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08-15-2009 08:37 PM

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Hey all,

I have been uploading links and PDF files to my website. I now have nearly all my published articles scanned in or linked.

Please feel free to download these, link to them, embed them, whatever. Just do not edit them please.

See them here: Published Articles




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#1 posted 08-15-2009 08:57 PM

Thanks Ralph!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-15-2009 11:15 PM

Thanks, Ralph. I wish I had seen this post earlier. I have spent most of the afternoon building a fluting jig. Your version looks much more versatile than the simple one I made. I have bookmarked the site for future reference and certainly make use of it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 11:27 PM

Thanks Ralph

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 12:24 AM

Thanks for the articles.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 12:28 AM

Thanks, that should keep us busy reading on those cold winter nights that are just around the corner ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 12:34 AM

Thank you, good sir!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 05:48 PM

Thank you! I really like the dado jig and plan to build one soon.

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#8 posted 08-16-2009 06:29 PM

Thank you Ralph,
I need to make a fluting jig. Dado jig will come in handy too.

-- To finish something you must first start!

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#9 posted 08-16-2009 07:42 PM

Thanks for all the articles, Ralph. I just tried to print your Shop Made Measures and had some problems. I don’t have a CAD program – to view DWG & DXF files I use FreeDWGViewer but it doesn’t allow you to print. So I converted the DXF file you provided to PDF and when I printed, the size was off about 10% even though the printer was set up to print correctly. I’ll keep playing with it – seems as though there must be some way to print DXF files without a dedicated CAD program!


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#10 posted 08-16-2009 08:14 PM


Thats the problem with PDF files as opposed to CAD. There really is no good way to insure accurate measurements.

I will suggest you check into DeltaCad. It’s $40.00, you can download a working demo for free, and although it is only 2D, I use it all the time for laying out rules, templates and hole locations. Just print things out and stick them to your stock.



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#11 posted 08-16-2009 09:09 PM

thanks ! looks like some good reefrence material

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#12 posted 08-16-2009 09:31 PM

Thanks ralph. Some nice articles.

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#13 posted 08-18-2009 01:53 AM

Thanks Ralph. Even more great stuff to read through!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#14 posted 08-18-2009 09:22 AM

A big thanks from across the pond, look forward to further info


-- Bill,Bonnie Scotland

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#15 posted 08-23-2009 06:59 AM

Thanks, Ralph!!!
That “Hoosier Step Saver” looks like just the thing my wife has been asking for. Gives me a good excuse to get out to the shop :)
Lots of good stuff on there. Thanks for offering it up!!!

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