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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, @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/
  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!  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
  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, @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
  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, @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>.
  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!  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>
  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!  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
  7. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  Community News I want to thank those who have contributed thus far to our Annual Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for Christmas Project. Funding is still rolling in thanks to the cheer leader efforts of a few of our Patriot Woodworkers who are encouraging folks to keep contributing! Some of our folks are even matching funds as they come in! On behalf of the Bassett family, I want to thank you all. I have had over 40 email communications with Michelle Bassett, as we had to strategically figure out what her boys wanted for Christmas and we discussed a few other project ideas, and here are just a few quotes contained in those emails. Though we have met our goal, there is still time to enter if you wish, the draw happens on New Years. Any funds collected over our goal, will be sent to the family in the form of a check. All funds for this project are used for this family. You all should feel really proud of what you accomplished in such a short amount of time! I'd like to give ya'll a big "Tip of the Hat" for a fine job done! Thank you all! New Members Please welcome to our community, @Bearpaw, @Ron Abbott, @Shiseiji1958, @Papi, please click on their names and leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Latest Wiki Pages Axe The Axe page is in its infancy, soon though we'll have it up to snuff and full of great information about one of the oldest tools known to man. New Forum Last reminder: We created a new sub forum under our Hand Tools Forum, the new forum is called (Member Submitted "What's It"). This is your chance to submit your own tools that you have no idea just what the heck it is. I have already seeded the forum with a couple of my own. Please join us, and submit your images. Also see our welcome message to the new forum at Welcome to Our New Forum. Featured Image Christ in the House of His Parents (1849–50) is a painting by John Everett Millais depicting the Holy Family in Saint Joseph's carpentry workshop. The painting was extremely controversial when first exhibited, prompting many negative reviews, most notably one written by Charles Dickens. Read more... Attribution: John Everett Millais [Public domain]
  8. 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>
  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!  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.
  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!  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
  11. Good Monday Morning! Good Monday morning Patriot Woodworkers! What did you get done over the weekend, and what have you planned for the week ahead! Inquiring minds want to know. Please tell us what's happening in your shops, your life, and any events going on with you. Thank you for being here folks!  Community News 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
  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 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.
  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!  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>
  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! This Monday morning topic is short and sweet folks, gotta run! And thank you for being here! Congratulations Boston! Source: By Turner Chris Ramsey
  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!  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>.
  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! 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
  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! Patriot News Operation Ward 57 has chosen us again to Adopt a Warrior Family for the Holidays. Now we wait, to find out who our new family is. 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. Balsam Fir 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. Read more... Grand Fir The Grand Fir is a stately tree 80 to 125 feet high and one and one half to two and one-half feet in diameter. On rich bottom lands it may reach 200 to 250 feet in height and three to four feet in diameter. Read more... White Fir White Fir, so called because of the ashy hue of its bark, is one of ten native firs in the United States. It is considered the most important. It is a massive, low-branched, heavily-foliaged tree, 100 to 150 feet high with a diameter of 20 to 40 inches. Read more... State Trees Updated with links back to trees within the wiki. New Members None! But you can help us change that, by inviting your friends to our little corner of paradise here at The Patriot Woodworker. Thank you! Image of the week It's not often (actually never have) featured one of my own images here in this section, but I thought I'd share a neat picture I took with just my cell phone. I recently purchased a Stanley No. 49 Auger Depth Stop, and I took a couple pictures of it in action, and one of them I thought was just really neat, very clear, with the background items blurred out a little to bring focus to the foreground. I was impressed with my Motorola cell phone camera, I have had this cell phone for about 4 years and I am just now learning about all the imaging capabilities it has. Thanks for viewing!
  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! 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. Western Hemlock An excellent choice for architectural designs and interior flooring and wall panelings, with it's warm amber glow, the Western Hemlock has found its way into may homes and office spaces. Read more... Douglas Fir Douglas Fir, the darling of the construction and woodworking industry, used in everything from the framing of structures to temporary supports in bridge construction, to the most modest arts and crafts projects, this wood species has gained a reputation of being both reliable and cost effective. Read more... Grains and Figures in Wood Burls, knots, medullary rays, annual growth rings, grains in the lumber such as wavy grain and cross grain, variations in the coloring matter irregularly distributed in the wood, or other distortion formed in the tree either from injury or the hazards of nature, form different patterns or figures in wood. Read more... New Members Please welcome @Glenn, @pdexter, @Tas 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! Featured Topic @Smallpatch (Jess) has a wonderful topic up regarding his choices for power carving attachments and tools. Great job Jess! Featured Image of the Week Korean woodworkers
  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! 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. Eastern Hemlock: Eastern Hemlock is usually 60 to 80 feet tall and has a trunk diameter of two to three feet. Much larger trees are occasionally found. It has an irregular crown.... see more New Members Please welcome @Frank C, @Joshkaz, @Aleks, @Finne, @DrillRestorer to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Have a wonderful week ahead folks!
  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! Recent News Hey Patriot Woodworker's! Would like to show our sponsor Easy Wood Tools a little love? Well you can, please see the Announcement below! New Members Please welcome @Tas, @pdexter, @Glenn, @Crease_Monkey, to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured Image of the Week Japanese woman woodworker, date unknown. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woman,_worker,_Japan_(10797406583).jpg
  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! This past weekend I focused on my new addition to my shop, this fabulous workbench, oak base, with oak cabinets and walnut drawer pulls, with a 4" thick top made of Maple and Oak. It has an end vise that is very powerful. The top mounted vise is a really cool one too, it's an old Columbian, but I'll move it to another location in the shop. If anyone has been following my good fortune, I was contacted by some life long friends awhile back, and informed that their neighbor was looking for a recipient of her deceased husbands woodworking shop, he was a WWII and Korean War Navy Veteran, a very accomplished woodworker among other trades, a high school shop teacher since he came out of service for our nation, his name was Jim Eckler. Our friends recommended myself as the recipient, and here I am now. I sincerely believe it was Providence, that I have received this gift of a bench and many hand tools, as in my own life, I was ready to move to mainly a hand tool shop and downsize significantly, I was hesitating for awhile, then this happened, and this event touched me off to make the move. Over the past few weeks I have sold off all of my machinery but for one lunchbox planer, and I purchased a Shopsmith with a portion of the proceeds of my big sale, for the moments I really need power, and tucked it in a nice compact corner of our garage. This bench, will be the mainstay of my work space, I really love it, it's at least 40 or so years old, and it has a ton of character. The holdfasts I purchased off a young man from Ebay, he hand forges these holdfasts and they work very well, if you are in interested in the holdfasts let me know, I'll give you the contact information. I can't wait to get to work on my bench, and honor it appropriately. Raffle Winners Congratulations to the following winners of our annual community fundraiser! Thank you to all who participated in the raffle, your contributions help us stay live! Laguna Tools $500 gift certificate redeemable at Laguna Tools and Supermax Tools (WINNER! @It Was Al Easy Wood Tools Mid Size Micro Detailer ($120.00 value) (WINNER! @p_toad) Wood River 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set ($62.00 value) (WINNER! @Artie) Wood River 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set ($90.00 value) (WINNER! @DuckSoup) Short and sweet Monday topic guys, running late for work, be safe all, and have a wonderful week ahead!
  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 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. Sitka Spruce, another spruce in the (conifers) family, often growing upwards of 200' or more, with it's very prickly foliage, this majestic tree is also a favorite of woodworkers and luthiers alike, piano sounding boards are made from Sitka as well. Sitka was also used in the early days of flight, an airplanes structure was made from Sitka. Check out our newest addition to The American Woods category. Image properties New Members Please welcome @john768765 to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured Topic @Gerald has been getting creative with his laminated boxes, excellent! Featured Image of the Week Turning workshop in the Bomann Museum Celle Attribution: By Hajotthu [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
  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! Community News As discussed at our community raffle topic, please see this post Revised Raffle Draw Date We are pushing our raffle draw time up to September 15th. Please see linked post for details. Also, by suggestion made by @lew, a raffle announcement will be inserted into our home page of The Patriot Woodworker for the rest of the world to view, honestly this should have been done at the outset, but it was not, I apologize! And thanks Lew! MWTCA What's It Project The August What's It is under review, and a winner will be announced shortly, meanwhile we are working on September's What's It right now! 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. White Spruce New Members Please welcome @Alicia Paul, @Woodbutcherbynight, @hawkeye10 to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And to our new members, welcome to your new community folks! Featured Gallery If you all been living under a rock you may not have known that a gathering of Patriot Woodworker's occurred last week! And here is the gallery album to prove it! Featured Image of the Week USAF Academy support squadron wood shop. Source: https://www.usafasupport.com/wood-shop.html
  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! Community News As you all know @Fred W. Hargis Jr hosted the first get together for Patriot Woodworkers in his home in the great state of Ohio. From the looks of it and the action reports, it was a good time by attendees. To see images of the get together, please see the topic at Still on Schedule. Right now the images and videos are kind of all over the place as they come in, soon we'll have a gallery dedicated to Fred's meeting, and our own Admin @Ron Dudelston has volunteered to move all the event images to the specified gallery, and add captions to the images as well. This way you all can view the happenings in one location. Thanks Ron! And again, thank you Fred for hosting a wonderful meet and greet! And we'd like to thank Woodcraft, Laguna Tools, and Easy Wood Tools for supplying some fun and wonderful swag items and gifts. New Members No new members folks, but you can help change that, get the word out to your friends, invite your email contacts list, invite your postman, your local high school shop teacher, invite em all! Featured Gallery By now you all should be aware of @Big B gallery for his turnings, he recently uploaded some wonderful images of his work, and can you believe it, he's been turning for only 4 years! Great job Big! Featured Image of the Week 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: https://www.fairchild.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1278242/youth-center-hosts-first-ever-woodworking-camp/
  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! Community Changes We now have a forum for our Patriot Woodworker meetings around the nation. Thanks to @Fred W. Hargis Jr for firing up our first annual meet and greet, and spurring us to open up a forum for any members who wish to host a meet and greet and provide information and details about their meeting place. The new forum is at The Scrap Bin, please surf on over and check it out, and, if you've been living under a rock over the last 6 months, or if you are new here and have not heard about the Meet and Greet, and would like to attend Fred's shebang, please read those items in our new forum. 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. Eastern Larch Western Larch New Members Please welcome @Robbie woods, @Scott Yarnall, @shawnbrad, @Rich, @Bill Schultz, and @JohnM to our community, leave a message of welcome on their profile page. And welcome to your new community folks! Featured Gallery One of our newest members @shawnbrad has already posted some beautiful and unique work for us to gawk at! See Shawn's work, great job Shawn! Featured Image of the Week @Gerald has a great tip regarding his version of a push stick. See his topic at the new General Woodworking "Tips" forum regarding the use of this device.

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