Veteran workshop group April 2017

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  • 28 Apr 2017 7:07 PM
    Message # 4790811
    Anonymous

    Whats going on guys,

    Decided to start a threat for the veterans that did the workshop in the Month of April. Don't let the skills we learned go to waste. Post projects, good or bad. Lets all check in on each other! Semper Fi. Gents. 

       P.S. Make sure someone guides Luther, he might get lost or forget someone again.

    Last modified: 28 Apr 2017 7:13 PM | Anonymous
  • 29 Apr 2017 7:36 AM
    Reply # 4791280 on 4790811

    I am in Korea. My stuff doesn't arrive until June 8th. But after that, you guys just try to keep up.

  • 30 Apr 2017 8:23 PM
    Reply # 4792896 on 4790811

    Welcome welcome welcome to the newest of our group. I'm looking forward to getting to know all you guys. The Colonel is looking photogenic(as Colonels usually do) much more than us old disgruntled Senior NCOs lol. Sir, I'm here in Korea waiting for my tools which don't get here till June 8th so jonesing for some shop time. Hit me up when you get back. I got some projects to knock out for my apartment.

  • 01 May 2017 6:28 AM
    Reply # 4793334 on 4790811

    And this is why the Marines love the Army so much, they are always leaving there stuff behind LOL.  Hope everyone had a good flight home and your tools made it safe.  So I've been practicing my dovetails and have found that I've been having an issue getting the knob on the marking gauge tight. The fact that it is small and I have carpal tunnel, so I took a page out of Rob's book and removed the knob and took the file to the groves and it has made a huge difference for me. Just thought I'd share this tid bit of info. I will try to get a pic to upload. Hope you all are doing well

    Hope this works  http://robcosman.memberlodge.com/Sys/Profile/PhotoGallery/65813802/0/65813812?memberId=37108132&dh=0&cppr=5

    Semper Fi,

    Roger

    Last modified: 01 May 2017 6:33 AM | Anonymous member
  • 02 May 2017 12:51 AM
    Reply # 4795032 on 4790811
    Anonymous

    Hey, gentlemen There is still an fight to take up and put support  behind these guys that took the classes. We new to keep each other involved with nonprofits around towns and see if you can do a project for them.  I'm currently doing little surfboards for trophies for a local 5k run


  • 02 May 2017 3:09 AM
    Reply # 4795110 on 4790811

    So been practicing my dovetails. These are the best since I've been back


    http://robcosman.memberlodge.com/Sys/Profile/PhotoGallery/65813802/0/65861981?memberId=37108132&dh=0&cppr=5

    http://robcosman.memberlodge.com/Sys/Profile/PhotoGallery/65813802/0/65861977?memberId=37108132&dh=0&cppr=5

    Last modified: 02 May 2017 3:12 AM | Anonymous member
  • 02 May 2017 5:37 AM
    Reply # 4795247 on 4790811

    Roger,

    Dovetails are looking pretty good brother. A bit of a tip for you. Make the points on your dividers a little more blunt. That way you won't have to make the marks so deep to be big enough to see. Not too blunt, but not that sharp either. And about your slipping marking gauge. Mine did the same thing when I first bought it. Look at the bottom of the screw that tightens to the shafts. Mine had a Ridge all the way around the outside, and a bit of a hallow in the middle. I took a file and flattened the bottom out. That allowed more surface area to tighten against the shaft which allowed it to hold with out having to tighten so hard. I have trouble with my hands too. So it's important to me that my gauges tighten up easily.

    V/R

    Last modified: 02 May 2017 5:38 AM | Richard Blair
  • 02 May 2017 9:09 AM
    Reply # 4796376 on 4790811

    Richard,


    Thanks for the advice I'll look into that.

  • 04 May 2017 2:20 PM
    Reply # 4814637 on 4790811
    Anonymous

    Whats going on guys,

    Well, seems like you guys have gotten some practice time in. Dovetails are looking good. Don't forget about tenons. Ive been trying to work around my therapy schedule to get in the shop. Its driving me crazy, but its for the best. Im in the middle of building a workbench. Well, getting started to build it. Just gathering all my steps and make a list. Its the only way I can ever build and finish a project. Two things for me that are crucial. Plan..Plan..Plan.., and Mis En' Place (everything in its place) I probably spend more time cleaning and organizing than I should, but when It comes to a big project, It feels nice To be organized.

  • 05 May 2017 2:45 AM
    Reply # 4815659 on 4814637
    Anonymous wrote:

    Whats going on guys,

    Well, seems like you guys have gotten some practice time in. Dovetails are looking good. Don't forget about tenons. Ive been trying to work around my therapy schedule to get in the shop. Its driving me crazy, but its for the best. Im in the middle of building a workbench. Well, getting started to build it. Just gathering all my steps and make a list. Its the only way I can ever build and finish a project. Two things for me that are crucial. Plan..Plan..Plan.., and Mis En' Place (everything in its place) I probably spend more time cleaning and organizing than I should, but when It comes to a big project, It feels nice To be organized.

    Organization is a good thing brother. For every hour you spend with organizing, and making your shop more functional, you save an average of 10 mins on every project you complete from here on out. Don't forget to perform tool maintenance as well. Get a Handblock, and some renessaince wax. Keep the rust and corrosion off your tools. I find that we don't have much problem improving our work flow, but we tend to neglect our tools themselves. Keep your blades sharp, tools lubed and rust free, and a clean shop, is a safe shop. Now all we gotta do is get Rob to keep track of his pencil(upgrade to mechanical pencils), and his wax, and we'll be smokin.
    Last modified: 05 May 2017 2:48 AM | Richard Blair
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