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Open weave Lazy Larry #2: Design changes already...

1142 days ago by degoose | 7 comments »

The open weave Lazy Larry is going through some design changes… already… I have decided to use Purple Heart and Silver Ash for the accents… while still maintaining the Huon Pine for the background… The timber is being milled… The purple heart…... and the Silver Ash…. Milling will be completed tomorrow as I am off to Toowoomba this morning with Aaron….. to do a demonstration on the TWC for the Toowoomba woodworkers club… Get...

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Adventures in Vacuum Veneering #2: Pimpin’ the Pump

1708 days ago by SPalm | 11 comments »

Woo Hoo, this is my 1,000 post. Another checkpoint in life. I installed a complete complement of parts to make my vacuum pump more usable. I pretty much added a kit from JoeWoodWorker and followed his lead. My pump now is on a carrier with a handle and an On/Off switch. This alone would usually be enough for me to celebrate. But there’s more… I also added a vacuum controller that allows me to dial in the amount of pressure that I want. It is the little black box with the black tu...

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Adventures in Vacuum Veneering #1: Starting Out

1714 days ago by SPalm | 15 comments »

Funny how things happen. I was cruising Craig’s List and spotted a guy selling a laboratory grade vacuum pump. I contacted him about it, and could it work for woodworking. He said no, but that he had some pumps that would work. I went over to his house which was only 4 miles away. He had four brand new pumps that he sold to me for $15 each. I found them on the web for $285 each. Woo Hoo. I sold two of them to guys at work, and kept two for myself. So I had to do a crash course in v...

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New SketchUp Video Tutorial Site

347 days ago by JSB | 12 comments »

Hello fellow LumberJocks. After much persuasion I decided to make a video tutorial site for SketchUp geared towards woodworkers. I still have some content to add but I believe there is enough there to get anyone started. If you feel like it would help your friends feel free to share it with them. Everything there is of course completely free. If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to drop them in the Contact form on the site. I hope this can be of some use to someone. Have a gre...

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Another End Grain Board Build.....

350 days ago by JL7 | 37 comments »

I’ve seen people posting boards with diamonds and thought that was cool…..I built a diamond board a few weeks ago HERE... and I just finished this one today: So this blogs covers today’s board… For a change, I started with some nice wide timber. No scraps in this board. This is Yellowheart and Tigerwood: Cut into 1.5” by 26” strips (but I should have made them a bit longer). I don’t plan real well on the front end….4 of each ...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

1165 days ago by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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2nd Generation Chevron how to pictorial

1014 days ago by SASmith | 9 comments »

I have had several LJs ask for a blog on this subject. Cut 30 degree strips to make a typical chevron Glue applied. The clamps have not been applied yet in the above picture.Draw 2 lines from like points to find the “D” point. Rough “A” points shown but will not be used in this pattern.Cut through “D” at 45 degreesThe 2nd generation emerging. My typical gluing set-up. Top and bottom cauls to keep the board flat. Plus cauls to apply even pressur...

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Jointer cutter head lock mod #1: Modify cutter head so it can be locked when adjusting knives

832 days ago by ic3ss | 2 comments »

Well I’ve had this old jointer for a little over a year now and have had to pull the knives for sharpening a couple of times already because of damaged edges. I have to be more careful I guess. I’ve read all about how to adjust the knives, it’s really pretty simple concept but it’s not that easy sometimes to get the damn things even from one end to the other, and all three knives the same. The main problems I’ve identified are these: Moving a dial indicator ar...

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Impossible II

1488 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 18 comments »

Hi everyone. Here is the method for making the Impossible II. Before we start I didn’t take any photos during the build for this one. I needed to concentrate full time on it and taking pics can be distracting. The CAD drawings provided here should do the job . I’ve seen Steve (spalm) use this sort of thing to great effect. I’m not giving exact sizes, you can scale things off of the pics. This will give you the angles too, mostly 60°. First the complete pattern You ...

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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

529 days ago by Lenny | 22 comments »

Enough people have asked me how the Bow Boxes I made and posted were crafted that I figured a blog was warranted. My post is here “Bow Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68845. I have seen others make the boxes and thought you might like to see different interpretations of them. bigogre has done several. Here is one of his: “Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73998. moonls recently posted one with wonderful banding in the ribbons and bow. See it “here...

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