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Murphy Bed #1: Building a Murphy Bed from scratch

377 days ago by Jim Jakosh | 16 comments »

We need a Murphy bed next winter in Arizona and I did not want to buy the hardware. That takes all the fun out of designing it yourself and costs $360. So I looked at a lot of bed designs and settled on one that used HD pivots, gas springs for counterbalance and a swing out leg support rather than the fold down kind.The parameters were a twin mattress (7×39 x 75), had to flip long ways and enough room inside for making the bed. Then I had to decide on the pivot points, the foot pivot ce...

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5 Minute kerfmaker - how does it work

723 days ago by George_SA | 5 comments »

I ran into a problem while making my new box joint jig BJ2. My kerfmaker KM1 does not open wide enough for the kerf that I need to cut. What to do? OK (sigh) This project will have to put on hold while I make a bigger kerfmaker :-( Then a flash of inspiration hit me After fiddeling with the kerfmaker and getting it right sometimes I finaly understand the principal behind it.All that I need is a spacer that makes an allowance for the blade thickness on the one cut. Off to the scrap b...

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Secret-compartment pencil holder.

775 days ago by Stevinmarin | 34 comments »

I designed this project specifically for kids to make. I thought about what kinds of things I liked as a kid, and anything with a hidden compartment fascinated me. Even today, I would love to have one of those Scooby-Doo spinning bookcases that leads into another room! Anyway, this is an easy project that can be made with the fewest of tools and very little woodworking experience.

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5 Cuts to a "Perfect" Cross Cut Sled

874 days ago by wnwoodworkingschool | 50 comments »

I’ve been getting a few email requests for a video on how I calculate the error ratio and how to correct and construct a cross cut sled that’s dead on square. I’ve been demonstrating this at the Woodworking shows for the past 5, 6 years and I still get emails asking me about the error ratio calculations. So here it is. Material List for sled:Runners: 5/16” x 3/4” x 30” Base: 1/2” x 34” x 30” Front Fence: 1-1/2” x 5” x 30R...

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Furniture Design #1: Fibonacci gauge

2544 days ago by David | 31 comments »

1 • 1 • 2 • 3 • 5 • 8 • 13 • 21 • 34 – The Fibonacci Sequence I have been fascinated with The Fibonacci Sequence and The Golden Rectangle for some time. I finally got around to building a Fibonacci Gauge that was featured in WOOD Magazine. The guage maintains a consatnt proportion of 1:1.618 between the points. It is used to help determine visually appealing proportional dimensions. I am looking forward to using the guage in future projects. Follow the text below for so...

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Fibonacci gauge

1229 days ago by Stevinmarin | 20 comments »

I’ve been meaning to make one of these calipers for a while, and a bunch of lumberjocks really helped me figure it out. Phi, the Golden Ratio, is an absolutely fascinating subject. If you would like to make your own gauge, download Mark's plans here.

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How to use a Kerfmaker (trying to help out!) Blog.

1401 days ago by mafe | 37 comments »

How to use a KerfmakerOk, many asked me this question, and I have seen it again and again on LJ. If you need to find out how to make one, you can see my Kerfmaker 'Brass'n wood'. Another fun gadget is the tenonmarker:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39236 I’ll try to explain, as well as I can, feel free to ask questions if I do not make myself clear (I’m only human): Collect what is needed, in this case a base stock and two thinner side stocks, and of course a Kerfmaker...

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Revamping and Updating my Old Shop #8: Benchtop ClampDown Downdraft Table, real Dusty, errrr.....Dusty for real.........

1732 days ago by Jim Bertelson | 17 comments »

DESCRIPTION Sanding downdraft table to be used on a bench or other. 3 perforated top plates, 2 of which can be exchanged out for non-perforated plates to use on smaller objects. TIMING AND GENERAL FORMATI cut this out about a month ago, all but the perforated top plates. Then was going to put it together with pocket screws for practice, but the 7/16 ply is just too thin for reliably placing pocket screws. While getting my Kreg jig set up on a board, I noted my RAS needed tuning, actuall...

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