Rethinking the Simple 2×4

The following content is syndicated from Woodworker’s Journal.

Outfeed TableOne of the luxuries of being a is that I get my hands on “good” wood on a pretty regular basis. Clear, straight cherry and maple are often “on deck” for projects in our magazine. Recently, I built a couple of Arts & Crafts bookcases from some nice for our first “Small Shop Journal” project (February 2013 print issue). And, without spilling the beans prematurely, I just finished a project that I built from some extraordinary ribbon stripe mahogany for our June issue. It was too wide to fit my jointer … what a problem to have, right?!

Last fall, when I needed a few 2x4s for a home improvement project I was working on, I went to Lowe’s to pick them up. There, at the top of the pile, were a few of the clearest, straightest 2x4s I’ve ever seen. Some were even quartersawn — and for a woodworker that’s pretty mind-blowing when you consider how absolutely green, checked and awful so much of the construction lumber seems to be these days. It’s a wonder it even passes inspection on the way to market.

So I bought 10 of these beauties, for no real purpose besides not wanting to imagine them ending up in wall, hidden away forever. I suppose it was a bit greedy of me, but I couldn’t help myself.

Well, one of those shop projects I’

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Quickie woodworking project showing how to make a cube within a cube. This is a fun and project. The wood is pine. —————- Woodworking For Me…

Incra BNDRUL12 12-Inch Incra Precision Bend Rule

Incra BNDRUL12 12-Inch Incra Precision Bend Rule

  • Measure on the top, edge and corners simultaneously
  • Micro-fine marking holes and slots at every 1/16-, 1/32- and 1/64-inch
  • Instantly locate a sharp pencil point or scribe where needed
  • Allows for marking position with zero uncertainty, zero parallax, and zero eye strain
  • 90 degree shape holds it snugly in place, ultra thin for ultra precision

Limited Quantity Special Deals INCRA Bend Rules make dual-surface layouts a snap using the corner slots shown above. The INCRA Bend Rule is precisely what you need for layout and measurement along the edge of a board or other workpiece. Weve put micro-fine marking holes at every scale line to instantly locate your sharp pencil point or scribe exactly on target with zero undertainty and no eye strain! The 90 shape holds it snugly in place while the two scale surfaces let you mark and measure on the top, edge and corners simultaneously! There are even two vertical end scales for drawing precision parallel lines relative to the edge of your work. INCRA Bend Rules also provide zero-parallax measuring on any flat surface. This is the 12 INCRA Bend Rule. Its also available in 6. Bend rules are also available in Incra Rule Sets. (IRSET12)

List Price: $ 22.82

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Comments

    • Ernesto Escobar
    • April 7, 2013

    STEVE
    Where do you get your Spray finishes?

    • bi g s malls
    • April 7, 2013

    i can make a dick shaped cube

    • hamsterstuff1
    • April 7, 2013

    this is really cool im going to make a small one for my hamster

    • Aneta Đurđinovski
    • April 8, 2013

    2:24 ..depending on size of your wood..
    yeah.

    • mrguy124
    • April 8, 2013

    Now do it with a companion cube. There is no such thing as too many companion cubes.

    • robertoluz68
    • April 8, 2013

    muito bom!!!! parabens!!

    • Samir Sinno
    • April 8, 2013

    Very nice I’ll try

    • MusicAndOtherColors
    • April 8, 2013

    it’s obvious you love this job! you are amazing!

    • Nemz1987
    • April 8, 2013

    Would it not be possible to drill the entire way through, then make a separate smaller cube.

    then boil both to make them softer..

    press the smaller cube and slightly stretch larger one.. fit it inside then reshape it using hot water again?

    • Mark Thompson
    • April 8, 2013

    Make wooden bacon strips

    • Hubert Humperdinck
    • April 8, 2013

    Shim the block with playing cards to raise it 0.01″ when freeing the inside cube. Fixed blade bench knife is safer, easier to control than a folder, especially when you’re stabbing it with your full strength.

    • Ernesto Escobar
    • April 8, 2013

    its the same process

    • Bryce Lee
    • April 8, 2013

    First it takes an hour to make then it takes only a half hour to make, I’m getting tired of your crap steve

    • bilal belo
    • April 8, 2013

     thanxxx
    watch?v=PAoTaVmFOoQ

    • Wereumon
    • April 8, 2013

    I nearly screamed when I saw him move his fingers near the spinning press. It scared the crap out of me.

    • Adrian Secci
    • April 8, 2013

    I wonder how is it that you still have all of your fingers… 4:31 and 4:55 😀

    • IngeniousOutdoors
    • April 8, 2013

    cube within a cube. hmm. its a Tesseract 😀

    • cisjohn2616
    • April 8, 2013

    I spent hours one time carving a cube with a round ball inside out of one solid piece of oak….The very next day, my kids left it on the coffee table, and the dog chewed it up….And life goes on !…lol

    • jackocooper1
    • April 8, 2013

    Inception cube

    • nikita skobelevs
    • April 8, 2013

    I’ll try this. (someday)

    • Frank E. Trinkle
    • April 8, 2013
    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Like ALL Incra rules… this one is PERFECT!, May 3, 2009
    By 
    Frank E. Trinkle (Shalimar, FL USA) –
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    This review is from: Incra BNDRUL12 12-Inch Incra Precision Bend Rule (Tools & Home Improvement)

    If you haven’t yet used an Incra Rule of one sort or the other, you are missing out on exceptional precision and well thought-out manufacturing. The Bend Rule is one of many different Incra Rules that meet specific requirements. This one is for precise measuring and marking along a 90-degree edge. Also available in 6-inch and 18-inch (both of which I own).

    Quality is very high, and though on first look, the rules seem a little flexible, that is by design. The premium paid in the pricing of these rules is a little steep, but in my opinion, well worth it in spades.

    An Incra 5mm mechanical pencil is included with each rule, and more of these precision marking pencils are available both on Amazon and elsewhere.

    STRONG Recommendation!

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    • A Mom
    • April 8, 2013
    9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    AMAZINGLY accurate, February 1, 2010
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    Search YouTube for videos of how Incra measuring tools work. It’s a lot easier to see and understand that way.

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    • L. A. Jones
    • April 8, 2013
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great ruler, almost perfect, May 19, 2011
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    This review is from: Incra BNDRUL12 12-Inch Incra Precision Bend Rule (Tools & Home Improvement)

    I bought this for my neighbor who is a little obsessive about being percise. He loves this ruler and uses it all the time. The only down side is, you have it be careful with it. Because of how thin it is and all the holes in it, it is easy to bend and throw off.

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