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  1. 8 points
    +1 ^ Coop, family and friends, especially woodworking ones, and tonight at my daughters house for Christmas with the whole family there daughter #2, (Lucy’s mom) surprised us with the news that another grandchild is on the way !!!!!!
  2. 7 points
    We set out for my son's place for breakfast just before sunrise. He lives about 1/2 hour away, out in the country. Not a cloud in the sky and some of the heaviest hoar frost I've ever seen on the trees & fences. What a magical sight. We had breakfast & then opened presents with the 3 of them. We're now at home doing some last minute prep for dinner at my eldest daughter's house, where the whole of the family will be. The 14 of us will open some more presents, eat, talk, and enjoy each other's company. This is my favorite time of the year.
  3. 5 points
    To All!! We went to a service in a nice little timber framed Episcopal Church, built in 1869, last night. They only have one service a year, on Christmas Eve. The church is not heated, so gets pretty cold, and most of the light was by candles. It's only 5 miles from our house. It's kept up by volunteers. It was a nice service, the singing joyful, and sounded good in the little building with a full house. PIcture was taken soon after they started letting people in. Total size is about 24 x 40, and fills completely up. The whole catedral ceiling has those nice timber frame trusses. Almost all the wood is Heart Pine-walls, ceiling, floor, and all. Window casing is Poplar. I'm not sure if the Poplar is original, or not. Pews are original, and have a foot rest bar along the back, slightly above the floor, which I've never seen before.
  4. 4 points
    Well, access to the workshop is a little difficult as I have been in Europe for the past week, and have another three more before returning home. Currently in Vienna, and next off to Berlin. In the two weekends before leaving, I did a little more dovetailing, but my focus was largely taken by setting up a new drill press - birthday present for January ... Merry Christmas from Vienna Derek
  5. 3 points
    I was just about to get political about this attitude. I changed my mind. Most wouldn't like my opinion. By the way, that works for me.
  6. 3 points
    Congrats Dave! You’re gonna have to go back to work before next Christmas comes around!
  7. 3 points
    I put this rib roast on the smoker this morning for our Christmas eve dinner later.
  8. 2 points
    I think with the vanda orchid flower and the cutting board, I'll get past the front door.
  9. 2 points
    Ahh if I had a dollar for every time I heard that LOL
  10. 2 points
    That's amazing! Merry Christmas Tom! Hope you and your family have a great day together.
  11. 2 points
    Thanks for the info, but my local cabinet parts supplier delivers good quality 22" side mounts for $54/box. They won't sell low quality slides and that's why I was looking for cheap under mounts. I think I'm just going to buy Blum under mounts from the local cabinet shop I install for. They buy a pallet of them from our local supplier at discount and I can buy them for just 3 or 4 dollars a pair more than the cheapest I've seen anywhere else. I guess I didn't realize how good of a price I was getting close to home.
  12. 2 points
    Our city police dept., Pasadena, has set aside a room that packages can be sent to. It takes a photo id to retrieve them.
  13. 1 point
    Frank, it just doesn’t get much better than that! Thankful for our loved ones, present and past!
  14. 1 point
    These were just strips of wood, 1x2-1/2 nailed onto the backs of the bulkheads (ends, dividers, or whatever the "legs" of pews are called), about 3" off the floor. It would have been more comfortable to kneel on the floor, than the edge of a 1x, but maybe they had something else laid over them back then.
  15. 1 point
    Thank you. I hate the anxiety and pressure of deadlines. The invitation to diner tonight motivated me to come up with something. And I was given plenty of time. So these were no stress deadline boards.I like to do things long in advance. That gives me time to do nothing. That adds to the relaxation of life. A feeling of well being. When I must deal with a deadline I still try to keep a grin on my face!
  16. 1 point
    Well Christmas is here and I missed the deadline. But I presented it to my wife anyway, with where it’s at, and she loves it. Now she wants it done and that makes two of us.
  17. 1 point
    You just want to have a lot of separate runs to outlets. This gives you an option later to change that put plug to a 220 at anytime. Run a series and that option isn't available. ...if you run conduit it nothing new to add a new color or two to give yourself options later on..
  18. 1 point
    It appears you are from Europe. Mostly Americans here but some international. Here there is a grading standard. Your first question is what is the grading system. I would ask local woodworkers. They know.
  19. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum! I have not ordered from them but have from a couple other places and have had good experiences. I use Bell Forest a fair amount and they have been great. My advice would be to order a small amount and see what you think.
  20. 1 point
    For those of us that do believe, I wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas!!! For those of you that are unsure, to you I hope the holiday off finds you well and happy.!
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  22. 1 point
    Yee haw, mo rug rats! Good on ya Dave. hope the next one's as cute as Lucy!
  23. 1 point
    It's unlikely that anyone would sneak in to our house, and steal something, but I've gotten in the habit of checking Amazon, and ebay to see what was delivered, every evening. Once in a while there will be a discrepancy, but it usually shows up in a day, or two. Today, there is a missing package that was supposed to be in the mailbox, but wasn't. If someone stole it, maybe they'll get some education from it, and I'll be out 4.99. It's this book: https://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Slavery-American-Freedom-The-Ordeal-of-Colonial-Virginia/362816898003?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
  24. 1 point
    I have to admire Mark Rober's ingenuity in dealing with this issue. Watch it here: Glitter/fart bomb
  25. 1 point
    Thankful for all of you guys as well as my immediate family. Merry Christmas.
  26. 1 point
    Doorbell cameras are catching them here. Prosecution is happening.
  27. 1 point
    Its not perfect but it has started to slow it down around here. A number of the police departments have started putting tracking devises in the packages. They put them in the items not just in the box so the low lines can't just ditch the box and be on their way. They are both planting boxes of their own and also working with the delivery services and putting chips in actual packages. They also release video to the media of some of the apprehensions. It's not a perfect solution but it helps.
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  29. 1 point
    If the weather is not severe I have the outfeed of my thickness planer going outside. That is a space saver. I like my jointer and table saw near each other. I would put a radial or mitre saw on the 26' wall near the door. And have lumber on the 26 wall. On your drawing make separate paper tools to scale of your drawing. Play with the possibilities.
  30. 1 point
    Shops are about flow. Materials go In and projects come out. What is A and what is B and so on....
  31. 1 point
    When it comes to your outlets put in way more then you think you need. You can chew through a lot of outlets with things you don't think about initially. Battery chargers, radios or other sound systems and maybe a TV. The occasional corded hand tool and down the road multiple shop vacs. Also place them high on the wall, my outlets in the house are about 42 inches from the floor to the bottom of the outlet, in the shop they are 48. You don't want them behind tools if you can help it. A couple of outlets in the ceiling can be nice for things like a extension cord reel. Also if you plan on having tools in the middle of the floor having a drop from the ceiling is nicer then a cord running across the floor.
  32. 1 point
    With the lead up to Christmas, I haven't had much time to try using the lathe. Last night I finally made something that wasn't just practice. These snowmen are for my girls, so they can paint and assemble them. I still need to drill holes for dowel arms and the nose, but you get the idea. It was a perfect project to spend a couple of hours. I am starting to see where a chuck would be really useful for this sort of thing. I'm having a lot of fun with it. I'm also seeing that there are gaps in what I can do with my current tools, since I have nothing that's good for smaller details.
  33. 1 point
    THANK YOU all!! Sorry I haven't responded sooner, but I've been focused on getting the house packed up for the move. I really appreciate all this information - I was familiar with Timber Hardwoods in Mesa - when I would visit in years past, I always enjoyed going through Timber and seeing what they had, both in lumber and machinery. Hey, if it takes a 3 hr round trip to get what I need, so be it, and if it's a little more expensive, that's the price of being warm and dry year around! Even now in Pennsylvania, I travel 2 hrs round trip to my lumber supplier. I did go through King Mesquite the last time I was in Tucson - I was really impressed. Being an AZ native, I always wanted to work with mesquite, so this will be my opportunity. I would have thought up north, out of Flagstaff or Payson there might be a mill or lumber source. Even though it's a drive, it maybe worth it to pick up a good sized amount for future use. Thank you all for your kind help - I'll be back with you when we get there and I get set up - shop is going to be a "1/2 garage" (240 sf) shop instead of 1,000 sf in my basement, so I have a lot of work ahead to get that set up. Rockshox, I'll PM you when I get there and get set up and maybe we can get together and talk woodworking!
  34. 1 point
    So a little work done this morning. Some of the dividers (partitions) and a few more minor adjustments to the plan that I didn’t think out fully. Not a big deal, most folks won’t think about it (I hope). But progress nonetheless and I’m having fun this morning.
  35. 1 point
    Yes, Wegner has some great designs. This is my favourite. Sorry, no templates. I also deliberately did not post dimensions when I wrote up the build as it is still manufactured under license... but you can read the details of the build here (scan down the page): http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/index.html Regards from Perth Derek
  36. 1 point
    Yeah and when you get it nailed down you can sell me the plans
  37. 1 point
    I just follow along mouth half open in awe and smash the like button on every post.
  38. 1 point
    Noisiest leaf blower you can find, run full blast during their favorite shows. Explain to the HOA that you MUST keep your yard in shape per the HOA rules and yard equipment is noisy. You feel really bad and conflicted about it but, if you have to disappoint the neighbors or the HOA, the HOA comes first ;-) P.S. File this under useless info . . . I don't have the realtor even bother to show me any house that has HOA's, Mello-Roos, etc. Houses in those locations are a non-starter.
  39. 0 points
    One of those jerks has a nice new Lee Valley router plane More annoyingly, they also have two packages of gifts for my kids sent by extended family (not just amazon orders).