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  1. Good morning to all the mothers out there. I'm in the market to buy a set of these bits, I'm leaning towards the Whiteside 470 set but was looking to see if there was any others that might be good as well? Any special place to buy to get a good deal would be really appreciated. Pat
  2. Ron Altier

    Sunflower

    My wife wanted me to make a large sunflower for our fence. I used plywood and pine to make this one for her, its about 3' dia. I grabbed some old acrylic Paint and made it pretty colorful. I sprayed it with some weather resistant stuff. I haven't found anything here (CO) that can take this sun for long, with the exception of porch and deck paint. I've tried just about everything you can think of or heard of, nothing holds up, especially clear stuff.
  3. Artie

    Shamrock

    Hi, my name is Artie, and I’m new here (maybe 2 months) and new to woodworking. This is my first post on the finishing forum. I just made my first scroll saw project (that story is on the scrolling forum LOL). I made a shamrock, with it being Saint Patricks Day, and all. It is 3/8 Baltic Birch from Woodcraft. Do I sand with a fine sand paper (grade/number?) ? Or as I read somewhere else, do I not sand because the plus are so thin on 3/8? Prime with an interior primer, and then paint with an interior house paint? Latex? Oil based? I was thinking a Kelly Green, semi-gloss. Any thoughts/opinions/advice anyone can throw my way is appreciated. Thank you All, Artie
  4. PeteM

    Tower power

    This is called a "learning tower". I found it offered by several manufacturers in different versions. This is an adaptation of the idea. I made cribs for my two g-kids (born within a month of each other, they double my maker fun!). The cribs lasted about 8 months before the kid wanted out. I converted one crib to a bed: that might last a while (the other kid likes to sleep on the floor!). Then, there were toys, etc., but for the last two years (and probably next 3), the moms have raved about the learning towers (below: a tower undergoing rigorous prototype testing). In terms of g-papa time invested vs. g-kid use, this one has been a real winner. Baltic birch plywood (the real stuff), pocket screws. One was delivered pre-assembled, the other I assembled on site (they knock down pretty well). I think such adaptation is well within most WWers ability. Still time for xmas. (Revision note: the standing platform is now "skinned" with a 3/8 ply liner that closes the gap seen at right.)
  5. Ron Altier

    New ornament

    I started this one a few weeks ago and got sidetracked on other projects. I like to embellish the wood color with contrasting woods and ornamental things. It is not as large as it appears and is about 5" total length. Another Christmas gift
  6. A couple of weeks ago I got some 3'x8' sheets of plywood off Craig's list for free from a church's festival who decided their day was over. My guess, based on the plywood cores, is that they were made some time in the '80s. Anyway, snatched it up and it's 1/2" painted plywood with lots of sticky Velcro and hot glue on one side. Had to add some 3/4" CDX plywood from the scrap bin waiting-for-the-right-project pile for the torsion boxes. Velcro goes on the non-show surface. I need to get a bit more hardware, then do some alignment and attach the supports. I also have to make a dust hood for the back. Re-purposed those sheets just fine. Re-
  7. Tales of the repair guy 1. One job yesterday was to repair a leg on the back of a sofa that had collapsed. I'd say "medium quality" market. Open it up and find the frame and the support block made of that terrible Chinese plywood that must be held together with duck spit. You know, the kind that is 7-12 layers, depending on where you look? Overlaps, voids, plies that look like fine straw? I could literally pull that corner support apart with my fingers and the side frame was not much better. Not to mention those structural staples trying to hold it together. Replaced it with some solid hardwood. Lady watching me was impressed and thought it would be better than new. Yep. 2. I made a couple of free-standing linen cabinets last year. The lumber store led me to their premium ply, what they call "Dragon Ply." This is a large commercial distributor. Told me they have an inspector in the plant, assure high quality, they import a bunch of it and "the Amish love it." So I decided to give it a go. Every time I touched a fresh cut edge, I got these microscopic splinters from the thin face veneer. So fine I could fell them, but not see them, which made removal a problem. Had to back order the 1/4" stuff for the back. When I got it to the shop it looked like a Dorito to the point It was hard to even cut it and keep it against the fence. Never again. 3. I used to have a retail customer that would fly to Mexico, pick up "marble" (limestone) circular table tops and rent a truck to haul them back. He'd have me cut plywood in his warehouse to attach underneath so we could screw on the bases. Most were more than 4' diameter so it would involve a couple of pieces. He was telling what a great deal he got for this plywood at Home Depot. Didn't think much about, but I was not really impressed. He grabbed the cutoffs there and took them out to the covered loading dock in preparation for hauling to the dumpster. Just a light mist but he wanted to wait and make trips when it stopped. I needed to cut a second piece for the table I was working on and I remembered one of the cutoffs would probably work so I walked over by the loading dock. The piece was there, not really wet, but delaminated complete in the high humidity. Like I said, "duck spit" adhesive. Side story: A few months later, he lost his store lease and decided to close the store, have a clearance sale and he and his wife would take some time off. Couple of years later, they bought the lease for a store that was another customer and restarted the business. About six months later, he was busted for hydroponically growing marijuana in his warehouse and working with a ring to sell it at a local high school. Wife kept the business running while he was in the slammer, got out in a few years, and shortly thereafter, gave up the second store. So maybe he was not just bringing tables back from Mexico. His grow operation was in a warehouse that I never worked in.
  8. Ron Altier

    One of the difficult woods

    This Christmas tree ornament was a struggle from start to finish. I wrote about it, didn't know if would be a keeper. Persistence pays. The center part is the manufactured colored ply. It had some bad places. The light colored was some maple I had, I think. I have a box of old wood and there was some soft maple, amoung others like spalted Apple. It was not very solid when I got into it and I really had to work to keep putting it back. I wanted to do more, but the best thing I did was quit while it was in one piece.
  9. Gene Howe

    Close call

    12 sheets of 3/4 BB, and 4 sheets of 1/4 BB stacked on edge, 36” high stickered stack of walnut about 16” away. Standing between. Needed the 1/4. Naturally, it was behind the 3/4. Pulled the whole stack over. Knocked me backwards on to the walnut. Trapped my legs between the ply and the walnut. I was flat on my back. The ply just inches off my chest. Couldn’t move. Hurt like the devil. Finally worked a short board loose and got it between the ply and the edge of the walnut stack. With more strength than I thought possible, was able to pry the ply up enough to get one leg free. Had to take a breather. With a few more tries, I managed to get the other leg out. About 24” ” above the walnut stack is a rack with maple stacked on it. That’s all the room I had to maneuver. Finally, squirmed around and was able to get out. Nothing broken. A few scrapes and my calves are black and blue. Pretty sore. I can hardly walk. Think I’ll restack it all tomorrow…maybe.
  10. lew

    Finishing Up The Top

    With the base finished, all that was left to do was trim out the top with the walnut edge trim. Glue, clamps and some pin nails. I forgot to take photos of the top to apron mounting system but this Sketchup drawing should explain what I did. These are simple wooden clips with their tabs captured in slots that run around the perimeter of the inside of the aprons. The slot is 1/4" wide by 3/8" deep. The clips are cut from 3/4" thick maple and the tabs sized of a snug fit in the slots. Screws are used to secure the clip to the top. The hole is slightly over-sized and the screws are the type used for pocket holes- nice large heads. The finished table is awaiting pickup- The church members are going to apply the finish. If they send a picture, I'll add it here. Thanks for following along and the very kind comments that have been posted along the way.
  11. Have you ever just really streched your woodworking skills and your design skill to take things to a new level. Well this week I was ask to make a cow. Yep, and cow, but the fun is it will be used for vacation bible school. So here you go, I got some help with the plywood so I didn't have to lift anything and cut out the body.   Then the cow got some color.   And finally the cow got it's spots.   The cow will be used in VBS and will be able to be milked. That part will be finished tomorrow. So boy, this has really streched the design and woodworking skills. LOL!!! So what's the most unusual woodworking project you have built?
  12. Ron Dudelston

    Shelves for our Local Library

    I was asked by our local library if I would build 3 shelving units for storage. I did the project as a public service and only charged for the material. Next time may be different.
  13. DAB

    Something fishy

    something different for me. some scrap plywood and a picture.
  14. Version 1.0.0

    12 downloads

    This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
  15. View File Workbench Magazine May-June 1966 Plywood Marquetry This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. Submitter John Morris Submitted 12/07/2016 Category Arts and Crafts  
  16. steven newman

    Cherry Box of Squares, dry fit

    Still with the camera issues today. Waiting on a call back about a second Opinion on this knee. Plywood was rough cut to size. leaving quite a bit extra.. Took a few more cuts to get just the right fit. Even used a block plane to straighten out the saw cuts.....started grabbing clamps and a mallet. Found a couple spots needing trimmed up. Got more clamps down. 6 clamps, so far, and haven't glue things up, yet Had one square inside, to check a corner, or three.. Seemed to be square. Have most of the gaposis fixed. Decided to load the box up, to see how things would fit.. And to figure out where to put a few dividers. The thumbscrew may be a problem. The 12" bevel gauge, may be too long? Close ups? But, at least there might be room IF I find anymore of these? I'll work on this part, and then maybe a lid? Something like this lid? This little box? Is now serving at the Auburn Ave. Baptist Church......Pastor hides his stash of candy in it.....has a place of Honour in his office. I might have enough leftovers to build a lid like this....
  17. Steve Krumanaker

    A few more ornaments

    Segmented plywood this time. Haven't done any of these for a couple years as I couldn't find decent plywood. The last piece I got from Menards had so many voids I threw most of my blanks away. I had a free shipping code from Rockler and bought a 3/4" piece of baltic birch. It was very nice to work with and basically had no waste. Steve
  18. Texaswally

    hand planing plywood edges

    I understand it is not a good idea to use a plane on the edges of plywood because of the glue. My question: will doing so damage the plane in any way other than dulling the iron? If this is the only problem, a few minutes with the WorkSharp 3K will clear that up. Sometimes,when fitting small pieces, it is necessary to remove minute amounts, impractical or even dangerous with a table saw. Seems like a hand plane would be the ideal tool for such a job.
  19. Stick486

    Sheet Mover/Loader

    save yur back...
  20. steven newman

    The K.I.S.S. Jig

    That to thr GrandBRATS being here and wanting to go places.....work on the Cherry Box has ground to a halt...almost. Needed to give the brain a rest for a day or two, anyway.... Jig? Well, I needed a way to plough a groove into the frame's skinny and thin parts. Hard to hold onto them AND the Stanley #45......router table? Nah, I'd have to dig it out, set it up and listen to it scream....not. Laid down a scrap of pine. Two screws, countersunk to fix it in place on the bench. Some small brads to add a couple little piece to make a square corner. Used one of the frame's parts to make sure I had clearence along the outside edge... Something like this. The screw sticking up "in the way"? Well, it helps hold things in place... I think I can run a plane along the edge to dress it up a bit. All set up for the short ends. Then I can move the screw a bit, and set up for the longer sides. Should be able to run the 45 along the edge a few times. Not talking a lot of plane effort needed to plough these grooves, Maybe 3-4 swipes per piece. I have to double check to make sure I am grooving the TOP of each piece. When I get back to the shop, we'll see how this goes. Jig is a one time use thing. I will need to build a different one when I am working on the lid's panel. Might take as long to plough four grooves as it did to make the jig. Not that I'm cheap, or anything.....I intend to re-use the jig's parts for the panel work...
  21. steven newman

    needed a chunk of plywood...

    The old bench has been getting a bit wigglely....needed some extra stuff added to the legs. had a sheet of 1/2" pine plywood, almost a full sheet. Measured the area round back of the bench. Needed a piece 1/2" by 28" by 48".....the 48" part could have been an inch or too longer, but. figured I could lop off the end of the plywood sheet. Needed to mark a line......no chalk line? Off to Wall E World, buy a Stanley chalk box. It also had a thing of chalk, and a string line level.....filled the empty box....set the bottle aside, and threw out the level. Line levels are worthless, anyway. Set up the sawbench on the back porch. Waddled out the back door with the sheet of plywood. Always wear gloves doing that. Ran an E-Cord for power out there. brought a Vintage saw along as well. Chalking a line single handed is not the easiest thing to do. Saw is a SKIL Home Shop 6" circular saw, that might be older than I am. Vintage saw? Well, I nolonger have the get-um up and go for a handsaw for this sort of thing. Arms aren't long enough to reach all the way across ( 4 feet??), so I went halfway across, shut the saw off, walk around and pull the saw towards me....not the best, but safer than reaching all the way across. Not the best I ever did.....but where this is going, didn't have to be perfect. Put the toys away, waddled down the stairs to the shop with the new panel. Later, I waddled down again with the leftover sheet. Needed to move the bench way over, in order to get behind it, and work. The bar on the end vise came in handy, to lift, and drag. Slapped the new panel in place.. Took a bit, was a tight fit. Had to go back upstairs, find the drill/driver. Came back down,....where are the drywall screws??? On the other side of the bench, of course. It was a bit of a stretch, finally got the box to where I could use them. Ran a few screws through the plywood, and into the legs, both of the back legs 4-5 on each leg. Put the toys up, grab the end of the bench and drag it back into it's spot on the floor. I was even able to slide the bench forward until it rested against the drill press stand. A check for any wiggles......none felt. Maybe I can find a use for the leftovers. Maybe a new shelf, or two? After all that work....I think these two have the right idea.. My Shop Cat on the left, grandson's is on the right. Table was made from a Sycamore plank a few years ago. Maybe now I can work on some Walnut?
  22. Cliff

    Tool Carousel Got 'r Dun

        See the tilt differences? IT's supposed to keep the littler tools from spinning out     What lathe tool carousel picture would be without a Where's Waldo picture with the wood carousel lost in wood clutter? If you can find it in the first thirty seconds of looking you win a prize. It's an a ll expenses paid dream vacation to the mists of Avalon long ago and far away. You even get to have dinner they Mordred and Morganna  
  23. Ron Altier

    Rolling pin with plywood center

    I finished the rolling pin. It was suppose to be an experiment with plywood and I used some soft wood from my scrap pile. I was amazed that it came out so well, even tho it don't have quality wood in it. I made some errors, the handles are too large, but they are free wheeling. The roller could have been larger in diameter, but it was NOT my intention to make a finished product out of it. Anyway, it looks pretty cool and it will be a gift.
  24. Ron Altier

    Plywood turned

    I was surprised how well it came out. Surprisingly, none of the plywood had any gaps. All the wood was scrap wood that I glued up to try this. I don't have plans for it, could be a rolling pin. For now it will sit there until I have a brain fart for a project
  25. Ron Altier

    Turning plywood?

    I found a piece of three quarters plywood and it had no gaps and looked like a top grade piece. I got to wondering if I could turn this piece into a celtic knot. After a lot of cutting and gluing, here is what I have. Any guesses how it will turn?

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