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Sketchup extension - FitParts for cut plans

10-09-2016 10:40 AM by Slavisa Nesic | 0 comments »

I’ve made a Sketchup extension named FitParts for generating cut plans from your drawing. Let’s say you are making a panel box just for example. First you make 6 walls and group every one of them as you go; it is nice and normal to name them, say left, right, .... Second you select these groups. Third you start my extension from Sketchup menu Extensions / FitParts / MakeCutlist. You will choose or type the size of (identical) panels you have and click the Cut button.What you will...

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DIY 90 Degree Drill Guide plus CD disc life hack for drilling perpendicular holes...

10-04-2016 02:45 PM by CrazyRussianWoodShop | 0 comments »

Hi folks! Here is a short video (2 min) how to make a drill guide. Also, you’ll might get a kick from this simple life hack: Using CD disk for drilling perpendicular holes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UhOHgKRis Happy Woodworking!

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #7: Finishing up

09-28-2016 12:26 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto] [Above] After the movable stop is on the bar, insert a piece of 1/4 in. dowel into the hole at the end of the bar. This keeps the head from sliding off. The dowel can be glued in, but if it is snug, you may want to leave it be. If left removable, the possibility is open to join two clamps together to make a longer one. [Above] Take the 1 in. x1 in. x 4 in. piece of wood and drill a 3/8 in. hole down the center about 3 in. deep. Using epoxy...

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #6: Movable stop

09-28-2016 12:14 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Cut the piece of flat steel into two lengths of 3.25 in. Use a file to blunt the edges and round the corners a bit. [Above] mark a point about 3/8 in. in from each end, centering it on the steel. Drill a 1/4 in. hole at these locations. You will want to use a center punch to give the drill bit a place to catch. The hole is easier to drill if you start with an 1/8 in. pilot hole, then go to the 1/4 in. bit. File any burs. [Above]...

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Making a fireplace bellows

09-28-2016 11:09 AM by Jim Finn | 1 comment »

Instructions for making functioning and decorative fireplace bellows: Feb. 9, 2004 (Up-dated Sept. 2016) I have made well over sixty of these. I developed this process and pattern from a carved bellows I bought in Norway in 1984. The decorative inlay process is explained in another blog of mine. Wood can be any kind that you like to use. Needed is about 30 inches of 1×8. One half-inch thick wood will also work if you can find it. I have used Oak, Cedar, Pine, Waln...

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #5: Finishing the jaw

09-28-2016 11:01 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] And here’s me forgetting to photograph steps, but it’s OK. Advance the threaded rod a few inches. Put the jaw half with the through-hole on the bar and with the rod through it. Put a washer on the rod and into the well you drilled. Glue the nut on the end of the threaded rod. Now you should have what is shwn in the top photo. 2nd photo: put the other washer in the well of he other jaw half. Apply wood glue to the inner surface of ...

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #4: The Bar

09-28-2016 10:59 AM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Now turn the bar over to expose the bottom side. Put both jaw pieces on the bar up against the head. Measure in 2 inch increments from the jaw pieces down the length of the bar. In reality one in increments is better, but it’s double the work too. Using the rat tail rasp cut half circle stops into the bar. N.B. More can be easily added after the clamp is finished. Don’t go all the way to the far end. [Above] Round ove...

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #3: The Jaw

09-28-2016 10:57 AM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Now take one of the 3 inch pieces and put it on the bar in front of the clamp head that you recently glued onto the bar. Mark the height of one of the side members of the head on the 3 inch piece. N.B. in this position the area above the head is going to be the fingers. [Above] Using the other 3 inch piece, place it in the ‘finger’ area of the one you just marked. Center it from side to side and mark where it sits. [Abov...

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Building Dave's Bar Clamp #2: The fixed head

09-28-2016 10:54 AM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

[Legebla en Esperanto] [Above] Take the 2 inch piece and measure 1 inch from one end. That end is henceforth the bottom. Mark the center between the sides and put a dimple in that spot. I used a convenient nail here. [Above] Now, using a 5/8 in. bit (or better, one just big enough for the nut,) drill a hole just deep enough for the 3/8 in. nut. You can see my hole is a little large. [Above] In the center of the shallow hole you just drilled, now drill a 3/...

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Octave Mandolin #4: Making the Rim

09-26-2016 04:48 AM by Gbluee | 0 comments »

Latest update on my Octave Mandolin build, In this part I’m Making the Rim. I will leave a link to the video… Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NngwNzVoZ1c

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