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Making a hinge mortising fixture.

Router Guide Bushing

In computer programming there is a term called “stuck in an endless loop”. Usually programs do the same thing over and over using different numbers and if you somehow forget to tell the program how to stop executing the loop it just continuously keeps doing the loop forever. Sometimes us humans

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The Hinged Plate for the Metal Brake.

The design I am going with for the small metal brake

The old statement is: “Why are babies small?” Answer: ” So they don’t have very far to fall while trying to learn to walk”. The point of the statement is: When trying to do something new it is always best to try to

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The Incredible Shrinking Drawing and a Good Website.

Tonight’s post will be very short, but it actually will be about two subjects. First I am embedding a new video I have created about CAD. Second, I am going to recommend a web site about electrical and electronics theory.

Some co-workers told me about the website All About Circuits. The site is very well

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Using Manufacturers drawings in LibreCAD

A manufactures drawing being used in LibreCAD

Many manufacture’s have dxf files of their products available for download. These can be used in LibreCAD as well as the high-priced proprietary CAD programs. In the embedded video I show how you can download and use these files for components in your projects.

The example I

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Creating Scaled Borders for LibreCAD

The Base drawing – scaled to create the others.

I have created scaled borders for North American letter size paper and am making them available for download. The problem with scaling drawings is it is relatively easy to scale the borders, but the hassle comes with scaling the dimension text and arrows. By creating

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Graphical Construction: Drawing a circle tangent to other circles

An actual problem solved. The build of wire making a coil

Tonight’s post is a graphical construction that does not have a built-in function in CAD. Drawing circles tangent to other circles was an actual problem I had to “go back to the books” to solve a problem. The picture to the left is

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LibreCAD Manuals and Some Good LibreCAD Links

A long time viewer of my LibreCAD videos and one of the first people to subscribe to this site sent me an e-mail this weekend informing me of two manuals available for LibreCAD. In addition I am providing some links to some good sites that contain forums about LibreCAD.

The links to the manuals are

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LibreCAD – Hatching Revisited – Hatching Floor Plans

A Section of Hatch Revisited Drawing

I received an e-mail request for help concerning CAD. The easiest way to answer what I think is giving him problems was to create a drawing showing the “work-around” for the difficulty. Since I have one person having problems I decided I must not have been clear in

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LIbreCAD – Testing Line Widths & Line Types

US_L:_Border_TEST_X1

I use LibreCAD quite a bit to produce drawings for this blog. I do not use it very often to print out drawings and I got curious about a few things.For example: Does the line with change when a drawing is plotted at a different plot scales? Does the spacing within a line

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Graphical Construction – A line crossing the center line and tangent to two circles.

Tangent to two circles but on opposite sides.

Tonight’s post is again graphical construction and is very similar to the last post. The major difference is the line between the two circles goes to opposite sides of the circles. At first glance this “cross belt” configuration sounds unusual so I included in the video

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