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Sojourn #2: Design

704 days ago by barefootromp | 3 comments »

I am currently designing a few cigar box guitars for friends and myself. I want to build my father one, he is not a musician but I know he loves it when I do art. I want to get a hold of a wooden bible, my father is a preacher and I figured I would make a series of cbg’s designed after him. I want to call them The Revelators, like the song “John the Revelator” because my father’s name is John. For my wife I want to make one that is a dulcimer style or “strumstick...

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20 Steps to a Checker Board... a beginners guide

1742 days ago by Demowen | 7 comments »

I am currently finishing an education class so that I can teach Technology Education (shop class). My last assignment was to create a project that checks for the understanding of the previous lessons. I chose to do my lessons on shop tool safety and usage so it only fits to do a project to show off those new safety skills. I know you all are experts here ;) so I thought you might enjoy picking this apart! I created a simple project that uses the majority of common shop power tools. Her...

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My woodworking education #3: Trying to make a Good Decision...

1581 days ago by azwoodman | 6 comments »

3/26/10 So I as you can read in my previous blog posts about my woodworking education, I have been seriously contemplating enrolling in a full time furniture craftsmanship program. I recently returned from a visit to Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Ca to meet with the Cabinet and Furniture technology program instructors and take a tour of their facility. I mentioned that I was about 90% sure that I would be going there this fall (August 2010). Well, I’m not at 90% any more… ...

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The Wine Rack #2: Preliminary Design

1569 days ago by Todd Clare | 10 comments »

I’ve measured the space where I’m going to put the rack, and started to want to visualize the design. I opted to fire up Google SketchUp which has been really useful for me in the past in laying things out and seeing them in 3D. This is the preliminary design only, as I still need to move things around and make sure the spacing and height and shadow lines are where I think I might want them. One of the challenges was how to make it “light” looking, and making the ...

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router plane #2: ought oh

1346 days ago by bayspt | 0 comments »

part 2 and 3 of the router plane series over at the Red Dirt Wood Shop. In this post we run into a little snag. Stay tuned to find out how we work around it.

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Flexing rod construction

112 days ago by Zeiler | 3 comments »

instead of putting tension on the arm itself, the Davinci catapult uses the flexibility of two wooden pilars called flex rods. I will used the mortise machine to create the cradle for them then I will attach them directly to the catapult.

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I'm Back!!!

778 days ago by Woodworker_Collins | 7 comments »

I have been away recently because I have been so busy on projects lately but I am going to post them right now. The projects are an end grain cutting board made for mahogany and oak, a small stool made entirely from hand tools and a new and improved chisel and screwdriver rack (at least compared to my old one) using my kreg jig i got for my birthday and a great way to store wood in a shed workshop without putting up shelves or losing floor space.

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router table fence

399 days ago by whitegoodman | 1 comment »

hey everybody im looking for ideas for a precise, true router fence and i would like to use some incra parts like rails and tracks, im looking for some thing of quality for around many 150 give or take a little, i plan on using it for precise applications like spline joints and dovetails, and any good router bit suggestions, thanks!!!

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Rockin' Ride #2: Comments and Suggestions

2018 days ago by kshipp | 0 comments »

Refers to project posted here. After my initial blog post I got some good suggestions and questions in the comments so I thought I would address those in a blog here. LesB said he thought the rear leg would need more bracing. My dad and I were discussing what we thought the weak point would be and we both also thought it would be the rear leg. I’m using the Kreg Pocket Screw system to assemble this piece and I have four screws from the leg to the seat and two screws from the cross...

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Learning to design #3: Next sketchup version - thanks DaveR!!!

1758 days ago by mtkate | 11 comments »

Dave’s suggestions from my very first post on this gave me great ideas – and simply trying to replicate what he did was a fantastic learning experience. You can click on the image to get the whole thing. I was able to play with sketchup on my commute to work back and forth yesterday, and woke up early this AM to fix some errors I made. The key to success was making groups which I wasn’t doing before. I was very pleased when all the pieces finally fit together. M...

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