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Gathering Ideas #1: How to Make the Square Hinge Work

05-30-2015 09:20 PM by Jerry | 40 comments »

I recently had someone ask me why not make my hinges square since I was planing the back side of them flat. Truth is I considered it, but could not get past the problem of the hinge jamming into the box as it rotated. If you look closely at the picture below, you can see how the corner of a square hinge rotates down into the imaginary box in the picture. Anyone have any ideas?

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How to automatically add macro buttons to the cut list that eCabinets generates in excel.

05-30-2015 06:21 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Here is a cool tip on how you can automatically add macro buttons to your excel workbook that ecabinets generates when you export their cut list to excel. This can be used on any workbook. So check it out and let me know what you think.https://youtu.be/jdOmtxfIktw

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Home Made Tools and Jigs #1: Self Centering 1/2" Dowel Drilling Jig for the Invisio - Hinge

05-29-2015 08:27 PM by Jerry | 29 comments »

Made from $12.00 worth of bronze bushings and a shaft collar. The shaft collar has a set screw that holds a 1/8” drill bit in place, so you would need to use 1/8” axles for your hinge pieces. The largest bushing has an inside diameter of 1/2”. The second bushing an outside diameter of 1/2” and an inside diameter of 3/8”. The shaft collar has an outside diameter of 3/8”, takes a 1/8” drill bit, and uses an allen set screw that takes a 1/16R...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #43: Tool Tip - Simple Depth Gauge for Twist Bits

05-25-2015 11:53 AM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

Yesterday, while working on the stake sides for my Harbor Freight trailer, I found myself in a need for a depth gauge for the drill bits I was using. I didn’t think to bring out a roll of painter’s tape and I was too into my work to get one from the dungeon. A solution that worked well for me: use your marking pencil to draw a heavy line across one of the twist bit’s flukes. The line will be quite visible as the bit spins. _ I have been busy with building a trailer...

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new tool (sort of) Bench Stop

05-24-2015 03:25 PM by Lazy_K | 1 comment »

Bench stop!I have an “out door” work bench out by my garage. it stays covered with a tarp most of the time. I’ve been working against a wooden peg that frequently slips. So Yesterday I took an old RR spike I had lying around. It is almost the right shape to start with! made sure I knew where my helper was: lit a fire: and started banging on it! when I was happy with the shape of it, I put the fire out and let it cool. it neither needs or wa...

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What to do in the shop cleanup #1: Left over wood

05-09-2015 12:51 PM by marksalot2005 | 5 comments »

This morning in a great whirlpool in my brain. With my left over wood from projects. As a person that has always had a problem throwing away. Things that still have use. I just do not used them now, but may in the future. It has always been my luck as soon as I got rid of something. Within two or three weeks I wish I had that item. Todays problem is left over wood. I could use a few pointers from others that have gone thru this. At what point do you just toss out pieces when you have so ma...

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eCabinets cut list in excel part5 Add a new worksheet for your sheet stock component listings

05-08-2015 08:27 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

This is my latest video on working with eCabinets cut list in excel. In this video I will show you how you can automatically add a new worksheet and transfer all of the data from the sheet component listing to the new worksheet and more. So be sure to check it out.Here is the link.https://youtu.be/atw70ZkEuqQ

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How I sharpen a Forstner Bit

05-04-2015 07:38 PM by ww_bcn | 7 comments »

I just want to drop here a short video about how I sharpen my forstner bits. I hope it came useful for somebody. Please feel free to leave your feedback. Regards from Barcelona!

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eCabinets cut list in excel part 4.

04-25-2015 03:07 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

In this video I will show you how you can create two macros or subroutines that will look at the edge banding and inset columns to see if any edge banding or inset carvings exits. If not then it will prompt you to hide or not hide these columns.I will also show you how you can handle any errors that can pop up if the macro is executed twice. Here is the link check it outhttps://youtu.be/AIxl3pvRP0Y

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Thorsen House Cabinet #12: A little on Ebony plugs....

04-22-2015 07:30 PM by EläväPuu | 0 comments »

This Thorsen House cabinet repro is probably the third large-scale Greene & Greene project I’ve worked on in addition to numerous smaller lighting items. Common to the lot of them are masses of Ebony splines and plugs. Lots of information exists on people’s own ideas of how to pillow, round, shape, soften and relieve simple square plugs. Probably the most common that I’ve come across is William Ng’s tactic of chucking up a squared and thicknessed stick and pillo...

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