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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 PaulfromVictor's profile

Would you use this wood ?

02-19-2010 11:32 PM by PaulfromVictor

This is some wood that I picked up a few years ago at a very low price. I am...

6 02-20-2010 01:24 AM
View westside's profile

want to build shop cabinets...

02-18-2010 05:10 PM by westside

I want to build some shop cabinets for my workshop, I hate those metal shelf&...

15 02-19-2010 09:45 PM
View BGerrits's profile

Tips for making table saw bigger?

01-28-2010 04:10 AM by BGerrits

I have just started to get into woodworking and I have been given my late gra...

14 02-19-2010 04:52 PM
View FaTToaD's profile

Joshua Tree Wood

02-19-2010 05:47 AM by FaTToaD

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

1 02-19-2010 11:39 AM
View captjamie's profile

scaling a project from apicture

02-18-2010 02:06 AM by captjamie

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

2 02-19-2010 06:49 AM
View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

Family story time rocker

02-17-2010 06:31 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

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

16 02-19-2010 03:29 AM
View rizay's profile

Looking for lathe inspiration

02-18-2010 12:43 PM by rizay

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

1 02-18-2010 03:21 PM
View Chase's profile

Ikea Shelf recreation

02-17-2010 11:12 PM by Chase

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

5 02-18-2010 02:48 PM
View rizay's profile

Face Shield and Respirator

01-06-2010 11:11 PM by rizay

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

3 02-18-2010 01:15 PM
View HarleySoftailDeuce's profile

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

02-17-2010 08:33 PM by HarleySoftailDeuce

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

6 02-18-2010 08:36 AM
View Josh's profile

Best use/design for skinny deep drawers

02-16-2010 07:20 PM by Josh

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

1 02-18-2010 04:37 AM
View MikeInPenetanguishene's profile

How do you buy wood?

02-14-2010 06:36 AM by MikeInPenetanguishene

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

10 02-18-2010 02:20 AM
View bigike's profile

sketch up help!

02-07-2010 07:49 PM by bigike

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

3 02-17-2010 07:49 PM
View sandhill's profile

Sketch up opps

02-17-2010 12:58 AM by sandhill

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

3 02-17-2010 06:33 PM
View smoke's profile

tongue drum

02-17-2010 01:43 AM by smoke

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

1 02-17-2010 04:28 PM
View AaronK's profile

Breadboard ends - loose tenons an option?

02-16-2010 05:11 AM by AaronK

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

14 02-17-2010 05:32 AM
View swampjack80's profile

plywood or solid wood drawers?

02-16-2010 07:30 AM by swampjack80

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

10 02-17-2010 04:18 AM
View dakremer's profile

HELP!! How to finish project!

12-16-2009 11:21 PM by dakremer

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

11 02-16-2010 09:45 PM
View Tim's profile

Pay-it-forward advice

02-16-2010 05:58 PM by Tim

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

4 02-16-2010 08:02 PM
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02-14-2010 08:54 AM by bill merritt

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

5 02-16-2010 06:49 PM

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