Straight-Line Jig

For those of us without a jointer, getting one good edge on rough lumber can be accomplished fairly easily on your table saw.  The only drawback to the jig I built is only being able to work with lumber 8′ long or shorter.  On the occasion I come home with 10′ or 12′ boards, these need to be cut down before I can put a strait edge on them.  Continue reading

Drawing Designs

I like drawing things by hand, there are times I can’t seem to think through what I am doing without a pencil in my hand.  Literally. Cannot. Think.  Without the pencil in my hand and a piece of paper in front of me.  I’m sure those computer programs that will spit out a cut list after you have designed your project are wonderful, I don’t build enough things in a year to need them.    Continue reading