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Winter 2013-2014

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  • SketchUp Comes To American Woodworker

    by Joe Zeh     Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Beginning with this post, I will be blogging on AmericanWoodworker.com , approximately four times a month. The subject will be SketchUp and related topics such as Ruby Plugins, LayOut, CutList Plus fx and more. If you are new to SketchUp, completely unfamiliar...
  • My first big project

    by Bob     Thursday, February 26, 2009
    My daughter-in-law decided that the combination window seat/radiator cover in her 100 year old home was pretty old and ugly. She asked me if I could build her a new one that better fit the decor for a christmas present. I will attach a photo if I can...
  • Multi-Purpose Jig

    by bricofleur     Thursday, April 23, 2009
    I designed and built this jig because I felt it was awkward and hazardous to rout through a workpiece overhanged over the edge of a workbench. I wanted a safe way to rout slots, large holes or patterns on a solid and secure base. I soon found out that...
  • My Gara... um I mean my Shop.

    by Dan Mule'     Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    My modest and humble wood shop. It used to be a single car garage. but that was "back in the day". Now the 12' wide by 24' deep and just about 8' high block structure has been tranformed into a functional wood shop. The shop has...
  • FIRE SURROUND PALLET WOOD

    by DUSTY MILLER     Friday, May 29, 2009
    FIRE PLACE SURROUND MADE FROM MORE PALLET WOOD WASTE NOT WANT NOT AS YOU CAN SEE ITS VERY SATISFYING DOING IT FROM PALLET WOOD AS MOST PALLETS ARE FREE THIS WAS FROM A 6 X4 FT PALLET I DENAILED
  • Kity 5 K5

    by DUSTY MILLER     Sunday, May 31, 2009
    THIS IS THE KITY 5 MACHINE EXCEPT I ADDED LARGER MOTOR
  • THE PALLET BOOKCASE

    by DUSTY MILLER     Tuesday, July 28, 2009
    AS I HAVE DENAILED A FEW MORE PALLETS,HAVE MADE THIS BOOKCASE AS I HAVE ALOT OF BOOKS THAT NEED A HOME.THIS IS OILED WITH BOILED LINSEED,AS ITS EASY TO WIPE CLEAN IF DUST ACCUMALATES OVER THE YEARS.PLUS YOU CAN ALWAYS RE OIL NOW AND AGAIN,AND IT WILL...
  • Tool News - Milwaukee® Shockwave™ Impact Duty Accessories

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Milwaukee® Shockwave™ Impact Duty Accessories Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduces over 80 new products in its new line of Shockwave™ Impact Duty accessories. Delivering high performance and functionality, the full range solution...
  • New Piece: Extension table in walnut and maple

    by Mark Love     Saturday, January 8, 2011
    Designing this extension dining table was a perfect example of how I like to work with clients. This lovely family of four wanted a dining table that would be small enough for every day use, yet one that could extend to seat up to twenty guests. They...
  • Solvent Decanter

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    I came up with this 5-ft.-tall decanter to recycle my varnish-contaminated mineral spirits. It’s made from standard plumbing supplies from the local home center (about $50). It holds a gallon of mineral spirits and hangs in a cool, dry place, away...
  • MAGIC OR ILLUSION

    by DUSTY MILLER     Sunday, October 18, 2009
    SOLID CUBE WITH BALL INSIDE BALL 10 MM BIGGER THAN HOLE.MY TIP FOR THE DAY IS TO ALWAYS BELEIVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR CAPABILITIES.OBSTACLES ARE THINGS THAT PEOPLE SEE WHEN THEY TAKE THEIR EYES OF THEIR GOALS!?
  • 9 Ball In A Cube...

    by rlgjag     Wednesday, May 27, 2009
    That is impressive. How did you do that?
  • Garage-Friendly Assembly Tables

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 2, 2009
    Efficient storage is important in my garage shop, so after use, my assembly tables tip, fold, clamp and roll. Each table has one apron-mounted caster ($7 at a home center) and a stabilizer. I used two sheets of 3/4-in. plywood to make the tabletops and...
  • Tips For Using Shellac

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 2, 2009
    Tips for Using Shellac Make friends with this beautiful, versatile finish. By Mitch Kohanek Recently I was asked to judge a woodworking show. One of the best pieces was a wonderfully constructed grandfather clock. Unfortunately, a quick brushing of polyurethane...
  • COFFEE TABLE

    by DUSTY MILLER     Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    Here in the UK we tend to recycle everything fom cardboard- glass- timber .This coffee table is made purley from wooden pallets. The pallets have been denailed then surface and thickness planed,Then cut to size before making table then sanded and varnished...
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