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Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

2200 days ago by daltxguy | 315 comments »

If you’re a fan of Sketchup for creating woodworking models, then the next obvious step is to use Sketchup to help you create cutlists and layouts. Sketchup plugin Cutlist 4.1 does just that. CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. Th...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #1: Class Description

1227 days ago by MyChipCarving | 74 comments »

Hello and welcome to the first (of many ;-) LJ Chip Carving Class.I’ll be leading you step-by-step through this class which is sure to be a lot of fun. Skill level: All levels! I will provide instruction every step of the way! Beginners are my specialty :-). Advanced chip carvers are welcome too. Who knows, you might learn something along the way. Age level: 12 years and up Tools, equipment needed: Chip carving knife (If you need a knife and order one from the My Chip Carving S...

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The EZ mitre technique

1446 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 72 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Done: Three Handsaw Refurbs

880 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 69 comments »

There are so many outstanding saw restorations on LumberJocks, I hesitate to post my first attempt. But I have a cheap saw that has the potential to be a good user, so here goes. =========== Edit #3 ===============Now a third saw, a D-8 thumbhole variety…. See blog entries in posts below.================================= ========== Edit #2 =================Okay, here’s another saw for my own type of refurb. First I drilled a ‘new’ blade to match up with a ...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #1: FINALLY- The first episode is done! You're gonna LOVE IT!

973 days ago by StumpyNubs | 63 comments »

Maybe “LOVE” is a strong word. But I’m really excited about the final version of the show, and I think most people will feel the same way. Forget about everything we experimented with before. This is all new. It’s been over a year in development, and And I’d like to think it is a pretty unique format! Here’s how it works… The show is designed to have the feel of a single camera “reality” type show. It is meant to be a glimpse into our workshop as if you were just stopping in...

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Proportions, proportions? OPINIONS please...

1327 days ago by Div | 61 comments »

This piece is not finished….I am about to make a new, thicker top. I feel that the existing top is too thin….SWMBO thinks that the existing top looks just fine…..What you think?

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I need help in deciding what to build next.

1239 days ago by GaryK | 57 comments »

I am hoping that some of you can make some suggestions on what I should make next. Whatever I make I will do a blog on how I made it. If it’s really involved, maybe a multi part blog. Well, the house is already full of furniture so I can’t make anything big unless I get rid of something. (Very hard to do since I built most of it.) Here’s what I’m looking for: 1. Something I have never made before. 2. Hopefully something unique.3. Something that will expand my ...

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MOVING MAGOO

1313 days ago by patron | 52 comments »

i have had this grizzly 20” planer(it weights 850 lbs)siting on this dirt pile for 11 yearscovered with inner tube rubberhad no place to put it till now i have a deck that is semi-coveredso i made a 3 layer 3/4” ply laminated trolley for itwith 4 swivel casters each rated to 900 lbsall steel (had to order them $100) here is where it sat on a pile of dirtthat i could back the truck up to thenand cut a ledge in the dirtand rolled the monster on 3/4” clamp pipesonto the ledg...

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SPOON, SCOOP, COFFEE or otherwise CLUB/Challenge

1339 days ago by rivergirl | 50 comments »

HEAR YE, HEAR YE!! Yes, Virginia we now have definitive proof that cavemen did enjoy scooping coffee! In fact cromagnun man (and woman) were the precursor to modern day Starbucks. In response to my recent posting of a neanderthal period coffee scoop, that was presented alongside a lovely model crafted by my L/J friend Jerry W, it was suggested that we begin an archelogical study, a challenge or showcase if you will of scoops and spoons. Because it was my shamelessly (or was it shamefacedl...

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SHOP ALONG #10: scotty, beam me down a skyhook, please

175 days ago by patron | 49 comments »

.... or even a tractor beam …. and of course he said …. ‘not now we have all the shields upand no power to spareyou are on your own’ oh wellguess i’ll see what i can do myselfthe last blog we were herei fixed the broken trussand then made 2 new ones had to wait for a block and tackle i orderedgot it finally but it had a very thin rope on itso i got some 3/8” line for itanyway here is what i did with it make a 20’ tall ‘mast’...

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