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Looking for information on designing your projects? Having difficulties reading project plans? Looking for help with computer programs such as Google’s Sketchup? Use this forum to discuss the ins and outs of project design, whether it is with paper and pencil, computer programs, or some other creative technique.

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Red Cedar Guitar

08-30-2010 04:38 AM by resonation

So I got a hold of a thick Red Cedar board which I would like to turn into a ...

4 09-01-2010 06:30 PM
View botanist's profile

Where do I put the holes for bench dogs in my workbench?

08-30-2010 07:27 PM by botanist

I’m putting some finishing touches on my workbench, but I wasn’t ...

3 08-30-2010 08:56 PM
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National Treasure Desk *Spoiler*

01-03-2008 12:47 AM by DannyBoy

I know, this seems like it would be better off in the coffee lounge or on a c...

6 08-30-2010 07:06 AM
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Round Tapered Column

08-24-2010 04:00 PM by WoodCrafter1016

I have a customer requesting a mahogany round tapered about 9’-0”...

5 08-30-2010 02:30 AM
View Mayara's profile

Web Cutlist software

08-26-2010 09:10 PM by Mayara

Hello! I’m on development of a new software for cutlists with nesting t...

10 08-30-2010 01:16 AM
View Chris's profile

Mechanical properties?

08-27-2010 12:36 AM by Chris

Hello all, I’ve been reading a couple books about furniture design, ...

5 08-28-2010 05:20 PM
View Howie's profile

templates for stringing

07-09-2010 05:29 PM by Howie

If you go to a really good fabric store they usually have a lot of different ...

1 08-28-2010 05:04 PM
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Pyramid Redwood Basket

03-26-2010 07:23 PM by Microsuffer

Hi, At one point long ago my father built hanging planters out of redwood....

1 08-28-2010 03:06 PM
View SteveMI's profile

Glass, Acrylic or ??? for display case

08-23-2010 04:59 PM by SteveMI

I have been asked to quote a display case for jewelry vendor who does weekend...

7 08-26-2010 11:23 PM
View DonJ's profile

On-Off switch for charging valet

08-17-2010 11:23 PM by DonJ

Someone built a valet for charging phones. They rewired the power strip so a...

3 08-26-2010 04:22 PM
View jpc's profile

Critique or advice to make this jig more efficient

08-25-2010 02:40 PM by jpc

I am building a bunch of drawers useing locking rabbit joinery, i built the t...

6 08-25-2010 04:46 PM
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Entertainment Center Cabinet Fan?

08-23-2010 04:12 PM by WillTheEngineer

Does anyone know of a low dB (decibel) entertainment cabinet fan? I’ve seen...

5 08-24-2010 07:34 PM
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Portable(?) Table

02-15-2010 06:33 PM by Dr_Unix

Hi all, I came across this really neat idea for a table through Yanko Desi...

1 08-24-2010 05:22 AM
View DrB's profile

Large cabnet doors

08-24-2010 02:44 AM by DrB

I have been asked to build a wall mounted projector screen for a small church...

2 08-24-2010 04:40 AM
View lizardhead's profile

segmented turning

08-19-2010 10:11 AM by lizardhead

To start a segmented bowl I first do this, sorry my pics are so big, but I...

2 08-23-2010 11:47 AM
View DonJ's profile

Yet Another SketchUp ?

08-22-2010 12:05 AM by DonJ

I’m making a box, where each side is made up of 3 pieces, stacked on ea...

2 08-22-2010 01:18 AM
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Civil War cannon carriage (Army or Naval)

08-21-2010 03:12 PM by combat2

I would like to know if anyone has building plans for a civil war cannon. It...

2 08-21-2010 03:36 PM
View Don "Dances with Wood" Butler's profile

A SketchUp Quandry

08-18-2010 09:01 PM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler


1 08-21-2010 02:04 PM
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06-15-2010 03:16 PM by SCOTSMAN

My son and his wife Russell and lucie need me to design a nice garden feature...

3 08-19-2010 08:40 AM
View AaronK's profile

request for design ideas

07-01-2010 03:38 AM by AaronK

Hi all, for my next project I’d like to make a nightstand. I’m...

6 08-19-2010 08:32 AM

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