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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 @Wildswoodworks, @eldonthemarine, @MSP162, @Kevin Smith, @Mijohnson1984, @Richarddeats, @ShoyebAhammad, @Anthony Watson, @Sid Matheny, @tony ennis, 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 Pages Glossary of Woodworking Terminology has been updated with a few new terms and definitions, "Bodging" being one of them. Feel free to enter your terms as well! This wiki page is an open edit page for all to contribute too. 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 finished product after 8 long months. Everything is carved, including grasses. The snails is carved too. The fly was tied by me (Dale Felice) for the jumping brown trout. By Patriot Woodworker @Dale Felice. Please see his gallery here at Chainsaw Carving.
  2. I completely forgot yesterday's weekly topic, I can't believe I did that, sorry guys! We had a very eventful weekend that had me completely whipped and dog tired and had a hard time waking up.
  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 @Gleen, @dmypub, @Nickstools, 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 Pages Our Wiki Home Page was updated, just some simple layout items and graphical items, visit our wiki home page at https://thepatriotwoodwiki.org/HomePage 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 Canoes of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest: Don's Maps is a website I frequent often, weekly if not several times a week, this man has traveled! And he has some wonderful images and research of things worldly. The canoe below was carved from a single cedar log. See the rest of the story here at https://www.donsmaps.com/canoesnwc.html Back to Don's website, his work is completely open source, free to share and distribute at will to all parties to use and I use it often for images and research for our wiki. I love sites like this where a person has put a ton of work into it, and does not feel the need to copyright everything, the spirit of the internet is sharing, collaboration, and learning and Don's Maps has captured that spirit in this open source project. Additional related link for canoe: https://www.donsmaps.com/canoedesigns.html
  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!  Community News Chat, try it out! The Woodshed has returned, in its most basic state as a trial only. If enough interest is shown in our chat area we'll develop it further to be more accessible and visually more stimulating. You can try it out at https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/chatbox/ Or click on the graphic as seen below and at the right column on desktop screens below our sponsors area. New Members Please welcome to our community @Lourens620, @ScottyM, @Joshuatreebiz, @asoelberg, 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 Pages No updated or new pages, been busy with other things. 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 Man with pipe in his mouth, undercutting a larch tree to keep from splitting when cut through. 1910. Huron H. Smith Expedition to Oregon Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Undercutting_a_larch_tree_(4586894979).jpg
  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!  Theme News So far I don't have a fix for bringing back our theme, but I am working on it. If I don't see any headway being made this week we'll explore other themes based on your input, or tweak our current default theme to suit our needs. Thank you for your patience. New Members Please welcome to our community, @Jrmyhr, @johnker1947@gmail.com, @Dennis Gaya, @Fred, @richk52, 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 Pages No updated or new pages, been busy with other things. 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 Colonial Williamsburg Anthony Haye's Cabinet Shop https://anthonyhaycabinetmaker.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/were-workin-on-it/
  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!  Theme News As many of you know by now, our theme or appearance looks quite different right now, what you are seeing is the default theme for our software without customization. Since our upgrade and after upgrading the custom theme to follow along, we were experiencing errors being thrown with each page visit by users of our community, creating a strain on our network. I am working on this issue within my spare time, unfortunately now that the new work week has begun we are more than likely going to have to use this default theme until the weekend comes along again and I can sit down and dig in. Thank you all for your patience. New Members Please welcome to our community, @1fizgig, @camargo, @woodenbrain, @SteveG, @Bob Lang, 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 Pages Well, not really an interesting wiki page but I updated our "Copyright" page for the wiki, showing off our "Creative Commons Sharealike" license that allows anyone to use our wiki at their pleasure and to be able to copy and reproduce our wiki as they see fit, open source, open web, just the way I like it. 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 Jim Coleman, a framing and woodworking specialist, groups photos for ideas of a shadow box at the Arts and Crafts Center Jan. 28, 2009, at RAF Mildenhall, England. Mr. Coleman is able to create a wide variety of custom pieces for almost any occasion. Source: https://www.mildenhall.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000623487/
  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!  This past Saturday my wife loaded me up into our car and we drove to a surprise location, the Sam Maloof residence and work shop tour. We had our anniversary on March 2nd, 28 wonderful years of marriage, I gave her my gift, and her gift had to wait as it was raining really hard and part of the tour was outside. So she and the kids kept a secret for another whole week and we went this past Saturday. I had no idea where we were going till we virtually pulled up on the compound. What a cool anniversary gift! We could not take pictures inside the residence, there was much artwork and frankly to have a tour with a bunch of cameras pointing all over the place would have taken away from the experience, so I thank the foundation for that rule. But we could take pictures in other areas of the compound, and here are a just a few in my gallery of the tour. I'll have more images once I get my wife's camera downloaded too. New Members Please welcome to our community, @Lewis, @mijohnson653, @sreilly24590, @WoodWorkBooty, @Bob Cleek, @Harland, 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 Pages Mortise and Tenon ~ This is an ancient joint dating back 7,000 years. The first examples, tusked joints, were found in a well near Leipzig - the world's oldest intact wooden architecture. It has also been found joining the wooden planks of the "Khufu ship", a 43.6 m long vessel sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex of the Fourth Dynasty around 2500 BC. The oldest known use dates from the Early Neolithic Linear Pottery culture, where it was used in the constructing of the wooden lining of water wells. Read more... Wedge tenons for a foundation beam of a home in France 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 Master Sgt. Bruce Stohlman Jr. shows several finished eagle head canes Oct. 7, 2009, at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Sergeant Stohlman volunteers his woodworking skills hand-carving canes for wounded veterans with the Northern Virginia Woodcarvers as part of the Eagle Cane Project. Source: https://www.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/143103/woodcarvers-give-veterans-support-through-eagle-cane-project/
  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, @Sawdust74, @EliseMorgan, @grenadier42, 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 United States of America State Trees For the United States of America, the state trees are symbols of pride from the West Coast to the East Coast and from the southern coastal shores and borders of the south to the northern border along the country of Canada, and to the Hawaiian Islands. The concept of State Trees originated in 1893 as states were a relatively fresh idea. While at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago a women's congress suggested a "National Garland of Flowers" made of flowers representing each state. Read more... American Woods Project And don't forget to check out our American Woods Project, a direct transfer of information from US Forester and Author Shelley E. Schoonover. You can view the lineup of Conifers in a structured format, we only have a few more Conifers to transfer over from her book, then we can move on to the Hard Woods! See our project at https://thepatriotwoodwiki.org/The-American-Woods-Project 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 Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Junior high school shop." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
  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 community, @junglejohn, @raymond, @amcelveen, @Linda Suttee, @doublej, @Sconner, @Tony2, @AnotherJim, @amyswhimzyfl, @Redleg1sg, @Rick, @alexckeplar, @Belg, 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 Sierra Juniper The Sierra Juniper, long known as Western Juniper, or merely Juniper, is, when not suppressed by environment, bent or twisted on rocks and steep mountain sides, a sturdy grizzly of the high altitudes ranging in size from 40 to 80 feet high with a trunk diameter of from 16 to 40 inches. It is a slow-growing, long-lived tree. The crown is open and well-rounded but the limbs may extend almost to the ground. The trunk is chunky with straight grooves and ridges, is sometimes twisted and bent, has long strong roots, and frequently divides into huge upright limbs a few feet from the base. Read more... California Juniper The California Juniper is a low open, bushy, broad round-topped shrub or tree 15 to 30 feet tall with a short, thick thrunk 10 to 24 inches in diameter and deeply infolded or fluted. It is a shaggy looking tree, generally with greatly distorted heavy branches.The foliage is cedar-like; bristly, scaly, rigid and sharp-pointed, and a pale yellowish-green color. The juniper berries, which likewise mature in the second year, are a light-reddish-brown covered by a bluish-white bloom, larger than those of most of the other junipers. Read more... Last but not least, the wiki page Glossary of Woodworking Terminology has been updated with new terms and is still an open edit page ready for you to edit, add, and even correct text or spelling errors. 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 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 Kevin Watt, Wood Craft Center manager, and the wood-working camp participants pose for a photo after making their cutting boards at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Aug. 11, 2017. The Youth Center partnered with the Wood Craft Center to host a total of two, week-long wood working camps to offer the classes to more kids. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño) Source: Youth Center hosts first-ever woodworking camp
  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!  New Members Please welcome to our community, @Thunder, @Bob McKee, @DavidC, @MarkW, @Chrism, @RaymondDijkstra, @Thad, @smithwarner, 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 The Shakers: A section of our wiki that will be dedicated to the Shakers and the work they performed within the realm of woodworking. The page is in its infancy and is only an introduction to the society of Shakers at this point. Soon the page will be a representation of their work in wood and the Shaker members involved in that work. There will be images of the work, and biographies of the creators of that work. New Enfield Shaker Village, NH The Shakers ~ The Protestant Reformation and technological advances led to new Christian sects outside of the Catholic Church and mainstream Protestant denominations into the 17th and 18th centuries. The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, was a Protestant sect founded in England in 1747. The French Camisards and the Quakers, two Protestant denominations, both contributed to the formation of Shaker beliefs. Read more... Society Research Portal is a new portal of our wiki that was created over the weekend to share the people's around the world who perform woodworking, this portal will focus on entire societies that engage in the art, trade and craft that is woodworking, such as "The Shakers". We could also explore the Chinese Dynasties in woodwork for example, or the work of the American Native non-contigious tribe of the Paiute. Our world is the limit! Featured Topic Featured Image Adze's by Kestrel Tool, a group of hand made adze's created in the Pacific Northwest Native American tradition. These tools are used for the same purpose the regular European hand adze, and the following of users love them. You can see the maker at http://www.kestreltool.com/
  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, @Mark King, @Woodnut, @mtstew123, @SLOWURROLL, @Hammersnchisels, @b_neum, 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 Eastern Redcedar: Eastern Redcedar is usually a medium sized tree from 20 to 50 feet high with a short trunk one to two feet in diameter. Some trees have been found 120 feet high and four feet in diameter. The tree grows rather slowly. The bark is very thin, light-reddish-brown, and from one-eighth to one-quarter inch thick. It is shreddy and peels off in narrow shaggy strips. Because of its reddish bark and wood the Canadian French called the Eastern Redcedar “baton rouge,” meaning red stick, (read more...) Note: The wiki page Eastern Redcedar contains for the first time within our wiki, a Patriot Woodworkers image of their own work to demonstrate the "wood" of this species! @John Moody as we all know makes his Green Egg Tables from Eastern Red Cedar, so we featured his work within the wiki page. Neat! United States of America (State Trees) is a sortable table of our nations adopted trees by state. This page is under construction, so it's a tad ugly, but if you ever wanted to know the state trees, well here they are! To sort, just click on the heading of each column to sort by. (read more...) Featured Topic Featured Image Harpers Ferry Armory gunsmith shop had machines for production of the lock, the stock and the barrel. The machines are from 1850's and are all powered by water. The power is transmitted to the machine by a set of pulleys and leather belts. This machine is a Duplicating or Blanchard lathe used to create stock identical to a pattern. Attribution: Jarek Tuszyński [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
  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, @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
  13. 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>.
  14. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  Community News 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>
  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!  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
  16. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  Community News I want to thank those who have contributed thus far to our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas Project. Funding is still rolling in thanks to the cheer leader efforts of a few of our Patriot Woodworkers who are encouraging folks to keep contributing! Some of our folks are even matching funds as they come in! On behalf of the Bassett family, I want to thank you all. I have had over 40 email communications with Michelle Bassett, as we had to strategically figure out what her boys wanted for Christmas and we discussed a few other project ideas, and here are just a few quotes contained in those emails. Though we have met our goal, there is still time to enter if you wish, the draw happens on New Years. Any funds collected over our goal, will be sent to the family in the form of a check. All funds for this project are used for this family. You all should feel really proud of what you accomplished in such a short amount of time! I'd like to give ya'll a big "Tip of the Hat" for a fine job done! Thank you all! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Bearpaw, @Ron Abbott, @Shiseiji1958, @Papi, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Latest Wiki Pages Axe The Axe page is in its infancy, soon though we'll have it up to snuff and full of great information about one of the oldest tools known to man. New Forum Last reminder: We created a new sub forum under our Hand Tools Forum, the new forum is called (Member Submitted "What's It"). This is your chance to submit your own tools that you have no idea just what the heck it is. I have already seeded the forum with a couple of my own. Please join us, and submit your images. Also see our welcome message to the new forum at Welcome to Our New Forum. Featured Image Christ in the House of His Parents (1849–50) is a painting by John Everett Millais depicting the Holy Family in Saint Joseph's carpentry workshop. The painting was extremely controversial when first exhibited, prompting many negative reviews, most notably one written by Charles Dickens. Read more... Attribution: John Everett Millais [Public domain]
  17. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  Community News I want to thank those who have contributed thus far to our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas Project. The first two weeks and we have already met our goal! I want to thank those who have participated thus far, and all our cheerleaders who have been rooting us on. We have met our goal, and that is a very special milestone, I did not think we were going to hit it this soon. Many of the gifts were purchased this past weekend, and I'll be pulling the lever on more tonight. Though we have met our goal, there is still time to enter if you wish, the draw happens on New Years. Any funds collected over our goal, will be sent to the family in the form of a check. All funds for this project are used for this family. New Members Please welcome to our community, @khurlbert2000@yahoo.com, @Seed Lee, @Glenn Halfpap, @BabyHuey9903, @Joshua Middleton, @Mattb0313, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Latest Wiki Pages The following wiki pages have been updated with new information. George Nakashima Glossary of Woodworking Joints Redwood Mortise and Tenon During my research on Axes, I found a company that sells axes, and they have a really nice exploration article into the History of the Axe. I enjoyed reading it. You can see the article at The History of the Axe. New Forum We created a new sub forum under our Hand Tools Forum, the new forum is called (Member Submitted "What's It"). This is your chance to submit your own tools that you have no idea just what the heck it is. I have already seeded the forum with a couple of my own. Please join us, and submit your images. Also see our welcome message to the new forum at Welcome to Our New Forum. Featured Image Students at lathes in a woodworking shop at The University of Wisconsin woodworking class, (1915). Source: Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SSRecIDSearch?repl1=UW&repl2=UW.uws0360.bib>
  18. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  Community News Our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas project is live! I want to thank those who have contributed thus far! One week into the project and we are half of the way to meeting our goal! Please see our project at: Latest Wiki Pages Mortise and Tenon This is an ancient joint dating back 7,000 years. The first examples, tusked joints, were found in a well near Leipzig, Germany - the world's oldest intact wooden architecture. It has also been found joining the wooden planks of the "Khufu ship", a 43.6 m long vessel sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex of the Fourth Dynasty around 2500 BC. Read more... I started to use some new technology to our wiki, though it's not new to the world of editing software, it's been around for a long time, but it's relatively new to our wiki, the hovering popup! I love it. I can highlight some text, and create a hover popup containing information that the reader may want to explore further. You'll see in the wiki page "Mortise and Tenon" in the first paragraph, two bold text areas, "well near Leigzig" and "Khufu ship". Hover your cursor over those items and you'll receive additional information on those items. Go ahead and try it! New Members Please welcome to our community, @MaDeuce, @Teaboy at M.POWER Tools, @Lars49, @Logos, @Al Lark and we have two pending we are approving at this moment before they can pass the gate, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured Image Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Flandreau School and Agency. 9/17/1947 Young Native Americans learning the trade. Kansas City 1947.
  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!  Community News Our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas project is live! I want to thank those who have contributed thus far! Two days into the project and we are a third of the way to meeting our goal! Please see our project at: New Members Please welcome to our community, @M.B. Cobb, @joey1749, @Bernard, @Commy_2, @Nicoleb, @Marvin, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured Image Laurent Dupont of Minneapolis uses a hand plane to shave the bottom of a door in his house that is getting stuck because it's too low. Mrs. Dupont and daughter, Mary Kay, watch the process and hold the door steady. (1948) http://digitalcollections.hclib.org/cdm/ref/collection/MplsPhotos/id/27228
  20. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  Community News Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas will be live soon, thank you all for your patience! A couple things have delayed the opening of our annual tradition project, firstly the timing of being selected, and my own time available to create the project, I am failing miserably these days with my time management and getting this project off the ground. Please forgive me, we are almost there, please stay tuned and thank you all for your inquiries regarding our adopted family! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Tina, @johnwan, @Sherri, @CliffordLadner, @kayakbuilder, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured image Japanese American boys working in a tool room for an educational wood shop while interned during WWII. Source:Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Photographs
  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! Community News We finally have been assigned our Adopted Family for Christmas by Operation Ward 57! I am currently working on creating our event, and making it live soon, we have only a short time to raise funding for our family through our traditional raffle, stand by folks! Latest Wiki Entries Redwood Lie Nielsen No. 1 Lie Nielsen No. 6  Glossary of Woodworking Terms (Currently editable by the general public - no login necessary) Regarding the two entries for the Lie Nielsen hand planes, those are somewhat of a test. I created a Bench Plane entry easy to use form for our members to use. You will be able to activate the form and fill it in with simple to use easy steps, and click on "Save", and your hand plane page is created. You will be able to take images of your own hand planes in your shop, and add them to our wiki with factual data and information about your hand plane. Future forms will be created for all types of tools and machinery and other woodworking related data. Form screen shot below, the drop down menus have choices such as "Common Name", when the down arrow is clicked a drop down menu of choices - Smoothing - Jack - Fore - Jointer, are shown as a selection. Click on the "Save" button and a wiki page is automatically created with all the information you entered in this form. At this time, this form is for Bench Planes only, not specialty planes, there will be additional forms to cover the specialty classifications of hand planes. New Members Please welcome to our community, @vaporleaf, @Tom Lee, @Larry K, @Andrew, @Lorry, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured image Credit: https://www.donsmaps.com/pacificnwclothingmasks.html Naas shagi yeil s'aaxw (Raven at the Headwaters of Nass hat) Attributed to Kadyisdu.axch', Tlingit, Kiks.ádi clan, active late 18th – early 19th century. Description: Ceremonial hat Date: ca 1810; photo 2010-12-18 Medium : Maple, paint, shell, hair, baleen Notes: There are human figures crouching within Raven's ears.
  22. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  Latest Wiki Entries Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools is being updated at light speed thanks to the great open source book Principles of Woodworking by Herman Hjorth. Also, the Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools has made it into our main navigation tab under "Wiki" at the top nav bar of our community. Just hover your cursor over "Wiki" for the drop down. As you all know by now, the wiki page for Glossary of Woodworking Terms is open for editing. Just visit the page, do not log in, it's not necessary, and hover your cursor over the down carrot symbol and click on "Edit", the page will then open for edit. Once you complete your edit, you'll be asked for a short description of what you did, simply enter into the field short terms such as "edit text", "added chisel", "corrected spelling", then you'll fill in the simple captcha anti spam robot field and submit, and your edit is recorded! Editing our Wiki Folks may be apprehensive about editing our wiki, I must admit when you open the page for edit it looks a tad strange. Just use the examples that are already there and you'll be fine. At this point we are using "wiki syntax". Soon I will open up the wiki with a standard windows style editor, but for now I am hoping folks will give the "wiki syntax" a chance as it's much more reliable because it's all "plain text" entries. Not too mention once you get used to it, it's quite fast too, since you are relying on text to create fonts, and bold lettering and underlines, it's actually much faster than having to highlite your word, and click on a formatting button as you do here in this forum. Here are a few examples of plain text entries for our wiki, and what those entries generate. The "Desired Formatting" is what you would like to see in your text, the "Syntax" is what you type, the "Result" is what you'll see once the page is saved. The Golden Rules of Editing our Wiki Really there are only two Golden Rules in wiki'ing. Be Bold! Be bold in your editing, be bold in your page creation, be bold in accepting others editing of your own personal work, and be bold in referencing and checking the facts. Be Creative! Don't be shy, and don't let the standards of wiki'ng stop you from editing or creating. Wiki's rely on research and references, in order to create content that is factually based. Our wiki should not contain content based on personal opinions, nor biased writings, but the wiki should be a source that readers can count on for factual statements about any given subject. Enter your content, enter you knowledge openly and freely, don't worry about the reference or research details if you don't have them, we can always come back and edit in those details later, so edit without fear! Creating and editing a wiki should be fun, since you cannot really damage a wiki page you should not worry if you are going to make a mistake or erroneously delete something that cannot be retrieved. The reason is that all wiki pages have a history, a history of edits and changes that can be recalled and re-established as a page. So if you accidentally destroy a wiki page, no worries! We can simply revert the prior page back to its former glory. So, create, edit, and just have fun! New Members Please welcome to our community, @therealwahnsinn, @AudioChris, @Harold Phair, @Skip Ellis, @MadJester, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured image Clarence Goddard, student from Lamar, Nebraska with deafblindness at Perkins Institution on the Glover Scholarship Fund. A class in Sloyd woodworking. Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA (1928) Ref: Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/kh04dw97q>
  23. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks! This Monday morning topic is short and sweet folks, gotta run! And thank you for being here! Congratulations Boston! Source: By Turner Chris Ramsey
  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!  Adopt a Warrior Family for the Holidays We are still awaiting our family, they should be assigned to us any day now, for our new members who may not be familiar with this project, every year we adopt a warrior family for Christmas, we fund raise through a raffle, and the proceeds are used to provide a Christmas for our assigned family through Operation Ward 57. Latest Wiki Entries Glossary of Woodworking Hand Tools Glossary of Woodworking Machinery Glossary of Woodworking Joints Soon the above pages will be open for your contributions in editing, as a reminder, our Glossary of Woodworking Terms are open for your editing, so feel free to edit, spell correct, and insert new entries to that page. New Members Please welcome to our community, @MadJester, @Dan, @Av8tor, @Monkey Paws, @TwoByFour, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured image Woodworking Shop, no information on location. Lafayette Studios. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://kdl.kyvl.org/catalog/xt7b5m625z73_6_436>.
  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! My shop In my shop, not much in the way of projects but I am having fun collecting tools I'll need to round out my inventory of chair making implements and tools. One of the last tools I purchased from a seller on eBay is this wonderful frame saw with a couple blades. I was in search for a turning saw, they are a tad shorter than this saw, but this saw should do well for cutting radius's, it appears this specific frame saw was made as a turning saw considering the blade installed and the blades that come with it and the tiny set screw and post to hold the blade. It should be on my bench tonight when I come home from work, I can't wait! By the way, I stole this beaut for 75 bucks, I am very happy. So that's it in my shop, hope you all have a wonderful week ahead, and stay safe, and be well! Turning saw by S. Johnson Turning saw handle Latest Wiki Entries Straight from a wonderful book about "American Woods", by Shelley E. Schoonover, published in 1951, we are moving her out of print, out of copyright contents over to our wiki. There will be two categories for the trees of North America, The Softwoods, and The Hardwoods. See the latest entries at the links below. Giant Sequoia Giant Sequoia or Bigtree is the mightiest and oldest of all living things. The valid scientific name under the present International Rules of Botanical Nomenclature for this king of the forest is Sequoia Wellingtonia. This giant guardian sometimes reaches a height of 250 feet and an almost unbelievable diameter of 80 feet or more, with a root system sometimes covering an area of two acres. Read more... Noble Fir In the deep forests, Noble Fir is a magnificent, majestic and symmetrically formed “tree fir” having a straight clear trunk frequently for 100 feet or more. It towers to a height of from 150 to 200 or more feet, and has a trunk diameter of two to five feet. Read more... New Members Please welcome @Mr. Measure Twice, and @Pro Patria to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Note: To leave a welcome message, simply click on their names, and at their profile page you can let them know how happy you are they are here! Image of the week Farm table by Admin Ron Dudelston. Source: The Farm House Table
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