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  1. Very Basic Construction Lumber TV Stand From Douglas Fir 2X

    This was my first attempt at getting commissioned. I don't think I will do it again because I don't think the appreciation is out there for the amount of work it takes to build something like this. I know this for sure based on the low ball request that I must have been out of my mind to agree...
  2. Mongolian Ger - A home of Wood, Wool and Canvas.

    Ger is the name of a tent that the nomads of Mongolia have used for centuries when they move with there herds for grassing. I built my first one in 2012, after almost a year of research in to these tents, seeking the magical rules that guide there construction. Looking at so called Yurts, yurt...
  3. Home made router table

    I wanted a router table but didn't have $300 for a nice one, so I built this one from parts from rockler and a sheet of plywood. In total it came out to around $125 and I'm for the most part happy with the results. This is my first "shop" project where I built a tool / jig, and it turned out...
  4. Wood & Lumber
    I have a question about wood dimension in metric countries (countries in which the metric system is the standard). Am I correct that lumber is sold in even number centimeters, I.E. 2cm, 4,cm, 6,cm? What are the typical lengths of boards, 2 meters? 3 meters? (I realize that (apparently) real...
  5. Woodworking Skill Share
    I have two slabs of mesquite, about 10/4 and 12/4 thick. Approx 3 ft x 2 ft. Naturally they have some cracks and checks. I will be using these to make a Krenov inspired jewelry cabinet so this will be final dimension at 6" x 3/4" x X" long. My question is should I rough dimension the lumber...
  6. Hand Tools
    Do you know a "tick stick or ticking stick"? I didn't until Lea explained it. I love solutions like that!
  7. Blogs
    Gift Box for Father's Day Hello everyone. It's been forever since I posted anything it seems. I've been pretty busy with home upgrades and stuff for work but I finally got into the shop this weekend for a serious amount of time. I purchased wood for the base of the bench I'll will be blogging...
  8. Blogs
    Zoom-Zoom (and Keeping it dialed in) I see a lot of great Sketchup tutorials online (here and there), and while they do discuss different techniques, tools and what not - you really have to follow through from start to end, and go along a somewhat complex path to get the hang of things. one...
  9. Blogs
    Tabletop Lumber Prep The time has come to start building my new workbench. I am using wood from some industrial size pallets from my work. The wood is some kind of spruce that came out of Hungary. In this installment I will be preparing the stock that will become the tabletop. I have to do...
  10. Blogs
    How to Square, Flatten, & Dimension Rough Boards with Hand Tools {10 Steps} In the above video, and in the below 10 steps, I teach one of the most basic and essential skills in traditional woodworking: how to square, flatten, & dimension your own rough lumber into finished boards. To build...
  11. Wood & Lumber
    One of the things that has always confused me is the size of wood. A 2×4 isn't 2" by 4", but sometimes a 3/4"-thick board is exactly 3/4" thick (and other time it's closer to 1/2" thick). Does anyone know of a good tutorial on why this is, and how to get what you want? Then once I understand...
  12. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hey all, I am just about to start dimensioning some plainsawn, live edge walnut slabs. I am building a coffee table and do not require the live edge, but I have a question: Some of these pieces are book matched and I was initially thinking of keeping the lighter sapwood on the slab and when I...
  13. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Good Evening everyone, I have just started the process of designing by far my largest project to date. The boys at the station have mentioned building an "heirloom" dining table to replace the cheap standard issue melamine ones we have. I jumped at the opportunity to design something and...
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