WoodWorkers Guild of America http://www.wwgoa.com Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:37:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 3 MORE Great Woodworking Apps to Try http://www.wwgoa.com/article/3-more-great-woodworking-apps-to-try/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/3-more-great-woodworking-apps-to-try/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:05:31 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=596172 With all the woodworking apps available today, it's hard to know which ones to pick. Let us help you choose.

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With woodworking being one of those really old trades–the kind of trade that people have been engaging in for hundreds if not thousands of years–it’s amazing that modern technology has managed to make such a big difference in the way it’s handled by enthusiasts.

Modern woodworking apps can help users in all manner of ways. From pocket calculators to construction apps, leveling apps to wood identification apps, there are tens if not hundreds of different software applications available today. Woodworkers with a penchant for technology and looking for the latest apps will find themselves faced with some difficult choices when it comes to woodworking apps. Which ones to download? Are apps that cost money worth the price? I ran these apps on my iPhone 5c and was pleased with the quality and functionality of these apps.

I.D. Wood

  • OS: iPhone
  • Price: $4.99
  • Maker: Double Dog Studios
  • I.D. Wood is a pocket guide to wood identification. With specs and information about over 200 wood samples, I.D. Wood can help everyone from beginners to advanced woodworkers find the right type of wood for their project. The database includes an option to filter wood by criteria, so you can find exactly the type of wood that’s right for your needs. The database features wood grain pictures, descriptions and common uses.

    Actually, the I.D. Wood application is like a suite of apps all combined into one, because it includes a board feet calculator and a slew of reference charts for all purposes, including a hardwood lumber sizing section, a grading section that defines parameters for F and S, SEL, 1Com and others, a nails by weight interactive chart, and much more.

    Woodworking App; I.D. Wood F and S, SEL

    I.D. Wood F and S, SEL

    Some other nice features of this app include the Board Feet and Cost section, which allows you to enter the number of board feet and project a total cost for your project. The Plywood Veneer Grades section defines the different grades and provides a thorough description of each one.

    Woodworking App; I.D. Wood Board Feet and Cost

    I.D. Wood Board Feet and Cost

    Woodworking App; I.D. Wood Reference Pages List

    I.D. Wood Reference Pages List

    The wood search function on I.D. Wood is very effective. The search criteria include:

  • Region
  • Use
  • Durability
  • Sustainability
  • Each descriptive page of the 200 woods includes the botanical name, common uses, woodworking properties, gravity, Janka hardness, end samples and wood sample images. The I.D. Wood app also allows you to save your search results and calculations for future reference.

    Woodworking App; I.D. Wood Identification

    I.D. Wood Identification

    The calculator function in I.D. Wood allows users to flip back and forth between standard numerals, inches and feet-and-inches calculations. The calculator also easily converts results from inches to feet, or feet to inches. The calculator doesn’t covert to metric, but the app itself can be changed to a metric setting in the app tools section.

    Woodworking App; I.D. Wood Calculator

    I.D. Wood Calculator

    If there’s one thing to complain about here, it’s the lack of clear instruction on how to use the app. It seems to be a powerful little tool, but the app itself comes with only a single tour which shows little about what the app can actually do.

    iHandy Carpenter

  • OS: iPhone, Android
  • Price: $1.99
  • Maker: iHandy
  • The iHandy Carpenter software is a four-tool-in-one app, including a ruler, level, plumb and protractor. It’s very simple and very useful. I’ve used the level to install shelves in my home, and the protractor for making miter cuts on wood. The level is my favorite feature on this app and the one that I use the most. While the ruler is handy, it’s really most useful for measuring things under 4 inches (the approximate length of my phone screen) and anything beyond that becomes cumbersome.

    Woodworking App; iHandy Carpenter Protractor

    iHandy Carpenter Protractor

    All tools in this app are very easy to use and require no real tour or training. It’s also easy to switch back and forth between the tools—simply click the wooden area beside the tool and the control panel will appear. The graphics in this app are very attractive and the tools are very sensitive to small movements.

    Woodworking App; iHandy Carpenter Ruler

    iHandy Carpenter Ruler

    iHandy Carpenter is a very handy app at a very low price. You can’t always carry your level or plumb around with you everywhere, but if you carry around your phone (as many people do), then you’ll always have this pocket full of useful tools to help you with woodworking projects, or even just normal DIY handyman stuff.

    Ad-Free Unit Converter
  • OS: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  • Price: Free
  • Maker: William Jockusch
  • A simple but effective tool, the Ad-Free Unit Converter converts measurements of all kinds, including metric to feet. I use it for board measurement conversions primarily, but the Ad-Free Unit Converter can actually be used to convert units of speed, time, volume, area and much more.

    This app makes tasks like converting square feet to square meters really easy, so taking room measurements for upcoming carpentry projects becomes totally simple. This app also has practical applications that extend beyond the wood shop. For example, I can use this app in my daily life to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit and convert minutes into hours–both of which are useful with tasks like cooking.

    Woodwokring App; Ad-Free Converter

    Ad-Free Converter

    This is a no-frills app. It does what it says it will do and really not much more. However, there’s something to be said for simplicity. I was able to start using this app right away, without a tutorial. There’s no learning curve, and I like that.

    Whether you’re looking for a pocket chart of different woods, a tool for your workshop, an all-in-one suite, or a straightforward board feet calculator, all these apps are very useful for your woodworking needs and are highly recommended. Be sure to check out our original post on woodworking apps for more app ideas to assist you with your projects.

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    Build a Vet a Guitar 2015 http://www.wwgoa.com/article/build-a-vet-a-guitar-2015/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/build-a-vet-a-guitar-2015/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:50:27 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=595195 If you’re looking for a fun way to spend September 12-13, 2015, consider spending some time at Vondriska Woodworks in Hammond, WI. Volunteers will spend two days assembling ten acoustic guitar kits, with completed guitars being donated to Guitars For Vets. Check out this website for more information about the 2015 Build. What skill level... Read more »

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    If you’re looking for a fun way to spend September 12-13, 2015, consider spending some time at Vondriska Woodworks in Hammond, WI. Volunteers will spend two days assembling ten acoustic guitar kits, with completed guitars being donated to Guitars For Vets. Check out this website for more information about the 2015 Build.

    Guitars For Vets 2015

    What skill level is required?

    Don’t worry if you’ve never built a guitar before, there will be a spot for you. We’ll have Instructors running work stations and they’ll let you know what to do and how to do it. Volunteers remain at the work station, and the guitars rotate from station to station.

    If you can only come for a portion of the two days, that’s fine. There will be a spot where you can participate.

    Guitars For Vets 2015

    What is Guitars For Vets all about?

    G4V was started in Milwaukee in 2007 by a returned Vietnam vet, Dan Van Buskirk, and a guitar teacher, Patrick Nettesheim. Dan noticed that lots of his post-war anxiety dissipated while he was playing guitar, and Dan and Patrick decided to pass this benefit along to other vets. Today the program provides an acoustic guitar and ten lessons for vets suffering from PTSD. Since their start in 2007 G4V has provided over 2,000 guitars and 20,000 lessons at 50 chapters across the country. Learn more about G4V here: www.guitars4vets.org.

    Personalized Guitar

    The kits

    We’ll be using kits from U.S. Guitar Kits www.usguitarkits.com for this project. They provide just the right balance between work we need to do and work that’s already been done to allow us to get the work done in two days.

    Wherever possible we add personal touches, including asking volunteers to sign the back of every guitar we build.

    Detailed guitar

    What should I bring?

    You don’t need to bring a thing. We’ll have safety glasses, and lunch, available for you. However, if you own some specialized guitar making tools (we seem to always be short of bridge clamps and fret files), it would be helpful for us if you brought them.

    Thanks to generous sponsorship from Titebond Glue there are no out of pocket expenses for G4V or any of the volunteers attending this event. The Build is also getting help from WWGOA, U.S. Guitar Kits, Pony Tools, SawStop, Hudson Hospital, General Finishes, Stewart MacDonald, Rockler, and Sauer and Company Veneers. Thanks!

    If you play an instrument, bring it along. We find plenty of time for impromptu jam sessions during the two days.

    Guitar for Vets 2015

    Can you see your way to helping us out?

    If so, we’re looking forward to seeing you September 12-13. Any questions, fire them off to George Vondriska, George@gvwood.com, or Krista Demuth, krista.demuth@yahoo.com.

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    AWFS 2015 New Products http://www.wwgoa.com/article/awfs-2015-new-products/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/awfs-2015-new-products/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:13:29 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=594756 AWFS 2015 has come and gone, with manufacturers taking advantage of the venue to show off their products. Have a look at a few things George discovered at this year’s show.

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    Photos from Manufacturers

    AWFS 2015 was called the largest woodworking show in North America in 2015. From computer driven machines the size of a garage, all the way down to hand tools, this show offered a lot for tool junkies (like me). Here are a few of the items I spotted at the show.

    Bosch

    Bosch REAXX Jobsite Table Saw

    Flesh detecting technology on a Bosch job site saw will hit the market place fall of 2015, according to the folks at Bosch. If a user makes finger contact with the spinning saw blade, the blade drops below the table. At the time of the AWFS show Bosch didn’t have an exact reaction time for the saw, but “it’s very fast.”

    The REAXX doesn’t use a brake. It uses a cartridge that, upon contact, sends the blade carriage below the level of the table. Thanks to the absence of a blade brake the reaction isn’t destructive to the saw blade. Each cartridge has two cylinders, so can be fired twice. The saw is expected to sell for $1500, and replacement cartridges for $99.

    At this time Bosch doesn’t have any plans to expand this technology to contractor or cabinet saws.

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    Rockler Heavy Duty Clamp Rack

    Rockler HD Clamp Rack

    The idea of a clamp rack certainly isn’t new. What I like about this one is that it projects off the wall instead of being parallel to the wall. That means I’m losing lots less wall real estate to my clamps.

    According to Rockler this rack will hold 12 clamps up to 60” long, and will work for pipe or parallel jaw clamps. Looks like a good deal at $40.

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     Goff’s Curtain Walls

    Goff’s Curtain Walls

    Few of us have the luxury of having a truly dedicated woodworking space, much less finishing space. If you need to separate your dust-making tools from stuff you don’t want dust on, or you want to temporarily create a clean finishing environment, Goff’s Curtain Walls may provide the answer.

    Imagine a heavy duty shower curtain, suspended on a heavy duty rod, that you can slide into place as needed, and easily push back out of the way when you don’t. That’s a curtain wall.

    Prices vary depending on your exact needs, but here’s an example. If you want to create a 10’ x 10’ finishing area in a corner of your shop (so you need an L-shape of curtains) you’ll pay about $760 for hardware and curtains, plus shipping, assuming an 8’ ceiling. Bigger area, more dough. Higher ceiling. More dough. It’s an investment, but provides a lot more flexibility than building partition walls. And keeps dust at bay.

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    AWFS 2015

    Next Wave Automation

    Small-scale CNCs are the rage, and AWFS 2015 held some cool products in this category. The Piranha FX from Next Wave Automation marries CNC to laser engraving to 3D printing. Conceptually, this makes a lot of sense to me. There are a lot of commonalities between each of these functions. Once you’ve mastered on, you may as well apply that skill (and the machine) to the others.

    Changing from one function to another is easy. The laser and 3D printing heads mount into the collet of the router. Of course, you’re not going to run the router for these functions, just use it as a carriage. The CNC aspect is driven by a standard trim router, the Bosch Colt, for example. A digitizer will also be available, allowing you to trace an existing piece so you can duplicate it. The digitizer is sold separately for $300.

    The Piranha has a 12” x 18” bed with an XYZ travel of 12” x 13” x 3”. The FX, with its three functions, will sell for $3200.

    AWFS 2015: Piranha FX 3D

    AWFS 2015: Piranha FX

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    Docking Drawer Docking Drawer

    Docking Drawer

    I don’t know about you, but I get pretty tired of here a cord, there a cord, everywhere a cord. I’m talking about the electronics that clutter up countertops while they’re being charged. In addition to hating the clutter, this leaves me constantly worried that a cup of coffee will get spilled on the phone, and the phone is toast. Toast with coffee, admittedly, but toast.

    The Docking Drawer system provides an ETL approved outlet that mounts in the back of the drawer box and a control arm that manages the cord. Different styles of outlets are available, depending on whether you’re plugging in a laptop, USB cord, or hair dryer. $240 gets you the mechanism, you build the drawer. They ain’t cheap, but they’re sure less expensive than the phone or laptop you have to replace because you spilled coffee on it.

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    And, because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, I couldn’t spend ALL my time looking at tools.

    Tommy MacDonald

    I got to spend a little time with Tommy MacDonald of the PBS show Rough Cut with Tommy Mac.

    Kayleen McCabe

    And I met Kayleen McCabe, who had her own show on the DIY Network, Rescue Renovation.

    See you next year at IWF 2016.

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    Worn Table Saw Arbor Fix http://www.wwgoa.com/article/worn-saw-arbor-fix/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/worn-saw-arbor-fix/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:36:47 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=593046 It's a fact of life… Everything eventually wears out. Bruce Kieffer found a great $2 "fix" for worn out table saw arbor threads. It's a super simple solution that saves a lot of cash and repair work.

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    Worn Table Saw Arbor Fix, $2 Fix

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    I’ve used my table saw hard for the past 35 years. Its arbor (the shaft where the blade mounts) is now worn badly due to changing saw blades as often as I have, and that concerns me. It looks like there aren’t enough threads for the arbor nut to grab any more. The last thing I want is for the blade to come loose while I’m sawing. I imagine a saw blade zinging through my shop like a Frisbee, and that would not be pretty! I’ve been monitoring the cumulative wear for the past few years, and I anticipated and dreaded the day when I would need to replace the table saw’s arbor. Last time I checked the cost of a new arbor was $125, add in the time and work to change the arbor, and it becomes a major undertaking. So there I am one day recently standing in front of my table saw and looking at the arbor shaft, and I realize all I need to do is shift the locking nut leftwards on to the seldom-used section of threads; and if I can do that, then I solve the problem for another 35 years. That should be good enough!

    worn–arbor

    This close up shows the severely worn center section of threads. The left section of threads is almost pristine since they’ve had only minor use, and the right side threads have never had any use since that’s where the saw bade and outer flange mount. It’s those threads just a little to the left of the arbor flange that concern me. That’s where the table saw arbor nut lives.

    fixed–close–up

    I made a quick trip to my local hardware store and found this two dollar 5/8″ x 1/2″ long shaft collar, which matches the diameter of the table saw arbor. I removed and discarded the collar’s setscrew, placed the collar between the outer flange and the locking nut, and then tightened the nut. All is good again! I’ve moved the arbor nut’s threading point 1/2″ to the left. Simple.

    shaft–collar

    Another option I found on eBay is a Mini Bike/Go Kart axel bushing. I bought one that is 1/4″ long. Now I can alternate using either the 1/2″ long shaft collar or the 1/4″ long bushing, and that will extend the life of my table saw’s arbor longer yet. To find the axel bushing, search eBay for “5/8″ ID Steel Axle Bushing.

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    WWGOA LIVE Recap: August 2015 http://www.wwgoa.com/article/wwgoa-live-recap-august-2015/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/wwgoa-live-recap-august-2015/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:59:21 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=591663 Another Live session complete! Once again, it was a lot of fun, and you provided great questions for us. We tried some new work with graphics and images. Hope you like them, and that they help make the answers more clear. Make sure to keep an eye out for our next session.

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    Another Live session complete! Once again, it was a lot of fun, and you provided great questions for us. We tried some new work with graphics and images. Hope you like them, and that they help make the answers more clear. Make sure to keep an eye out for our next session.

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    Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions http://www.wwgoa.com/article/sweepstakes-terms-conditions/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/sweepstakes-terms-conditions/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:05:06 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=590306 Woodworkers Guild of America FACEBOOK SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Sweepstakes Entry Period/Sponsor: The Woodworkers Guild of America Facebook Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM, Eastern Time (“ET”) on 07/20/15 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 07/31/15 (the “Sweepstakes... Read more »

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    Woodworkers Guild of America FACEBOOK SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

    1. Sweepstakes Entry Period/Sponsor: The Woodworkers Guild of America Facebook Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM, Eastern Time (“ET”) on 07/20/15 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 07/31/15 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Sponsor: TN Marketing LLC (“Sponsor”), 1903 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391. Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law. Void where prohibited by law.

    2. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are: legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia age 21 or older. You must have a registered account on Facebook.com. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliated companies and its advertising and promotion agencies and anyone involved with the Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win.

    3. How to enter: To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, all entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. To enter go to the Sweepstakes tab on Woodworkers Guild of America page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WoodworkersGuild, fill out the entry form, and submit. Only one (1) entry per person/email address during the Sweepstakes Entry Period; entries with duplicate email addresses or multiple entries using different email addresses for a single individual will be disqualified. All entries and requests become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

    4 Prize: One prize package will be awarded: a Titebond prize pack (Total Approximate Retail Value = $260.00). Taxes, if any, on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. No substitutions on prize will be permitted, except the Sponsor may make any substitution it deems necessary of equal or greater retail value. Prize is not transferable.

    5. Selection of Winner: The winner will be determined in a random drawing from all eligible entries received on or about 08/04/15 conducted by representatives of Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

    6. Winner Notification: The potential winner will be notified via the email they provided at entry. The potential winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and release (“Release”) within 7 days of the date on the Release to be eligible to be awarded the prize. If a potential winner is a minor as determined by the laws of the state in which s/he resides (“Minor’), the Minor’s parent or legal guardian will have to sign the Release on the Minor’s behalf. If a potential prize winner does not respond to the winner notification email (email will be sent three (3) times over a five (5) day period), or if said email is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential prize winner does not return the executed Release within 7 days, or if an entrant is otherwise found to be ineligible, does not provide required information, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the potential prize winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner may, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and time permitting, be selected from among the remaining eligible entries. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner. All decisions and results of Sponsor are final and binding.

    7. General: Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, Pinterest, as well as the respective employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize. The Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses concerned with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty or representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize except that such prize shall be subject to manufacturer’s standard warranty. Sponsor will not be liable if Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this sentence) shall not apply. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

    8. Winners Name: For the name of the winners (available 30 days after the Sweepstakes ends) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (postage not required for Vermont residents) no later than 90 days after the Sweepstakes ends to Woodworkers Guild of America Facebook Sweepstakes c/o TN Marketing LLC., 1903 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391.

    9. PRIVACY: By entering, you expressly consent to adding your name to receive future promotional offers and agree that Sponsor may use and share your information pursuant to its privacy policy found at http://www.tnmpolicies.com/terms/.

    This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with the Sweepstakes in any way. You understand that you are providing information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

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    Photo Sweepstakes Terms Conditions http://www.wwgoa.com/article/photo-sweeps-terms-conditions/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/photo-sweeps-terms-conditions/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:08:35 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=584496 Woodworkers Guild of America Show Us Your Shop Photo Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Sweepstakes Entry Period/Sponsor: The WWGOA – Show Us Your Shop Photo Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM, Eastern Time (“ET”) on 06/23/15 and ends at 11:59:59 PM... Read more »

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    Show Us Your Shop Photo Sweepstakes

    OFFICIAL RULES

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

    1. Sweepstakes Entry Period/Sponsor: The WWGOA – Show Us Your Shop Photo Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM, Eastern Time (“ET”) on 06/23/15 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 07/10/15 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Sponsor: TN Marketing LLC (“Sponsor”), 1903 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391. Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law. Void where prohibited by law.

    2. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are: legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia age 21 or older. You must have a registered account on Facebook.com. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliated companies and its advertising and promotion agencies and anyone involved with the Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win.

    3. How to enter: To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, all Entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. To enter go to the Sweepstakes tab on Woodworkers Guild of America page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WoodworkerGuild fill out the Entry form, upload your photo (“Photo”), and submit. The Entry form and Photo is known as an “Entry(ies)” and the person uploading the Entry will be deemed the Entrant (“Entrant”). Only one (1) Entry per person/email address during the Sweepstakes Entry Period; Entries with duplicate email addresses or multiple Entries using different email addresses for a single individual will be disqualified. All Entries and requests become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass Entries or Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online Entrant, Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

    4. Requirements of Entry: Your Entry must comply with the following and by entering you represent and warrant and agree that:

      – You will comply with the terms and conditions found Facebook.com;

      – You have received permission from anyone involved in the creation of your Photo (“Third Party Participant”) and from anyone depicted in your Photo (“Identified Individuals”) to submit Your Photo with the Entry and to grant the rights granted to Sponsor herein (and if requested from Sponsor will provide evidence of this permission);

      – The Photo is the sole, original work of Entrant and is not copied from any other work and does not infringe upon the rights of any third party. Do not copy or otherwise plagiarize your Photo from any source;

      – The Photo will not depict any celebrity or child;

      – The Photo does not contain any third party copyrighted material, products, trademarks, logos or otherwise violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, logo or mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person or entity;

      – The Photo does not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party;

      – The Photo cannot be offensive nor contain any elements such as nudity, graphically violent imagery, sexually suggestive imagery or text, or be explicitly racial, profane, slanderous or visually depict alcohol, tobacco, gambling or be objectionable in any way or contrary to the interests of Sweepstakes or Sponsor, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor; and

      – Entrant will hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities from any claim by any third party relating to any rights in the Photo or your Entry.

    5. Licensed Rights: Entrants retain ownership of the Entries they submit, however, by entering, Entrant, on behalf of him/herself and any Third Party Participants or Identified Invididuals, grant Sweepstakes Entities, the perpetual, fully-paid, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to reproduce, prepare derivate works of, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, otherwise use, and permit others to use and perform throughout the world the Entry or Photo in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the internet, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotion of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes all without further consent from or payment to Entrant or any persons whose material is incorporated in the Entry or Photo or who assisting in the creation of the Entry or Photo. Entries may be published and posted online but Entrants agree that Sponsor has no obligation to post or publish the any Entry, that all such postings or publication, if any, will be in Sponsor’s sole discretion and that the posting or publication of any Entry or Photo does not indicate that the specific Entry or Photo is a winning Entry. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant also agrees that the Photo may be posted and shared by other others as is associated with Facebook.com.

    6 Prize: One prize package will be awarded: A $250 gift card to JobMan USA. Taxes, if any, on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. For any prize valued at $600 or more the winner must provide social security number and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the winner as required by law. No substitutions on prize will be permitted, except the Sponsor may make any substitution it deems necessary of equal or greater retail value. Prize is not transferable. Subject to availability.

    7. Selection of Winner: The winner will be determined in a random drawing from all eligible Entries received on or about 07/13/15 conducted by representatives of Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.

    8. Winner Notification: The potential winner will be notified via the email they provided at Entry. The potential winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and release (“Release”) within 7 days of the date on the Release to be eligible to be awarded the prize. If a potential winner is a minor as determined by the laws of the state in which s/he resides (“Minor ’), the Minor’s parent or legal guardian will have to sign the Release on the Minor’s behalf. If a potential prize winner does not respond to the winner notification email (email will be sent three (3) times over a five (5) day period), or if said email is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential prize winner does not return the executed Release within 7 days, or if an Entrant is otherwise found to be ineligible, does not provide required information, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, the potential prize winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner may, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and time permitting, be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner. All decisions and results of Sponsor are final and binding.

    9. General: Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook , as well as the respective employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from Entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize. The Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses concerned with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty or representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize except that such prize shall be subject to manufacturer’s standard warranty. Sponsor will not be liable if Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this sentence) shall not apply. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass Entries or Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, illegible Entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winners from among all eligible Entries received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

    10. Winners Name: For the name of the winners (available 30 days after the Sweepstakes ends) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (postage not required for Vermont residents) no later than 90 days after the Sweepstakes ends to WWGOA Show Us Your Shop c/o TN Marketing LLC., 1903 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391.

    11. PRIVACY: By entering, you expressly consent to adding your name to receive future promotional offers and agree that Sponsor may use and share your information pursuant to its privacy policy found at http://www.tnmpolicies.com/.

    This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with the Sweepstakes in any way. You understand that you are providing information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

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    WWGOA Live Recap: June 2015 http://www.wwgoa.com/article/wwgoa-live-recap-june-2015/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/wwgoa-live-recap-june-2015/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:28:39 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=582494 Our WWGOA Live shows are a blast to do! I can’t believe how quickly an hour goes by. Thanks, in large part, to the excellent questions you folks provide. Keeps me on my toes, and keeps the show moving fast. If you missed our June show, no problem. You can watch the archive below to... Read more »

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    Our WWGOA Live shows are a blast to do! I can’t believe how quickly an hour goes by. Thanks, in large part, to the excellent questions you folks provide. Keeps me on my toes, and keeps the show moving fast. If you missed our June show, no problem. You can watch the archive below to watch at your leisure.

    Watch for our next session in the near future. I can’t wait for another chance to help you out in your shop.

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    Money-Saving DIY Festool Domino Tenons http://www.wwgoa.com/article/money-saving-diy-festool-domino-tenons/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/money-saving-diy-festool-domino-tenons/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:01:28 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=580805 Reduce the cost of using a Festool Domino by making your own tenons. It’s easy, and you’ll be surprised by how the savings can add up over the years. Here’s the how-to recipe, along with a list of benefits of DIY Dominoes.

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    homemade domino tenon

    I have to admit that as a hobbyist woodworker of modest means, my Domino purchase was a bit of a budget breaker. I decided that I would reduce the total cost of ownership of this tool by making my own tenons using scrap wood. Penny wise and pound foolish you say? I think not. When I mentioned this strategy to a couple members of the WWGOA editorial team, it led to some lively debate as to whether this could really deliver actual savings when the “dollars to hassle ratio” was taken into account. Ultimately, I believe it will be up to each individual to decide this, but I have found it extremely quick and simple to convert scrap material into perfectly sized floating tenons.

    In a simple timed test using wood that had been relegated to my kindling pile, I was able to make 100 tenons (6mm x 40mm) in about 15 minutes. That’s about $10 worth of tenons, making my pay-off roughly $40/hour. OK, I’ll never get rich with this program, but these savings will add up over the years and I will also never have to put a project on hold because I ran out of tenons.

    making floating tenons
    To make the tenons, plane stock to ¾” thickness, then rip strips to the desired thickness of the tenon. Set the table saw fence using a factory-made Domino tenon and then test the fit in a mortise cut by the Domino itself to ensure a perfect fit. Cut them to length on the bandsaw, or leave them long and cut them at the time of my project to ensure the proper length. I don’t bother rounding over the corners as they do not enhance strength, and at ¾” the cheek is a bit wider than on the factory-made ones, providing roughly 20% more gluing surface.

    DIY Domino Benefits

    • • More gluing surface
    • • Never run out
    • • Free tenons
    • • Feel better my expensive Domino purchase (priceless)

    As an alternative, if your planer or surface sander handles thin material well, you could plane the stock to the desired tenon thickness, measuring with a precise caliper, then rip to width on a table saw.

    Whatever your approach, if you are a penny-pinching Domino owner like me, then some homemade Dominos might just be in your future!

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    A Smokin’ Hot Grill Caddy http://www.wwgoa.com/article/a-smokin-hot-grill-caddy/ http://www.wwgoa.com/article/a-smokin-hot-grill-caddy/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 15:32:28 +0000 http://www.wwgoa.com/?p=576260 Like to BBQ? Then you’ll want to build this BBQ caddy that organizes all of the utensils and supplies you’ll want at your side when you are doing your magic on the grill.

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    grill caddy hero

    There’s not much that I enjoy more than standing on my deck with a cool beverage, basking in the aromas of meat that’s slow-cooking on my grill. The only part that I don’t like is when I can’t find my spatula, tongs or one of the other important items that I need when I am producing a BBQ masterpiece. That dilemma led to the development of this woodworking project, which is a toolbox of sorts, purpose-built for outdoor cooking supplies. I gathered requirements from many “grill masters” in developing this project, so I believe it should address the needs of most BBQ chefs; pros and weekend warriors alike. You should also note that I designed the proportions of this grill caddy to meet the dimensions of my grill utensils, so you should measure your own and make any adjustments necessary so that it works well for you.

    Click here to download a free PDF of this plan

    Click here to download a PDF template of the end panels

    Design aspects

    The grill caddy is designed to accommodate everything you need for outdoor cooking. There’s room in the top storage area for beverages, spices and a small spray bottle, as well as utensils such as spatula, grill scraper, tongs, etc. There’s a drawer that is sized to house a roll of foil, and it is concealed from the elements to provide storage for matches, pellets, or other items that need to remain dry. I’ve chosen western red cedar for the project because it holds up well for outdoor use and is lightweight for carrying purposes. To crank up the aesthetics of this simple project I have incorporated a few copper elements, including copper pipe for a handle, copper rod stock used as joinery pins and section dividers, and I’ve even lined the bottom with copper flashing for ease of cleaning. Copper is expensive, so you can use a wooden dowels for a handle and joinery pins if you want to save a few bucks, and you might choose to use aluminum as an alternative copper flashing if you prefer (it is normally found right next to the copper flashing in home centers).

    The tools that you will need include the following:

    • Table saw
    • Sander
    • Drill
    • Clamps
    • Bandsaw, jigsaw or scroll saw
    • Router
    • Brad nailer or hammer
    grill caddy with drawer with foil and paper towel -exploded
    measurement table

    Getting Started

    raw parts

    Cut pieces to size. Reference the cutlist and cut all pieces to their appropriate dimensions.

    cutting biscuit slots

    Biscuit joinery. Cut biscuit slots in all locations marked in the diagram. If you don’t own a biscuit joiner, or are just looking for a faster method, you could simply use glue and 18 gauge brad nails.

    grill caddy side panel biscuit placement
    grill caddy end panel templates - 2

    Use pattern to drill and cut end panels. Print the PDF template provided for the end panels, and use spray adhesive to temporarily attach to your stock, or trace onto the pieces.

    cutting curves on end panels

    Cut to shape. Drill 1-1/8” holes first using a paddle or forstner bit. Then use a bandsaw or handheld jigsaw to cut the curved pattern. Confirm the hole diameter against your handle.

    grill bottom template

    Round corners on bottom panel. Cut a 2” radius curve on the corners of the bottom that will be near the paper towel holder. Check the biscuit location to ensure that you don’t cut on the wrong end.

    spreading glue on copper flashing

    Attach copper flashing to false bottom. Spread an even layer of contact cement across both surfaces, let dry for 15 minutes, and press the flashing into place allowing the copper to overhang slightly on all edges.

    smoothing copper

    Remove any gaps: Using a J-roller or rounded edge of a board, firmly press the copper into place, going over it repeatedly for a couple minutes until the copper flashing is fully seated against the board.

    filing copper

    Trim and flush copper. Cut the copper flush with the wood’s edge by making 3-4 passes with a sharp utility blade. Using a file, remove any sharp edges from the copper flashing by stroking downward toward the wood. Filing in the other direction could pry the copper away from the wood.

    protect copper during finishing

    Protect copper for glue-up and finishing. To avoid the hassle of removing stubborn glue and finish later, put a protective layer of painter’s masking tape on the copper prior to assembly.

    clamping and gluing

    Assemble. Apply glue and biscuits, assembling all components of main carcase except for upper rails. Those can be installed after glue cures.

    Drill for pins. Hold upper rails into position. Drill 3/32” holes in locations marked on diagram, going all the way through the side rails and ½” into the mating piece. After drilling the first hole into the upper rail, insert a copper rod to hold it in position while drilling the next hole. This will ensure perfect alignment. Then remove rod before applying glue.

    cutting copper down on sides

    Glue and pin. Using an adhesive that bonds copper and wood, such as Nexabond or epoxy, coat the mating surfaces as well as the holes. Leaving the pins long, tap them into the holes. Cut the pins proud of the surface and sand them flush later. After installing all pins, use clamps to secure the assembly until the glue cures.

    thermometer storage

    Install upper rails and drill hole for thermometer storage. Prior to installing the upper rails, hold one upper rail in position, and rest it on the lower rail. Ensure proper alignment at each end, then drill a 1/4” hole through the upper rail, and into the lower rail as shown. Then use a spacer to raise the upper rail 1” above the lower rail. Using the same approach as previously to install the pins, attach the upper rails to each end panel.

    nail drawer

    Build drawer. Attach drawer front to drawer bottom using a biscuit. Then attach drawer sides and back using a brad nailer or by tapping in brads (if you use this method, predrill to avoid splitting).

    exploded drawer pull

    Make drawer pull. Using three sections of copper pipe ½” dia x 1-1/4” long and two 90-degree elbows, form a drawer pull.

    install drawer pull

    Install drawer pull. Mark the locations on the drawer front and use a ½” forstner bit to drill recesses ½” deep. Using Nexabond or epoxy, press the drawer pull into position.

    install copper dowels

    Install section cross dividers. Measure and cut 5/8” x 1-1/2” cedar to length. Drill a 3/8” hole through the center of the piece. Set the cedar piece into position and temporarily pin with 3/12” copper rod stock. Use a section of 3/8” copper rod to mark the location on the end panel where the rod will be inserted. Drill a 3/8” hole ½” deep into the location on the end panel. Disassemble, apply glue and reassemble. After glue cures cut copper rods flush and sand with a coarse to medium grit such as 80.

    cutting circle

    Install paper towel base. Using a scroll saw or bandsaw, cut a 5” circle. Then drill a 1-1/8” hole through the center of it, and roundover the top edges using a router or sander. Glue and clamp into position.

    finishing

    Finish. Use a penetrating finish such as deck sealer to preserve the wood.

    Install handle, paper towel holder and bottle opener. Slip 1” copper pipe through holes in the end panels, and cap each end. No need to use adhesive or solder to fix the caps to the pipe; a friction fit should suffice. If yours are loose, then use cyanoacrylate glue, epoxy, or solder to permanently mount the caps. Install and cap the paper towel bar with no adhesive, and use screws to fasten the bottle opener into position.

    grill caddy hanger

    Optional hanging bracket. If you want to preserve table space near your grill, you can build the optional handing bracket and install it on a deck railing or side of your house. Simply cut a cedar 2×4 to the specified length, and use a 1-1/8” forstener or spade bit to drill holes 1-1/4” deep at the identified locations. Holes should be drilled at a 5-degree angle so that the pipes will tip slightly upward. Stain the 2×4 to match your deck, and install 9” sections of 1” copper pipe into the holes. Add a cap to the end of each pipe. Do not permanently attach the copper pipe, as this will allow you to remove the pipes when not in use. Store them in your grill caddy!

    I hope you have fun building and using this project. Let us know in the comments section if you have ideas for customizing and improving the grill caddy.

    Click here to download a free PDF of this plan

    Click here to download a PDF template of the end panels

    Sources

    3/32” Copper rod stock is available at Amazon.com; $4/ft.

    3/8” Copper rod stock is available at Amazon.com; $10/ft

    Copper bottle opener is available at Amazon.com; $14.

    1” copper pipe, end caps, and 6”copper flashing are available at most home centers

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