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CS1 Spaghetti Measurer

09-28-2010 09:41 PM by Div | 18 comments »

CS1 Spaghetti Measurer How do you ever know how much spaghetti to cook? Either you have to eat pasta 3 days in a row or you have to drown it in sauce to fill the plate. This handy little Spaghetti Measurer will remove the guess work. It is an easy project, suitable for woodworkers of all skill levels. The only tools required are a drill, a selection of Forstner bits, a coping saw and some sandpaper, off course. I made this one from a piece of African Rosewood, 10mm thick and arou...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #2: Smooth Flowing Drunken Checker board

09-21-2009 03:49 AM by poroskywood | 15 comments »

So having read part #1 I’ll complete the second variation of the Drunken checker board pattern. The process is basically the same except for one critical part and is as follows. Start again by taping two blanks together. This time In stead of making opposing S cuts I’ll follow the S pattern with each cut. (I get a little sloppy, but it works out OK). Follow the Part #1 procedure. CRITICAL PART! This step creates the difference between the pattern in part one ...

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free american woodworker issues

03-21-2009 01:29 AM by moshel | 18 comments »

I am probably the only one who didn’t know this, but here we go: apparently all issues of american woodworker from 1980-1999 are available for browsing for free (full content) on google books:http://books.google.com/books?id=8fYDAAAAMBAJ&dq=american+woodworker&as_brr=1&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0#all_issues_anchor

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Homebuilt CNC Router #2: Simpler, Stronger, Prettier

10-22-2007 08:30 PM by SPalm | 40 comments »

The next and final version. I needed to address some of the problems that I noticed from before. Complexity needed to be reduced. Some of the racking and shifting needed to be addressed. I wanted to remove the concept of keeping all the skate bearings so tightly pressed against the rails. And it needed a face lift. So I came up with a new (is anything new?) design. I kept the leadscrew and motor combination along with the torsion boxes. I got rid of the box below the gantry to ...

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