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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! 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
  2. 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.
  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, @brandon norman, @RootBeer101, @Rootbeer7, @marshall, @MountainGaurdian, @Ivan, @Cocotte, 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! Featured Topic Our Featured topic by @FrederickH 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 @Smallpatch shows us how to make a snowflake go from a design to a Christmas hanging for your home. Featured Image Woodworking at FSA (Farm Security Administration) camp. Robstown, Texas. 1942 Photographer: Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer Source: Library of Congress
  4. So for the past three weeks or so we’ve been covered up working in the shop or at my part time job so I’ve been absent from the site. This weekend is one of our biggest shows and it started by setting up Wednesday evening and runs through Saturday evening. Today our hours are 9-9. just trying to have enough inventory has been a real push but we’ve gotten most of it done. I’ve made close to 100 boards in the past three weeks. We have a nice corner booth inside an atrium. Tickets to get in to shop are $10.00 so these are serious shoppers. I made some round boards with a small handle this year cutting them out on the CNC. and we tie an antique or vintage spreading knife to them. We made end grain boards in three sizes, large pictured above, medium and small. Small one on the left medium on the right. Above are cheese boards with the antique or vintage knife and we do a bread board with a small bowl for putting you dipping herbs in. Another look at some of the display. We also had our cornhole boards there and sold five sets yesterday. So I apologize for being absent lately but we have been busy and ready to wrap up this season. We’ll take a small break next week and then finish out the year filling Christmas orders. So what’s on your Patriot Woodworker agenda this weekend. Love to see you projects and hear about what your making in your shop. Have a great weekend and have fun and be safe.
  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! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Windsor Heritage, @Willmartinez, @Shenaz, @Gary O’Neal, @grampa sawdust, @Dwayne, @Adam Grill, @hictheofe, @TomO411, @Moldmaker, @norbert, @BaretBats3, @Dexter, @JayKat, @Matt Banks, @406woodworker, 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. 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 @lew republished his popular blog series for making a French Rolling Pin. Cleaned up and organized for the reader, it's a blog not too miss! Featured Image David E. Graves repair-woodworking shop. U.S. Capitol, [Washington, D.C.] Mr. Graves repairing chair at the Washington DC US Capitol woodworking repair shop, responsible for the maintenance and repairs and preservation of wood items, furniture, and architectural interior wood surfaces. [between 1937 and 1939] Source: Library of Congress
  6. 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.
  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, @chassis, @bradleyheathhays, @parrish, @pritom029, @woodman, @Gerard's, @Allen Bourassa, @Manuretea, @Steven Ribeiro, @Sharon alee, @LaBooCA, 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 Recently we had a nice influx of monetary donations by our members, I am happy to announce that we have used those funds to purchase a larger server for our community and we have a little bit of cushion leftover that we'll pump back into our community and to set aside for that emergency situation when someone in need, needs a hand up in life with their shop tooling and materials. In a separate topic, I'll go into the details of how we used your generous funding. Our future in this community has been secured by purchasing the larger server, we now have a ton of space and more memory, and you may even notice a smoother and quicker web browsing experience in the last few days. Wiki Images Request Would you like your Butternut images displayed in our wiki? Well look no further than this topic, and send us your images! And thank you @lew for your contribution! 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 K through 8th grade Sebastopol Charter School located at 1111 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, California, focuses on not only academics but the arts. Here in this image are students of the school learning the craft of green woodworking and using the shave horse, and related green woodworking tools. Source: Sebastopol Charter School curriculum of Woodworking
  8. 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.
  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! New Members Please welcome to our communit, @Joshvogt2000, @Rob T, @NedR, @Boxsully, @Tom421, @LaBooCA, @Sharon alee, 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 Our wiki Glossary pages are now open to all for editing. You do not have to be logged in to enter your terminology and definitions, feel free to head on over and make your mark in our wiki! Wiki | Glossary 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. 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 @Smallpatch is always building creative works, see his latest creation below.
  10. 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! Here we are, Tuesday, I completely forgot the Monday topic! I had a government holiday off yesterday, thought yesterday was Sunday. Composing this short topic from the cab of my work truck. How y'all doing today! And good morning!
  11. 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.
  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! 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.
  13. 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.
  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. 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 own weekend was eventful, besides our own daughter making the leap into joining the Army, I also got in the shop with my son this weekend and started a homework desk project for his upcoming school year, each weekend we should have a new entry, so stay tuned! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Hillaryscott, @Julie, @misattestion, 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 Sawing board in woodworking shop. Community service center, Centerville, Arkansas. Faulkner County (1940) Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
  16. 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,
  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, @JB1012, @Kevin Beitz, @Deluxe64, @Jason Buresh, @PReence, 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 Jögge Sundqvist, or surolle as he’s known, is a craftsman through and through. As a wood worker and woodcarving artist he has become famous for his impressive ornaments and beautiful carved objects. He chisels out stools, chairs, knives, cupboards, spoons and trays, tablets, sculptures and word boards. Image credit: SLOJD with Jogge Text credit: MoraKniv
  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! 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/
  19. Well it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I started coughing a couple of weeks back and thought it to just be allergies at first then it kept on so I thought it was a cold and I went to the doc-n-a box and was told I had a sinus infection. Well two days later and a lot more coughing and I had an appointment with my regular Dr for a regular checkup. He walks in and hears me coughing and says I have Whooping cough. He said his wife had it and he had been listening to that cough for weeks. So he puts me on more meds and some strong cough syrup and I was either coughing or sleeping. Anyway I seem to be much better, only an occasional cough not the long multiple cough. So I got out in the shop last night and finished up a couple of things that have been waiting on me. I did this shadow box for a friend who wants to display an antique Winchester. He’s also a Florida Gator fan so he wanted the background to be blue. I couldn’t find Florida Blue so this is as close as it gets. No door and the hooks just came in today so I’ll get them installed tomorrow. It just an open shadow box. This weekend they are having Dragon boat races here in town. Teams have been arriving since the middle of the week. I had a team at the shooting range today just having some fun and waiting for the competition to began. So I was ask to take the Dragon and make a base for it, just keep it simple. So so I had this nice piece of Quartersawn White Oak that I thought would look really nice. The rays in the Oak almost looked like waves in the water. Just sprayed a clear finish and sealed the bark with some Acrylic. I thought it looked good and I kept it simple. Tomorrow I have a digital duplicator coming for my CNC. Going to spend some time with it and try to get some cutting boards cut out. What’s on your agenda this weekend. I love to hear about and see all you weekend projects.
  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! 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.
  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! 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  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! 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".
  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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