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Popular Woodworking Videos | Best Woodworking Video Streaming Site. Woodworking Session | Time To WoodWorking! SketchUcation. RepurposedMATERIALS. A Guide to the Wayward Ways of Wood Grain. Photo: Vince Babak Learning to read wood grain will enhance your woodworking skills. By Strother Purdy As one of our contributing editors is fond of saying, a board's grain is a bit like a cat's fur. If you brush the cat's fur in the wrong direction, you tend to make the cat hiss. Brush it in the right direction, and the cat purrs. Working wood with the grain will yield smooth boards. Cutting it against the grain will give you endless grief, Grain, however, is a bit harder to read than fur. Grain patterns describe the structure of the wood Depending on how a board has been milled, you will see flat grain, quarter grain or end grain on a board's face.

Tangent vs. Flatsawn lumber is cut along a tangent, and is stable in thickness but tends to twist and cup. Quartersawn lumber, sliced along the radius, is more expensive and less common, but it's twice as stable in width than flatsawn and doesn't warp much. Flatsawn vs. quartersawnFlatsawing a log (far left) slices it against a tangent. The Wood Database. Rip Fence Jig Holder - Woodworking | Videos | Plans | How To. 1000+ images about Wood Ideas on Pinterest | Small hinges, Rustic hardware and Workbench plans. Human Dimension & Interior Space | Cool Tools. When designing a space or wearables for humans, you’ll need precise measurements of our size. How high to put a door knob, the circumference of our necks, how far we can reach overhead? There’s no such thing as an average person, so you’ll also need to know what the variances are, too. There’s a number of good sources for this data, but the most complete set, with the greatest clarity, and most affordable price is Human Dimensions.

This data set was distilled from ergonomic research started by NASA for designing space capsules and broadened over the years to include the ergonomics of wheelchairs and crutches, bathtubs, workplaces and public spaces among many other everyday situations. Figure 1-4. Question: A recent storm left a large tree limb in our yard. I’d like to slice cross sections for plaques and trivets. How do I keep the slices from splitting as they dry?

Answer: Pentacryl wood preservative is an excellent product made for this very purpose. A slice of wood will always split because, as it dries, the cells collapse and wither just like a dry sponge. This stress from contraction literally pulls the disk apart, usually resulting in a single, nasty split that rims from the bark edge toward the pith. Pentacryl reinforces the cells so they retain their shape as they dry. Here are a few tips about making plaques, cross-cut sections from Dale, the technical person at Preservation Solutions, which makes Pentacryl. Article from American Woodworker, March, 2005, Q&A SectionSee Our Step-By-Step DIY Guide for Wood Cookies, Plaques, Wedding Cake Platters & Coasters Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! Joinery is a part of woodworking that involves joining together pieces of wood, to produce more complex items.

Some wood joints employ fasteners, bindings, or adhesives, while others use only wood elements. The characteristics of wooden joints – strength, flexibility, toughness, appearance, etc. – derive from the properties of the joining materials and from how they are used in the joints. Therefore, different joinery techniques are used to meet differing requirements. For example, the joinery used to build a house is different from that used to make puzzle toys, although some concepts overlap. I hope these joints will inspire you. The Most Impressive Wood Joints – Woodworking ideas. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, chances are you have firewood, right?

Unfortunately, that also means you need place to store it! If you are like me, you want the firewood nearby so you don’t have to trek out to a cold shed through a snowy yard, but you don’t really want it inside. Firewood is dirty, it brings in some bugs and unless you live in a rustic mountain cabin, chances are it doesn’t do much for your style. But then if you store it stacked outside, you need to make sure it doesn’t trap moisture between it and the side of the house or become a perfect home for vermin in the garage.

Oh, yes, on top of all that, you want it to stay off the ground so it doesn’t get waterlogged! So the perfect solution are these super easy DIY outdoor firewood racks. Our featured project above, is from our favorite woodworking girl, ‘Ana White’. From ‘Home Depot’ you can use their firewood rack bracket kit and some 2×4’s to make your own firewood rack in just a few minutes. Squirrel Diner 2 metal squirrel feeder. Holds peanuts, corn and large seed perfect for squirrels! NEW! All metal construction stops those chewing squirrels dead in their tricky little tracks! Durable chew resistant powder coated steel body.

Quick release body for easy filling and cleaning. Hardware included for fast mounting to tree, post or deck. Help has finally arrived to deter your pesky squirrels from raiding your bird feeders. Features a front viewing window so your lazy squirrels can check the food level as they saunter by. Dimensions: 10" W x 8" D x 7.75" H Also check out our corn for squirrels! "Back Porch Picker" 3-string Fretted Cigar Box Guitar - Open G GDG Tuning - C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply. Simple Jig for Thin Strips. Shortcuts for Trim Carpenters. Router Jig for Perfect Mortises. 4 Ways to Age Wood. Amazon.com : Country Cooler, 54-Quart (Older Model) : Rustic Cooler : Patio, Lawn & Garden. Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial. Okay folks, are you ready for the Faux Barn Wood Painting tutorial!?... I ask if you're ready, because there are about a trillion photos. ha!

Even though this process is SO easy, and relatively quick... I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss anything important that you may need to know, when attempting this barn wood look on your own. At this point, if you're not into the whole "barn wood look", then you can just stain it, or paint it whatever color you want! But I love to mix different styles together, especially when they're close to each other, to add visual interest, so I went all barn-wood-crazy on this tabletops be-hind! I'm admitting right now, I am NOT a furniture refinisher/painter. It's just NOT a skill that I pretend to posses. I tell you this because there is NOTHING technical about how I came up with this finish. I've broken this tutorial down into 4 main steps, so it's easier to follow.

. * Sand your wood surface well * Wipe it down to remove any dust or debris. 25+ DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects for your Homes Outdoor. Advertisement To make your home be distinctive, are you looking for ways to decorate your outdoor? You may have a lot of ideas for decorating, but the high budget for decoration material always make you go no further. Are there other easier ways? Yes, you can do it yourself by recycling the wood. DIY reclaimed wood is really a wonderful project, not only because the wood is cheap and easy to get, but also it is an earth-friendly material that is a trend for environmental protection. All in all, reviving worn wood into beloved home additions is grabbing the DIY spotlight. If you are interested it, please come to us. 01. Source 02. Source 03. Source 04. 05. Source 06. Source 07. Source 08. 09. Source 10. Source 11. Source 12. Source 13. Source 14. Source 15. Source 16. Source 17. Source 18. Source 19.

Source: Source 20. 21.wood slice fountain: Source 22. Source 23. Source 24. Source 25. Source 26. Source 27. Source. Different Designs of our Rustic Coolers. <span><a target="_self" href="/index.html">Home</a> | <a target="_self" href="/NEWITEMS.html">New Items</a> | <a target="_self" href="/CoolersPage.html">Coolers</a> | <a target="_self" href="/benches.html">Bench's</a> | <a target="_self" href="/prices-ordering.html">Prices / Ordering</a> | <a target="_self" href="/Wholesale.html">Wholesale</a> | <a target="_self" href="/contact.html">Contact Us</a></span> Copyright © 2009 Rustic Coolers All Rights Reserved.

Site Design by Custom Web Sites Small Rustic Cooler 54 quart Holds 60 pounds of ice Can hold 30 bottles of beer, 12 soft drinks and a 12 12-pack of bottled water Large Rustic Cooler 120 quart Holds 100 pounds of ice Can hold 50 bottles of beer, 18 bottles of water, 18 soft drinks and more . . . All Rustic Coolers have drain plugs and galvanized metal inserts with foam lining The Trash Can Liners hold your standard 42 quart plastic trash can for kitchen use. Cooler with Deer & Antler Handle Cooler with Hunting Dog & Rifle Want to be different? How To Build A Wood Deck Cooler - Fox Hollow Cottage.

This Beautiful Table Actually Starts To Glow As The Sun Goes Down. A piece of furniture can really change the dynamic of a room. Whether it's meant to be a conversation piece, a practical addition, or a combination of the two, the right furnishing can go a long way in making your home special. A piece of furniture that could definitely make any room or dinner party more exciting is this DIY glow-in-the-dark table. The table was made and designed by Mike Warren, a DIY-er and columnist for Dollar Store Crafts. It's a beautiful table with streaks of blue scattered across the wood that begin to glow as the sun goes down. The best part is that it's actually a pretty simple project. It starts out with Pecky cypress wood. After cutting the board to the proper specifications, the next step was to begin sanding down the wood to give it a smooth feel.

He then used a mixture of resin and photoluminescent powder to fill in the holes in the wood. As you can see, the cracks then give off an incredible glow. Here's how the powder glows when in total darkness. Workbench | Workbench Accessories | Garage Workbench | Made in U.S.A. Compact Assembly Station. Want more great tips? By subscribing to Woodsmith Tips, you'll get free tips in your email inbox every week! Share eTips with your friends Think your friends would love these eTips? Send them a link! SN13714 pocket hole jig workstation. Six “Rules for Success” for SketchUp beginners | SketchUp Blog.

David Heim is a veteran book and magazine editor specializing in woodworking. He has been writing about and teaching SketchUp for more than four years, and says he never begins any project until he has previewed it in SketchUp. This is another guest post from David on modeling principles for woodworkers. As I prepared to teach my first SketchUp class at a nearby Woodcraft store, I realized I couldn’t just walk into the room and begin talking. The class needed something to take home and use to make SketchUp behave. So I came up with my six SketchUp “Rules for Success.” Despite the hyped-up title, the rules embody basic principles to help beginners who find SketchUp frustrating because they haven’t been able to grasp a few fundamentals.

And although I wrote the rules for woodworkers, I think they can benefit newcomers doing any kind of design work in SketchUp. I wrote these rules for woodworkers, but they can benefit newcomers doing any kind of design work in SketchUp. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Understand Mechanical Linkages with Animations. Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam.

Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions. Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms. All from gears, couplings, clutches, differentials to detailed examples of movement conversions. For every mechanism Nguyen has generated a corresponding animated YouTube video. Through a file-sharing website, Nguyen generously provides an overview of all his contraptions nicely organized into mechanical themes. There are so many to pick from, but here are 10 of my personal favorites: Linkage for tracing a parallelogram Persian joint Application of rack pinion mechanism Planetary clutch Door for limited space Keeping direction unchanged during rotation Archimedean drive Friction cone variator Internal Geneva mechanism Converting interrupted rotation to continuous rotation.

Folding TS outfeed table - DONE! After finding that the outfeed table I bought for my SawStop PCS would not work with the mobile base, I opted to build my own. Due to the placement of the saw in my small shop, I need to move it pretty frequently. In addition, I often need to move around the back side of the saw - so being able to quickly fold it down is important to me. Finally, I've found that sometimes it would be handy to have at least 24" on one side of the blade or the other.

Rather than build two tables, I've designed it to slide to where I need it (one really wide table wouldn't work in my shop).I started by adding some support rails. The top rail was easily bolted to the rear rail of the saw using the existing holes, but the lower rail required drilling into the cabinet.Click here to view the original image of 457x343px. My next task is to design some supports that will hold it up when in use. Compact Assembly Station. Sure Footing When Rabbeting Cabinet Backs | Woodworking |Videos | Plans | How To.

PIP: round drop-leaf table Hey, folks. Among other things flying around the shop these days is a drop-leaf table made from the client's own white oak (milled, kiln dried, then turned over to me to work). The form of the table will kinda/sorta match a few things already in the room, which includes two pieces I have made in the past. So I already have the stain color (GF's Nutmeg) and gloss poly ready to go. Coach lamp so far Here is the lens cut to size & installed last time I was here ~~~A note,,see those 1/4" supporting rods when that time comes in assembly, I will cut two pieces of 1/8" thick piece of wood 3/4" wide and fasten to the out side of eace of these rod corners. How To Age or Weather New Wood With Simple Materials. Flatten a Workbench with a Router | Flat Work Bench Help. Woodfinder: Find Sources of Lumber, Veneer and Sawmill Services.

011181054.pdf. SawStop Outfeed Table Pt 2 B. Greater Houston Area Woodworking Resources. Learn how to use a bandsaw in Craftsy’s The Bandsaw: Set it up for Success & Sawing. Compound Miter Saw Calculator. Workshop Organization Tips. Woodworker's Journal | Winter 2015 | Express 3. WATCH VIDEO: The VerySuperCool Tools Table Saw Fence. Miter Angles and Miter Saws. Join wwgoa.com - WoodWorkers Guild of America. Idea Shop 1: 3 Lumber storage rack. Dust Control | Article | Woodworking. Wood_mag_dec_2003_twister_test.pdf. Workshop Organization Tips: The Family Handyman. Easy Router Joinery. Freud Tools. Dust Collection. Cut List. Blue Collar Woodworking with Stumpy Nubs: Who's Stumpy Nubs? Woodworking Math Tables, Formulas and Calculators - Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac | Charles & Hudson. MLCS Router Bits and Woodworking Products.

Woodworking Website | Welcome to Your Online Workshop! @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community. Woodworking for engineers. The Creekside Woodshop. Woodworker's Journal | Winter 2011 | Express 3. The Woodshop - Home Page. Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac and the 207 Woodworking Community - Thomas J. MacDonald. Woodworking Plans, Woodworking Projects, and Woodworking Patterns for ... TX Imported Hardwood Distributor Houston Lumber Custom Molding Marine Plywood. SketchupWoodPlans. None. Wood working reference. Woodworker's Journal | Summer 2013 | Express 3. Constructions Introduction. Drawing shapes with compass and straightedge. Woodworkers Journal : Woodworking Techniques : A New Angle on Drill Press Accuracy. Woodguy Video Series. Shop Small Hobby Tools & Miniature Tools from Micro Mark.

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