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|09-12-2016 12:50 PM||
My Plans are Available Again - 0 replies
At the end of June, Sawtooth Ideas, who had been selling my plans online for me, closed up shop. Since then, I have been working to get my own shopping cart set up. I finally got it all live over the weekend, and my PDF plans are once again available for instant purchase and download! I have several popular workshop plans including my Folding...
|09-12-2016 12:28 PM||
Playing with 3D textures - 9 replies
The hard part about 3D Carving with the CNC is not the tool path, but actually coming up with the 3D model in the first place. I had done some wicker models with my 3D printer for a client some time back and used the lessons I learned there to create this wicker panel. It is 12” long by 2” wide and took about 1 hour to mill on...
|12-20-2014 03:41 AM||
K-D Mission Desk Plans - 0 replies
This desk is perfect for dorm room or apartment, ideal for young adults who move a lot. It dis-assembles in minutes with no tools, and packs flat for storage and moving. The classic tusk tenon detail allows for the K-D by simply removing the wedges. The design is updated and modernized from an original 1910 plan. The desk can now ...
|09-18-2013 03:23 AM||
New Plans Available - 0 replies
I have added a couple new plans to my inventory on my website, including: -A Router Dado Jig that cuts perfectly sized dados every time using only one straight edge. -No Miter Picture Frames that can be made to any size with one simple jig setup. -An Edwardian ‘Envelope’ card table that poses as a mild mannered 22”...
|09-18-2013 03:12 AM||
Stringing, Pinstriping for Wood! - 0 replies
I’ve posted a new video to the “Skill Building” page on my website showing how you can add stringing to your projects with a few simple tools and materials. You can view this video for free along with many others on my website. Enjoy, Ralph
|03-11-2013 02:39 PM||
Simple Steam Bending - 3 replies
I have posted the third video in my Wood Bending series to my website. This one covers Steam Bending. Steam bending does not have to be intimidating, by mastering the basics with simple projects, you can gain the confidence and skills to attempt more involved projects. Watch the Video for free here Ralph
|01-16-2013 01:42 PM||
Laminated Wood Bending Pt 1 - 6 replies
I have uploaded a new video to the “Skill Building” page of my website. It is the first of three parts on making bent wood pieces by laminating thin strips together. Free to watch, I hope it is helpful! Skill Building Videos Ralph
|08-31-2012 12:12 PM||
IWF Show Report - 0 replies
I attended the IWF woodworking show in Atlanta last week and prepared a video of the cool new products I found. I also scanned in some of the literature and created PDFs. IWF Special Edition Ralph
|08-21-2012 11:47 AM||
On my way to IWF - 4 replies
Packing today to spend four days in Atlanta at the International Woodworking Fair. IWF is the largest woodworking trade show in the US. If you have never been, it should be on your woodworking “bucket list”. I will be actively posting photos and videos to my Facebook and Twitter accounts of all the cool new tools and hardware I se...
|08-19-2012 01:15 PM||
FS- Folding Router Table Plans - 0 replies
I’ve posted a new set of plans for sale on my website. These are plans for a full size, full function router table that folds flat for storage or transport. Perfect for the small shop or the jobsite. The 23 page, full color plans detail how to laminate the top, fabricate the aluminum bodied fence, and build the folding stand. No ...
|07-12-2012 10:08 PM||
Cutting Plastics on the Table Saw - 4 replies
Cutting plastics comes up on the forums quite often, so I thought I would share the techniques I learned while working as a plastic fabricator. This is the first of a series of video on working with plastics in the woodshop. The videos are free to view on my website. Skill Building Videos Hope this helps, Ralph
|05-10-2012 01:45 AM||
How Saw Blades are Made - 3 replies
I was in Italy this week touring the Irwin Marples saw blade factory in the run up to the release of their new blade line. I put together a video of the process so you can see how blades are made. How Saw Blades are Made Enjoy, Ralph
|05-10-2012 01:30 AM||
The Making of a Gondola - 6 replies
I was in Venice last week and got to visit a “Squero”, the boat shed where they build Gondolas. I put together this slideshow to share. What I found really cool is that since the gondolier rows only from the right side, the boat has to be built asymmetrical so that it wants to turn to the right. That way everything balances out a...
|01-05-2012 02:19 PM||
Plans forSale - 0 replies
I have gotten a shopping cart system set up so that I can now sell downloadable PDF plans.The first is a table saw throat plate that takes swappable inserts. One plate covers all your cutting needs by sliding a new insert in fo regular cutting, zero clearance, dados and even molding heads. The 9 page PDF file is $4.99The second is a Japanese Sty...
|10-07-2011 04:06 PM||
Plans- Log Cabin Building Set - 0 replies
My new book, “Frontier Logs Play Set” is out! This book contains complete instructions and drawings for making your own log cabin building set just like the ones we played with as kids. A set like this would be a great idea for Christmas for kids 3 and up. The plans are designed around using 3/4” stock from the home ...
|05-24-2011 03:17 PM||
My Book on 'Hot Sand' veneer shading - 5 replies
My first book; ”Sand Shading; Mastering the ‘Hot Sand’ Method for Shading Veneers” is now available. Many of my antique woodworking books mention using the “hot sand” technique of shading veneers for inlays, but none of them actually describe the process. So I started from scratch and learned the techni...
|07-08-2010 04:10 AM||
Shaping Parts using a Template Sled - 3 replies
I have posted a new Skill Building video on my website on using a template sled for safely milling odd shaped parts. It is free to view, and as always, I appreciate any input. Skill Building Ralph
|06-07-2010 03:45 AM||
New Skill Building Video - 2 replies
Hey folks, I have posted another Skill Building Video on my website. It is a short tutorial on template routing parts that are taller than your bit. Skill Building Hope this is helpful, Ralph
|05-25-2010 03:05 PM||
Template Routing Small Parts - 6 replies
I have posted a new “Skill Building” video on my website on template routing small parts safely and quickly.The video is short and free for you to view.Template Routing Small PartsI hope this is helpful and value any feedback you might have, Ralph
|05-02-2010 11:06 PM||
Skill Buiding Video - 2 replies
I have posted a new video to the Skill Building page of my website. The video shows how I use both top and bottom bearing bits for template routing to get clean edges and reduce tearout. Free to view and no signup required. Skill Building Hope this is helpful, Ralph