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  1. Thread: Hope chest

    by Mark SBG
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    RE: Hope chest

    Thanks!

    I wanted to have strong frame joints, so I planed my frame to 1" thick and cut 7/16" groves that had 5/16" on the outside and 1/4" on the inside. The walnut plywood was only 3/16"...
  2. Thread: Hope chest

    by Mark SBG
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    Hope chest

    A hope chest is traditionally given to a young woman to collect things for her eventual wedded life, but my wife of a decade has wanted one for years, so this year I made one for her.

    The...
  3. Thread: Tea Box

    by Mark SBG
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    RE: Tea Box

    Thanks!

    I modeled the whole thing in sketchup before I cut the first board, so the rotating disc was pretty clear.

    I do love sketchup...
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    RE: Entertainment center

    Thanks Rich!

    I recently changed my tag line for a lark...

    The plans for the "towers" were based on a set of plans for an armiore by Norm Abram. I made it taller, shallower, changed some of the...
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    Christmas idea - play guitars

    Hey all,

    I made these play guitars for my kiddos last year and they have really enjoyed them. They could have been very simple to make, but I (of course) made them way more complex than they...
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    Myrtle wood tree

    A friend is cutting down a myrlewood tree and offered it to me. I have never had any luck turning wet wood or evaluating the quality of growing wood. I have limited tools (no chainsaw), but they...
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    RE: connecting to account for wood shrinkage

    Ouch! Looks like I am in for some issues! Thanks for the input guys!

    Unfortunately, I am kind of stuck with the design.

    Would it help if I made the core of the cutting board baltic birch...
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    connecting to account for wood shrinkage

    Hello all,

    I am making a cutting board for a friend.

    The cutting board will have a EDGE grain maple "frame" around the outside with END grain maple in the center.

    The overall dimensions of...
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    help with sloppy joints!

    I am building a cedar chest and have accidentally oversized the slot in the stile for the rail tenon. I attached a picture of the joint that I am talking about.

    The joints feel sloppy and I don't...
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    RE: Routing a chessboard grid?

    Ha!! Great response to my binary quote!

    Anyhoo, I am a perfectionist when it comes to stuff aligning correctly, so I would try and avoid using a router. If the router was misaligned by even...
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    RE: Routing a chessboard grid?

    It's called sketchup. Here is the link to the site where you can get your FREE copy. It is by Google, so the site is trustworthy. I use it for planning all of my projects. It is really easy to...
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    RE: Veneering solid wood and cupping

    Great information guys, thanks!

    Why cover the wenge with cherry? Yeah that does sound bad!!!

    I was doing a specialty application where I would then hand route lettering into the veneer...
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    RE: Lettering with a router...

    Hey all,

    Thanks all for the warm welcome! (I don't know why I never joined a group like this before...)

    Sibi,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I saw that previously and considered but there were a...
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    Lettering with a router...

    Hello all,

    I have been lurking about lately looking for some help on an upcoming project.

    Attached is a picture of the tea box I made for my wife last year as an example of what I want to do....
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    RE: Myrtle wood tree

    Thanks for all of the input guys! I'm gonna' go for it!
  16. Thread: Rocking Chair

    by Mark SBG
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    RE: Rocking Chair

    Great looking chair! Very impressive...
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    RE: Cherry ply panels

    Use the double 1/2" stuff. If for no other reason, the 1/4" plywood is normally closer in actual thickness to 3/16". In my opinion, this gives flat panel doors a light/cheap feel.
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    RE: finishing cherry

    I used polyacrylic on my unstained cherry work. It adds the least amount of color to the wood and allows the natural color variation to show through.
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    RE: How do you handle a 4x8 sheet?

    I store my plywood on end right in front of the floor area I use to cut. Like others, I lay 2x4s down and cut with a circular saw. The only lifting I need to do in the shop is to tilt and lower the...
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    RE: Wall unit thingy

    Wow! Great design and effect! The whole thing looks like a picture from a magazine.

    Great work!
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    RE: Rails and Stile question

    AH, you beat me to it. Yeah. Space Balls.

    These:
    http://www.woodcraft.com/images/products/142284_230.jpg

    Not these:
    http://news.cnet.com/i/ne/p/2007/spaceballs_355x497.jpg
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    RE: Infeed and Outfeed

    I have a woodworking vise in a box and no table to attach it too. Duh oh!
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    RE: My first woodworking project

    Yeah! Great looking work! Do you have a picture of it before it was painted?

    Like most guys, I ask my wife throughout projects for her opinion. I want her to be happy, but after the project...
  24. Thread: Worth $150??

    by Mark SBG
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    RE: Worth $150??

    If it was close, I would go take a look at it. If it was made well, it is certainly worth the $150.

    Otherwise, I would build one to suit my own space requirements...
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    RE: Floating Shelf (heavy duty)

    Aligning the nails and the holes in the shelf seem like it would be hard.

    How did you get the nails in pefectly level, spaced, and perpendicular to the wall?
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