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DESIGNS FOR WOOD STRIPS #1: The Concept

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 04-14-2011 at 02:47 AM 1848 reads 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It is very common for everyone to have wood scraps of different sizes and just turned out to become a boards cutting conventional to endgrain. I noticed that if there are angles involved in joining a wood with parallel grains will be stronger. The warping movement is not visible and the strength of gluing is increased. Unlike the crossboard gluing (or straight gluing…) crack will be present in some cases. Here are series of design that are so simple to make and gluing is also very simple using masking tape as clamps.

THE CONCEPT

Just cut strips of wood and glue them together depending on your desire of color combination.


Cutting the stripes board on to an angle accross to any desired arrangement will create different geometrical design. Triangles can form pointed stars or polygon. Even a circle can be produced if thinner strips will be cut.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE SKETCHUP DRAWINGS OF POSSIBLE VARIATIONS USING THE CONCEPT:

RECTAGULAR to CIRCULAR

POLYGON

STAR

SNAIL FORMATION

THE 3D RESULTS:

OGEE BOX

SNAIL BOX

RAINBOW BOX

DODECAGON BOX

I AM JUST SHARING THIS DESIGN TO ANYONE WHO IS PLANNING SOME CUTTING BOARDS VARIATIONS. I KNOW THAT THE CONCEPT OF STRAIGHT LINE CUTTING AGAINST CURVE CUTTING WILL BE EASIER.

I like the RAINBOW and OGEE. I have already prepared strips and ready for gluing but I can only work on weekends probably starting May because I have several family afairs during weekends.

TILL THEN AND I HOPE YOU LIKE THE ABOVE DESIGNS.

-- Bert



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#1 posted 04-14-2011 at 05:02 AM

Awesome, Bert! I love how your mind works! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 at 06:27 AM

Fascinating designs, Bert.

Can’t wait to see the rainbow one made.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#3 posted 04-14-2011 at 06:32 AM

Thanks for posting this Bert…I’ve got a couple 5 gallon buckets of cutoffs that are’too nice to throw away’. Knew I was savin’ ‘em for something.
Mick

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 at 07:05 AM

Funny that Mick. My scraps bin only ever seems to grow!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 at 07:56 AM

Gents and Lady… All you need in this projects of strips are 1/4×1/2 inch and varying lengths that can be unevenly joint. Thanks and all we need is to realize them in flesh.

Martyn, it is a good exercise for me planning these wickedness hanging in my mind… And I agree with those scraps that never ends of its uses.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 04-16-2011 at 12:03 AM

OMG, can’t believe I almost missed this one!
Wow o wow, I love that ogee box…............ you really got me thinking on that one!!!

I’m following along on THIS series for sure…........ can’t wait to see your completed rainbow box!

Thanks Bert !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#7 posted 04-16-2011 at 06:32 AM

I think the one that I would like to see the most is the snail one. They will all be amazing though! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BertFlores58

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#8 posted 04-16-2011 at 08:34 AM

Sheila,
I like it also and I experimented in cutting this pieces with miter saw… it is a mess on those small pieces.. I lost several and all flying away… Next day…. I found several live snails in my garden just near my workshop which is the garage… LOL..I think they want me to do it… Probably with saw or another technique…

-- Bert

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#9 posted 04-16-2011 at 09:10 AM

You’re amazing Bert. Like Sheila, I love how your mind works.
I’ll be watching.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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