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|05-21-2015 08:49 PM||
wood movement - 5 replies
Afternoon all. I’m contemplating utilizing either dovetails or box joints in a cabinet plan I’m working on. I would use this joint to secure the top / bottom to the sides, similar to the picture. My concern is wood movement. The top and bottom will be solid 3/4 Cherry as will be the sides. Any thoughts ?Thank you.
|04-18-2015 06:42 PM||
Drawer question - 5 replies
Morning all. In an up coming Hutch & buffet project I will be making 3 sold hardwood drawers. I will try my hand at hand cut dove tails. The question is. The fronts will be 3/4” thick, is 3/8” to thin for the sides?Thanks
|03-30-2015 03:02 AM||
Door panel question. - 10 replies
Good evening all. I’m going to be building a set of 3 doors for a china cabinet. They will be frame and panel construction and I want to use solid wood for the panels. I need the panels to be 13” wide X 3/8” thick. If I do gut a straight side by side glue up will this be strong enough? I will leave about 1/8” extra ...
|03-22-2015 06:45 PM||
Bowed legs - 9 replies
Morning all. I’ve started a hutch/ buffet build and I’m not off to a very good start. I laminated 2 pcs of 4/4 cherry to make the legs. After machining and hoping the mortices I left them in the garage for several days, and we’ve had a fair bit of rain. Looking at them today I see there is a 1/8” bow on each l...
|03-11-2015 01:44 AM||
I have a problem - 34 replies
Evening. I don’t seem to be able to return to a previous page on this site. IE if I’m browsing the projects pages and I want to return to the previous page (usually a right mouse click) nothing happens. I have this problem only on this site. Thank you.
|03-11-2015 01:39 AM||
Computer grief - 12 replies
Evening all. My 6 yr old pooter is getting ready to bail. I’m looking at the Mac’s, but damn they’re expensive. Any users out there, if you could give me your opinion. I’m looking at the 27” or the Mac mini (I would a large screen to it.) I dunno. I can get a real nice PC for half the price. I assume the Ma...
|02-13-2015 03:33 AM||
Another Sketchup question. - 2 replies
Evening all. I’m currently using a Windows PC…It’s on it”s last legs. So I’m thinking of making the jump to a Mac.I know Sketchup is available for Mac…But what about my Windows generated drawings. I’m 3/4 thru my hutch/ buffet plans and I don’t want to loose them. I’m thinkin’ even ...
|02-03-2015 04:56 AM||
Sketchup question - 9 replies
I’m in the middle of drawing up a hutch and buffet in Sketchup. I started out making every thing a component. Some where down the line I exploded every thing to make modifications to the various pieces. Of coarse now I cant move anything as almost nothing is a component. I have to be able to move the pieces to attach measurements to the...
|01-25-2015 10:32 PM||
Black Lotus - 10 replies
There is a guy on CL who has a whack of Black Lotus he’s trying to get rid of. Thumpin’ great rounds some of them and damned heavy too. I snagged 4 and will let them dry out a bit before I do any thing.The question is. Is this stuff worth having and should I grab some more …or is it just good fire wood? Thank you.
|01-07-2015 01:24 AM||
Green wood - 4 replies
Any of you folks HOLLOW turn green wood? Must produce some bazaar shapes.
|01-04-2015 05:50 PM||
makita LS1018 VS Bosch 4405 - 9 replies
Morning all. I’m kinda looking for a proper miter saw without breaking the bank. If I had my druthers I’d druther get the Makita LS 1016. How ever these two are in the running. I don’t think the $200+ products are really worth the effort??? What’s your opinion between the two?Thanks
|12-29-2014 01:46 AM||
Scetchup Make - 4 replies
Afternoon all. I hope every one had a very Merry Christmas. I tried uploading several drawings to the Sketchup warehouse and was told to either a) download the latest copy of “Sketchup Make”. Or b) use their new warehouse up loader. I believe Sketchup Make is a time trial only. Anyone know if there is a free version of Sk...
|12-24-2014 11:21 PM||
Hutch buffet - 3 replies
After noon all. I’m looking for a set of plans to build a hutch and buffet. I’ve done the usual Google, FWW, Sketchup etc with not to much luck. The project will be about 62”+ – 78”. I did find a drawing on Sketchup and I’m attempting to re size it for my needs. I was kinda hoping there might be anothe...
|11-18-2014 04:07 AM||
drawer question - 3 replies
My daughter asked me to make a table like this for her. I’m kinda bumfuzzled about drawer slides. The drawers are recessed back from the front of the table, so I’m thinkin’ just a hard wood runner underneath with a runner on each side to keep the drawer straight. I see a lot of the L/J’s favor wood slides, but I’m...
|10-19-2014 05:37 PM||
Table top hardware question - 0 replies
Morning all. Re-guarding table leaf locks. I know it’s standard practice to put the leaf locks inboard of the skirt, out of sight as it were. Is it a bad / stupid idea to put them on the other side of the skirt? I don’t think they would be all that exposed. I have 3” from the table edge to the skirt. I see Rockler ha...
|10-11-2014 10:11 PM||
Oak bowls - 4 replies
I had a good score Thurs. My neighbor was cleaning out his place and came across a full 2”x9.5×96” oak plank his boy was gonna use in high school. He asked if i wanted it, so I said hell ya. Yesterday I cut off a 2-10” pcs and went to it. Darned hard stuff. The one on the left I wiped down with”Teak Oil”...
|09-30-2014 02:40 PM||
bowl turning - 4 replies
Hope this link works. Kind of a cool video. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=707825659309650
|09-27-2014 07:24 PM||
table top question. - 2 replies
Afternoon all. I’m getting ready to mount the top to the frame of the table I’m making. I’m using table extensions as I want to add several leaves, but I’m kinda bumfuzzeled as to what I should do next.I have found where i want the extensions on the under side of the top. I have found center by center on the fra...
|09-05-2014 03:14 AM||
table top quest. - 4 replies
Evening all. I’m part way through my table build and am gearing up to make the top. Is there any hard and fast rules about how wide each board should be. I was going to go with 6.5” wide boards. But when I bought my material a lot of it is 8”. With machining , cut it down to 7.5. Any problems with the boards that wide? T...
|09-04-2014 11:11 PM||
I think I have a dust collection issue. - 7 replies
Lack of room and CASH kinda go hand in hand. If I was planning all the time I might become a bit bitter.The results of 50 bf of 6/4×8 x 10’Cherry and 11 bf of 6/4×8 Walnut, planned to 1-3/36 Damned garbage can was full as well. This where the garbage can was. I kinda like the layered effect. :)