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  1. Patio Cover

    This patio cover was added to a back yard as a transition from the indoor living spaces to the backyard areas and pool. The roof was framed so that the soffit, fascia and gutters tied in with the existing house. The posts and beams where trimmed with cedar and painted white. The ceiling is...
  2. New Fence, Stops and ZCI for my Miter Saw

    When I built my miter saw cart a few years ago, I did not add a fence or stop. I wanted to think about it before making a final decision. The original plan (Popular Woodworking) had a simple t-track and stop block on each wing with no fence. In the interim, I used a straightedge clamp when...
  3. 1854 Crib Dam Civil War Pen

    We have a guy in the church that is a HS History Teacher and is getting ready to be deployed to Afghanistan in May. So I thought it would be good to give him a more personal 'Freedom Pen' (for soldiers). I'm giving him a letter that goes along with the pen: The trees this wood came from are...
  4. Joinery box

    This is my joinery box I created in my woodshop, it's made of pine with no stain but 3 coats of polyurethane. I'm overall happy with this project it tonight me the art of joining wood without using a nail gun or staples. One problem I encountered was that there were some gaps between joints that...
  5. Wood & Lumber
    I'm trying to figure out what this wood is following a substantial barn haul post-auction. Ignore the powder-post beetle holes…wood has been treated for that. I've tried looking through a wood database on line, but the heartbeat style grain is throwing me off. Any ideas? It's of medium weight...
  6. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I've been working with my hands, and my brain, since I was 14, and worked in several fields. Started carpentry in high school, rough for residential and commercial though I was trained in fine cabinet making. In my early twenties I worked in finish carpentry, fine cabinetry and high-end...
  7. Wood & Lumber
    what are your tips/tricks re: WOOD GRAIN? - seeing the direction of the grain? why it is important? utilizing it in the design? etc. (also add links to helpful blogs etc that are related to the topic) Gateway to all Tips & Tricks Topics
  8. Blogs
    Homemade Photography Lightbox on the Cheap Are you tired of dark and grainy photos of your beautiful projects? Tired of having a terrible photo represent your hard work and craftsmanship? What you need is a photography lightbox or light tent, but commercially available light boxes can cost up...
  9. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I am thinking about doing a few scrap wood projects, such as band saw boxes and bowl blanks. I'm wondering where should the end grain be if i'm gluing up pieces I obviously don't want the end grain on the face of whatever i'm making right? I haven't noticed many people talking about this maybe...
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