# Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'how to'

## Make a 3D Christmas Tree Puzzle on the Bandsaw

12-20-2014 06:18 AM by | 0 comments »

I have enjoyed my new bandsaw greatly. It was a great addition and there will be many more project coming off of it. This time I am making a small Christmas Tree Puzzle that is 2 levels high. The materials cost is extremely low because you can use a scrap 2×4. This project can get the kids involved or you can hog all the building fun for yourself. The approximate size of the the is 6″x3″x 1 1/2″. After a little paint it can go to the kids to give them some fun times. Click here for the vid...

## Format your excel formulas to inches and fractions

12-07-2014 11:52 AM by | 7 comments »

Have you ever had the result of a formula in excel to return something like 17.3333 then tried to format that cell to fractions up to two digits? Only to get a result of 17 1/3 when you really need it to be in 1/32, 1/16 or 1/64 increments. Well I have a solution for you. In this video I will demonstrate how you can use the MROUND function to accomplish this. So check it out and let me know what you think. Here is the link. http://youtu.be/Jfy_lglzNhA

## UPDATED How to change all of the board stock in custom layout.

12-06-2014 03:19 PM by | 0 comments »

Hello every one here is my latest video “UPDATED How to change all of the board stock in custom layout.”Here is the link. http://youtu.be/5XCQHVILwOk If you have vewid my video on how to change all of the board stock in custom layout then you realy need to check this out. eCabinets latest build eCabinets Systems 6.0 Build 15 has a new feature that will allow you to change the board stock on selected cabinets. This video will demonstrate how to use this feature in custom layout. ...

## Making a raised panel trunk in eCabinets #4: Creating a photo-realistic presentation of the trunk

11-29-2014 02:07 PM by | 0 comments »

Hello everyone. Here is my latest video. It demonstrates how I created a photo-realistic rendering of a raised panel trunk that I drew in eCabinets.Here is the link. Check it out and let me know what you think.http://youtu.be/4vqw_jMZ5eM

## The Rules of Work

11-23-2014 03:30 AM by | 2 comments »

This is just a list of rules that I have either come across or thought of for myself that I need to keep in mind at all times when (trying to) do fine woodworking. This list is mostly for my own reference, and in no way to be considered exhaustive, but rather to be added to and updated as I continue to learn. If you fine folks reading it have suggestions to add, or strongly disagree with something I have on here, feel free to leave a comment! I’m here to learn. 1. Keep grain orie...

## How to make your doors equal widths on a frameless cabinet in eCabinets

11-16-2014 01:29 AM by | 0 comments »

Have you ever drawn frameless cabinets in eCabinets that have more than 2 doors and/or openings? If you have then you have probably came across this scenario. A fellow eCabinets member asked a question on the eCabinets forum. He was trying to draw a cabinet with 3 doors and no matter what he set the reveals and or gaps to he could not get them to come out the same widths, there was always 1 door that was off. Well I have a solution. I made a simple calculator in excel that will calculate ...

## How to customize pulls from eCabinets Hardware pulls Library

11-08-2014 04:36 PM by | 0 comments »

Hello everyone Here is a quick tip on how you can modify the pulls in the Hardware pulls library that eCabinets has available. Today I came across a situation where I need a pull for some lid supports on a secretary stile desk that I am drawing. The pull that I need is ½ inches in diameter. The pulls that eCabinets has in the hardware pulls library were too large for my application. I would like to show you how you can change the sizes and save them so that they can be applied to your d...

## Exporting Shetchup Models into eCabinets.

10-26-2014 04:46 PM by | 0 comments »

Hello everyone. Today I would like to share with you my latest video. This tutorial will demonstrate how to prepare a model that was drawn in Sketchup and convert it to a STL file. I will also demonstrate how to load it into the display part editor in eCabinets and apply the textures to the different components. Here is the link Check it out and let me know what you think http://youtu.be/zURS2HMtkmE Here are some videos that you might want to check out that will help you speed up plac...

## Making a raised panel trunk in eCabinets #3: Creating the profile cutters and checking out how this thing resizes.

10-22-2014 09:47 PM by | 0 comments »

Hello everyone. Here is the second video on how to draw a raised panel trunk in ecabinets. In this video I will show you how to name the stretchers to aide in organizing the parts plus I will show you how to use the shape manager to draw the cutters for the raised panels as well as the rails and stiles and the moldings. We will also be resizing the trunk to make sure that everything works properly. Then we will apply these cutters to the parts so check it out and let me know what you think.ht...

## Making a raised panel trunk in eCabinets #2: Using stretchers to create the raised panel components

10-13-2014 10:49 AM by | 0 comments »

Hello everyone. Today I have the first video on how to draw a raised panel trunk in ecabinets. In this video I will take you step by step in installing the stretchers that will be the rails and stiles as well as the raised panels for the trunk. Check it out and let me know what you think. Raised Panel trunk part1http://youtu.be/1APWzj5kZnc

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