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Woodworking videos and projects. Woodworking for Mere Mortals

Woodworking videos and projects. Woodworking for Mere Mortals

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Maker Bench: an open source, CNC workbench for everyone Sometimes, it makes sense not to rush an idea. We’ve found that’s especially true when you need other people’s help to make it happen. Earlier this year, we had an idea, and we thought it was a pretty good one... but we weren’t sure. Day {26} and Day 27- Yarn Snowman and Flood light Angel {I've linked this post up to the Poppies at Play Christmas Crafts Contest. Go checkout the other fun entries...after you read this one of course!} Okay, as promised a two-for-one special! So fitting for this weekend don't you think? {Sorry there aren't more pictures, I was busy being so happy with how these came out on the first try that I didn't take any! So please, comment if you need clarification of anything.}

The Iron Hand - Emmert Vises Born in the mind of Joseph F. Emmert in the 1880's, the Emmert patternmaker's vise has become world renowned. Patternmakers, woodworkers and machinists would agree that this Emmert invention is the most versatile work holding device available. The Emmert patternmakers vise has the unique ability to not only hold the work piece but to change positions without releasing it.

The Sagulator - Shelf Sag Calculator The Sagulator helps you design shelves by calculating shelf sag (deflection) given type of shelf material, shelf load, load distribution, dimensions, and method of attachment. You can also specify an edging strip to further stiffen the shelf. See the notes below for usage tips. Restoring a Stanley No 7 Jointer Plane Every time I see an article in a woodworking magazine about restoring an old plane, it's usually a Stanley No 4 smooth plane. While a smooth plane is probably one of the most important planes to own, it certainly shouldn't be the only plane you have in your arsenal of tools. A jointer plane is extremely handy for jointing the edges of boards straight as well as leveling the tops of wide panels flat.

manmadediy I spend quite a bit of time setting up for projects on the tools. It’s amazing how much time it takes to make a few simple yet complex cuts. For the type of cuts that happen often, it makes sense to make a few go-to jigs to help with those annoying set-ups. One of my favorite places to find jigs and other ideas is Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac and the 207 Woodworking Community - Thomas J. MacDonald Please direct all questions about Rough Cut episodes, project plans and DVDs to our Facebook Page! T-Mac's Latest Tips » Learn the secrets of the woodworking masters! This video library contains pearls of wisdom on everything from tool maintenance to workshop savvy. Should I Build or Buy a Workbench? Over the last week, I have received this question three or four times. Clearly, people are torn up about building vs buying their workbench. I am certainly no authority on workbenches, but I like to think I bring a little common sense to an area polluted by romantic notions of tradition. So let’s dig in.

Kayak Design Software Like many kayak builders before me, having built a few different designs, I began to think about designing one of my own. I was not prepared to pay for a commercial naval architecture package, and I thought it would be a fun project to develop my own kayak design software. KayakFoundry is the result. Version 1.6 is now available for download below. This is a free program, but contributions are welcome! Download: KayakFoundry 1.6.4 (November 14, 2009)

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