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Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

07-03-2008 02:37 PM by daltxguy | 317 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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"Art Box" Tutorial #13: Finishing

05-25-2009 10:23 PM by Andy | 178 comments »

The tutorial is under construction.

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I Finally Did It, Cut Off The End Of A Finger

12-22-2009 03:46 PM by jockmike2 | 96 comments »

Yes I was careless and in a hurry and had been up since 2:30am and had just taken the guard off two days ago to rip some 3” stock and failed to put it back on the tablesaw.. I was pushing through a piece of Purpleheart and reached over the piece to pull it on through and it pulled my right hand into the blade. I lost the end of my right ring finger, and it took a good bite out of my middle finger. It”s about 8:30am and my wife is trying to get hold of a hand surgeon because It als...

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Presenting: The Galoot Index (GI)!

11-28-2011 07:28 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 92 comments »

SPECSTimeframe: Nov 2011Wood Used: None. This is a concept.Galoot Index (GI): That’s the point of this post, namely, identifying a consistent set of indicators that reflect degree of handtool use in a project on LJs.Cost: $0 NARRATIVEI’ve done a number of project postings on LJs and included a fictional, totally subjective numeric index meant to reflect my use of handtools vs. stationary routers, tablesaw jigs, etc. With the posting of my Six Board Chest (27 Nov 2011) came a few requests f...

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"Palm Box" tutorial

12-08-2010 07:30 AM by Andy | 88 comments »

I am very sorry that the tutorial is still down. I lost all the pictures and just have moved on to other things. But the good news is that others have come to the rescue with their own tutorials and are just as good…even better than mine.Here is one by Scott http://lumberjocks.com/projects/58221Andy

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

11-12-2011 01:08 AM 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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Thicknessing drum sander - shop made

02-25-2008 11:09 PM by YorkshireStewart | 59 comments »

I’ve had a fancy for a thicknessing sander but a 10-20 inch model costs the equivalent of $1000 US over here and there’s no way I can justify that sort of spending so I looked into making one of my own. There’s no shortage of help to be had on the world-wide-web. The links I found useful include: Dominic’s Woodshop Kawika Ukulele Sander Ray Lanham Woodcentral Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Mother earth The Woodshop Art Herrick Luthiers’ Friend Nick’s drum S...

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preparing wood #1: MILLING 101 , a TUTORIAL

03-08-2010 12:49 AM by patron | 58 comments »

here is the process called ’ milling ’ .i was asked to explain this in a PM , and did so ,but the written explanation was to confusing ,so i did this and took pictures and wrote this explanation .it was so well recieved , i was asked to share it with others , that may have questions too , but might feel ’ dumb ’ asking ,( there are no dumb questions ) , especially here on LJ’s so here goes .milling is taking rough or twisted/warped lumber and making straight and ...

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My 78th BIRTHDAY, 2/19/2010

02-19-2010 02:17 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 56 comments »

Boy! do the years fly by when you get to this stage of life. I can’t complain, because “LIFE IS GOOD”.

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tutorial #1: RIBBONS ANYONE ?

07-15-2012 03:59 AM by patron | 55 comments »

i been back to the shop more recentlymaking some giftsand in the process of making some accents for themthought you might like to know how to do it this is the ready parts to be used for thatand how i made them i start by selecting the woods that have some contrast to each otherand are different than the background they will be inall the same size and with double tape on both ends(make them wider and thicker than the finished partor the processes will eat up your wood) laying them on...

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