Tag Archives: Wooden

Historic Windows: Primitive Sash Locks

Have you ever seen anything like these before? They are a primitive form of sash lock, often found on historic or vintage wooden windows. The one on the left is a simple, turned oak dowel, while the one on the … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Bench: Complete Design in SketchUp

This morning, I finished designing the frame for my Golden Ratio clamping/assembly workbench, using Google SketchUp. Here’s the design of the frame: I’d published an initial design of the bench top itself just a few weeks ago. At that time, it … Continue reading

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Kreg Klamp Trak Delivery

My Kreg Klamp Trak® order finally arrived today. Consisting of four 333/4” sections, this was the only specialized item I needed for my golden ratio clamping table. Everything else I already have, or otherwise could readily obtain from the local … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Benchtop Design in SketchUp

Yesterday, I drew a 3D design of the benchtop of my golden ratio clamping/assembly bench, which I’d introduced in a previous post as a jig I’m going to use for historic window repair. Using Google SketchUp, I translated my earlier … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Assembly Bench

Yesterday, I sketched a design for a clamping/glue-up/assembly workbench. My inspiration for its basic form came from an article in Fine Homebuilding I’d read a few years ago, where a cabinet maker described a temporary workbench he’d constructed in his … Continue reading

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