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John Morris posted a topic in The Patriot's PulsePlease help We have launched a new custom theme for our online community here at The Patriot Woodworker. Would you like to test our new theme and provide feedback and suggestions? How you can help It's easy, just scroll all the way down to the bottom of your community here, and click on the drop down menu titled "Theme". Please see screen shot. Then choose "The Patriot Woodworker (Custom) theme. And that's it! Once you are in the new custom theme, you can always back out of it by visiting the bottom of our community, and look for the "Theme" drop down and choose "The Patriot Woodworker (Light) theme. Caveats Please keep in mind, since this is a newly created theme, and un-tested, we may not keep the new custom theme, we reserve the right to change, modify, and or delete the theme completely while you are using it. That being said, the little testing that has been performed on the custom theme, appears to be pretty solid. We hope it may be a keeper. Feedback You can provide feedback (in this topic post) in many ways. How do you like the appearance? How do you like the ability to change colors and backgrounds to fit your taste? Are the existing backgrounds and colors easy on the viewer? How do you feel about the text font and size? How do you like the layout? How is the speed of your browsing experience with the custom theme, same, slower, faster? The questions above are only a few areas where we need your help, we are sure you can think up many more areas to critique, and help us decide how best to proceed. Thank you Patriot Woodworker's, as always, you have all been very patient with our community and the changes we are undergoing. Please stay patient, and please help us make this community the best on the web. I would like to thank our theme developer at IP Focus for helping us to get this up and running, IP Focus knows what they are doing when it comes to this. And they cost money! A portion of the last big fundraiser we held at 2017 Patriot Woodworker Community Fundraiser was used to help offset the costs of this new custom theme. Another example of your hard earned money, going in to support improvements in "YOUR ONLINE WOODWORKING COMMUNITY". The improvements you have been seeing within The Patriot Woodworker Community, is a direct result of our collective fundraising efforts. Thank you folks and: Happy testing!
I saw Chad Stanton do a video on LFL and got my interest up. I live on a country road with not a lot of traffic but am considering making one for the church parking lot (on a more traveled country road as it's 1/2 mile from an interstate exit). I'd probably make it a miniature version of the church building (the front part). I have some stained glass that I could use for the Gothic windows. Comments, ideas?
Since there seem to be some issues with the new custom theme folks are trying out, some folks are also reporting issues or needs and wants regarding "The Patriot Woodworker - Light" theme within the custom theme topic as well, making it a tad confusing to keep the two reports separate. Please report issues, needs, wants, and wishes for the "The Patriot Woodworker - Light" theme in this topic so we cant track the two themes in different topics, thanks!
untilWIN A FULL SET OF MID-SIZED EASY WOOD TOOLS! Introduction We are pleased to bring you another great opportunity as presented by our sponsor, and friends at Easy Wood Tools. We are having a raffle! Presented to you are three beautiful turning tools donated to us, by Easy Wood Tools for the purpose of raising funds for our woodworking community. Description The tools you will have an opportunity to win were custom made by Easy Wood Tools for us, and you. The wood used in the handles were hand picked by @Jim from Easy Wood Tools these handles are made from curly maple that Jim acquired from a nearby Woodcraft Store. Unfortunately I am not able to show you the actual handles with the curly maple, I have tried without success to take a picture displaying the curled handles, and my photography skills aren't able to capture the quality of the wood handles, but just know, they are beautiful! Above are the Easy Wood Mid-Sized Tools that are displayed on their website, you will receive the Easy Wood Mid-Sized Finisher, Rougher, and Detailer, with Curly Maple handles made just for us by the fine folks at Easy Wood Tools. Enter the raffle Click on the green "RAFFLE" ticket! You will be presented with a choice of ticket quantities to purchase, the more you purchase, the cheaper the tickets are! Fill in your billing info at the secured server, and you're done, and good luck! Rules Raffle starts March 3, 2017 (immediately) and ends May 28th, 2017 at noon pacific time. Everyone (guests, members, forum staff, and admins) is welcome to enter, except the owner of this website and his relatives, and the staff of Easy Wood Tools, and their immediate relatives. Sorry, but only participants who reside in The United States and Canada are eligible to participate. Raffle purchases are non-refundable, (unless a fat finger mistake was made at time of purchase, such as you meant to purchase 100 tickets, not 1000) we can work with you on that. Mistakes happen. Last but not least, have fun! And thank you for your support! Where your money goes Typically we hold fundraising raffles for our causes that support our wounded veterans, or we'll use the funds to outfit a shop for a disabled woodworker in need, or we'll donate the funds to our two main recipients, Homes For Our Troops, and Operation Ward 57. This time, we are directing the bulk of the raffle proceeds to offset the costs associated with running this woodworking community, yes, this community cost money! And we need you to help us keep us live, thus in turn, keep us helping our Wounded Warriors and disabled veteran woodworkers. So, if you live here, if you have benefited from this community at all, if you visit us and you are entertained by our woodworking community, if you login and hang out and call us home, please consider participating in this raffle. This is your community, this is your chance to help in a direct manner by contributing to offset the costs associated with running our woodworking forums and the causes we support. In closing Our entire community would love to thank the folks at Easy Wood Tools. EWT has been a staunch supporter of our woodworking community from the beginnings of our existence. I have had various phone calls and email interactions with the folks at Easy Wood Tools, and each phone call I had came with a question from Easy Wood Tools, "What can we do for The Patriot Woodworker's and our veterans?". Easy Wood Tools, from the days of Craig and Donna Jackson, to the days of Chris Caliendo and @Jim from Easy Wood Tools , there has been a common thread in their philosophy, support American Labor, Support our Veterans, and Support The Patriot Woodworker's. We are honored to have such a great American company with us. Without our sponsors Easy Wood Tools and our additional main sponsors, we could not stay live as a woodworking community. Thank you Easy Wood Tools! Links of interest Easy Wood Tools Easy Wood Tools You Tube Channel Easy Wood Tools Facebook Page
Woodcraft has a delightful free tutorial to build a Little Library, not only is the plan wonderful, but the concept is awesome. I love small grass roots community driven ideas. This one is really cool. Click on Little Free Library
Who We Are
We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our American veterans and active duty, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join. Join us now!
Of course just like most online woodworking communities we are centralized in the arts, crafts, and trades that are woodworking. But, we have another focus in our Patriot Woodworker community, we are the only woodworking community that was founded on our care and concern for our disabled veterans.
The Patriot Woodworkers are an all volunteer community, from the staff and hosts who run our online woodworking community to the members who frequent our forums, you'll find volunteers in all of us. We are not on a payroll, unless you consider the spiritual rewards gained from volunteering, as compensation.
One of the many projects we are working on is a wiki for our online community. A wiki is a great way for woodworkers and enthusiasts to share their knowledge to others, and to impart their knowledge for others to learn from, and utilize as well for their own benefit. We hope you'll consider being a wiki contributor.