But first, consider Norm Abram. If the man is not one of the dieties of the home woodworker, he should be, less for the quality of his work (which is pretty good) than for the fact that he's got every power tool known to mankind-and used other people's money to get them.

Hiring Ship's Carpenters

Building a Dinghy

Building a 28 foot Sharpie

Woodworking Projects

These plans are provided without warranty of any kind. It is assumed that the user is a sufficiently experienced woodworker to verify dimensions and construction details. If this does not describe you, don't try it. Use proper safety precautions when using any tool.

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Blanket Trunk on Legs

(472k pdf file) January, 2003

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Hold-down Strips for Workbenches

(pdf file, 1.5MB) August, 2001

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Corner Cabinet

(483k pdf file, 11X17 format)

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Through-Hull Grommet

(890k pdf August 2002)

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(pdf file, 404K) April, 2002

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Roll Out Kitchen Shelves

(pdf file, 236K), March, 2002

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Knobs for Hold-downs

(pdf file, 316K) March, 2002

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Jigs for Assembling Drawer Pulls

(pdf file, 612K) March, 2002

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Bookbinder's Standing Press

(pdf file, 632K) June, 2003

Pocket Joinery (June, 2003)

Panel Cutting Sled

(pdf file, 584K) June, 2003

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Low-Stand Sawhorses (html)

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Simple Stackable Toolchests (html)

Modular Studio/Office/Workshop Furniture

Flush-Routing Thin Plywood Parts

Router Guide

Mast Hoop Form (1.2 MB PDF)

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A Lever/Counterweight Bookbinder's Press (html)


Photographic Projects

light and figure

Light and the Figure

(407k pdf August 2002)

silver broach

Lighting Highly Reflective Subjects (Jewelry) (html)

Fabric-covered mat,

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Building a Cyclorama

Drop Ceiling Treatment

Print Drying Racks

General mat cutting

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Through-Door Ventilation

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Studio Flat System (html)

Blocking a Window


Photographic Forms



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