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    drawer When I started woodworking I have three aims. achieve make beautiful boxes in wood and with mechanisms. This is because when I was a kid I loved them. My grandma had a box that my uncle made, and I never tired of playing with it. Now, my grandma and uncle had passed away, this box...
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    Wooden Mechanism for Book Box After posting the pictures of The Rising I was asked by a couple LJ's to post more information on the mechanism I designed to lift the book. Since I do not have the box anymore I took some screen shots from the 3D modeling software I use for initial designs...
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    Box of Chocolates Mechanism I know this is a little past its time but I found this video I had made when I was designing the lifting mechanism for Box of Chocolates. In the video I am just using my finger to slide the bottom cam plate. On the box that would be done by grabbing the handle...
  4. Finishing
    Help, I am new to furniture building and have limited tools. I am trying to build a dinning room table out of 4/4 ash various widths about 7 ' long. I have a table saw and biscutjoiner. The wood has been plained but the edges need to be straightened up. The problem is my saw is not up to the...
  5. Site Help and Suggestions
    After seeing several posts from "Newbies", I usually check to see where they are located. Much to my dismay, frequently this information is left blank for whatever reason. You don't need to put down an exact address or even the name of a small town that might identify you, but please put down...
  6. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello, I thought I'd share my first marble machine project with this forum. I've wanted to build a marble machine for a few years now, and first decided to search the web for plans. I was a little disappointed with what I found: not much. For the most part, the designs I found online didn't...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    So I've been an avid woodworker all my life but for some reason I have only recently seen my first Fletcher automated expanding table. After watching the youtube video of one of their tables in action over and over about a million times, I am still completely mesmerized by the engineering...
  8. Wood & Lumber
    Hey Lumberjocks! I need some help identifying a piece of wood. Yesterday I saved a truck full of hardwoods from the landfill. All hardwood! Anyways, a few pieces I can't positively ID. Here are some photos after a couple of trips through the planer. This is still bare wood…I thought about oiling...
  9. Designing Woodworking Projects
    The details for design and construction of the Fletcher Capstan Table:
  10. Designing Woodworking Projects
    A customer asked me to build a table with leaves that extend and retract from the ends of the table. I discussed the options that I know of, dutch draw leaf or Amish stowleaf (refectory) table. He decided on a dutch draw leaf, which I was preparing to build, but later changed his mind and...
  11. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I am thinking about making a assembly table like the woodwhisper did with a torsion box top. My question about is that I think I would like to add another 3/4" MDF to the top so that I could put some t-track in it. Do you think that this would defeat the purpose of a flat surface. I am...
  12. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Well I will be moving out of my familys house soon and I need furniture lol…im 19 and I don't make a lot of money so I cant really buy any thing other than some cheap Wal-Mart crap so im out to make my own. I am not shooting for any thing fancy but I do want a step up from the plain ugly metal...
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