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DAB

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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Opinions please   
    that's sexy.
     
    i'd have no idea how to use it, but it looks cool
     

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    DAB got a reaction from JimM in pipes for a pipe clamp rack   
    my clamp rack.


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    DAB got a reaction from Cal in Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworkers! November 25, 20l19   
    we have to close our windows in nice weather at dinner time, as the breeze can negatively affect the propane cook top burners.  imagine a fan would have similar effects.  if electric cook top, then no problem with breezes.  but propane/nat gas is the way to go if you have a choice.
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    DAB got a reaction from p_toad in Good Monday Morning Patriot Woodworkers! November 25, 20l19   
    we have to close our windows in nice weather at dinner time, as the breeze can negatively affect the propane cook top burners.  imagine a fan would have similar effects.  if electric cook top, then no problem with breezes.  but propane/nat gas is the way to go if you have a choice.
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    DAB got a reaction from Gunny in Friday, November 22, 2019, What’s on your Patriot woodworker agenda?   
    designed from scratch, did one previously in oak, stained dark, wife wanted a lighter frame this time, so plain maple.
     
    1-1/2" deep, all done on the router table and table saw.  single piece of wood, so a stepped cut.  frame is about 2-1/2 wide.  double thickness of 3/4" thick stock glued up.
     
    if you look carefully, i messed up the bead at lower left.  doh.  didn't notice it until it was too late.  now we'll call it a design feature.  sigh.
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    DAB got a reaction from DuckSoup in Friday, November 22, 2019, What’s on your Patriot woodworker agenda?   
    designed from scratch, did one previously in oak, stained dark, wife wanted a lighter frame this time, so plain maple.
     
    1-1/2" deep, all done on the router table and table saw.  single piece of wood, so a stepped cut.  frame is about 2-1/2 wide.  double thickness of 3/4" thick stock glued up.
     
    if you look carefully, i messed up the bead at lower left.  doh.  didn't notice it until it was too late.  now we'll call it a design feature.  sigh.
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    DAB got a reaction from Cal in Woodworking Plans   
    already planned.  these are bar height chairs, but she wants table height chairs......that's a pretty serious change.  i'll figure it out.  can't just cut the legs shorter, they splay out, and that would make the footprint too small.
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    DAB got a reaction from Cal in Woodworking Plans   
    thought this thread was long dead and buried.  guess not.
     
    my winter project is to build a pair of Adirondak chairs for the patio, at the request of my wife.  who bought me a set of plans and needed hardware (Rockler).  first, need to figure how much lumber i need.  a bunch.  so this will be a first, building something from a  set of plans and templates.
     
    what could go wrong???!!!
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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    already planned.  these are bar height chairs, but she wants table height chairs......that's a pretty serious change.  i'll figure it out.  can't just cut the legs shorter, they splay out, and that would make the footprint too small.
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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    thought this thread was long dead and buried.  guess not.
     
    my winter project is to build a pair of Adirondak chairs for the patio, at the request of my wife.  who bought me a set of plans and needed hardware (Rockler).  first, need to figure how much lumber i need.  a bunch.  so this will be a first, building something from a  set of plans and templates.
     
    what could go wrong???!!!
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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    yup.
     
    i assumed, perhaps wrongly, that most folks could see and have described a project and be able to work backwards to get the same or similar results for their own purposes
     
    i'm happy to show work i've done, provide basic dimensions, and answer questions on techniques.  but to produce detailed plans similar to those offered and sold by New Yankee Workshop is a lot of work on my or other's ends.  that's not something i'm prepared to do.  but a picture and dimensions, i'm ok with that.
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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    ok, i've been doing other things (not drawing up plans  ), so let me rejoin the discussion.
     
    if you can build from your imagination, or from someone's verbal description, or from a picture you saw, or a crudely drawn sketch - great!
     
    if not, i, and others, will be glad to help where we can.
     
    but as i noted previously, many, many projects are boxes in some form.  there are many ways of building a box, but they reduce down to a box with different dimensions, proportions, numbers of closed sides.
     
    so if you are a beginner (i was one once), learn the basics.  how to do basic joinery.  how to account for wood thicknesses in your design (inner opening cannot be the same as the outer dimension).  how to build a drawer (it's a box with one open side), how to build a door, and other things that always come up.
     
    i could take a picture of my "plan", and post it, and it would not help you at all, because it only contains the minimal information that "I" need to build it.  if i had to draw a set of plans for a stranger, i'd have to carefully draw out every item, dimension every part, show every connection, and assume you knew almost nothing about woodworking.
     
    a few years ago I designed and built our kitchen. 22 cabinets, a pantry around the fridge, 44 drawers, 13 lazy susans, a full size cabinet for the double oven, a bookcase, inset metal in one door, punched metal in another door, paying attention to grain matching and continuing the grain across drawer fronts.  all kinds of details.  the lumber and hardware cost about $7,000.  the cabinets and drawers are built with pocket screws (i've also done biscuits for cabinets and dovetail drawers).  my plans were a series of sketches on a yellow legal pad, keeping track of what the cabinet size was going to be, and another hand drawn spread sheet for all the doors.
     
    now, obviously, my kitchen only fits my design, but there are plenty of common things to learn that anyone could apply to design and build their own kitchen.
     
    if you want to show off fine joinery, great.  but commercial kitchen cabinet makers rarely do that.  oh, they may have dovetailed drawers as a selling point, but those drawers were made on large jigs, not hand cut by a team of elves.
     
    so if you want to learn, go buy some cheap lumber and experiment.  the internet is full of useful information, or you can ask here.
     
    drawers?  well, you could do dovetails, you could do lock miter, you could do dado and rabbit, you could do mitered with biscuit, you could do pocket screws, you could do butt joints with screws or nails (not recommended), and there are probably a few i'm missing presently.  but once you learn a joint, and can do it well with the tools you have, now you can make something useful and beautiful!  go forth and show us what you can do!  i'll cheer you the entire time.  if you mess up, show that too.  likely someone can tell you what you need to do next time to have success.
     
    those are my rambling thoughts.
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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    measure with a micrometer
     
    mark with chalk
     
    cut with an axe.
     
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    every step between the designer and the builder creates another chance for error.
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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    you can read and modify my cutting  board thread.  it's graphic/picture heavy, pretty light on text.  intentionally so.  if you didn't know English, i'll be you could follow it and have success (you are welcome China).
     
    many years ago i tried to build a little project from Wood magazine.  a little dead blow mallet.  it looked pretty.  but the directions, while apparently correct, were very hard to follow. very text heavy.  i just gave up eventually.
     
    as i've noted before, learn the basics, then you can make anything you want.
     
    i've built 2 full kitchens, and used different methods for building the cabinets in each one.  but the end result is a square, sturdy cabinet.
     
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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    a laborer needs plans, a craftsman needs lumber.
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    DAB got a reaction from FlGatorwood in Woodworking Plans   
    more than once in my life have i shown off a project i've completed, either in person, or with a picture, and someone has asked me "where did you get the plans?" or "can you share the plans?"
     
    i don't build from other's plans.  everything i do is a creation of my own.  i get inspiration from others, i borrow design elements from others, i build from pictures i've seen, but i don't build from plans of others.
     
    and a consequence of this is that i don't have any plans to share.  i typically sketch out on a yellow legal pad what i want to build, with overall dimensions and proportions, then work out dimensions for various parts, scribbling in the margins or next sheet, and go from there.  rarely will i draw up a scaled drawing of a project, and even if i do, it would not be sufficient for someone else to build off of.  i mostly do this when i'm working out proportions of an object, so it will be pleasing to the eye.
     
    i have read that very few woodworkers actually make a living doing woodworking.  many supplement their income, but few earn all their income from designing and building things.  many make income by offering classes or selling plans (witness Norm Abrams).
     
    and given the ease of copying things off the internet, if i did post a set of plans, it would take someone with ill intent very little effort to copy that plan, slightly modify it (by taking my name off it), and claim it as his own and try to sell it without my permission.
     
    if you are a half decent woodworker, you can see a project, and either be given dimensions or work them out, and build a version of it for your own use.  i doubt you will also generate a set of plans that someone else could use.
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    DAB got a reaction from Gunny in Woodworking Plans   
    already planned.  these are bar height chairs, but she wants table height chairs......that's a pretty serious change.  i'll figure it out.  can't just cut the legs shorter, they splay out, and that would make the footprint too small.
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    DAB got a reaction from LarryS in Woodworking Plans   
    already planned.  these are bar height chairs, but she wants table height chairs......that's a pretty serious change.  i'll figure it out.  can't just cut the legs shorter, they splay out, and that would make the footprint too small.
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    DAB got a reaction from LarryS in Woodworking Plans   
    thought this thread was long dead and buried.  guess not.
     
    my winter project is to build a pair of Adirondak chairs for the patio, at the request of my wife.  who bought me a set of plans and needed hardware (Rockler).  first, need to figure how much lumber i need.  a bunch.  so this will be a first, building something from a  set of plans and templates.
     
    what could go wrong???!!!
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    DAB got a reaction from LarryS in Friday, November 22, 2019, What’s on your Patriot woodworker agenda?   
    picture frame with one coat of poly.  refinishing some door stops too.

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    DAB got a reaction from 1fizgig in Woodworking Plans   
    thought this thread was long dead and buried.  guess not.
     
    my winter project is to build a pair of Adirondak chairs for the patio, at the request of my wife.  who bought me a set of plans and needed hardware (Rockler).  first, need to figure how much lumber i need.  a bunch.  so this will be a first, building something from a  set of plans and templates.
     
    what could go wrong???!!!
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    DAB got a reaction from HandyDan in Friday, November 22, 2019, What’s on your Patriot woodworker agenda?   
    picture frame with one coat of poly.  refinishing some door stops too.

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    DAB got a reaction from Gene Howe in Woodworking Plans   
    thought this thread was long dead and buried.  guess not.
     
    my winter project is to build a pair of Adirondak chairs for the patio, at the request of my wife.  who bought me a set of plans and needed hardware (Rockler).  first, need to figure how much lumber i need.  a bunch.  so this will be a first, building something from a  set of plans and templates.
     
    what could go wrong???!!!
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    DAB got a reaction from Harry Brink in Friday, November 22, 2019, What’s on your Patriot woodworker agenda?   
    picture frame with one coat of poly.  refinishing some door stops too.

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    DAB got a reaction from John Moody in Friday, November 22, 2019, What’s on your Patriot woodworker agenda?   
    picture frame with one coat of poly.  refinishing some door stops too.

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