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SketchUp Group / The Best SketchUp Teaching Tool
« Last post by JeffBranch on February 19, 2018, 07:26:30 AM »
Dave Richards, who is a true SketchUp master has a DVD about SketchUp which is excellent. Of all the many books and videos I have purchased on SketchUp, I think this is the best. It is currently on sale for $13.73 for download. There is also an option to buy it on USB or DVD.

Best regards,

Jeff Branch
Resources / Dust and Chips Management: Links from Marty Schlosser's 02-2018 Program
« Last post by Murf_N_AL on February 18, 2018, 03:34:17 PM »
As requested and promised, here are the resources and links from Marty's Guild Meeting Program (February 17th, 2018):

-  Bill Pentz's Cyclone and Dust Collection Research:

- Book: “Dust Control Made Simple” by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

-  Marty’s Article on Cyclone DC for Small Shop:

- Video describing making and installing a Thien separator:

- Video comparing Thien to Cyclone:

- Video on Down Draft Table:

- Build it yourself Air Purifier:

- Molding PVC piping to make your own connectors:

- Rob Cosman’s bandsaw connector:

- Locate DC & layout Duct System to limit SP

Hopefully this will become the start of a very robust "Resources" page for the Guild Members!


Hand Tool Group / Hand Plane Restoration and Use
« Last post by HerbeMannABg on October 20, 2017, 01:56:20 PM »
I use the WorkSharp system for sharpening my chislels and lathe tools. I love the system. But I would say go with your comfortable with, and your budget is comfortable with.
SketchUp Group / Cedar Firewood Rack Plans
« Last post by grant on August 24, 2017, 02:44:00 PM »
Been browsing for a while, this is my first post!

I've worked up a SketchUp 3d model for a cedar firewood rack.  Feel free to download it here

General Discussion / Re: Newbie Question
« Last post by woodworxbytim on August 23, 2017, 09:55:51 AM »
City Hardwoods by Red Mountain Park.  For smaller projects I like to dig through the off cut bins at Woodcraft in Pelham.
Hand Tool Group / Planning a Visit to Hand Tool Group
« Last post by louheerten on August 16, 2017, 02:50:57 PM »
Hand tool group,
Please reply to let me know what to expect this Thursday, August 17.

Should I have a project to work on?
Does the group work together on a particular project?
Do I need to bring tools of my own?

Thanks in advance.
General Discussion / Newbie Question
« Last post by MattM on August 15, 2017, 12:35:44 AM »
Hey everyone!
I'm brand spanking new to woodworking as a hobby. I've been playing with regular k/d pine 1x4's and 2x4's from the big box stores and I think I'm ready to start a real project with decent hardwood. Now, where the heck do I buy hardwood boards at a decent price? I'm on the south side of Birmingham and don't mind a little drive to find it, but at this point, I can't justify driving hours to get it.
Any help getting me over this hump would be greatly appreciated
General Discussion / Advice on a New Lathe
« Last post by gfranco81 on August 03, 2017, 08:41:05 AM »
Hey guys...I am looking to replace my old Craftsman lathe with something that was built this I want something big enough to handle projects like bowls, small lamps, and the such without breaking the bank. Highland Woodworking has a Rikon 70-100 on sale for $349 but I am not sure if it is big enough to handle these projects with it being listed as a "mini" lathe. It states that it is a 12" lathe with 16" between centers (expandable in 24" increments with bed extension purchase). Anyone have any thoughts on this lathe?
Lathe Works / Lathe for Beginner
« Last post by CWhitknee on July 17, 2017, 12:53:53 PM »
Hello! I am looking at getting my husband a lathe for his birthday in a few weeks. I was hoping someone here could point me in a good direction. He wants to mostly do pens, but also have a capability of turning bowls and other smaller projects (wine corks and things of that nature) in the  future. We found a lathe at Harbor Freight just up the road from Woodcraft in Pelham. I'm not sure if that's a good investment or not.

I was hoping someone might be able to give me an insider's suggestion. I'm trying not to spend more than $250 on the lathe; however, at the same time I want to invest into something that he'll be able to learn and grow upon.

Thank you!!!
This is a PDF of a router jig from Fine Woodworking.
Router Jig
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