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Optimal Cutting with minimum scrap - iPad app

11-02-2011 12:31 PM by SmartCutter | 18 comments »

I recently finished working on a cutting algorithm app for the iPad and iPhone called Smart Cutter, and wanted to share the app with every one hoping get some feedback from carpenters and wood workers. Smart Cutter finds the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper with minimum scrap. It employs a state of the art algorithm to generate the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper, wood, cloth or any other material, with minimum waste. Whether y...

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A tool for clamping a wide variety of joints

10-19-2011 02:39 PM by davesblokkz | 8 comments »

When working on my various woodworking projects I found times that I had to glue odd joints and really didn’t have the clamps I needed. The solution to the problem was the development of a clamping block that simplified clamping these uncommon joints. The Universal Clamping Block tool will let you clamp the usual miters and and frames but will also facilitate the clamping of a great variety of other joints that occur in woodworking projects that present special clamping problems. ...

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The Ultimate Workbench as designed and used by www.paulkhomes.com

10-06-2011 06:21 PM by David LaBolle | 9 comments »

This is a non traditional workbench designed and built by a homebuilder as his work site saw table. It is a fairly simple design, yet quite sophisticated at the same time. It is very well thought out and quite useful. What makes this one special is the way he designed it to give you space to keep your tools all at hand, but not taking up space on the work surface. I have a feeling that many of the Lumber Jocks here will appreciate it and perhaps want to use it for inspiration. This is u...

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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #4: Part #4 Finishing and Final Assembly

10-04-2011 07:21 AM by scrappy | 15 comments »

Welcome Back! We will begin be going over some safety tips. First of all it is always important to know your tools and use them safely. You will be working with very small pieces of wood so, the utmost care is needed. Always use all guards and a zero clearance blade on the table saw. Always use proper eye and ear protection. If something does not seem safe, then stop! Step #4 In this section we are going to be doing our Final Sanding, Finishing and Assembly of the bracelet. ...

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quick tip. why rip a tenon, smack it with a chisel and move on

10-01-2011 05:51 PM by paoh | 3 comments »

just figured id pass on my stroke of desperate luck. i built a saw bench loosely based on christopher schwartz 5 dollar saw bench out of some leftovers of a fence project. the base is 4×4 treated posts at a 10 degree angle and 2×4 stretchers secured by half lap joints glue and nails. the top is an 8 foot 2×12 i found that was in bad shape. there was a crack through the length that i glued and crudely clamped with rope. the top is unsecured and last night i started the join...

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quick tip. why rip a tenon, smack it with a chisel and move on

10-01-2011 05:41 PM by paoh | 0 comments »

just figured id pass on my stroke of desperate luck. i built a saw bench loosely based on christopher schwartz 5 dollar saw bench out of some leftovers of a fence project. the base is 4×4 treated posts at a 10 degree angle and 2×4 stretchers secured by half lap joints glue and nails. the top is an 8 foot 2×12 i found that was in bad shape. there was a crack through the length that i glued and crudely clamped with rope. the top is unsecured and until last night i started th...

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Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy #3: Step #3 Drilling Holes and Shaping

09-25-2011 06:54 AM by scrappy | 9 comments »

Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy: Step #3 First I want to remind every one to be VERY careful! Always keep safety in mind when doing your projects. In this step we will be drilling the holes for the pins and shaping the pieces. Once you have all of your pieces cut to size ( step #1 ) and the notches cut ( step #2 ), you can get ready to drill the holes for the hinge pins. You will need:Suitable material for a hinge pin. ( in my first one I used brad nails. ) I got some wire fr...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #13: Being Productive in Scrollsaw Projects

09-23-2011 01:37 AM by jerrells | 2 comments »

As one can see, by all the projects I have posted lately, I am almost ready for my first craft show. However after all the cuttine of various projects I am wondering if the is a more productive method of scrollsaw cutting. YES, I know stack is the first and only method I know about. If you are able to stack cut three projects at the same time then I think I reach a productivity breakeven popint. However it is not possible with all of the patterns I cut. Second, the seasoned knowledge of...

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New England Wood Working Pen Making Part 1.

09-22-2011 02:38 AM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 1 comment »

Pen Making Part 1 wall Street 2 Pen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Oh2xfE84Dk Part 2 Coming Soon!

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #1: Old thread.

09-21-2011 12:31 AM by StumpyNubs | 33 comments »

For current episodes, visit Stumpynubs.com. THANKS!

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