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How to make your doors equal widths on a frameless cabinet in eCabinets

11-16-2014 01:29 AM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Have you ever drawn frameless cabinets in eCabinets that have more than 2 doors and/or openings? If you have then you have probably came across this scenario. A fellow eCabinets member asked a question on the eCabinets forum. He was trying to draw a cabinet with 3 doors and no matter what he set the reveals and or gaps to he could not get them to come out the same widths, there was always 1 door that was off. Well I have a solution. I made a simple calculator in excel that will calculate ...

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Hints and Tips #2: Let Your Jigsaw Blow the Dust!

11-15-2014 10:58 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

[Above] Behold a common jigsaw. This is actually MY jigsaw. I have 3, but one was my Dad’s, one I got from a friend. None of them are the good kind with a bearing supporting the back of the blade, but that’s OK. It works. I sometimes grab it for down and dirty work. What annoyed me was the way the sawdust would always obscure any line I was trying to follow. This meant that I’d have to play the Big Bad Wolf and keep blowing the dust away from the blade. Then I got an ...

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Ceiling Hung, Folding Sheet Storage Rack #5: Got the Ceiling Connection on the Hinge Side Completed

11-10-2014 02:06 AM by Dirk Van Essendelft | 2 comments »

I finally past that stinking kidney stone. I was out of work for 2 weeks because of this thing. I passed it Friday afternoon, so now I feel pretty normal now. It just aches now, the pain is manageable. I imagine that it will take a few more days to feel completely better. Anyhow, after 2 weeks off, I was able to get in the shop today and do a bit of work. (Admittedly, I tried while I was off work because I was bored out of my mind, but I could only stand for about 20 minutes, so that ...

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How to customize pulls from eCabinets Hardware pulls Library

11-08-2014 04:36 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Hello everyone Here is a quick tip on how you can modify the pulls in the Hardware pulls library that eCabinets has available. Today I came across a situation where I need a pull for some lid supports on a secretary stile desk that I am drawing. The pull that I need is ½ inches in diameter. The pulls that eCabinets has in the hardware pulls library were too large for my application. I would like to show you how you can change the sizes and save them so that they can be applied to your d...

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Dave's Workshop #5: ZCI for My Benchtop Tablesaw

11-03-2014 10:01 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Because my table saw has one of those thin metal blade inserts, I’ve been thinking for quite a while how to make a zero clearance insert for my saw. I cut quite a few small or thin items and often, as might be expected, the thin cuttings fall down the slot between the insert and the blade. Only once did this actually result in something a bit startling, but I wanted to remedy the situation in any case. At one time, I tried making a ZCI by dadoeing around a hunk of wood so that ...

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Dave's Workshop #4: Drills-Keeping Things More at Hand

10-30-2014 09:20 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Above: A while ago I built this stand for my drill press. It’s got a deep drawer and two shelves behind double doors. It got really tiring having to open the doors, bend over, and reach in to grab either my electric (corded drill,) or my handy hand drill. So today I put a thought into action. I looked up drill holders and found this really basic design to keep things at hand. Above: A simple chunk of 2×4 with two holes drilled into it and a little cutting and I got thi...

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Ceiling Hung, Folding Sheet Storage Rack #4: Got the Storage Rack Ready to be Hung from the Ceiling

10-29-2014 02:21 AM by Dirk Van Essendelft | 4 comments »

I have been waiting for parts to actually do the hanging, but over the last couple weeks, I got the frame ready and had time to get the video update put together. Check it out:

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Long Sweet Acacia ChopStickin's #1: Carved stage

10-28-2014 04:00 AM by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

From Top to Bottom: Reed Diffuser (made in China) – where else(qty 3) hand-carved Long Sweet Acacia ChopStickin’sOnly reason I chose to show the “man-made” one was to show how close I could come to achieving a strait result. I cut the in this case small limbs of the Acacia tree, I scraped the bark off, the tape the stick to a “strait stick” I know there are a few “kinks” in them but that is what makes this project more changeling, in time I h...

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How To Load A Bobcat Mexican Style

10-24-2014 09:21 PM by Grumpy | 6 comments »

This Bobcat driver must have practised and practised. I bet there a few OH&S issues with this one..https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10202588186977854&fref=nf .Thanks Andy for this one.

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French Cleat VS Peg Board

10-23-2014 07:55 PM by bdatkinson | 9 comments »

I am about to redo part of my work shop. I currently have a pegboard system for hanging my tools. Ive seen alot of things showing that some people like using French Cleat systems. Has anyone used that type of system and recommend French Cleats? Anybody like one of the other?

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