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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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French Cleat Fail

10-27-2018 09:35 PM by gauntlet21

I gave the French cleat a first try and despite my effort, the screwdriver ho...

10 10-28-2018 06:10 PM
View christherookie's profile

Help finding these latches

10-26-2018 02:37 PM by christherookie

I’m trying to find latches like these. Note the long throw on the top ...

3 10-26-2018 03:08 PM
View Spikes's profile

casters, adjustable feet and keeping your workbench flat after moving around

10-24-2018 02:12 PM by Spikes

Dear all, I’m finalizing the design of my workbenches, a heavy and n...

7 10-25-2018 02:30 PM
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top 2x4 lamination on edge rather than face, bad idea?

10-24-2018 01:03 AM by Spikes

Hi, I threw this question in another post about 2×4s frames, but it d...

15 10-25-2018 01:11 AM
View Wade Campbell's profile

how to layout plank flooring in multiple rooms & closets

10-22-2018 04:39 PM by Wade Campbell

I am installing engineered wood laminate flooring (that I will staple down) i...

4 10-22-2018 11:20 PM
View lumbering_on's profile

Anyone switching away from Sketchup?

10-17-2018 02:31 AM by lumbering_on

I’ve been using Sketchup Make for the past few years, and I’m by ...

55 10-21-2018 05:02 PM
View Spikes's profile

how do you know a project will hold over time? how to trust my work?

10-16-2018 04:22 PM by Spikes

Dear all, I’m in my six month learning woodworking and one recurring...

16 10-21-2018 02:49 PM
View Jason1974's profile

WW II Military Jeep & Trailer #98

10-17-2018 10:12 AM by Jason1974

Good morning Gents, I am thinking about starting a new project but first&#...

5 10-19-2018 10:07 AM
View gauntlet21's profile

Is there a woodworking vise fit for my setup?

10-14-2018 06:43 PM by gauntlet21

I’m in the middle of building a massive workbench where the tabletop is...

11 10-18-2018 09:43 PM
View Skiptloo's profile

Airplane propeller wall mount

10-17-2018 10:09 AM by Skiptloo

I’ll load images tomorrow;) Looking to mount an airplane aluminum propelle...

25 10-18-2018 05:18 PM
View Mark's profile

Tabletop thickness for 12’ Shaker dining table

10-17-2018 08:48 PM by Mark

Ive been commissioned to build 4 12’ tables for a client who is restoring an ...

7 10-18-2018 02:56 PM
View GANGGREEN's profile

American chestnut

10-17-2018 05:23 PM by GANGGREEN

OK, another “what should I do with it question”. I just brought ...

16 10-18-2018 01:47 PM
View RichBolduc's profile

Pro's and Con's of 2x4 frame vs plywood miter saw station / work bench

02-02-2018 05:45 PM by RichBolduc

Good afternoon, I’m in to process of designing a miter saw station and...

26 10-17-2018 01:27 PM
View rabbott3's profile

Angled Face Frame or Cut From a Single Board?

10-16-2018 06:26 PM by rabbott3

I’ve had the idea of making something like a shadow box in the shape of...

1 10-16-2018 07:45 PM
View Ub1chris's profile

quilt ladder

10-16-2018 05:52 PM by Ub1chris

My wife is a quilter and on one of our visits to a local shop she told the ow...

1 10-16-2018 06:14 PM
View jamsomito's profile

How do YOU do roundovers in SketchUp?

10-14-2018 03:38 PM by jamsomito

I’m aware there are lots of ways to do this, but I’m struggling t...

4 10-16-2018 06:10 PM
View christherookie's profile

Train table

10-15-2018 08:25 PM by christherookie

I’ve been tasked with creating a train table for my grandson. I’...

7 10-16-2018 02:48 AM
View Mcpowell's profile

Would you include corner braces for the seat to rest?

07-12-2018 01:55 PM by Mcpowell

I drew the plans for these chairs based from a chair I saw on youtube. I did...

13 10-16-2018 02:40 AM
View Jason1974's profile

T&J #108 WS Tractor

10-11-2018 10:24 AM by Jason1974

Does anyone have any ideas how to make an exhaust heat shield to put on the e...

22 10-15-2018 03:46 PM
View Rick7777's profile

Questions for upper Shop cabinets: Depth and hanging on drywall with metal studs

10-14-2018 11:02 PM by Rick7777

Hi Folks, I want to build plywood upper cabinets in my garage and I am try...

4 10-15-2018 03:41 AM

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