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  1. I had second thought about distributing those CAD files without Darrell's permission. So I sent him a note asking for same. If he doesn't mind, I'll put the CAD files on my blog. Watch this space for an update when I hear back from him. -- Russ
  2. Hi Ryan, Pretty wild coincidence ... I haven't looked at this forum in months, but I did just now and noticed your post. I do have the CAD drawings of not only the templates, but the entire table as well. Send me an email at rrrmac@gmail.com and I'll send you the files. Unfortunately, I can't find my copy of the magazine. -- Russ
  3. Lots of times you can use wedges instead of clamps. -- Russ
  4. True. But a guy has to come up for air once in a while.
  5. You guys need to defer to a higher authority on this: http://www.nbc.com/parks-and-recreation/video/swanson-vs-food/n4552/ -- Russ
  6. The best idea is to have your friend buy you more clamps! If that doesn't work, here's another idea: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/32326 And another variation on the wedge theme: -- Russ
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  8. Find another one that's trashed (in different ways) and combine the two to make a working one????????? -- Russ
  9. A quick and dirty idea would be to run a couple of hose clamps or big nylon cable ties around the back part of the scroll saw and the vertical section of PVC. If that works, done. If not, then look for a Plan B. -- Russ
  10. How about if you start by using the "cutting board method" on just the veneer by itself? That way you would be dealing with just eight strips of veneer at a time rather than 64 little squares. Then you could apply the veneer all at once to a 1/2" thick substrate and live happily ever after. -- Russ
  11. I think the first problem you need to solve is how to glue the checkerboard part together so that the surface comes out perfectly level. Because if it doesn't, you're not going to be able to correct it as you would with a real cutting board because you'll sand right through the veneer. -- Russ
  12. This is a quote from the article where they talk about the veneer thickness: Sounds like they were just trying to use the material efficiently. Depending on how thick your "4/4" lumber was to start with, you might only get two slices if you were making them 1/4" thick. -- Russ
  13. For super fine adjustments to your jig, you could rig up a stop like this with one more clamp, a scrap of wood, and a drywall screw: http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/2011/03/poor-mans-microadjuster.html -- Russ
  14. Match dem screws. Even if nobody else notices, it will tear at your immortal soul if you don't. -- Russ
  15. The fine folks at Freud blasted out an email the other day that had a link to some tips for batching out multiple copies of a project. http://s179993888.onlinehome.us/Newsletters/newsletter_12-12/articles/9ProductionShopTricks.pdf -- Russ