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soft maple

06-12-2010 08:27 AM by watcher

hello i am having a soft maple cut down next week and was wanting to know if ...

13 06-14-2010 01:37 PM
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06-14-2010 12:21 AM by birdguy

I was wondering of some kind of wood that is usualy inexpensive?? Like pine b...

3 06-14-2010 01:30 AM
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Wedged Tenon Input

06-13-2010 07:19 AM by Ken Reidy

Hi All, I am building 3 gates with frame and panel construction and want t...

1 06-13-2010 07:23 AM
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Platform Bed

06-11-2010 07:14 AM by cannonskate

I am really in love with this bed:” What would be the best way to s...

4 06-11-2010 09:58 AM
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Table base design

06-11-2010 07:31 AM by rusticandy

I’m designing a very basic table base in sketch-up, with a key in the l...

2 06-11-2010 07:46 AM
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06-11-2010 05:32 AM by Omegacool


1 06-11-2010 06:00 AM
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What is a good finish for jatoba?

06-10-2010 03:45 AM by JasonIndy

I’m making a recipe box for my wife for her birthday. Thus, I’m ...

4 06-11-2010 03:48 AM
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Work Bench Drawer v. Work Bench Shelf/Cubby Hole

06-10-2010 01:59 PM by BGS

In a shop remodel that includes a 9’/5’ corner L work bench, I ha...

5 06-11-2010 03:10 AM
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buffet top

06-10-2010 09:17 PM by Howie

I’m a big fan of Kreg joinery however I watched a TV show where instead...

3 06-10-2010 09:57 PM
View Keen1's profile

Different ideas on Lyptus finish.

06-09-2010 03:59 PM by Keen1

I recently bought some lyptus boards to build a loft bed for my 8 yo son. I ...

4 06-10-2010 05:40 AM
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Family Room remodel - Greene & Greene elements ?

05-01-2010 02:40 AM by mart

We are embarking on a remodel of our family room, which will be more of a den...

4 06-10-2010 04:57 AM
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Humidor Design Question

06-10-2010 01:50 AM by rdk

I have this idea for a humidor that entails my inserting a vintage cigar box ...

2 06-10-2010 03:26 AM
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Humidor idea

06-04-2010 01:16 AM by rdk

I have this idea in my head to insert an old “paper” cigar box la...

3 06-10-2010 02:29 AM
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Anyone made a wooden airplane propeller? - (non functional)

06-09-2010 01:33 AM by tooldad

My dad is an airplane nut, retired from the state patrol air division. I was...

3 06-09-2010 02:15 AM
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06-08-2010 08:49 PM by uffitze

I know it’s been done before, but it seems like it has been a while, an...

6 06-09-2010 12:47 AM
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Looking for Someone to Create a Cribbage Board for Me

06-08-2010 07:46 AM by mybuks

So I have a friend that I hung out with in the GA Mountains last weekend. Of ...

1 06-08-2010 06:43 PM
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Bat box plans

06-07-2010 04:12 PM by twill57

As I was removing some shutters to paint the house, I disrupted the sleeping ...

4 06-08-2010 03:21 AM
View gpeau's profile

Wood type question for a picture frame

06-07-2010 07:52 PM by gpeau

I’m building a picture frame for my father’s bday at the beginnin...

5 06-08-2010 02:14 AM
View ifixbmws's profile

idieas for the motherload of material

06-04-2010 02:40 AM by ifixbmws

im a a fairly new woodworker, i have built my own kitchen cabinets, and a few...

22 06-07-2010 07:23 PM
View Maveric777's profile

Cabinet Building Software?

05-11-2010 02:10 PM by Maveric777

I have been holding off starting my vanity project due to…. Well…...

15 06-07-2010 03:59 AM

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