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  1. 11 points
    This month I was one of the turners featured in the Members Gallery of American Woodturner magazine. I know it's not the "Nobel Prize for Woodworking", but still pretty cool to me.
  2. 5 points
    Coop, when you are a good boy, you get a chocolate pie.
  3. 4 points
    Took a little ride before the snow moves in, Lock and Dam # 11, Army Corps of Engineers getting ready to work on the locks, Eagle Point Park and the grave of Julien Dubuque, founder of the city.
  4. 4 points
    I've got it. You can combine your love of Maloof by adding a chair for the world's first sit down stand up paddle board, mid century modern edition! Or you could do something Queen Anne with the ball and claw feet white knucle grasping the sides of the board, or perhaps hanging six for the more lion hearted rider.
  5. 3 points
    That moment in a project when you go SON OF A BEACH!!! Whew got dang lucky right there...I'm done for the day. Maybe I should go buy a lottery ticket LOL
  6. 3 points
    Finally got another day's work out of it yesterday. This is the main job I needed it for. I've been trying to get this point ready before it's too late to plant grass. I spent all day with the landscape rake, cleaning it of all the scrappings from taking trees down. It's down to bare dirt. Next, I have to get it all graded down level. Monday, I'm calling a stump grinder to see about getting rid of a few of the hardwood stumps left. It did develop a few leaks after getting good, and hot. I'll need to replace the fuel return line. That's another one ruined by a regular wrench on a brass line nut. I couldn't even get a flare nut wrench on it because it is so distorted. That's the small line you can see in the first picture going to the fuel tank. I'll leave the hood off until that line comes in. Also, the rock shaft (shaft that comes out of a 35 pound casting, on top of the rear end, that the shaft exits both sides of, and rocks back, and forth, to raise and lower the three point hitch arms (drag links) ), seals started weeping a little bit. Just a couple of bushings, and O-rings to replace, but that can wait until I'm through with this job, and will be a much easier fix than anything I did to it, so far. Before I cut a bunch of trees, and limbed these up, you couldn't see the lake for the trees.
  7. 3 points
    I knew what you were talking about, when you said "poppers". When I was a teenager, I used to help a friend's family cut, bale, and get up hay. They had old tricycle gear Allis-Chalmers tractors. I think they were from the early 40's. We used sickle bars to cut with. This morning, I started putting the sheet metal back on, and decided to go work it for a while, to see if any leaks developed. One did show up on the fuel return line to the tank, that I couldn't have seen once the hood is back on. I ran it all morning with the landscape rake. It's operating better than it ever has!!!
  8. 2 points
    Great Job Mark! It is only fitting that those pieces belong in the magazine, I know my jaw dropped each time you showed them to us!
  9. 2 points
    Hey Spanky! How 'bout a 6" piece o' that pie?! Then maybe we knock on Gary's door.
  10. 2 points
    Thanks Ross, trophy wife
  11. 2 points
    Great job! Looks like we have a celebrity among us!
  12. 2 points
    You have certainly earned it, Mark!
  13. 2 points
    Wow congratulations that's an awesome achievement.
  14. 2 points
    That's great, Mark! Congrats. Very unique style.
  15. 2 points
    Congratulations Mark, that certainly is worthy of the Nobel Prize, well done sir!
  16. 2 points
    For just the fun of it, a 12 ga. shotgun. Seriously, though, how big a hole? And welcome to the forum. For the most part , and for holes under 1" I'd use a brad point bit, and stop when the center point breaks through the back side, then flip it over and come through from the back side. Avoiding all the chip out particle board is known for.
  17. 1 point
    Better to be lucky than good sometimes, fortunately you're both Paul, nice save, great looking piece !
  18. 1 point
    Excellent cover. Only we will know.
  19. 1 point
    Better get a spare copy and frame it Mark! I know what its like, Ive had a few pictures published but never anything as cool as your work.
  20. 1 point
    Well it certainly is around here! Congrat's Mark!! Now I know somebody who has been published Too cool!!
  21. 1 point
    I think you should have made the cover of the mag, but thats just me.
  22. 1 point
    Not surprised a bit!!
  23. 1 point
    Well, it’s raining here all day, so I guess, I will watch the Western Channel and pick on Woodworker’s today. I may take a couple of the oldtimer’s nap’s too.
  24. 1 point
    Ya done good. It's gotta make you want to fluff out those feathers a bit.
  25. 1 point
    There have been all sorts of questions since I first started cutting the trees, over a year ago, when I gave away the Pine trees just to get rid of them. I tell them we're putting in a hog farm. The lake is like a never ending holiday weekend here, for weeks now, as people off work are spending their isolation at their lake houses. Mostly all smart, educated people, so social distancing is working well here.
  26. 1 point
    You can buy the tip alone, or available on a bunch of different new guns. https://www.amazon.com/LockNLube-fittings-best-selling-Long-lasting-rebuildable/dp/B00H7LPKKU/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&aaxitk=AbicOgUfzzl8OYI20GvUyw&hsa_cr_id=1159924950201&ref_=sb_s_sparkle
  27. 1 point
    That’s ok I’m still squealing but I have 375 bdft of it ..
  28. 1 point
    I was greasing the JD this morning, and laid the guns out to show the different types. Each serves a purpose that the others won't, sometimes. The little one has a rubber tip on it, and not the kind that fits on a Zerk fitting. It gets used for greasing gearheads on string trimmers, and the clearing saw. Also, for holding a gasket in place, and any time you need a tiny drop of grease on something. The one with the shorter hose has an end that clamps onto the grease fitting. Sometimes one doesn't want to stay on by itself. One of the ones with a stiff end has a close quarters right angle end.
  29. 1 point
    Really does look nice Ross.
  30. 1 point
    I got to start building more stuff then!
  31. 1 point
    I generally find it safe to apply finish to Danish oil in around 7 days to 10 days, depending on the humidity in my shop. It's most often a controlled area, with the necessary heat and air.
  32. 1 point
    Well guys I build em but I've yet to use em. I'm following the tried and true design. It's my understanding, and hopefully my experience this summer, that the bend faces away from you when paddling. The paddle is supposed to enter the water in front of you and exit the water once the paddle becomes parallel to you. This angle allows for more efficient paddling, so I'm told. Doing research for this project I found a site on common paddleboard mistakes. Listed as #1 was using the paddle backwards. Now I'm sure you could make a straight paddle and have it work, but this is the preferred design. So as I learn to paddleboard this summer I may not know what I'm doing but at least I'll look like I know what I'm doing!