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“The Window Method” Parquetry is a geometrical form of Marquetry.

06-12-2011 01:22 AM by Dennis Zongker | 28 comments »

This Parquetry panel is an insert for a conference table. This is the companies logo, It’s an abstract design of an Eagle. The panel size is 24” wide x 54” long. This was a very fun project, it took me around 32 hours to draw, cut, glue, and stain and finish. I used the “The Window Method” because of the long straight lines and the geometrical shapes. It’s much more accurate this way. If I was to used a scroll saw it would be very hard to keep the lines straight. 1...

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Making a Lamination Style Wearable Wooden Ring! With Inlay!

02-15-2013 06:08 PM by WoodenFrog | 49 comments »

Hi Everyone, this is my first time trying to do a blog. So please bear with me, I’ll do my best!I have had a lot of request to do a blog about my rings, I do 2 kinds of rings. The Lamination style and the Bentwood style, this blog is on the Lamination style. This ring is made out of Cocobolo, Brass and has a Mother- of-Pearl inlay. I start out with 3 thin squares of Cocobolo, about a 1.5”, I have a thin sheet of brass that I cut about the same size as the wood. I lay them out to o...

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French Polish Simplified

01-27-2013 07:05 PM by blackcherry | 10 comments »

One of my favorite finishes is the classic French Polish technique, the use of shellac and a lubricate in a hand pad wiping on method. Now I’ve seen plenty of ways to go about this technique from melting down shellac flake and thinning with cutting medium, so over the years I came up with a procedure of my own by trail and error and have simplified this technique to my own liking and so I would like to share with any of you who would like to try this out. So I would like to post a blog...

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wedding box build - tutorial

06-12-2012 07:48 PM by patron | 25 comments »

i recently built a box for rivergirlto be given as a wedding present http://lumberjocks.com/projects/67292 as i had recently done a tutorialabout some design and cutting techniques http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/29227 that was fresh in my head and i used it for this box to make things easierrather than cut each part separatei started with some 5/4 black walnut and maple stock and double taped them together on edge and them cross cut them into blocks(no real size just...

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The EZ mitre technique

07-26-2010 10:55 PM by BritBoxmaker | 76 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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Obelisks #1: Cutting Process

12-11-2011 10:06 PM by Jim Jakosh | 10 comments »

Obelisks are fun and easy to make and great use of wood from a project that would otherwise be discarded. I made a few and have had some LJ’s ask how I do it, so I thought I’ll take a few pictures and save a few thousand words. I start with a rectangular block with a square base. I find the center on one end and draw line from that center to the corners at the other end. I bandsaw down the lines being careful to always stay outside the line. It is better for finish sanding than a...

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View Mike Lingenfelter's profile

Jigs and Fixtures #1: Planer Sled

05-22-2008 02:39 AM by Mike Lingenfelter | 21 comments »

As part of my workbench project I needed to mill up a somewhat large piece of lumber for the main chop on my face vise. It was larger than my 6” Jointer could handle. I needed to find an easy way to mill the 2 large faces. I have been wanting to make a Planer Sled for awhile now, so that’s what I did. I based mine on one Keith Rust did for Fine Woodworking “Flatten Boards without a Jointer”. This article is available at finewoodworking.com, but it is only available if you have a ...

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Jigs and Fixtures #1: Dovetail Miter Splines

07-27-2007 07:03 PM by scopemonkey | 3 comments »

The first part in doing this, like most miter splines, is making a way to support the work to pass the corner of the miter over the cutter. In this case, I made a sled that goes over the dovetail bit and cradles the box in a V groove. I glued up 3 pieces of 3/4 plywood into one laminated sheet, then cut it square to the dimensions I needed. Then, I ripped it in half with the blade tilted to 45 degrees. Take one of the resulting halves and flip it over and butt the sawn edges together to c...

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View Dave Owen's profile

Tops

11-29-2011 09:42 PM by Dave Owen | 5 comments »

Calling this a woodworking project would be a gross overstatement, but if you’d like to bring a smile to the face of your own – or other children, it doesn’t get much quicker or easier than this. The photo below shows a few of the two dozen or so small tops I made from wheels and dowels ‘left-over’ from the small race cars I made for our club’s Christmas toy drive. They could be made any number of ways, but here’s how I did it. I chucked a dowel into my portable drill that was snug...

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Scraper shaves my way #1: The family portrait...

05-05-2011 01:10 PM by mafe | 22 comments »

Scraper shaves my waymaking a bunch of scraper shaves Lately I have been making quite a few new handles for old hammers and axes, and the finish has been made with a card scraper.This tool, the scraper starts to show its face to me more and more – when a large burr it can produce shavings, and with a fine burr it can make dust. But most of all it brings a finish that you can never get with sandpaper, it brings out the life of the wood. So when I lately saw several people here on L...

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