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Octagon Calculator in excel

12-21-2014 04:52 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Yesterday I was working on a project in ecabinets and I needed a formula that would give me the measurements that I needed to lay out an octagon. So I made a calculator in excel to help.Here is the link for the video. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Hints and Tips #3: Paint 'Pyramids'

12-18-2014 11:42 PM by Dave Rutan | 11 comments »

I can’t claim this as my original idea. I saw it somewhere sometime in the past. [EDIT] I found where I got this idea. It was in this video tip by Chad Stanton. It’s a great idea though and uses up some small scraps of plywood. You can buy paint pyramids, but I like the free option. All I did was take pieces of 1/2 inch plywood and cut them into approximately 2×2 inch squares. Then I drilled a pilot hole and made a countersink for a deck screw so they would sit le...

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Student desk #3: Please give me time!

12-16-2014 02:20 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 3 comments »

Howdy, I tried to post part 3 of this blog yesterday and ran into trouble. The wi-fi card finally gave up the ship. It had been aching to be replaced for a few months. Last night, it stopped complaining altogether. It’s HISTORY. That the second fix to this PC in 3 days. Grrr…. Oh yeah – part 3. Not a lot to share. I got the desk top sanded down to 320 yesterday. Then I rubbed in the first coat of tongue oil. Len had already warned me about the way the plywood was go...

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The Harbor Freight Experiment Series #4: Can you go wrong with HF freebies?

12-14-2014 05:02 AM by paxorion | 1 comment »

I decided to post a few (10) reviews of the usual suspect HF freebies I pick up. With an average of 2.8, I’d say you can go wrong fairly often with HF freebies. Here’s the list of reviews: 27 LED worklight/flashlight – 4 stars 3.5 inch 9 LED flashlight – 5 stars 25' tape measure – 2 stars 6 piece screwdriver set – 1 star Swivel Lens Headlamp – 1 star 6 inch magnetic parts holder – 5 stars 4 inch magnetic parts holder – 5 ...

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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #15: Inside of the box "Frisage" (parquetry)

12-11-2014 10:18 PM by Patricelejeune | 11 comments »

After almost a month away in Europe, London and France, I am back and working on the boxes again. It was really nice to go back home as I haven’t been able to do so for 4 years. It was also nice to be back, through away the jacket and sweater, an put on the flip flops. Well, regarding the boxes. When I came back I put the already cut bone leaves in green dye and while waiting to feel up the holes in the marquetry, I started working on the inside of the boxes....

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Tales of a Hack #2: Brand loyalty: The cocaine of woodworking

12-10-2014 06:57 AM by ajw1978 | 6 comments »

As I write this, I’m staring at three sets of drill/driver combination kits and my eyes hurt from scouring the web searching for reviews, pros and cons for each set. I’m torn between fleeting brand loyalty, the thought of what “might be” for me in the hobby, and the stark realization of who I am, what I do and how infrequently I do it. So, bring a writer by trade and unable to adequately convey to the CEO just how important this decision is and how difficult it will...

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Still so much to learn ... heavy duty shelf bracks

12-09-2014 06:38 PM by Sevenhorses | 0 comments »

I was well prepareddid my homework Like I learned from Fine Woodworking and YouTube I gave it my best shot. Like a pro I tell you… I feld like a real pro… In return for my efforts, I got one tied fit but also a big disappointment But after a kiss (a kind one) from the table saw they are dead-on square and so my friends, believe it or not, I can use them! Next time I will ‘undercut’use only square mortisesand maybe be a little more p...

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Format your excel formulas to inches and fractions

12-07-2014 11:52 AM by ScottM1 | 8 comments »

Have you ever had the result of a formula in excel to return something like 17.3333 then tried to format that cell to fractions up to two digits? Only to get a result of 17 1/3 when you really need it to be in 1/32, 1/16 or 1/64 increments. Well I have a solution for you. In this video I will demonstrate how you can use the MROUND function to accomplish this. So check it out and let me know what you think. Here is the link.

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Tools tools, I love toys, I mean tools #6: Thanks American Express for subsidizing my Bessey Tradesman clamps on Small Business Saturday

12-07-2014 02:23 AM by paxorion | 6 comments »

Every year (for the last 5 years), my wife and I look forward to Small Business Saturday to cash in on “free money” to spend on our hobbies. This year, the offer was for $10 back per transaction over $10, up to 3x per card number (not account, card number). So armed with all of my many AMEX cards, I went to my local Woodcraft on Small Business Saturday and executed my clamp procurement. While most people went crazy picking them clean of Jet parallel clamps, I had my eye set ...

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UPDATED How to change all of the board stock in custom layout.

12-06-2014 03:19 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Hello every one here is my latest video “UPDATED How to change all of the board stock in custom layout.”Here is the link. If you have vewid my video on how to change all of the board stock in custom layout then you realy need to check this out. eCabinets latest build eCabinets Systems 6.0 Build 15 has a new feature that will allow you to change the board stock on selected cabinets. This video will demonstrate how to use this feature in custom layout. ...

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