Category Archive: Red Oak

Oct 17 2011

Crossover Track (Straight)

Click picture to see slideshow After my son got his wooden train set for Christmas his birthday, I started building track for him, but my interested waned during the spring and summer. This fall I’ve started building some more wooden train accessories. As I’ve been documenting that process, I realized that …

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Sep 29 2011

Making Wooden T-Knobs

Click picture to see slideshow Sometimes you start a project because you wonder, can I make that? I made these wooden T-knobs because I was frustrated that one day when I needed some knobs, I couldn’t buy any locally. My goal was to make them as cheaply and as quickly as …

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Jul 28 2011

Thip-Rip Jig

As I mentioned in my ladder toy post, I needed to rip a bunch of thin strips to the same width, so I made a quick thin-rip jig. The problem with the jig in that post was that to hold the dimension I used an expanding miter slot …

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May 31 2011

Cube within a Cube

The other day I found a cool Instructable written by sabladask describing how to make a cube within a cube within a cube. I’ve seen wooden object inside on an object pieces carved before, but this concept was so simple I had to try it …

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