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Murphy Bed #1: Building a Murphy Bed from scratch

07-10-2013 10:57 PM by Jim Jakosh | 20 comments »

We need a Murphy bed next winter in Arizona and I did not want to buy the hardware. That takes all the fun out of designing it yourself and costs $360. So I looked at a lot of bed designs and settled on one that used HD pivots, gas springs for counterbalance and a swing out leg support rather than the fold down kind.The parameters were a twin mattress (7×39 x 75), had to flip long ways and enough room inside for making the bed. Then I had to decide on the pivot points, the foot pivot ce...

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Shop Made Router Lift and Table

11-16-2010 06:32 AM by DaveTPilot | 21 comments »

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Routed Sign Making #1: Routed 'Sign Making Class'

12-13-2011 04:51 AM by 3DBMe | 13 comments »

We’re going to use a Dremel router to make a sign with recessed lettering. I suggest barnwood because of the contrast between the weathered surface texture and ‘fresh cut’ letters. I also have enhanced the letters by burning (pyrography) the edges of the letters for increased readability. Of course you can scale up to larger routers if you chose. Stock: Barnwood 2”x10”x24” Suggested material and dimensions Safety: Goggles, F...

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Making an inlay jewelry box

11-10-2012 09:38 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 12 comments »

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware sent me over some Vertex Satin Nickel Solid extruded hardware to try out in this weeks Inlay Jewelry box video. I made the jewelry box from Walnut and it features some Pecan and Mahogany inlay. The box has 3 drawers plus the main compartment under the lid. Here is a look at the box along with the videos of the build.

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Using a router to make the "Lazy Larry" #1: Making the "Lazy Larry" using a router and router jig.

06-19-2009 02:14 AM by Ampeater | 8 comments »

Degoose showed us how to make the jig that uses a bandsaw to make the spiral sections of his “Lazy Larry”. Well I made the jig, but my old small bandsaw just wasn’t up to the task. I wasn’t about to quit, so I decided to try to make a jig that I could use with my router. It took me awhile to figure it out (using Sketchup), but once I did, it was rather easy to make the jig. Here is how to make the jig. Picture 1. 1. Cut a 3/4” thick piece of MDF ...

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Simple Router Circle Cutting Jig

01-11-2012 10:37 PM by Brian024 | 5 comments »

Here is a video of a router circle cutting jig that I made when I needed a way to cut circles out accurately and fast.

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Evolution of my router planer #4: Version 1.2a

10-21-2010 06:01 PM by TZH | 4 comments »

Version 1.2a At this point I decided to get more “radical” in my design approach. I removed two of the cross rails (found out through experience that I didn’t need them anyway). Then I took the corner poles out of the flanges and put a “sleeve” on the side of my table for the corner poles to slide into (see photo below). Electrical conduit clamps work great for attaching the sleeves. This design also allowed me to adjust the height of the router sled in...

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Home Depot Power Tool Sale!

09-03-2009 11:45 PM by Ryan Brown | 8 comments »

Great deal at Home Depot! If you are thinking of getting something like the DeWalt DW735 13” planer or any other expensive power tools, now is the time! All power tool accessories are also included! http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=PM_TH_Ultimate_Power_Deal&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

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New experiences #2: Cutting curves with a router

10-01-2010 12:26 AM by albachippie | 1 comment »

For the project I am currently working on, I required a perfect curve for the front of a desk and for two shelves. Because the top material is Melamine Faced Chipboard, I decided to strengthen this by using construction grade ply. This gave me a good practice material to get the curve right, before cutting the MFC, which is 3 times the price of ply! Although I own two routers, I have never really used them to cut. I was looking through Fine Woodworking website and came across a build off vide...

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Loose Tenon Mortising Jig #1: Video

03-15-2010 02:51 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 18 comments »

This is a video on how to set up and use the Loose Tenon and Mortise Jig I developed over the past few weeks. It is in three pieces. Part One Part Two Part Three I made two project entries: First One - pre-tested and the Second One - post-tested

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