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Half Lap Joint

01-25-2013 10:11 AM by bigchopperoo | 3 comments »

I’m going to do a half lap with a cross cut, chisel paring, and followed through with a shoulder plane. Now if you didn’t know better, you might be thinking I’m an Olympic diver getting ready to execute a stunning high dive. But alas, I am not. I’m a woodworker, and this is a structural joint and the tools I will use to make a simple, yet strong woodworking joint. The Half Lap is a joint used to connect two intersecting pieces of wood. Each piece of wood is sawn to half its thickness. Whe...

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Cope & Stick

01-19-2013 12:27 PM by bigchopperoo | 7 comments »

Since I did a video how to fit inset doors, I thought maybe I should take a step backwards and show how to make a simple cope and stick cabinet door. Hope you enjoy the video, especially the ending.:-)

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Keep it Square

08-30-2012 10:49 AM by bigchopperoo | 4 comments »

Here’s a great tip on using up those scrap pieces of plywood. If you like this video, we have new ones every Thurdays on our youtube channel.

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Sketchup Shorts #5: Dimensioning Lumber - Virtually

03-07-2010 06:00 AM by PurpLev | 11 comments »

OK, I just updated my Dovetails plugin video, and had it relinked on my other post. since I don’t want this post to be a plug for my plugin (dope) I’m not going to link to it here, if you are so inclined, I’m sure you can find it. now that we have that out of the day, the following is the updated video, which although focuses on the simplicity and efficiency of the dovetails plugin, also carries with it some other neat capabilities of SketchUp which I use all the time ...

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A quick 2x4 chair

07-19-2009 04:04 AM by Gary Fixler | 14 comments »

On July 3rd I threw together a chair to bring to the 4th party the following day. I decided to use up some scrap 2×4s. I had no plan, no chair experience, and about 5 hours time in which to make it, so I just sort of winged-it, inventing as I went. Here’s the test-fit of the cut pieces for which I used my miter saw and band saw. It looked somewhat chair-like, at least. I used countersunk deck screws and glue. I banged pieces around in the clamps to get everything exac...

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