the gate, 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 Image Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Flandreau School and Agency. 9/17/1947 Young Native Americans learning the trade. Kansas City 1947.
  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!  Community News Our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas project is live! I want to thank those who have contributed thus far! Two days into the project and we are a third of the way to meeting our goal! Please see our project at: New Members Please welcome to our community, @M.B. Cobb, @joey1749, @Bernard, @Commy_2, @Nicoleb, @Marvin, 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 Image Laurent Dupont of Minneapolis uses a hand plane to shave the bottom of a door in his house that is getting stuck because it's too low. Mrs. Dupont and daughter, Mary Kay, watch the process and hold the door steady. (1948) http://digitalcollections.hclib.org/cdm/ref/collection/MplsPhotos/id/27228
  16. Here we are at the last weekend in November. Where has this year gone? Seems like a few weeks ago we were wrapping up the season and here we are again. Our shop hop has been busy these past come of weeks readying for our final show of the year, Sugarplum Marketplace. A three day show that started yesterday and runs through Saturday evening. Yesterday was a busy day for us and we more than covered our booth cost so now it’s on to selling out. Cutting Boards! Slab Boards and some signs made on the CNC. Breadboards and Cheese Boards. And even a few Porch signs that have become popular! What’s on your agenda this weekend and as we head into the Christmas Season? Share your projects with us and post those pictures. Love to see what everyone else is working on and the wonderful craftsmanship that you all bring to the forum. Whatever you do have fun and be safe!
  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!  Community News Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas will be live soon, thank you all for your patience! A couple things have delayed the opening of our annual tradition project, firstly the timing of being selected, and my own time available to create the project, I am failing miserably these days with my time management and getting this project off the ground. Please forgive me, we are almost there, please stay tuned and thank you all for your inquiries regarding our adopted family! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Tina, @johnwan, @Sherri, @CliffordLadner, @kayakbuilder, 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 image Japanese American boys working in a tool room for an educational wood shop while interned during WWII. Source:Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Photographs
  18. Here’s hoping you all have a great Thanksgiving and got to enjoy family Food and fun! We’ve been busy getting ready for the last show of the season next weekend. I’ve finished a large batch of cutting boards of different sizes. We also finished another set of cornhole boards and only have seven more sets to go. Thats our shop, what’s on you agenda for this Black Friday? Finding bathing or spending time in the shop? We love to see and hear about your projects so share with us your holiday weekend agenda. Whatever you do, be save and have fun!
  19. John Moody is on the road today so I’m filling in. Last weekend, we did a large holiday show on Saturday. It was a 7 hour show with 168 vendors and over 2700 people came through the doors. We did very well at the show AND I was able to get a piece delivered this week that I had been building. Right now I'm building 6” cheese boards since I sold 32 of them last Saturday. Tomorrow we have a charity auction to attend and rest on Sunday. So, what’s on your weekend Agenda?
  20. 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 We finally have been assigned our Adopted Family for Christmas by Operation Ward 57! I am currently working on creating our event, and making it live soon, we have only a short time to raise funding for our family through our traditional raffle, stand by folks! Latest Wiki Entries Redwood Lie Nielsen No. 1 Lie Nielsen No. 6  Glossary of Woodworking Terms (Currently editable by the general public - no login necessary) Regarding the two entries for the Lie Nielsen hand planes, those are somewhat of a test. I created a Bench Plane entry easy to use form for our members to use. You will be able to activate the form and fill it in with simple to use easy steps, and click on "Save", and your hand plane page is created. You will be able to take images of your own hand planes in your shop, and add them to our wiki with factual data and information about your hand plane. Future forms will be created for all types of tools and machinery and other woodworking related data. Form screen shot below, the drop down menus have choices such as "Common Name", when the down arrow is clicked a drop down menu of choices - Smoothing - Jack - Fore - Jointer, are shown as a selection. Click on the "Save" button and a wiki page is automatically created with all the information you entered in this form. At this time, this form is for Bench Planes only, not specialty planes, there will be additional forms to cover the specialty classifications of hand planes. New Members Please welcome to our community, @vaporleaf, @Tom Lee, @Larry K, @Andrew, @Lorry, 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 image Credit: https://www.donsmaps.com/pacificnwclothingmasks.html Naas shagi yeil s'aaxw (Raven at the Headwaters of Nass hat) Attributed to Kadyisdu.axch', Tlingit, Kiks.ádi clan, active late 18th – early 19th century. Description: Ceremonial hat Date: ca 1810; photo 2010-12-18 Medium : Maple, paint, shell, hair, baleen Notes: There are human figures crouching within Raven's ears.
  21. "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:
  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!  Latest Wiki Entries Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools is being updated at light speed thanks to the great open source book Principles of Woodworking by Herman Hjorth. Also, the Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools has made it into our main navigation tab under "Wiki" at the top nav bar of our community. Just hover your cursor over "Wiki" for the drop down. As you all know by now, the wiki page for Glossary of Woodworking Terms is open for editing. Just visit the page, do not log in, it's not necessary, and hover your cursor over the down carrot symbol and click on "Edit", the page will then open for edit. Once you complete your edit, you'll be asked for a short description of what you did, simply enter into the field short terms such as "edit text", "added chisel", "corrected spelling", then you'll fill in the simple captcha anti spam robot field and submit, and your edit is recorded! Editing our Wiki Folks may be apprehensive about editing our wiki, I must admit when you open the page for edit it looks a tad strange. Just use the examples that are already there and you'll be fine. At this point we are using "wiki syntax". Soon I will open up the wiki with a standard windows style editor, but for now I am hoping folks will give the "wiki syntax" a chance as it's much more reliable because it's all "plain text" entries. Not too mention once you get used to it, it's quite fast too, since you are relying on text to create fonts, and bold lettering and underlines, it's actually much faster than having to highlite your word, and click on a formatting button as you do here in this forum. Here are a few examples of plain text entries for our wiki, and what those entries generate. The "Desired Formatting" is what you would like to see in your text, the "Syntax" is what you type, the "Result" is what you'll see once the page is saved. The Golden Rules of Editing our Wiki Really there are only two Golden Rules in wiki'ing. Be Bold! Be bold in your editing, be bold in your page creation, be bold in accepting others editing of your own personal work, and be bold in referencing and checking the facts. Be Creative! Don't be shy, and don't let the standards of wiki'ng stop you from editing or creating. Wiki's rely on research and references, in order to create content that is factually based. Our wiki should not contain content based on personal opinions, nor biased writings, but the wiki should be a source that readers can count on for factual statements about any given subject. Enter your content, enter you knowledge openly and freely, don't worry about the reference or research details if you don't have them, we can always come back and edit in those details later, so edit without fear! Creating and editing a wiki should be fun, since you cannot really damage a wiki page you should not worry if you are going to make a mistake or erroneously delete something that cannot be retrieved. The reason is that all wiki pages have a history, a history of edits and changes that can be recalled and re-established as a page. So if you accidentally destroy a wiki page, no worries! We can simply revert the prior page back to its former glory. So, create, edit, and just have fun! New Members Please welcome to our community, @therealwahnsinn, @AudioChris, @Harold Phair, @Skip Ellis, @MadJester, 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 image Clarence Goddard, student from Lamar, Nebraska with deafblindness at Perkins Institution on the Glover Scholarship Fund. A class in Sloyd woodworking. Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA (1928) Ref: Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/kh04dw97q>
  23. Hey I’m back at it again. I had a couple of Friday’s that just got busy early and Ron came to my rescue. This week we have been working on Cedar shutters for a customer. Got them all sanded and ready for delivery today. While we were waiting on those to dry we got a panel glued for a kitchen work table glued out of Red Elm. Still making stock for our last show of the year. Glued a batch of cutting booand last night got them all run through the drum sander. This weekend will be more of the same. Take time out out this weekend to recognize our veterans and let them know how much you appreciate them and the sacrifices they made. So what’s on your agenda? We love to see and hear about your projects so post them and pictures so we can see what you are working on. Have a great weekend and whatever you do have fun and be safe.
  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! This Monday morning topic is short and sweet folks, gotta run! And thank you for being here! Congratulations Boston! Source: By Turner Chris Ramsey
  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!  Adopt a Warrior Family for the Holidays We are still awaiting our family, they should be assigned to us any day now, for our new members who may not be familiar with this project, every year we adopt a warrior family for Christmas, we fund raise through a raffle, and the proceeds are used to provide a Christmas for our assigned family through Operation Ward 57. Latest Wiki Entries Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools Glossary of Woodworking Machinery Glossary of Woodworking Joints Soon the above pages will be open for your contributions in editing, as a reminder, our Glossary of Woodworking Terms are open for your editing, so feel free to edit, spell correct, and insert new entries to that page. New Members Please welcome to our community, @MadJester, @Dan, @Av8tor, @Monkey Paws, @TwoByFour, 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 image Woodworking Shop, no information on location. Lafayette Studios. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt7b5m625z73_6_436>.

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