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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 Kaleb the Swede's profile

How far into the planning process do you go?

01-08-2013 10:30 AM by Kaleb the Swede

Hi I’m completely new to woodworking. I never took shop in high school...

38 01-10-2013 03:12 AM
View Alphonse's profile

Ideas for side table for an outside grill?

12-25-2012 06:06 PM by Alphonse

I am looking for some ideas for a side table to put adjacent to my grill. T...

1 01-09-2013 07:05 PM
View john2005's profile

how strong are endgrain cutting boards?

01-05-2013 10:02 PM by john2005

So I am gearing up to build my first endgrain cutting board. I is to replace...

17 01-08-2013 09:21 PM
View flybyya23's profile

First serious project: corner shelf, open sides and back

01-02-2013 10:39 AM by flybyya23

I am just starting this project and have created a rough sketch. I wanted to...

11 01-08-2013 04:43 AM
View bues0022's profile

Maloof rocker leg joint question

04-11-2011 07:09 PM by bues0022

I’m reading through my Hal Taylor book, and the portion of the text dis...

2 01-08-2013 12:22 AM
View Manitario's profile

Bench length without sagging

01-07-2013 07:46 PM by Manitario

Hey all, I’m building a bench out of a slab of elm to compliment a el...

9 01-07-2013 09:54 PM
View toddbeaulieu's profile

Need help designing workbench drawer cabinet from hardwood

12-27-2012 12:52 PM by toddbeaulieu

As with everything I attempt, I spend the first few weeks struggling with des...

10 01-07-2013 08:58 PM
View Dan'um Style's profile

idea for a cutting board pattern - Penrose

01-05-2013 02:33 AM by Dan'um Style

how to calculate link its on a blog so it could be on page 4 or 5 etc...

10 01-07-2013 07:13 PM
View JoeinGa's profile

Feet on cutting boards ?

01-05-2013 03:35 PM by JoeinGa

I’ve been making (and giving away) cutting boards for almost 3 years no...

16 01-07-2013 01:34 AM
View 1thumb's profile

How to cut these angles?

01-04-2013 01:01 AM by 1thumb

Prelim talks on fabricating something similar to this music producers des...

4 01-06-2013 08:28 PM
View SCOTSMAN's profile

wooden trucks, cars,machinery,etc

01-04-2013 07:45 PM by SCOTSMAN

I have just made before Christmas a toy pick up truck about 20 inches long an...

4 01-05-2013 07:21 PM
View BigBrownLog's profile

3' wide staircase drawer with center horse

03-12-2012 07:25 PM by BigBrownLog

Hi everyone this is my first post here. I have a staircase and I would lik...

9 01-05-2013 10:04 AM
View Ben's profile

drawer side species - contrasting front?

01-02-2013 11:20 PM by Ben

Hi All. Getting very close to making my first kitchen drawer with hand cut...

2 01-02-2013 11:26 PM
View jackthelab's profile

Cabinets - Alternative Materials

01-02-2013 01:57 AM by jackthelab! I wonder if anyon...

1 01-02-2013 02:24 AM
View justbeginning's profile

Table Design with Walnut

01-02-2013 12:00 AM by justbeginning

I am a beginner to woodworking and would like some advice. I have some walnu...

3 01-02-2013 01:14 AM
View kizerpea's profile

trestle table

12-30-2012 01:37 PM by kizerpea

Has anyone built a trestle table like roy underhill? the wood wright? huntin...

1 01-01-2013 08:01 PM
View RonPeters's profile

Pivot Door Slides

01-01-2013 03:08 AM by RonPeters

Happy New Year! I’m looking for any suggestions with regards to armo...

1 01-01-2013 12:26 PM
View JoshuaJCox's profile

Need help using a plunge router on a small piece.

12-30-2012 04:49 AM by JoshuaJCox

My fellow lumberjocks, I’m coming to you because you’ve never fa...

4 01-01-2013 05:32 AM
View jjmill1980's profile

How would you....?

12-10-2012 12:43 AM by jjmill1980

I am looking into the possibility of making a stand for a hanging cradle/bass...

27 12-31-2012 06:27 AM
View lundy's profile

barn bookcase

12-29-2012 08:20 PM by lundy

I,m looking for a plan for a barn bookcase like the one posted by kansas

2 12-31-2012 04:19 AM

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