Orangeville, ON, CA

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Tablesaw Tenon Jig

This easy to construct jig produces accurate repeatable tenons every time. Using the same design as a full size TS sled and attaching it to your Tablesaw's Miter gauge provides an easy to use...

Ye Olde Wood Shop

The photos are from a small shop I built approximately five years ago. It measures 24 x 36 overall. I built a dividing wall at 22’ to separate the main shop from my sharpening and wood storage...

TV Stand

This TV stand is made from Oak and Oak veneer plywood I had in the shop. This was a Christmas gift for the family this year. Simple design that does the job.

Table Saw Extension Modification

I really like the TS extension idea for sheet goods. I made a small modification to  the jig Designed by Philip A. Houck of Boston, Mass Just to help hold the work piece down. Hope you dont...

Recent comments

Re: A Round Table with a Glass Top part 2

Hi Dave
Excellent video, of course. I was going to mention you forgot the lower leg mortise but I see it has been pointed out a few times LOL
At least you know folks are paying attention to detail.

Re: Save Your Components

Thanks Dave, I have always struggled with how to save my components and now I have two options. Bruce

Re: Amazing Bed in a Box

@james. Thanks the plan was fun to draw. I have added several more medieval pieces now, There is a the original king size bed, a double, and 2 versions of a single bed. Plus I have added a folding table, stool and chair. Should be some fun woodworking!

Re: Putting a Bevel on a Gouge

Thanks Dave great information

Re: Sneak Preview -- Pixel Perfect Plugin

That looks like a very useful plugin. Looking forward to it.

Re: Amazing Bed in a Box

Hi Everyone
As promised I have finished the plan for the Bed-In-A-Box. it is available at: http://3dwoodworkingplans.com/bed-in-a-box-098/
I have setup an additional discount code just for followers of Fine Woodworking Enter FWWREADERS at checkout to recieve an additional 20% off the already low price. I would love to see and post pictures on the website for anyone that builds the Bed-In-A-Box.
Happy Holidays and all the best for 2014.

Bruce (Wood Chuck)
You will have to copy and paste the link as I can't post a hyperlink in this comment section.

Re: Amazing Bed in a Box

That is such a cool project. I just about have a set of plans ready to go, I have all of the math worked out so everything will fit back in the box excluding a mattress. I'll post a message when it is ready to go.
Bruce (3dwoodworkingplans.com)

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

I would love to perfect this go to joint. I find I use M & T joinery in 90% of my cabinets. This DVD would be an excellent resource.

Re: Curved Surfaces in SketchUp

Amazing Dave, Thanks so much. I have those tools and have never used them. Now I have no excuse. Bruce

Re: Wudworx--A Handy Plugin Set For Joinery

Thanks king Dave another useful demonstration. I have the wudworx plugin and love it. I wasn't aware they added the hole drilling portion to the plugin. That looks like another keeper as well.
Cheers Dave keep them coming.
I love your easy to follow tutorials and I watch anything with your name attached.
Bruce Beatty

Re: Self-Centering Mortising Base for the Router

I agree with a clear material for the base however .....

I think if you made the centre hole larger you would be able to see your layout lines, then plunge down to full depth at each end of your mortise before routing out the full length of your mortise.

You would have to be careful the router doesn’t tip – possibly a board on each side would add needed support. Just keep that in mind and allow extra spacing when positioning your centering pins.

Re: Drawing a Shop Cabinet in SketchUp - Casters and Drawers

Dave it's been a long time since we communicated but I must say you are still the man. Doing an excellent job of teaching us Sketchup as always. I have been using Sketchup for years now and still love watching the master. I started a website for woodworking plans all based on Sketchup drawings that I have made and it's been a blast. Thanks again for all you do!.Bruce

Re: Help me choose what to build for a video workshop

Option 1
The large doors show off the curve more tha the horizontal cabinet. That gets my vote.

Re: Caption Contest Winner!

HEY, whatsa matta for you? Never seen a hole before!

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

In the Groove!

Re: Tablesaw Fence Extension

That would be a very handy jig for a 1 man shop, those 4x8 sheets are very awkward. I've made a slight modification to your jig to add stability but I don't know how to add a picture. Bruce (Wood Chuck)

Re: End mills vs. router bits for mortising

I use the end mills in my Jessem Zip Slot mortiser, They do a great job even with a drill as a power source. The Zip Slot cutter hasa vacumn attachment so chips are not an issue.

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

Kiss my Ash, now bring on the cookies :)

Re: Calling all benchtop warriors

I am one of the fortunate ones. I moved from a single car garage to a 24x36 shop that I build about 4 years ago. The majority of my equipment is stationary: however I still use a few of my benchtop tools. Even though all of my benchtop equipment is secured in place and the dust collection is hooked up all of the time they are still benchtop tools. I have a General Mortiser, a 14" Delta Drill press, Ryobi disk/belt sander, small Mastercraft scroll saw and a portable Turncrafter Pro lathe. I take the lathe to craft shows and turn pens at the show. I find it doesn't matter what tools you have if they are properly maintained and have sharp blades they all work well. Happy woodworking!

Re: Creating an Animation in SketchUp

Dave: That was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Bruce

Re: More Quick Dimensioning Tips

Have you ever done a tutorial on layers and scenes? I designed a jig that I would like to add motion to, is that possible?

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