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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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Help? Working with Mag/book plans (1 Square = 1/2") type..

03-18-2010 09:32 PM by mhein68

Doe anyone have any advice on working with plans like these? I have Kerry Pie...

2 03-19-2010 10:44 AM
View mikeho's profile

sketchup post section?

03-19-2010 03:33 AM by mikeho

What is everyones thoughts on adding a section in projects where we could pos...

2 03-19-2010 04:15 AM
View DonJ's profile

Proper Hinge Use

03-19-2010 02:48 AM by DonJ

I’m building one of those jewelery cabinets that stand about 3 feet hig...

1 03-19-2010 03:00 AM
View PaulfromVictor's profile

Drum Sander Motor Help

03-16-2010 02:16 AM by PaulfromVictor

Last week the weather finally broke, and I was able to put some poly on the d...

6 03-19-2010 02:35 AM
View mortontony1's profile

What wood to use?

03-08-2010 08:11 PM by mortontony1

Ok, so I’m building a wooden sword for a friend. What wood do I use? I&...

13 03-19-2010 01:21 AM
View Bob #2's profile

anyone recommend a decent plan for this Franklin Library chair?

03-15-2010 02:15 AM by Bob #2

I’m starting to gather info for a Franklin library chair.I looked aroun...

10 03-19-2010 12:16 AM
View botanist's profile

Building doors have question about dimensions

03-18-2010 07:09 PM by botanist

Hey All, I’m building a couple of closet doors from scratch for my b...

1 03-18-2010 07:26 PM
View zombeerose's profile

Tolerance level for jointed thin stock?

03-16-2010 11:04 PM by zombeerose

I have been designing a Greene & Greene influenced ceiling light fixture ...

6 03-18-2010 05:00 PM
View rlwilson's profile

Workbench... built around this....

01-28-2010 08:48 PM by rlwilson

I have a few larger projects coming up this spring (bunk beds- Table for 10) ...

5 03-17-2010 10:50 PM
View Wood_smith's profile

Making a workbench from 2" x 4" lumber

03-13-2010 12:12 AM by Wood_smith

I want to build and donate a workbench to our local Rotary Club charity aucti...

15 03-17-2010 07:41 PM
View mikeho's profile

sketchup compound miter

03-17-2010 04:45 AM by mikeho

Trying to design a compound miter on the end of a 2×4 with sketchup. If...

8 03-17-2010 06:19 PM
View rowan's profile

best uv protection for aniline dye

03-16-2010 03:34 PM by rowan

I made a bed, colored it with aniline dye, finished it with Deft lacquer, and...

2 03-17-2010 02:18 AM
View Eric_S's profile

Wooden Celestial Calendar

03-11-2010 09:29 PM by Eric_S

I just came across this really cool celestial clock plan and I found this to ...

3 03-16-2010 06:15 PM
View Ben's profile

Maximum Veneer Thickness

03-15-2010 06:11 AM by Ben

I ran across a beautiful piece of curly cherry and picked it up. I don’...

3 03-16-2010 03:31 AM
View camin's profile

installing dowels

03-11-2010 01:59 AM by camin

I’m making a workbench. Am going to use thru dowels in some parts of fr...

4 03-16-2010 01:09 AM
View Eric_S's profile

Wood movement in panels question for a Noob

03-15-2010 08:30 PM by Eric_S

This is in regards to the nightstands I have been working on in my free time ...

4 03-15-2010 10:49 PM
View kbradray's profile

Base Cabinet Lazy Susan Help

03-15-2010 05:51 PM by kbradray

I am a newbe here, and would appreciate some of your wisdom and guidance. I ...

3 03-15-2010 06:30 PM
View FrankCarson's profile

Pierre Cloutier Sculptor's Bench Idea

03-08-2010 10:23 PM by FrankCarson

I’ve always appreciated the general design of this bench (p.202 of Land...

2 03-15-2010 05:52 PM
View Marcus's profile

Four Poster Bed Plans?

03-12-2010 07:33 AM by Marcus

Hi guys and gals, I am looking for plans and/or reference photos of four-p...

3 03-15-2010 05:02 AM
View iotawoodworks's profile

Poplar restaurant table ideas?

03-10-2010 05:41 AM by iotawoodworks

I’m building some restaurant table tops out of some reclaimed 4/4 popla...

6 03-13-2010 06:26 PM

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