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Princess Daybed for Daughter #3: Stock prep and mortising

07-10-2018 12:24 PM by JohnMcClure | 0 comments »

I picked up two douglas fir 4×4s and two SYP 2×10s. One of those 2×10s contained three bottom rails (long back rail, two short side rails). The front rail is going to be thinner, 3/4”, to minimize shin-smashing risk; so it should be hardwood.How about this, from the pile under the tarp?You’ll see.Once that’s planed down and the rotten section trimmed out, it looks like this:Now I have a stack of boards cut to rough length, a bit overlong. It’s not the wh...

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Princess Daybed for Daughter #2: Drafting my plans - taking shape!

07-03-2018 03:47 PM by JohnMcClure | 8 comments »

Moving right along: I’ve drawn my vision in AutoCAD. I made a lot of snap judgments about dimensions and proportions, which may need to be revised. I chose an overall height of 48”, which may be too high. Mattress height of 20”, with 12.25” clearance underneath – I think that’s about right. 3×3 (actual) post size. 4” wide and 1.5” thick for the bottom rails, except the front rail which will be only 0.75” thick (less li...

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Jewelry box plans

03-05-2018 03:08 PM by Nomis | 3 comments »

Looking for a jewelry box plan—preferably for the image below, but certainly would take similar. In general, where’s a great source for plans? Not having luck finding what I’m looking for—have tried many sources includes plansnow, woodcraft, fine woodworking, rockler Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you

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New Shop Build #1: In the beginning, there was nothing...

02-27-2018 06:39 PM by Bikerdan | 9 comments »

I am building a shop!!! I’m so excited to have this experience. I know it might be hard, there will be issues, it will be time consuming, but the rewards are many! I hope to put this experience in a blog format here to document my experience and hopefully help those of you with questions and that might be thinking about taking on their own project like this. In this entry, I just want to introduce myself and give a brief description of my project. I am an amateur wood worker an...

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Desk Chairs #1: Have a seat and let me tell you a story

12-10-2017 01:53 PM by EarlS | 3 comments »

Chair – a seat with a back on which one person sits, typically having four legs. Since Adam and Eve wandered around the Garden of Eden, humans have needed something to sit on other than the ground. To my mind, chairs evolved from rocks, logs, stumps, or whatever happened to be available into something with legs and a seat that was more functional, a stool. From there, some bright person discovered that the back legs could be lengthened and the chair was born. Everything since then...

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Taliesin Desk Build - How's and Why's #2: Part #2: Decisions, Decisions, and more Decisions

07-20-2016 02:24 AM by EarlS | 1 comment »

Great, now I know what I want to build AND I think it will be compatible with the style of other furnishings in the room. I have a picture, provided by Captain Skully, since I forgot to post one. Many thanks!! Before I go any further, I must give credit to Kevin Rodel for his design. I wish I could afford to buy his works, they are amazing. Thank you for providing the rest of us with such inspirational pieces to imitate. If this turns out well I might try reproducing the Glasgow desk...

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Router Table Build #6: Final Cabinet Build and Table Top Attachment

07-17-2016 04:54 PM by bkseitz | 1 comment »

The router cabinet is not complete, but I’m getting close. With the table top installed it is now functional. Here’s where I left off the other dayThe main carcass assembled, so my assembly bench is now free for other projects—specifically 3rd cabinet for entertainment center. Table Top PlacementI have a two inch overhang in the front for clamping if needed. I had originally considered pushing the top back 10” and adding a sliding table. However with a coping s...

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How to Make a Ball-Jointed Doll in Wood

10-27-2015 06:37 PM by Donna Menke | 5 comments »

At long last, my latest booklet, How to Make a Ball-Jointed Doll in Wood, is finished and available. After a year of trials and errors I have made a darn good set of plans and instructions for my 7” ball-jointed doll. The booklet is 48 pages long- more a mini-book than a booklet- and has 120 full-color step-by-step photos as well as 6 pages with full-sized plans and assembly diagrams. Go to my web site to order your download: www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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The "Shed" #4: Plans are meant to be changed

10-15-2015 11:59 PM by Ty Sullivan | 0 comments »

There is what we want to do and what happens and lastly what happens to us and in the case of my shed workshop it has thoroughly had all plans halted in the most direct of ways. With a pretty straight lined change in my personal life I have been unable to make any progress on the shed since December of 2014 and it is looking as though my shed shop will be altered into a plain ole’ shed. Over the next few months, leading into winter, my life will again be changing as it has been throug...

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Expanding Desk Draw Dividers (Free Plans)

02-22-2015 05:03 PM by AlexHarris | 5 comments »

Making a simple set of expanding desk draw dividers, to fit the size of almost any draw, out of reclaimed plywood and pine. Check out the video to see how these were made! Free plans available for this project on my website: Go to site Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/thiswoodwork Visit Website: http://thiswoodwork.com/ Like my Facebook page: https://facebook.com/thiswoodwork Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWoodwork View on YouTube

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