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Butcher Block Island

08-02-2016 12:32 PM by JDCrae

Hey all! I am about to get started on my Butcher Block Island, but realize...

11 08-05-2016 10:32 PM
View shwoodnt's profile

Install drawer pulls before or after putting fronts on the stack of drawers?

07-23-2016 09:02 PM by shwoodnt

The bubble isn’t perfectly between the lines for three drawer banks I&#...

7 08-03-2016 09:36 PM
View cowboyj's profile

Endcaps on a laminated workbench top?

09-09-2011 06:12 AM by cowboyj

Hi LJers, I’m planning to build up the top for my workbench by gluin...

6 08-03-2016 03:45 PM
View craftedbyadam's profile

6" thick slab of hickory for table legs. Need advice pls

08-02-2016 02:36 AM by craftedbyadam

Having trouble with loading pics at the moment so I’ll get the pics of ...

14 08-03-2016 01:31 PM
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08-02-2016 12:52 PM by rbm328

i have available to me, an almost unlimited supply of 2×6x8’ rough...

4 08-02-2016 07:45 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Need help on drawer design

07-31-2016 03:26 AM by Joel_B

I am making some drawers for the nightstand I built.I have the sides and fron...

5 08-02-2016 04:47 AM
View TDW's profile

grandfather clock plans

08-01-2016 05:57 PM by TDW

anyone know of avaiable plans for a really nice grandfather clock. My fiftie...

1 08-01-2016 06:16 PM
View bdresch's profile

New jambs for old doors

08-01-2016 02:53 AM by bdresch

I’ve got a stack of 100+ year old interior maple doors that I plan to s...

1 08-01-2016 01:31 PM
View pdxrealtor's profile

How to make a drip edge

07-31-2016 08:02 PM by pdxrealtor

I need to make a drip edge out of wood. I’m thinking a router bit would...

7 07-31-2016 11:08 PM
View jwmalone's profile

Dovetails 1/4 or 1/2

07-26-2016 06:58 PM by jwmalone

Hello guys/gals, My next project will have several drawers, a couple 7 inches...

2 07-31-2016 07:06 PM
View skogie1's profile

End grain cutting boards. Comments and ideas?

07-26-2016 05:23 AM by skogie1

I’m going to do some end grain cutting boards for christmas presents. ...

19 07-28-2016 05:31 PM
View walkerbait's profile

Help designing my planter box

07-26-2016 03:55 AM by walkerbait

Hey all, First off, I have basically zero woodworking experience. Well non...

2 07-28-2016 04:30 AM
View hackery's profile

SketchUp Cut / Parts List Solution

07-26-2016 09:01 PM by hackery

Hello I am brand new to SketchUp but as a web & graphic designer by tr...

6 07-27-2016 08:58 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Baby Crib design

07-26-2016 11:50 AM by Gixxerjoe04

So I’ve got roughly 2 months to build a crib for my first kid, excited ...

12 07-27-2016 02:09 PM
View MT_Stringer's profile

Clear pine for serving board - Your thoughts?

07-25-2016 11:31 PM by MT_Stringer

I found a piece of 1×6 clear pine at our local Habitat ReStore. I am con...

5 07-27-2016 03:34 AM
View skogie1's profile

My First Woodworking Bench!

07-26-2016 05:15 AM by skogie1

Well, it’s really my second bench but my first was such an piece of cra...

3 07-26-2016 11:15 AM
View Andrewst's profile

Cut list program

07-25-2016 02:15 AM by Andrewst

Hello,I am looking for a program that I can enter a cut list and it tells me ...

7 07-25-2016 08:44 PM
View drako18's profile

help!! ironwood table

07-23-2016 02:12 PM by drako18

Hello I am new to this site an I hope I can get help I need for this project....

10 07-24-2016 09:08 PM
View IdahoEv's profile

Inlay advice needed for existing table

07-23-2016 02:29 AM by IdahoEv

I’m thinking about adding some inlay to an old Ikea table, make it a li...

2 07-23-2016 04:58 PM
View Spoolfool's profile

Plans for Coats and Clark thread spool case

07-22-2016 04:04 PM by Spoolfool

I’m looking for plans to make a reproduction Coats and Clark thread spo...

2 07-22-2016 06:58 PM

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