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1080 days ago

Hand woodworking tools in Hungary - 2 replies

Does anyone know where I might find woodworking tools in Hungary. I’ve come across a few websites but if there is anyone from there who might already know the best ‘secret’ places, please let me know. I am here for a week. I am especially interested in a 1 1/2” timber framing chisel but if there are some good place...

1180 days ago

Sudden surge in Sketchup Cutlist plugin interest - what's up? - 4 replies

My Cutlist plugin for sketchup, which allows you to create materials lists and an optimized material layout directly from a sketchup project has enjoyed good success since the many upgrades and the release of the latest version 4.1.1 here on LJ about 6 months ago. I track all the downloads of the plugin and it has been very steady at around 2...

1503 days ago

New book on Sketchup for Woodworking - 30 replies

New e-book by Bob Lang Woodworker's Guide to Google SketchUp 7 Digital format with 49 videos, 291 screenshots, 184 pages of step by step instructions There are some sample pages at the website $30 if purchased before July 1 with free shipping to US and Canada, $40 afterwards. A bit steep if you ask me since the material is likely to bec...

1524 days ago

Extreme Wood Bending - 6 replies

I just came across this but you may have seen it. A company called Fluted Beams out of Gig Harbor, WA is producing a manufactured clear wood product which is cold bendable! It can be used for boat building, furniture building, instruments, architecturally etc. but it can be bent by hand without applying heat and it stays pliable until the...

1560 days ago

Porta Wrap Pro - What is this? - 6 replies

Listed under forestry in our local (New Zealand) online trading site here Described as follows: professional porta wrap a must tool for dropping branches an chog [sic] from trees safely all stainless construction with 3 inch tube Does anyone know what this is, how it is used and why I would need/want one?

1633 days ago

Woodwhisperer pancake - 14 replies

1658 days ago

Looking for trailhead register plans - 10 replies

Ok, not everyone needs or wants one of these but I’ve had a request from my community to build a trailhead sign-in register for our new Mataki Willowgrove Walkway. I built a bench for this walkway a few months back in time for its opening.It was such a hit that I’ve been asked to build a register as well. I can probably work somet...

1817 days ago

Cutlist and Layout plugin for Sketchup - 335 replies

The CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. The discussion of this plugin has long live...

2472 days ago

What makes a good woodworker? - 20 replies

As I embark on my path to making woodworking more of a career and less of a hobby, I got to wondering what exactly makes a good woodworker. Is it the tools? the experience? the knowledge, the skills? is it technique and training? or is it the design skills, the mastery of the aesthetic? Is it the one who knows the most tricks, the one who can fi...


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