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Adding a Hidden Compartment - Woodworking Project

Adding a Hidden Compartment - Woodworking Project
Adding a Hidden Compartment The current issue of Woodsmith (No. 127) features a drawer with a hidden compartment that's built into the back of the drawer. But there's more than one way to do this. In fact, adding a hidden compartment is a lot easier than you might think. A while back when I was working on some pigeon hole dividers for a desk, I added a simple hidden compartment behind one of the drawers, see photo. This hidden compartment (really just a "stubby" drawer) fits the opening exactly, so you can't see any gaps around the edges. To open the compartment, you have to know exactly where to push. There's really nothing difficult about building the compart- ment, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First of all, this won't work in every situation. And when building the compartment, it's best to start with the front piece, see Fig. 2. Have a great weekend, Jon Garbison Online Editor, Woodsmith

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (17) Posted by: Cathy on Aug 04, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Paper Flower Tutorial Doesn't this look divine? When I first saw these, I thought they would be really difficult to do because they look quite intricate but actualy, they're easy! Materials needed: - hand-painted paper or colored paper - watercolor paint (if painting your own paper) - florists tape - cork - wire - decorator's tape - scissors - craft knife If you decide to paint your own paper, you can add a wash of soft pink to your paper/card. Cut your paper in thin strips with a craft knife. If you've used a few pieces of paper, join them with paper glue so that you end up with a long strip. Start rolling up this strip of paper. Now you can cut your green paper into leaf shapes as above. Attach your leaves with more tape all around the base of the flower. To make the center of your flower, cut a small piece of cork and push a piece of wire through it as in the image. Push the cork heart through the center of your flower. Et voila!

7 Ways To Make A Google Map Using Google Spreadsheet Data If you maintain a lot of data in Google Spreadsheet, you’ve probably at least once thought, “Hey, I should be able to get all those locations and quickly plot them in a Google Map”. Well, you can of course. But doing this is not quite as obvious as you might expect. With Google writing both the spreadsheet and the map-making software, there should be several easy ways to do this. I’m sure you’ve done this before. Google Spreadsheet Mapper For many years now, Google has been revising its Spreadsheet Mapper tool in order to give you an easy way to create KML files for Google Earth maps and matching URLs for Google Maps. What is great about this method is that you can change the styling easily and produce map location data that looks fabulous. Also, don’t try anything smart with the Spreadsheet Mapper, like importing data from another spreadsheet automatically. error: Script invoked too many times per second for this Google user account Google Fusion Tables Map A List A Non-Google Option

DIY: Rope Bowl I have quite a love for WWII military, and this bowls fits perfectly into that love being made out of a 1940s Army tent rope. This bowl was so easy to make and perfect for storing my little trinkets that I always tend to lose. ---------------------------- Skill level: easy Time: 15-30 minutes Supplies: Rope Mold for bowl (glass works best) Hot Glue Gun Scissors Thread (optional) The rope I am using is from a vintage military tent, but you can buy new rope at any hardware store, or old rope digging around at a local thrift or flea market. To start forming the bowl: Take your heated hot glue gun and put a dab of glue at the end of the rope and turn it so you glue the rope to itself in a spiral pattern. ~ Optional: Wrap thread around the end of the rope, tie the tread ends together and cut off the excess. When you are done gluing, simply pull the rope bowl off the mold (may take a little pealing and gentle prying, depending on how much glue got onto the mold) and you are done!! Back to Building Furniture Making a Wooden Hinge for a Box Here is a pictorial of how I fashioned the wooden hinges for a box I built. Note that this hinge is but one of many possible methods and designs. Frankly I do not see it as the prettiest I have designed – but it fitted with the project. Tools used were predominantly hand tools, but with a sprinkling of power thrown in. We have to start somewhere, and what better than the basic stock .. Set up as if you are to cut a dovetail, but mark out for a box joint instead .. Saw merrily .. Then saw some more .. Stop sawing and do some paring instead .. Transfer the marks and saw and chisel some more .. I used a brass washer as a template to scribe the rounds for the ends. Mark and drill for the steel pivot (I'm going to use a thick gauge nail) .. With the nail inserted .. Time to get out the rasps to round out the ends … to the scribed circles (from the washer/template). You should be able to move the hinge at extreme angles .. Not quite done. Derek

AW Extra 1/17/13 - 3 Kitchen Storage Projects - Woodworking Shop Under-Sink Storage To begin, measure the areas of open space around the plumbing. You may only be able to put a single pull-out on one side, or you may have to shorten them or build them around pipes coming up through the base. Materials To make the trays shown here, you’ll need a half sheet of 3/4-in. hardwood plywood, 2-ft. x 2-ft. of 1/2-in. plywood, 17 lineal ft. of 1-in. x 4-in. maple, 2 lineal ft. of 1-in. x 6-in. maple, four pairs of 20-in. full-extension ball-bearing slides, a box of 1-5/8-in. screws, wood glue and construction adhesive. Bottom Pull-Outs Measure the frame opening and cut the base (A) 1/4 in. narrower (Fig. Set the drawer slides on 3/4-in. spacers flush with the front edge of the partition (B). Side-Mounted Pull-Outs Make the side support cleats (K) so they sit flush or slightly proud of the face frame. Attach the slides and mount them in the cabinet (Photos 2 and 3). Click any image to view a larger version Bottom Pull-Outs 1. 2. 3. Fig. Cutting List

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Scissors extending work light This article contributed by Ron Walters Make all the slats you will need for the project plus a few extra in case of breakage or warping. The slats in this project are 15-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide x 3/8" thick cut from a piece of 2x4. Construct a simple two-pin drilling jig, which will allow you to drill all of the holes with one setup. Cut the pins a little long. Make sure the holes in the moving slats are smooth and all slats move smoothly on the pins when assembled. A bolt and star knob is used to squeeze a C-shaped link at the end of the scissors, allowing the angle of the light to be adjusted. Threaded metal insert in the next clamp, allows for side to side swiveling and locking. The light fixture I originally intended to use did not have one of these ball joints. Metal fender washers and screws are used to retain and center the guiding dowels at the ends of the scissors and allow for disassembly. Other projects by Ronald Walters: See also: More projects by Ron Walters

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Clinical Knowledge Thursday, July 11, 2013 A radio station I listen to in the car does a contest where you have to guess something like "The average person doesn't do this on Mondays until 11:16 a.m." (The answer was "smile." Depressing.) So my challenge to you is "Two percent of users have this in common." Can you guess what it is? They use the Old Search. It's on its way out. The letter asks for the users' input into improvements that will bring together the Old and New search experiences into one search. New Search was introduced in 2008, and that's the default you see when you log onto the site. The Advanced Old Search looks like this: For comparison, here's the Advanced New Search: It's easy to see why Old Search hung around so long: Those 2 percent who use it are extremely loyal to it, and vocal on Facebook (here's one example) and the blogosphere (see the comments on Dick's post). As for me, I haven't used Old Search in a long time. Are you on Team Old Search or Team New Search? | Genealogy Web Sites

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