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|548 days ago||
Sketchup and OSX Lion - 4 replies
Mac and Sketchup users… it has been reported elsewhere that OSX Lion and Sketchup dont play well together. I am using Snow Leopard and would really like to upgrade to Lion, but wont if it will cause problems with Sketchup. Does anyone know of any problems with this combination?
|1381 days ago||
Some of my tools (Ryobi belt sander, Milwaukee orbital sander, DeWalt plunge router, Bosch planer) all come with dust collection bags which generally get full very quickly, and are not effective in keeping the machine clean (or semi-clean) of dust. I figure that if I could connect them to my dust collection system (2 1/2”), they would be ...
|1643 days ago||
Landon's crib - 5 replies
As you may recall, I have posted off and on about my progress with my soon to become first grandson, Landon (oh, but that makes me feel old). I am proud to say that the crib is done and, although many errors were made, it came out pretty good. I do hope my daughter likes it… The sun… ... and the moon.
|1645 days ago||
Sketchup 7 - 3 replies
There is a new version of Sketchup available for free download. I played, ahem, worked with it for a little while this morning, and I like it. It has a lot of new features that I dont understand, but for what I do, this is very sweet. Has anyone played, ahem, tested it yet?
|1663 days ago||
Cracky slots? - 1 reply
My grandson’s crib has stretchers in the end panels into which I cut a slot to accept a panel with some insert work. The wood is 3/4” wide, about 4” tall, and the slot is 3/8” wide on the narrow side of the board. This slot leaves sides that are all of 3/16” thick, which is problematic. Cracks are developing at...
|1671 days ago||
Crib inlays - 4 replies
I am building a crib for my first grandson, Landon. As part of the design, I always wanted to include some inlays on the end panels. Here is the original design… I just finished them, and although they have mistakes a plenty, still in all, they came out pretty good for a first try. I hope Landon likes them…
|1678 days ago||
I have been needing a workbench that is big enough to assemble pieces I am working on. The first workbench I built has been getting kind of ratty, and the extension I made to it to hold the router table I bought from Rockler was spur of the moment and kinda sloppy. The FWW website has a video and plans for a pretty nice workbench, so I adapt...
|1685 days ago||
Clearing the substrate for an inlay - 2 replies
I working on finishing my grandson’s crib. The end panels are going to have an inlay like this… As you can see, there is a lot of real estate to clear out. I have been avoiding this because I am uncertain as to how to proceed. When I make space on the end panel substrate (3/8 ply with maple veneer) for the inlays, should I clea...
|1686 days ago||
Glue cleanup - 8 replies
I was just watching Ask This Old House and saw an excellent tip for glue cleanup. To demonstrate, Tommy glued the edge of one piece to the face of another, making a 90-degree angle. When he squeezed the pieces together, glue squeezed out of the joint, as expected. To clean the glue up, Tommy took a straw, forced it into the corner so that t...
|1693 days ago||
Auto detailing cart - 9 replies
A friend has asked me to build him an auto detailing cart. Does anyone have something drawn up in Sketchup?
|1702 days ago||
Leigh FMT mortise and tenon jig - 19 replies
Just saw a video in the Fine Woodworking web site in which Mario Rodriguez builds a wall cabinet. He made some mortises and tenons with the Leigh FMT, which is beyond awesome. I want one, but for $800 I wont be getting it anytime soon.
|1702 days ago||
Plywood (made in USA) - 3 replies
This may be the incorrect forum to post this, but in the past we have discussed plywood from the big box stores. I am happy to report that this weekend I bought two panels of 3/4” plywood from Home Depot with a big stamp stating that the product was from Columbia something or other, and that it was made in the USA. You could tell, too....
|1702 days ago||
Sharing sketchup projects - 3 replies
Is there a web site where users can post their sketchup projects, and get sketchup files for projects they would like to work on? BTW, does anyone know how do draw coves in the corner of a piece? I know how to do the outline, but I can’t get a coplanar surface out of it.
|1719 days ago||
Gluing veneer to plywood - 11 replies
I have never actually done this, and it shows. I am building a crib for my first grandson, and I decided to replace the slats at the head and foot of the crib with nice panels. Maybe get ambitious and do some inlay. So I got me some sequence matched maple burl veneer and 3/8 panels. Rolled glue on to the plywood in small sections to match ...
|1720 days ago||
Repairing tricks and tips - 6 replies
Does anyone have any cool tricks or tips to repair mistakes in wood? Mixing sawdust with glue and that kind of thing. Got a couple of holes that need to be covered up.
|1724 days ago||
Card scraper burnishing jig - 1 reply
I saw a podcast from woodsmith.com which described the process of putting the hook on a card scraper. In it, the guy uses this jig he made to burnish the scraper using a block of wood with a quarter-inch drill bit inserted into a ledge that was cut at an angle. The podcast mentions that a drawing to build the jig was free at woodsmith.com. ...
|1745 days ago||
Veneers for crib panels - 2 replies
I am developing a strategy for the construction of my coming grandchild’s crib. Can I inconvenience you for an opinion? I purchased plans for the heirloom crib from Rockler and plan to make a small modification. The structural members of the piece will be in cherry, and the slats in maple. However, for the end pieces I want to use bu...
|1754 days ago||
Stuff I've made - 4 replies
Sometimes the simplest jigs turn out to be most useful. Like these Xs I made with 3/4”-wide leftovers I had. Cut them into 3” pieces, cut a half-lap slot in the middle of each, and put them together. Many uses. On its back, it makes a convenient 3/4” spacer that will not tip over when I put something on them. Standing up, ...
|1761 days ago||
Planing to even thickness - 6 replies
I recently posted something about resawing with a table saw. I followed the advice that some of you kindly shared with me, and I am feeling more comfortable about using the table saw for resawing. Just to be sure that I will be playing guitar for many years, I got me the GRR gripper to push wood into the blade. I was also shopping for a thi...
|1765 days ago||
To thin kerf or not - 12 replies
I have a Bosch 4000-09 table saw that I use extensively. I am very pleased with it. One of the things I use it for is to split 3/4” boards to get 1/2” or 3/8” boards to make boxes with. This is my least favorite thing to do with the table saw, but dont have the fundage to buy a bandsaw. I am using a DeWalt 10” 60-to...