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Design Conundrum #1: Writing Desk

06-26-2014 08:37 PM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 4 comments »

So I’ve been playing around with Sketchup this afternoon and I am a bit stuck. I came across a design for a writing desk top that I really liked, but my problem is that I cannot figure out a good base for it to sit on. I came up with this design, but I am not happy with it because it doesn’t fit with my normal aesthetic. It feels a little too much on the modern side and box-y. (Dimensions: 40×20x30) Any suggestions?

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Contractor Clipboard, Why didn't you think of this!

04-15-2014 12:55 AM by CueballRosendaul | 4 comments »

If you use a clipboard on the job, you know how difficult it is to find a place to put it down while you handle the tape measure or tools you’re using. There’s never a good place to put it except to tuck it under your arm where it often gets dropped. Solve that problem by building a clipboard with a spring clamp on the back and you’ll never look for a spot to put it down again. Here's a YouTube video which shows more details.

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #11: Extra Features

02-24-2014 12:57 PM by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Extra Features In this lesson, I’ll show you some extra features found in the Pattern Wizard that are very useful.If you’ve found these lessons helpful, please share these lesson links and the Pattern Wizard download link (below) with others via email, social media, and with your LJ Buddies. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #10: Printing Your Patterns

02-24-2014 12:50 PM by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Printing Your Patterns Printing your patterns so they can be applied to the wood is an important process. I’ll show you how this is done in today’s lesson. You can print 3 patterns using your free trial. After that you will need the full version. I’d encourage you to get both the Pattern Wizard and Rapid Resizer together as the savings are substantial.Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.co...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #9: Free Form

02-20-2014 11:24 AM by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Free Form Free form patterns are very popular and create beautiful carvings. But drawing the pattern can be challenging and intimidating as many don’t feel they have the artistic ability needed to draw the pattern. I’ll show you how to overcome this obstacle by using a great feature of the Pattern Wizard. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along ...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #8: Adding Text

02-19-2014 11:56 AM by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

Note: if you are enjoying these lessons, please share this LJ link – http://lumberjocks.com/MyChipCarving/blog/39869 with your LJ buddies, email and social media friends. Thank you. Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Adding Text Carving letters and numbers on your project is a fantastic way to personalize your work. But adding the text to your pattern is not always as straightforward as the carving. Learn how to use the Pattern Wizard to add text to your patterns in th...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #7: Grids

02-18-2014 12:44 PM by MyChipCarving | 3 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Grids Carving a grid is a great way to showcase your talents. Drawing them the old-fashioned way like I did for a long time, using a t-square, ruler, and compass, is time consuming and tedious. I’ll show you how fast it is to create a grid using the Pattern Wizard in this lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll do...

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #6: Rosettes, part 3

02-17-2014 12:41 PM by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 3 Adding shading to complicated rosettes can be a huge help when it comes to knowing which part of the pattern you want to carve away or cut out. Learn how to do this in today’s lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page to find the download link.

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #5: Rosettes, part 2

02-16-2014 12:10 PM by MyChipCarving | 0 comments »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 2Learn how to create more complicated and intricate rosettes in this lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page to find the download link.

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Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs #4: Borders

02-16-2014 12:01 PM by MyChipCarving | 1 comment »

Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – BordersIn this lesson I show you how to use the Pattern Wizard to create a rectangular border. The same principles apply if you wish to create a pattern for a round object like a basswood plate.Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page a bit to find the download.

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