Designing Woodworking Projects Forum

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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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Joshua Tree Wood

1616 days ago by FaTToaD

For you LumberJocks in the high desert, or any who may have answer: Has an...

1 1616 days ago
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scaling a project from apicture

1618 days ago by captjamie

I have a picture of a wine buffet that I want to build, but how do you scale ...

2 1616 days ago
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Family story time rocker

1618 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

I didn’t do this, just got it in email.

16 1617 days ago
View rizay's profile

Looking for lathe inspiration

1617 days ago by rizay

I have been searching online for ideas on toys I can make on my lathe. I hav...

1 1617 days ago
View Chase's profile

Ikea Shelf recreation

1618 days ago by Chase

Most people are probably groaning already, but here is the story. My girlfri...

5 1617 days ago
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Face Shield and Respirator

1660 days ago by rizay

I have been looking for plans on building a faceshield and respirator like th...

3 1617 days ago
View HarleySoftailDeuce's profile

Upper corner design face frame to carcass...any suggestions ??

1618 days ago by HarleySoftailDeuce

Hello my LJ friends…Well…look at my blog, and you can see where I...

6 1617 days ago
View Josh's profile

Best use/design for skinny deep drawers

1619 days ago by Josh

I’m working on building a mobile workstation, similar to ones that peop...

1 1617 days ago
View MikeInPenetanguishene's profile

How do you buy wood?

1621 days ago by MikeInPenetanguishene

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

10 1618 days ago
View bigike's profile

sketch up help!

1628 days ago by bigike

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

3 1618 days ago
View sandhill's profile

Sketch up opps

1619 days ago by sandhill

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

3 1618 days ago
View smoke's profile

tongue drum

1619 days ago by smoke

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

1 1618 days ago
View AaronK's profile

Breadboard ends - loose tenons an option?

1619 days ago by AaronK

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

14 1618 days ago
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plywood or solid wood drawers?

1619 days ago by swampjack80

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

10 1619 days ago
View dakremer's profile

HELP!! How to finish project!

1681 days ago by dakremer

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

11 1619 days ago
View Tim's profile

Pay-it-forward advice

1619 days ago by Tim

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

4 1619 days ago
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1621 days ago by bill merritt

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

5 1619 days ago
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Aspen Work Bench?

1620 days ago by JShane

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

4 1619 days ago
View naomi weiss's profile

Jefferson's bookstand--a total geekgasm

1771 days ago by naomi weiss

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

40 1620 days ago
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1728 days ago by surfNkate

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

5 1620 days ago

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