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Carpenter Cut - Optimal cutlist diagram for iPad/iPhone

11-23-2011 04:03 PM by SmartCutter | 7 comments »

After my previous post here, I got numerous feedback and great ideas from professionals on this site on how to optimize the cutlist diagram to make it useful for professional wood workers. This lead me to develop “Carpenter Cut” app for iPad/iPhone devices. It goes like this: Start with a sheet of plywood (e.g. 48×96), tell it the dimensions and quantity of each part you want to cut from it. Specify the kerf (size for your saw blade (0.125 is the default)), and indicate gr...

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Beautiful end grain cutting boards free project plan

11-25-2007 07:31 AM by dewoodwork | 97 comments »

Construct these beautiful end grainCutting boards Hello fellow woodworkers,In the spirit of sharing woodworking knowledge I am writing this tutorial for anyone interested in constructing these beautiful end grain cutting boards. Take a look at the photos of the four styles I have made, or create your own pattern’s and follow the steps I have outlined in this tutorial. Questions and comments are welcome, enjoy. For this board I used maple, walnut, lyptus and purpleheart. White oak, wa...

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Card scrapers #1: MaFeBurnisher (scraper set up tool) Blog updated 4oct2010

10-04-2010 12:42 AM by mafe | 28 comments »

MaFeBurnisher BLOGscraper set up tool Ok I posted the project, and here are the blog, since there seems to be some wishes for that now… If there are wishes, I’ll make a work drawing with measures, but I think it’s quite ‘out the road’.(And thank you, I’m better today, so I could spend a little quality time in the work shop 2×40 min.). The project comes from different ideas I have seen around, and the fact I’m not all happy for my VERITAS...

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Table Saw Mobile Workstation #6: Finishing up

05-26-2008 02:35 PM by Greg Wurst | 20 comments »

Here is the last segment on my mobile workstation. Overall I’m very pleased with it, but I would definitely make some changes if I had to do it again (due mainly to my screw-ups, not a problem with the design). First, as many of you know a typical contractor saw has a large number of gaping holes that make dust collection difficult. I used some 1/8” hardboard and magnetic vent cover sheets to block most of the holes. The back’s attached with velcro so it can be removed...

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The Nehls End Workshop #3: The Electrical Journey

03-23-2011 09:08 PM by Gregn | 11 comments »

The new shop stood idle for a year after arrival till finances allowed to do the electrical work. Now every good woodworker knows that no matter the size of the shop the electrical work is one of the major components for any shop. Being the woodworker that I am, I was not going to have an under powered wood shop. Some might say I’m overpowered for the size of building that my dream shop is. I do know that extension cords will become an endangered item in the shop with the exception for th...

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How I Make a Lazy Susan

10-01-2008 05:36 PM by WoodMosaics | 34 comments »

Now before I get started on this little demonstration of how I do it, let me caution you on a couple things. IF you try anything like this, take the plate that your saw blade comes up through and close that hole completely up with a thin piece of wood. Make sure it is even with the top, with no gaps and no lips to catch the pieces. You want it smooth. Then with a “Hollow ground plywood blade” come up from the bottom so you have no gap between the blade and the wood. You may have to do this a ...

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Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

07-03-2008 02:37 PM by daltxguy | 319 comments »

If you’re a fan of Sketchup for creating woodworking models, then the next obvious step is to use Sketchup to help you create cutlists and layouts. Sketchup plugin Cutlist 4.1 does just that. CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. Th...

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Table Saw Workstation #1: The router wing

03-14-2009 11:32 PM by raf | 9 comments »

Well, I’ve been working on this project for a little while now. It’s far from complete…I still need to finish adding drawers to the router cabinet, and also decide what I’m going to put on the right side of the table saw (I’m thinking a downdraft table right now, but we’ll see). I’m not working off of any particular plan…There are quite a few of these workstations on this site as well as out on the web, so if I see something I like, I incorpo...

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Table Saw Workstation #3: Drawer fronts are done.

04-05-2009 04:37 AM by raf | 2 comments »

Finally had some time to work on this…got the drawer fronts done. Started working on the top for the downdraft table…I’m about half way through drilling the holes for the top. Hopefully I’ll get those done tomorrow.

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Cutting board build blog.

04-12-2010 04:10 PM by Sinister | 35 comments »

I recently uploaded pictures of a cutting board (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30543) and several fellow LJs asked me to show how it was put together. Subsequently, Patron quickly deduced the process and wrote a nice blog showing the step by step process for how to achieve the pattern. I encourage anyone who is interested to take a look because he has some nice pictures outlining the process. http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/15074. I thought I would add a short amendment to his blog de...

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