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Instructions For Making A Wine Bottle Balancer.

11-04-2011 07:49 AM by Trev_Batstone | 1 comment »

Here are the instructions for making my style of the wine bottle balancer: 1. Cut pieces to size on the table saw: 3”x12” (3/4” stock). 2. Drill angle hole at 45 degrees, 3” from one end on the drill press with a 1 3/8” forstner bit. 3. Cut rounded top on band saw, jig saw, or scroll saw. 4. Round over edges on both sides of the board with a round-over bit on router table (this is optional, but it just makes for a more decorative look and...

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Optimal Cutting with minimum scrap - iPad app

11-02-2011 12:31 PM by SmartCutter | 18 comments »

I recently finished working on a cutting algorithm app for the iPad and iPhone called Smart Cutter, and wanted to share the app with every one hoping get some feedback from carpenters and wood workers. Smart Cutter finds the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper with minimum scrap. It employs a state of the art algorithm to generate the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper, wood, cloth or any other material, with minimum waste. Whether y...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #19: Arts and Crafts Items - What Sells

10-29-2011 09:23 PM by jerrells | 2 comments »

Hello to all Arts and Crafts woodworkers. but aren’t we all. I wish to pose a question that has no real answer. I currently sell arts and crafts type woodworking via word-of-mouth, friend to friend, advertising by posting pictures on Lumberjocks and Facebook (many friends know about these sites), and in a consignment store (this being just a week old). Now I must clarify that the scrollsaw is my primary tool of use in this operation. My question is what sells well for you, Of course this t...

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #6: Playing with Sketchup "Scenes" feature

10-28-2011 06:26 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

3D Perspective view: Left side view: Right side view: Kickboards view: Drawers view: Top view:

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #18: What Accessory Items are Needed or Wanted with a Scrollsaw.

10-27-2011 10:20 PM by jerrells | 1 comment »

While researching what my family might purchase me for Christmas (and I hope they do) I have compiled a list of items that scrollsawer might want. YES a lot depends on what type of scrollsawing one does but this list seems fairly comprehensive. Of course the first assumed items are a scrollsaw and LOTS of pattern sources. After that it seems to me that one might want these items (in no specific order). 1. Blade Storage Systems.a. Lots of people use the round plastic storage tubesb. I have ...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #17: ScrollSaw Accessories ?????

10-22-2011 07:43 PM by jerrells | 7 comments »

So as Christmas is just around the corner the family has askled what TOOLS I want for Christmas. Well being a scrollsawer and loving to do smaller and smaller work I am looking for suggestions on new tool toys. To go with my scrollsaw I have a complete Dremel set up and that works well. As well I have a big router table, table saw and most all the hand tools. IT would seem to me that there would be a selection of small power tools for the scrollsawer. Like a mini-band saw, mini drill press a...

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #3: Material cut sheet - Plywood for Two

10-16-2011 01:09 AM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I tried using cutlist for sketchup and it didn’t make great choices so I flattened out the sheet goods and made sure they fit onto a sheet of plywood precut to 2ft x 4ft. There is enough material to make two nightstands. Material identification: Material Sizes:

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #2: Improved material usage

10-15-2011 11:53 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

I did some changes to try and get most of the pieces for two nightstands from one sheet of Oak plywood. I have a subcompact car so I had the guy at Lowes Depot cut the wood into four pieces (2 ft x 4 ft each) with the grain running the 4 ft direction. Here’s a link to the Sketchup file . To get the material to mostly fit, I eliminated the two lower shelves. Here’s a link to the picture .

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Nightstand for CPAP Machine #1: Sketchup Model

10-15-2011 04:13 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 3 comments »

I have a CPAP machine for OSA and my nightstand doesn’t have enough room for the machine and a clock. The CPAP has to be lower than the top of the mattress for safety reasons. I also got one of those memory foam mattress pads and now my nightstand is way too low. My current nightstand has two drawers which I like. So what I want is:- Nightstand as tall as the bed- Shelf for CPAP machine- Hole in side of stand for CPAP hose- Two drawers- Back behind drawers,but no back behind CPAP (ma...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #16: Going to do the Consignment Store

10-13-2011 04:09 AM by jerrells | 2 comments »

I have been asking questions and seeking information about Consignment store opportunities both in my BLOG and through other sources. As I described I ran across a Consignment store opportunity that seems like the perfect starting point. The basic details are. 1. You lease store shelf/floor, wall space by the foot. A three foot shelf will run me about $20 per month.2. I set the selling price of all items I have in the store. I also place price tags on all items per store instructions.3. Th...

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