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    SketchUp Design My first project. My first post. With a lot of inspiration from my father-in-law, I've recently gotten very interested in woodworking. I don't really have room for a shop or many tools of my own, but after finding a community workshop not far from my house, I thought the time...
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    An introduction Since I already blog at my own domain I did not want to duplicate all of that content here at LumberJocks each time that I made a post. So, I asked Martin if it was appropriate for me to have blog entries here at LumberJocks that link to my own blog. The answer was a...
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    Initial design. New old space The screen porch was occupied previously by disgusting laundry equipment We cleaned out the space: Now the whole space is stripped, stained, and lacquered. I put a new HVAC vent in the floor. This it will fit into the baseboard but it does constrain the...
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    Baby Furniture Adventure Begins My wife and I are expecting our first child to be born in the first part of September. I am going to attempt to build some baby furniture for him. I have never built any baby furniture and would love to get some ideas, suggestions, input from those that have. I...
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    Scary Sharp Method so just like every other woodworker at one point (what's up with the other every other woodworkers is beyond me…) I was researching and learning about ways to sharpen my chisels, planes, and other blade tools in the shop. Since I am the weekend warrior at this point, and I...
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    The Idea is Born Welcome to my first ever blog. As this develops, please let me know how I could make it better or more interesting. I can be wordy at times, so let me know if you don't want to read as much about such a mundane subject as building a bed. Part 1: The Idea is Born The first...
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    7 Books on Boxes Boxes and boxmaking have always been popular subjects for many hobby woodworkers. What other project type offers such variety in technique, finish, and final application? A box project can often be completed in a weekend, and noone can ever say they have too many boxes! The...
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    Design Planning Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and relax. This is a long one. Earlier this year I posted pictures of a couple of the ornaments I've been making almost annually as a project. You can see them here. It's time to start focusing on this year's ornament. I started making...
  9. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I'm working on building a mudroom bench for my wife and I've come to a point in the design where I'm unsure what to do. The piece is based on the following two similar plans: http://www.woodstore.net/hatrstbe.html http://www.plansnow.com/dn1158.html I'm trying to merge the designs taking...
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    Design I started woodworking in my early 20s (many year ago). Prior to this the only real exposure to woodworking I had was building remote controlled model aircroft out of balsa. I started by taking a year long rough carpentry course at a local community college. What does this have to do with...
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    Linear actuators and the build Earlier this year I had the opportunity to bid a cabinet for a handicap little girl. This was my solution to her problem. The problems as I saw them was how to get the step stabilized when in use and how to make the steps easy to use. I believe the actuators...
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    Sketchup drawings, need some input So I am going to try to build some furniture to sell when I don't have cabinets to build. This is my first attempt at designing furniture. I would like to get some input on a couple aspects of this coffee table, if you guys don't mind. I will be making...
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    Making Cabinet Doors With The Follow Me Tool Hello everyone! Since I discovered Sketchup several years ago (I have been Skecthing since release 3..pre Google) I have spent a great deal of time watching tutorials and prowling through the forums trying to learn as much about this great software...
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    I had a craftsman 22114 ( the middle of the 3 hybrids) for 7 years, & a maintence agreement. I liked the saw, had no problems. In September the motor failed to start. I called for service, they said 17 days for appointment. I was incredulous ! I called everyone you can talk to & had no success...
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    Classic Charles & Ray Eames Videos Here are a couple of Eames videos I was just watching. Thought I'd share, enjoy. It never ceases to amaze me how inspirational these two are and, at the same time how humble they are!
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    Coming Soon! We're at it again - it's Challenge time!! And we're raising the bar again ;) I know - you are so excited and want to know the details. You will have to wait until next week to read all about it but I can give you a sneak peek into what is going to be happening! Remember our...
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    Design Hey guys, this is going to by my first out of at least three blogs this summer. Me and my dad are building stuff for the house, and I'm here to document it! :) Without further adieu, here's (part of) what I did with my summer...
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