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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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View MikeInPenetanguishene's profile

How do you buy wood?

1608 days ago by MikeInPenetanguishene

ie. how do you decide what wood to use for a project, then how do you find it...

10 1604 days ago
View bigike's profile

sketch up help!

1615 days ago by bigike

Is there anyone who can help with a sketch of a new shop sighn to go with the...

3 1605 days ago
View sandhill's profile

Sketch up opps

1605 days ago by sandhill

OK I don’t even pretend to be able to do anything in sketch up, here is...

3 1605 days ago
View smoke's profile

tongue drum

1605 days ago by smoke

I am going to try to make my own tongue drum. I have the WOOD magazine plan ...

1 1605 days ago
View AaronK's profile

Breadboard ends - loose tenons an option?

1606 days ago by AaronK

I’m planning on doing breadboard ends for the top of a blanket chest. T...

14 1605 days ago
View swampjack80's profile

plywood or solid wood drawers?

1606 days ago by swampjack80

I’m working on plans for a bedroom dresser and chest-of-drawers. Would ...

10 1605 days ago
View dakremer's profile (online now)

HELP!! How to finish project!

1667 days ago by dakremer

Hi Lumber Jocks, I am a beginner wood worker. While I have been buildin...

11 1606 days ago
View Tim's profile

Pay-it-forward advice

1606 days ago by Tim

Short story: 3 yrs ago, I moved back to the town I grew up in. Last winter, I...

4 1606 days ago
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1608 days ago by bill merritt

Can anyone tell me how to protect the end grain from turning dark when staini...

5 1606 days ago
View JShane's profile

Aspen Work Bench?

1607 days ago by JShane

I am starting to design a work bench and am trying to choose material. I live...

4 1606 days ago
View naomi weiss's profile

Jefferson's bookstand--a total geekgasm

1758 days ago by naomi weiss

Hi everyone. I have seen Roy Underhill build this, but he didn’t give d...

40 1606 days ago
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1715 days ago by surfNkate

Hey Everyone!! I am a college student who is making a wooden surfboard for...

5 1606 days ago
View davecohn's profile

need plan for dining table that expands from the ends

1608 days ago by davecohn

I want to buy an awesome slab of wood and make a dining room table out of it....

5 1606 days ago
View Douglas Krueger's profile

Bed Rail Connectors

1608 days ago by Douglas Krueger

I am about to venture into a new project of building our new son a heirloom b...

3 1607 days ago
View mnorusis's profile

brass rod for wodden plane pin

1620 days ago by mnorusis

I’m working my way towards making my first wooden hand plane. For th...

4 1607 days ago
View JJohnston's profile

Building a teeter totter

1608 days ago by JJohnston

My 4 year old niece wants me to build her a teeter totter. Does anybody have ...

4 1607 days ago
View MikeInPenetanguishene's profile

Breadboard ends

1608 days ago by MikeInPenetanguishene

I’m trying to find some information on breadboard jointing. What’...

3 1607 days ago
View Ryanf's profile

Need Help with wife project

1609 days ago by Ryanf

Hello I am new to this website and woodworking. My father has been making woo...

9 1608 days ago
View arteest's profile

Looking for rotating casters how-to from Wood mag #178 outfeed table article

1608 days ago by arteest

Hi folks, Does anyone have a reference on how the casters operate on the o...

1 1608 days ago
View irishcolleen's profile

Advice on joinery for benchtop

1625 days ago by irishcolleen

I would appreciate any suggestions on how I should join the pieces of the ent...

8 1608 days ago

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