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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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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
View JShane's profile

Aspen Work Bench?

02-15-2010 08:06 PM by JShane

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

4 02-16-2010 06:18 PM
View naomi weiss's profile

Jefferson's bookstand--a total geekgasm

09-17-2009 07:40 AM by naomi weiss

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

40 02-16-2010 02:04 AM
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10-30-2009 10:54 PM by surfNkate

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

5 02-16-2010 12:32 AM
View davecohn's profile

need plan for dining table that expands from the ends

02-14-2010 01:39 AM by davecohn

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

5 02-16-2010 12:26 AM
View Douglas Krueger's profile

Bed Rail Connectors

02-14-2010 03:44 PM by Douglas Krueger

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

3 02-15-2010 05:28 PM
View mnorusis's profile

brass rod for wodden plane pin

02-02-2010 07:01 PM by mnorusis

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

4 02-15-2010 03:31 PM
View JJohnston's profile

Building a teeter totter

02-14-2010 05:44 PM by JJohnston

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

4 02-15-2010 03:16 PM
View MikeInPenetanguishene's profile

Breadboard ends

02-14-2010 06:43 AM by MikeInPenetanguishene

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

3 02-15-2010 05:51 AM
View Ryanf's profile

Need Help with wife project

02-13-2010 07:44 AM by Ryanf

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

9 02-14-2010 10:24 PM
View arteest's profile

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

02-14-2010 05:32 PM by arteest

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

1 02-14-2010 07:38 PM

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