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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. Additional What's It Rules Unless you are completely sure what this item is, please avoid "definitive statements" that appear that you are without a doubt claiming that you know what the item is. For example stating, "this item is called a "widget xx" used for "insert purpose here". If you are making a definitive statement you must accompany your statement with evidence or proof from a secondary source. An example of acceptable statements within the realm of having fun and educated guesses would be something like this, "I believe it could be", or "It appears it's made for this or that", etc etc etc... Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our "What's it" live and ready! The image(s) below is a MWTCA "What's It" image for you to research, and tell us all here in this topic post, just what the heck is it! Project Details The information provided hereon is all the information that is provided, no further information on this item will be added.
  2. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!
  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, @Wout Moerman, @Paul M, @sweensdv, @KenF, @ChandraB, @morrgan23, 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 Wiki Pages Wiki | Southern Waxmrytle THEPATRIOTWOODWIKI.ORG Wiki The following pages are open edit, you do not need to be logged in to edit. Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools Glossary of Woodworking Joints Glossary of Woodworking Machinery Glossary of Woodworking Terminology Green Woodworking Member Wiki Contributions Awhile back I put out a call to receive your projects made from Pecan wood. @Gerald came to the rescue with his wonderful pecan turnings. I've started uploading his files to our wiki and using them in our wiki page for Pecan, please see page, and thank you Gerald! Wiki | Pecan THEPATRIOTWOODWIKI.ORG Wiki Featured Topic Our Featured topic by @Mark Wilson 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. Army Veteran Mark Wilson is one of The Patriot Woodworker's gold standard members, Mark is sight challenged, blind, and he works the wood with a passion and love for the art that is evident by his motivation and "never give up" attitude that made Mark a true soldier, and a great woodworker. Thank you Mark for sharing your work with us! Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory" Featured Image What is Green Woodworking? By Peter Follansbee "The ease of working green wood is one of the benefits of working this way; it cuts much easier than wood that has lost most of its moisture. As wood dries, it becomes tougher & tougher to cut. That green wood can be easily riven along its fibers is an additional benefit; with a carefully selected tree, you can produce your rough-dimensioned stock quickly & easily right from the log – with a good deal of careful practice. Once the log is on the ground, one person can reduce the log into working stock right where it was felled, if needed. Working just with wedges, maul, maybe a hatchet here & there, and a saw for some cross-cuts, splitting stock out is very appealing work. It’s very physical, gets you outdoors, working in the woodpile or woods, instead of inside the shop. The other day I was working some stock outside on the best type of New England day there is, cool fall weather, golden sunshine filtering through the last few leaves on the maples…" Quote by Peter Follansbee
  4. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Daniel, @Heigert, @TimBramer, @DavidSchutt, @49663, 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 Wiki Pages Green Woodworking Jennie Alexander The following pages are open edit, you do not need to be logged in to edit. Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools Glossary of Woodworking Joints Glossary of Woodworking Machinery Glossary of Woodworking Terminology Green Woodworking Featured Topic Our Featured topic by @Woodbutcherbynight has also been added to "Our Picks", this is a page for content that has stood out and been chosen for a special place in our community, and for a limited time showing on our Home Page for the world to see. Featured Link Our featured links are website links added by staff and members, add your favorite links today at "Links Directory" Featured Image The Folks School of Fairbanks Alaska People lead busy lives. Often we find ourselves without enough time to make a meal by hand, let alone eat it together. But there is something about sharing a kitchen and a meal that makes us feel entire. The Folk School is a place that protects time for families to make things together. The unhurried pace of creating something alongside a daughter or grandson is the white space that sometimes allows us to see what is really written on the pages of our lives. Source: About Us, The Folks School
  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, @Allen Knowles, @densitometer, @robin.jansson85, @sherrycnc, @TPDugan, @Luke Wesley, @Kim Michael, 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 financial debrief can be found at: Featured Topic Our Featured topic by @Bundoman 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 Northmen Guild Shop. Source: Northmen Guild of Master Craftsmen
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  7. "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!
  8. 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, @Ancel Woodworks, @Jay22, @jbelcher, @victorwilson257@btinternet, 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 Wiki Page Atlantic White-Cedar The Atlantic White-Cedar is a tree 70 to 80 feet tall and two to three feet in diameter. The branches are horizontal and slender, and the crown is spire-like and narrow. Read more... Featured Topic Featured Image Northwest Coast wood club, probably Haida The club has a cylindrical pommel, concentric rings on the grip, and an expanding oval head carved in the form of a swimming sea creature, probably a seal, with deeply incised back-swept fins, and concentric oval motifs on the flanks, the head with flaring nostrils and pointed oval eye rims; fine aged patina overall. Length 22 1/4 in, 565 mm. Source - https://www.donsmaps.com/pacificnwartefacts.html
  9. We finally finished the Hickory Slab Desk and got it delivered to its new home. My son Josh did a lot of the work on this and did an outstanding job. We completed the slab shelves some time back and then waited on a remodel and us as we got behind also. But it looks good and they are excited to start using it. Today I’m working on the legs for the Red Elm kitchen island. The last shelve is glued and ready for sanding. Hopefully I’ll get all the legs done this weekend and this will be ready for finish the first of the week. So what’s on your agenda this weekend? I love to see your projects and see what your working on. Share your plans and projects and post those pictures. Whatever you do, have fun and be safe.
  10. For some a three day holiday weekend and others it just another weekend. We poured the epoxy finish on the desk this week and it’s looking good. Got finis sprayed on the bottom so it should get delivered this weekend. Working on finishing up this kitchen island. Made of Red Elm. First two shelves done. Like one more shelf and the bottom legs then it will go to finishing. So what’s on your agenda this weekend? love to see your projects and how they are going. Whatever you do, have fun and be safe.
  11. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  New Members Please welcome to our community, @ErnestoP, 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! Updated Wiki Page Axe: The axe has been around for a long time, being one of the oldest tools used by mankind as far back as 1.6 million years ago. The first known man to use the axe were Homo ergastar. These axes had no shaft, or any means to hold an axe other than by the axe head itself. These axes would be classified as hand axes for obvious reasons. Read more... Featured Topic Featured Image Boys in Catholic High School wood shop learning scroll sawing. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/jbmurdoch/id/2420>.
  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!  Community News Please see our financial debriefing for our Christmas Project 2018 Our Wiki Recently while poking around the software that I use for our wiki, I found an interesting feature that I implemented for our "American Woods" Project. Before, the pages for each of our trees where scattered about and un-linked to one another. So the reader would have to back out of each page and find another page in the American Woods category. Now we have a structured page with a table of contents for each page in this category thus far. We almost have all the conifers entered into this project, and soon I'll be moving onto the hardwoods. While perusing this subject, you can now click on the little forward arrow from any page within the "American Woods" project and be taken to the next page. This may seem like a big "duh" to most folks, but within this open source freeware, things like this are hard to come by and often times difficult to configure. See image below, click on the little forward arrow at this page: https://thepatriotwoodwiki.org/The-American-Woods-Project Glossary of Woodworking Joints This page is getting a fun little addition as well, if you go to https://thepatriotwoodwiki.org/Glossary-of-Woodworking-Joints You'll see some of the joints have a little dotted underline at the word. For example see "Bridle". The first joint in the Glossary, now hover your cursor over "Bridle". You should see a graphic appear that shows a "Bridle" joint. Growth Range Maps Several of our tree pages in the "American Woods" category are getting "Growth Range Maps". Eventually all the tree pages will have Growth Range Maps, you'll see a map at the right side of the page, below the info box. See just a few of the following pages that now have this handy addition, that lets you know where these trees are in our nation. California Incense-Cedar Northern White-Cedar Western Red-Cedar Featured Image Woodwork lecture class in Bowman Hall, University of Wisconsin (1912) Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SSRecIDSearch?repl1=UW&repl2=UW.uws0372.bib>
  13. We took a week or so off after Christmas to relax and try to reorganize to get ready to begin another year. Last week we got this slab top desk desk back to the top of the list. It got put on hold waiting on the customer to do a house remodel and now they are ready. It was going to have a live edge on both sides but that has now changed and we had to square up one side. We we got the legs built and just sat them on the top. They are not in place in the picture. Added a support stretcher under the top and secure the legs with some brackets underneath. It is ready this weekend to move into the finishing room to get an epoxy satin finish on the top and a spray satin finish on the bottom. Whats on your agenda this weekend? I love to see all that you are working on so share your projects with us and thanks for doing so. 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!  Featured Gallery @Warped & Twisted gallery of his Green House build is very interesting. See how Rich built the foundation for this project, and the re-purposed storm doors he and his wife used for the walls of the Green House. Those Alaskans, sure are resourceful! Community News Our raffle for the Bassett Family was a success, we want to thank everybody involved and those who contributed funding and treasure to this project. We have a few happy winners of some great prizes and many who walked away with the satisfaction that they contributed to this family and their Christmas Season. As the final proceeds are being sent to the family today, and as we close the books on yet another project for a wounded warrior family, within this week we'll have a publicly displayed disclosure of how the proceeds were used for this project along with some great images of the family, and some images of some beautiful crafts that were sent to us by one of our woodworkers and his wife here, for the Bassett Family. So stay tuned for the final wrap! New Members Please welcome to our community, @wcoffey81, @Dave S, @RVCRob, @Ferreira, @Curly, 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! Our Wiki One of my latest projects for our wiki is bringing information into our wiki from the out of print book written by Shelley E. Schoonover (U.S. Forester) "American Woods", public domain. I've added a few more pages with some of our favorite softwoods or conifers published in our wiki. Balsam Fir - One of the ten firs native to the United States, is a medium-sized and short-lived tree but an important one, nonetheless, in both the United States and Canada. It is a beautiful, symmetrical, heavily-foliaged tree, doubtless the best shaped evergreen, comparable to the Colorado Blue Spruce. Read more... Bald Cypress - The Baldcypress is a well balanced and attractive, long lived tree which may grow to large size. It is one of the deciduous conifers. It grows on wet stream banks and low land as well as in swamps and attains its largest size in the south. Read more... California Incense Cedar - A well formed tree 75 to 125 feet tall and 18 to 40 inches in diameter. This is the only species of this genus growing in the United States. Read more... Northern White Cedar - A tree of medium size and of slow growth.The tree inhabits swamps and generally grows in such dense stands that its growth is greatly retarded. Read more... Western Red Cedar - A large, long-lived, slow-growing tree of the Pacific northwest. It attains heights of over 200 feet with a trunk diameter up to 16 feet. It has a wide buttressed or “swell butted” base, a long, clear trunk and a narrow, dense, conical crown. Read more... Glossary Updates Also: Terms and definitions were updated in the following wiki pages. Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools Glossary of Woodworking Terms Featured Image Japanese man building a toy ship, Japan, August 1932 Photo from The University of Southern California
  15. Here we are on the first Friday of a brand new year. I trust everyone survived all of the New Year’s festivities. I wonder how long it will take us to write 2019 instead of 2018....... This year rings in with a full range of shop activities for yours truly. Tomorrow, I have an appointment to measure a semi circular mantle for a home renovation here in town. It should be challenging but fun. I have a California king bed to build and a pair of cherry bookcases for a local dentist’s office. So, Happy New Year! What’s on you Patriot Woodworker Weekend Agenda?
  16. Grand Prize We are proud to offer a Woodriver No. 63 Low Angle Jack Plane to this months "What's It" winner. This months "What's It" is sponsored by our supporter Woodcraft Supply. Originally advertised as a plane for heavy stock removal across the grain, the No. 62 has found a home as a smoother and is quite popular among collectors. The WoodRiver® No. 62 is faithful to the original design, but is almost a full pound heavier at approximately 4.6 lbs. It features a body cast from ductile iron, with a bed angle of 12°, a bubinga tote and front knob, and a high-carbon steel blade with a 25° bevel. The plane measures a little less than 14" in length x 2-7/16" in width and has a 2"-wide blade. (Value $205.00) .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;margin:0px auto;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg .tg-yzt1{background-color:#efefef;vertical-align:to "What's It" Basic Rules Reminder (For a full run down on this project and rules please go to: "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project") Only Patriot Woodworker Members are eligible to participate and receive the award. The MWTCA only accepts a verified source to support your answer, so one should be submitted with your answer, such as a patent, catalog entry, tool book reference, or a respectable website on the subject. Do not let these requirements prevent you from having fun and submitting educated answers on the subject without verification, we can worry about references later. All answers are welcome, as well as healthy debates regarding "What's It". If a verified and referenced answer is not arrived at by the end of each month's "What's It" project, a random draw will be performed for a "One Year MWTCA Club Membership". Only Patriot Woodworker's who participate in this "What's It" topic will be included in the random draw. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our January "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 No further information provided, what you see, is what you have. Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related!
  17. Short and Sweet Running late for work this morning folks, so sorry. But we still gotta ask, what did you get done over the weekend and what have you planned for the week ahead!!! And please don't forget to welcome our newest members to the fold! Be safe in all you do, we need you back here to contribute and share. Featured Image I could not take the time to surf the net to find a featured image, so I just quickly opened up my desktop folder of pictures and dragged this one in. Our youngest daughter Tiffany at her weekly riding lesson, grandpa Jack center, and me the knucklehead on the far right, dad came off the mountain for a day with us, and hung out and made it to one of our kids riding lessons. Dad taught me to woodwork starting around the age of 9 or 10. Just thought I'd share a bit of my family, to you. Peace and love to all! Happy Monday!
  18. Hey Patriot Woodworker's! Here we are another weekend and a late Friday topic, sorry about that. But we have to ask, "What is on your woodworking agenda this weekend?" Any and all events to discuss are welcome, shoptime, outside work, honey do's, kids birthday parties, the grands coming to visit, you can talk about it here. My weekend Working on our patio shade structure again, just nipping away at it one board at a time, with kids around it's kind of challenging to get a good roll, I'll hang a joist, then I have to break away and pick one up from an event they are at, come home, hang another joist, "Hey dad, I need help with my science project" oh ya, and Mama is in the middle of it all getting things done too, as many of you know with kids, it's energy and excitement most every day. But we are getting it all done, the posts are up, the supports for the shade pieces are going up, and next weekend I should be installing the 2" x 3" shade slats across the supports. Easy Wood Tools Is in Florida, if you are in the area, drop on by and say howdy! @Jim from Easy Wood Tools may be there, I am not sure. So that's if from me folks, hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and life treats you grandly and wonderfully!
  19. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks! Our weekend I would like to say that I did something this past weekend in the ol wood shop, or even around the home, but I had one of the laziest weekends I have ever had in years. I have been quite overwhelmed these past few months with out of home extra duties that involve the care of others, and just a bunch of other things going on in life that presents challenges in ones patience, and my wife and I decided to just pull the plug on the phone, close our home up, and basically unplug from the world for the weekend. It was quiet, even the kids enjoyed the peace of a non-ringing phone. Our youngest girl was tied up all weekend with a school project, and our son with his annual Science project for school was busy, and our oldest girl stayed on campus at college this weekend because her symphony she plays in had a road tour for a concert, so the kids did not need much attention, and my wife and I were left to to laze around and do "whatever". It's been a long time since we did this, I like it, we'll have to unplug "literally" more often! Next week I should start to have some images rolling in for our patio build, as I'll be back on it this coming weekend. New members Please welcome the following members to our community. @cosmo111, @loco, @CREATIVE CONCEPTS, @Nic Eseman, @Greg Dunda, @JeffreyGonzales To our new members, thank you for joining us! To our existing members, please click on their names above and shoot them a welcome message. What's It Our January "What's It" is winding down with one week left. These What's It's aren't easy folks, if they were, the fine folks at MWTCA would have had them nailed down by now, we are hoping that someone has seen one before and can recognize them, and provide a verifiable reference for them as well so we can solve the mysteries. Good luck! Featured image of the week Father of the Art Furniture Movement dies at 85 years old. Wendell Castle, treasured Artist in Residence at Rochester Institute of Technology and widely recognized as the “father of the art furniture movement,” died in his Scottsville, N.Y., home on Jan. 20. He was 85 years old. Read more... Website: http://www.wendellcastle.com/
  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! Our weekend I am building a shade structure behind our home, and our son is building a fence. How do you teach your son to use a hand saw? Show him the fundamentals, then give him a stack of old fence boards to saw in half so they'll fit in the Green waste can. He begged for my Skil Saw once, only once. Proud of him. He's been using a handsaw off and on for a few years, he said with this stack of wood he finally got it, just leave the kid alone is the best thing often times. New members Please welcome the following members to our community. @kentb, @Artie, @S johnson To our new members, thank you for joining us! To our existing members, please click on their names above and shoot them a welcome message. What's It Our January "What's It" is up and running, and we are off to a great start with commentary and suggestions . We'd also like to congratulate @p_toad for his MWTCA Membership win last month. These What's It's aren't easy folks, if they were, the fine folks at MWTCA would have had them nailed down by now, we are hoping that someone has seen one before and can recognize them, and provide a verifiable reference for them as well so we can solve the mysteries. Good luck! Featured image of the week Attribution: Patriot Woodworker @Shane Whitlock specializes in restoring old machinery and tools, see more of his creations at http://www.shanewhitlock.com/index.htm Source: http://shanewhitlock.com/photo/v/misc/oliverts/after/IMG_1649a.jpg.html
  21. Good Monday Morning! Last week I had the wrong day, wrong date, but the right reason! This morning I think I got it right! Today is Monday, today is January, today is in the year 2018. Check, check, and check!! 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 the following members to our community. @Scott Buehler, @JIMMIEM, @Larrydoug, @Pedro, @Rodney Goffinet To our new members, thank you for joining us! To our existing members, please click on their names above and shoot them a welcome message. What's It Our January "What's It" is up and running, and we are off to a great start with commentary and suggestions . We'd also like to congratulate @p_toad for his MWTCA Membership win last month. These What's It's aren't easy folks, if they were, the fine folks at MWTCA would have had them nailed down by now, we are hoping that someone has seen one before and can recognize them, and provide a verifiable reference for them as well so we can solve the mysteries. Good luck! Featured image of the week Switzerland: children at a woodwork class with their teacher. Photograph attributed to H. Schlegel, ca. 1925 Attribution: See page for author [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASwitzerland%3B_children_at_a_woodwork_class_with_their_teacher_Wellcome_L0074559.jpg
  22. Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our January "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! Remember, the first accurate answer wins a one year membership to the awesome organization MWTCA! NEW: If an accurate answer cannot be arrived at by the end of the current calendar month this project is posted, a random drawing will be held to include anyone who participated in this months What's It. One winner will be chosen to receive a calendar year membership to MWTCA and all of it's wonderful benefits of membership. Compliments of The Patriot Woodworker Community. For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project" 8" long, text on it reads "CS-2 Universal, Voss Mfg & Dist Co, Downs Kans", MWTCA has no answer yet for this tool:
  23. Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworkers! What's on your agenda for the week, and what did you do over this past weekend! We'd love to read and view what you all have been up to this past weekend, and what shop, or life plans you have the week ahead. So jump in, post your pics, and tell us all the big fish stories you came up with over the weekend! Blogs We get a ton of outside views for our blogging area, but our inside participation is lacking, so for those of you who are blogging, please keep it up, you are being read, and you are getting a ton of love from our fence sitting lurkers and passerby's. We are going to figure out a way to get those blogs out front and center so our woodworkers here will be able to see the current happenings quicker and easier which should equate to more participation. I just wanted you to know, your blogs are greatly appreciated. MWTCA "What's It" random drawing It's coming! For those who participated in the current months "What's It", you will all be entered into a random drawing for a calendar year membership to MWTCA and all its benefits. Leader Board Stick is still out performing everyone in the popularity contest around here, how does that happen! Check out your Leader Board! Thank you for being here folks, and have a wonderful week ahead! Eye candy image of the week Source: http://www.claysmithguns.com/
  24. Good morning folks!! I must make this one short and sweet, just learned some mudslides from our rains are blocking my primary route to work this morning, so I need to duck out of here much earlier. So, what did you get done in your shops over the weekend, and what have you prepared to do for the week ahead? We love to hear and read, and view what you are doing in your shops, and life period. Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays Financial Debrief It's live, you can view how your raffle purchase proceeds were used for this fantastic project at Thank you all for being here, thank you for your continued participation, and to all our viewers who come by and read and use our community, please sign up, login and jump in! We'd love to have ya aboard! Eye candy image of the week By H. Zell - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48464438 Carpenter's bench; Museo Agrícola el Patio, Tiagua, Municipio de Teguise, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. The farm "El Patio" is one of the largest and oldest farms of Lanzarote. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century and inhabited until 1949. Now a museum, the furnishing of the rooms, kitchen, toilet, stable, wine cellar and others represents well the way of life of an agricultural worker at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time it was the best developped and largest farm on he Island of Lanzarote. 20 farmhands with 15 camels worked on the fields of this farm.
  25. Good Monday Morning! In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of us get to stay home from work today, I am one of them. To view a brief history of the man, please see Martin Luther King Jr. (A history.com page) We also happen to have a scroll saw pattern of this historical giant in our American culture. So I'll get to the point of this weekly topic, What did you get done in your shops over the weekend, and what plans have you for the week ahead? We've seen some great projects the past week, so we know your all busy and productive in your shops. This topic is a great place for a weekly check in, to show us what you have been up too, so please post away, images, projects, life, family, it does not have to be woodworking related, did you take a vacation? Did you see a great movie? Anything! Personally I was able to make it out to the shop yesterday and cobble together a weaved seat for the shaker stool I built a couple weeks ago. As some of you may know I had a little accident running up my stairs here at home, and I fell up the stairs and banged up my wrist pretty good. It was quite the challenge holding parts of the weave material with a bad hand and shoving the weave through with the good hand, but I got her done! You can see the stool in the Gallery. Adopt-a-Family Debrief Our 2017 Adopt-a-Warrior-Family for Christmas project has wound down, the last check of the raffle proceeds is going out to the Akin family, ma and pa Akin will have enough in the last disbursement to hire a babysitter and head out for a much needed night together and have a nice dinner. At least that is what I'll suggest they do, but more than likely they'll use if for the kids. The details and breakdown of the project and financial statement will be available this week. We'll post it in a separate topic from the project topic. Leaderboard Check out your Leader Board for some interesting statistics, it's always fun to see who or what is moving and shaking in our community. Featured blog Please check out Gerald's wonderful blog on building a cherry entertainment center! Thank you I'd like to thank everyone here who comes into our little home away from home who contributes and participates in our topics in all the areas of our woodworking community website. Our website is a tool for woodworkers to share their knowledge, lend council to other woodworkers, and to share our projects with each other. It's always nice to get an atta boy isn't it? Without you, the contributor, we don't have a community, it's because of your contributions that we are growing and becoming stronger and we are in turn able to provide some help in some way to the men and women who have served our nation. Without you, we don't have sponsors, without our sponsors, we don't have funding to stay live and aid those we can. Remember, this is a truly non profit community, nobody on our staff pockets a single penny, not even yours truly, all proceeds are used to fund our community, keep it live, and help our veterans. Thank you for that folks! Eye candy image of the week In honor of the Holiday today, I found this image of a group of boys working together in 1939 at "Dobbins Vocational School - Class in soldering. [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]", it's not woodworking, it's metal working, but it shows the boys working together, a moving picture I feel, and symbolic. New York Public Library Collection
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