CNC Router
Dining Table – Trestle Base

The table was modeled completely in Sketchup. This helps to not just plan the work but then I can export individual components such as the legs as input for the CNC router. The leg component was exported and then imported into vCarve Pro which I use to model items for the CNC router. I was […]

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Dining Table and Chairs

Well I am committed now. We have discussed making a new dining table for years. However it had not risen to the top of the project heap. Plus, it involves not just making the table but also a matching set of chairs. The goals include: Seat 6 when collapsed Seat 10 when expanded More width […]

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Clamp racks

Clamp racks are an easy project with the CNC router. They are a good way to use up the ever increasing pile of plywood scraps. I had an old and very simple rack for F clamps above the bench by the radial arm saws. However, it is not very convenient requiring a long reach to […]

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3D Printing
Isla in her crib

So now the project is complete. The crib is delivered and Isla seems to enjoy it. However at 3 weeks old, she still seems almost lost in it.

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Crib – Finishing and Assembly

Finish, then Assemble design This design is based on the technique of: finish, then assemble. This will sound backwards to most people, but is a very logical and efficient way to do certain kinds of projects – especially those with lots of small parts.  It works well with many Craftsman designs or adaptations of them. […]

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Crib – Rails and slats

Rails and Slats Today we were mortising the crib side rails and slats. The lower rail mortises were done on the CNC  router.  Overall, there are 50 mortises to cut for the slats. The front rails are 5″ tall and the end rails are and 6″ tall. So these had to be clamped upright to […]

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Crib – Construction Start

Return to the shop The last few weeks were taken up with vacation and conferences. So there has been no progress on the crib. Teal and I had brought in the last of the wood from the shed, but it was not thick enough for this project and has to wait for another project.  This […]

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Crib design – final

Completed renderings Today was Jessie’s baby shower. So I had a lot of opportunities to show off the design and gain some consensus on undecided points by 3 generations of mothers. This image hides the front of the crib, so you can have a clear view of the back panels.  The are 2 back panels […]

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Baby crib design start

Now that we have a starting point for the design, it is time to start gathering dimensions from the photos.   Traditionally, I have done this by printing photos at half or full sheet and then scaling it manually.  My goal when borrowing from an existing design is not an exact replica but rather using the […]

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Baby Crib Project

Baby Crib Project My daughters, Jessie and Elyse, are both due at the end of March 2018. Jessie still needs a crib. So the question of: “What is the next project?” has been decided, and I have a rather short timeline. However, if push comes to shove, she can use the same cradle that she […]

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