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Toboggans for Christmas

Toboggans for Christmas

We are blessed with a large family and many brilliant , active grandchildren. To encourage healthy outdoors play I decided to make a toboggan, which evolved into seven toboggans. 5 about 4ft long, 1...

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Effigy of the Mind

Effigy of the Mind

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The 'Effigy of the Mind' was created to emphasise the creative thought of the mind. The seat profile was the only pre determined element of construction. The creation that followed was built up one...

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gab furniture & woodworks shop

gab furniture & woodworks shop

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this is my dream shop it is 24'x45' it is a project of mine that hopefully will soon come true! i've placed the machinery in order that will work for me. i design and build to others specs, i also...

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Greg Stewarts unorthodox Scottish shop.

Greg Stewart's unorthodox Scottish shop.

A very unorthodox setup for a shop none the less apart from hand tools its kind of workable in a h&s contravening haphazard way!A place to escape and create.   

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papas shop

papa's shop

My shop is on the main floor of  a dedicated building.   I have a full metal shop on the lower floor where my dust collector and compressor live.  I like to have multiple...

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Snow sled for my boys

Snow sled for my boys

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Inspired by the massive snowfall this year, I decided to build this sled for my twin 2 1/2 year old boys.   I searched online for plans but was unable to find anything I liked so I designed...

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Comb back arm chair

Comb back arm chair

Similar in style to another chair I have on this site, in this example I modified the turnings and the rake and splay of the arms and legs and extended the length of the arms to account for the...

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Period chair

Period chair

Made in English ash with burl walnut veneer this design was my  take on a photo which appeared in Fine Woodworking Readers Gallery courtesy of Mr Daniel H Phillips of Dallas Texas. Thank...

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My Strategy with SketchUp

My Strategy with SketchUp

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There are a number of ways SketchUp is used in woodworking including:1. The development of a conceptual design2. Creating views and images for client review3. Working out a complex joint4. Estimating...

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Bending a Continuous Bow

Bending a Continuous Bow

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While struggling to steam bend fresh ash lumber in the shop, I'm also striving for better and easier methods of bending on the computer in SketchUp. For "real" bends, I'm learning to appreciate key...

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More on Mirroring with Flip Along

More on Mirroring with Flip Along

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Last week I showed how to mirror table legs using the Flip Along feature of SketchUp. As pointed out in comments to the post, there are conditions which will affect the results of Flip Along. In my...

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Making a Bail for a Shaker Chip Box

Making a Bail for a Shaker Chip Box

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In starting the design for a Shaker Chip Box, I thought how easy it looked -  but soon was surprised by the complexity of the bent handle or Bail. This component is not so simple with its right...

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Making a Tapered Bend

Making a Tapered Bend

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Following my last post, I felt somewhat uncomfortable about taking a short-cut with the Back Post. Rather than executing a bowed bend for the upper section of the Back Post, I simply rotated the...

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Shaker rocking chair

Shaker rocking chair

This chair was based on a FWW article by Ernie Conover. It was first attempt at making a chair, and the learning curve was incredibly steep. I opted for back splats rather than a taped back, and I...

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