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Forum topic by BGST posted 03-07-2018 10:46 PM 4819 views 0 times favorited 56 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BGST

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03-07-2018 10:46 PM

The original question (I’ve come looking for many terrific projects but so many times find nothing to help repeat how to make them.) was answered by so many people and all of them were respectful and helpful.
Thanks all who did so.
I’ve quite a bit of woodworking experience but when it comes to asking questions always felt like I was bothering people. So I was amazed at all the positive responses. It is only on occasion that a project prompts me to wonder how something was done so with all these positive responses I will feel more comfortable asking.
Thanks again.

-- Barry, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


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Andre

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 11:01 PM

Guess you need to come to the N.A.W.G. meeting on March 15th. at N.A.I.T. ?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 11:21 PM

Assuming you are talking about here on Lumberjocks? It is time consuming so many don’t bother plus you don’t necessarily know what people would find interesting. In most cases if you ask specific questions, people will give you more information. You can also send a PM to discuss offline as well. You may have better luck looking at blogs which is where people generally post more specific details about some of their projects.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 11:41 PM

I guess it all depends on what you’re looking for. I have blogged the construction from start to finish of at least two Prie Dieux, a Hepplewhite one drawer stand, and a shop cabinet for molding planes and hardware. Others have done the same. Check out the blogs of Smitty_Cabinetshop and Bandit571, just to name a couple. There is lots of instruction here.

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Holbs

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 01:54 AM

I am in same boat as Ron. When I know ahead of time at the start of a project (such as my plantation shutters & joinery bench), I try to post ongoing blogs not so much for me but to show other’s the path I take and how I go about it right or most of the time, wrong :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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Rich

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 01:58 AM

+1 on Nathan’s post. My project posts aren’t intended to be instructional. I simply describe the piece. However, if you have specific questions about how something was accomplished, I’m always happy to explain it.

I do have a number of blog posts that are intended to provide insight into ways I’ve found to simplify some tasks, or other things that hopefully are interesting and useful.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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caboxmaker

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 02:14 AM

BGST, use the wonderful samples and your imagination to come up with some of your own designs. I think you might be surprised at what you can do without straight copying…

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 03-08-2018 02:27 AM

The site gives you the ability to send PM’s to any member. You also can comment on any project. Both places give you the ability to ask a question. Being this is worldwide some members may not speak or understand English so you may run into language problems. I know of several here in the US that speak a wide range of language and can assist if this was an issue.

Being a extremely creative group many here prefer to spend time making things rather than taking time to give every detail and provide plans. Others enjoy this part of the process and post blogs and offer plans. The drafting abilities of some may not be up to the task of making a detailed plan and providing it to the public. And of course many do not feel that what they post, or do not post was worthy of being put out on the net.

Find something you like and ask. You will be surprised at what the people here have to offer.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 03-08-2018 02:27 AM



I ve come looking for many terrific projects but so many times find nothing to help repeat how to make them.

- BGST

Check out the blogs, that is where the “how to ” is shown.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Woodknack

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#9 posted 03-08-2018 02:43 AM

What you want is a good woodworking instructional book. The Woodworkers Companion by Roger Holmes is one I recommend but there others. Once you learn the basics of construction you can replicate most things you’ll find on here.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Robinson

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#10 posted 03-08-2018 03:17 AM

That’s not something I ever give much thought to. I never make or rarely use plans. I normally just use a picture and prefer to decide my own sense of proportions. That makes what ever it is mine, not an exact copy of someone else’s project. I do have a few poster-board patterns hanging but I made those after the fact. Nothing was made from them. I did make a set of patterns for one of my wife’s brothers of a family cradle said to have been built for her grandfather when he was born in 1893. My wife was given the cradle by her mother and her brother wanted to make one like it. Just simple tracing of the outlines patterns, no dimensions.

-- Francis Robinson, Central Indiana, USA - - Shopsmith fanatic

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 03-08-2018 05:34 AM

Yeah mine are almost always determined by how much I have of a particular species or how wide a panel is after resawing and gluing up. Almost everything is arbitrary.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Rich

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#12 posted 03-08-2018 05:40 AM


Almost everything is arbitrary.

- TheFridge

Except alder. That’s prescribed.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Mike_D_S

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#13 posted 03-08-2018 09:12 AM


Except alder. That s prescribed.
- Rich

If it’s Peruvian Alder does that make it ok? :)

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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Ron Aylor

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#14 posted 03-08-2018 11:11 AM

... and then the thread took a turn and died a painful death …

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Lazyman

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#15 posted 03-08-2018 02:39 PM

Another alder related death. A joke long past the point of funny.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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