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  1. Adirondack Porch swing

    Adirondack Porch swing

    I varied from the plans on this one by inverting the curve on the back - the original one I built per the plans had rounded shoulders and it looked more slumpy to me...
  2. Adirondack Porch swing

    Adirondack Porch swing

    Just finished this swing for my parents. This is my second build of this design - first was for my wife and has been in use for about 10 years. The second one got some design/hardware upgrades and I think it turned out pretty well. The plans are here...
  3. IMG_20120715_201037

    IMG_20120715_201037

  4. IMG_20120715_171722

    IMG_20120715_171722

  5. Router table design

    Router table design

    Router table design
  6. eyekode

    Some design help

    I am working on a study table for my kids. It is shaker-esq inspired piece. Simple tapered legs and two piston fit drawers. The legs and case are made out of maple I got from BobbyG and are almost complete. I just finished the webbing today to hold the drawers. Some smoothing and glue is all...
  7. Scott Meek

    Check out the 2012 class schedule at Gregory Paolini Design

    The schedule has been released for the GPD Woodworking Academy. There are still a few class descriptions that are missing, but they will be coming soon. Check out the schedule now and be sure to sign up soon for any classes you are hoping to take. I hope to even see some of you in the classes I...
  8. Scott Meek

    We need your help with 2012 classes at Gregory Paolini Design!!

    The Student bench room in our new facility is just about complete, it's almost as large as our entire last shop! Now we're putting the finishing touches on our 2012 class schedule - But we really want to hear from you! If there's a class you're interested, please shoot us an e-mail - Even if...
  9. D

    Woodworking design software anyone?

    Hi all. I am looking for some fairly simple 2D drawing software that is capable of doing dimensioning and annotations. I have seen some WAY overpriced software from Autodesk (AutoCAD LT 20xx), and well, it's very complicated as well as being far too expensive for the amateur woodworker. I...
  10. DanR

    design suggestions for jointer table

    Hi Folks, I picked up an old (1937) joiner yesterday and need to build a table to support it. I am hoping to get some suggestions regarding height or anything else you might have to to suggest. The jointer is a 6" model from 1937 (heavy!): I read somewhere that it is a good idea to have the...
  11. S

    shop design input requested

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  12. J

    Golden Ratio & Design Elements

    Thanks to FrogLips for improving our precision measurements (Off Topic forum). Has anyone used the Golden Ratio in their designs for aesthetics and balance, etc.? Does it really matter? The math defines the angles at 58.3 degrees and 31.7 degrees and it doesn't matter what size that piece is...
  13. Bas

    Drawer front design dilemma

    I'm building some false drawer fronts for my shop cabinets. I want to make them look like the flat panel doors I made for the upper cabinets. View image in gallery Basic rails & styles, with a quarter inch plywood panel. Here's the dilemma. For doors, the rails are always in between the...
  14. J

    Table top design

    Interesting discussion. When design, functionality, reality, and aesthetics collide. :BangHead: http://forums.finewoodworking.com/fine-woodworking-knots/general-discussion/mitered-table-top http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Wood_Moisture_Movement_Issues_with_a_Conference.html
  15. K

    design plans

    Does anyone use a software design program to design projects to get board feet needed? I have been commissioned by the mrs. to do a new mantle w/ surround. Trying to figure out a design and board feet needed for it.
  16. The Rhinelander Clock

    The Rhinelander Clock

    The Rhinelander Clock was built from a design by Dirk Boelman. Woods used are maple, cherry, black walnut, jatoba, and poplar.
  17. The Rhinelander Clock

    The Rhinelander Clock

    The Rhinelander Clock was built from a design by Dirk Boelman. Woods used are maple, cherry, black walnut, jatoba, and poplar.
  18. The Rhinelander Clock

    The Rhinelander Clock

    The Rhinelander Clock was built from a design by Dirk Boelman. Woods used are maple, cherry, black walnut, jatoba, and poplar.
  19. bluedawg76

    frame and panel coffee table design question(s)

    Hi all, Got a design question. My wife and I have been talking about building a new coffee table and came up with the following design, made from maple, walnut and cherry. View image in gallery I like the thought of having the solid maple/cherry panel within a mitered walnut frame. My...
  20. S

    Guitar speaker cab design

    I'm in the planning stages of building two 2 x 12 speaker cabinets. I could really use some help on figuring out the optimum interior volume. Each cab consists of one fully enclosed speaker and one open back speaker. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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