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Another End Grain Board Build.....

298 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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mechanisms #1: drawer

300 days ago by cancharanay | 8 comments »

When I started woodworking I have three aims. achieve make beautiful boxes in wood and with mechanisms.This is because when I was a kid I loved them.My grandma had a box that my uncle made, and I never tired of playing with it. Now, my grandma and uncle had passed away, this box belongs to one of my cousins (I have 42) This is the box that started it all You can notice that this is a two parts box. The upper side has a mechanism to open the lid (that will be another entry of this blog),...

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In the light #1: Everybody needs the light

347 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 13 comments »

I’m back in the shop after 44 days absence due to back injury. Check; clear bench, tea, custard creams, music. Now lets make boxes! Well to start some experimentation. The liners for my EZ mitre boxes are Birch ply. The one for the last box, Amazed, was dyed black (spirit based wood dye used in Dance on a Volcano II and Any Colour You Like) and sprayed with satin acrylic spray. I’ve found that the same company that make the clear acrylic spray make this An ebony fi...

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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

477 days ago by Lenny | 20 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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Inlaid Wooden Hinges #1: Getting started

793 days ago by ruddy | 4 comments »

I had a few of the boxmakers asking for a tutorial blog on the method I have used to make inlaid hinges. This is a first for me so be gentle, pull up a chair and get a coffee. And ask any questions…....I like to make boxes and have done a few with conventional wooden hinges but I thought they were more suited for rustic designs when virtually added to the box as the last sequence when making the box. I played around with a few designs of flush mounted hinges and came up with the concept...

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3D Stars #1: Program for Calculating Dimensions and Angles for 3D Stars

576 days ago by Aggie69 | 10 comments »

Have you ever seen a 3 Dimensional star that you really thought was pretty – perhaps on the side of a barn, in someone’s house, or even a Christmas decoration? As a woodworker you may have thought “I’d like to try making one like that.” When you research 3 dimensional (3D) stars on this forum or on the internet as a whole, you’ll be disappointed in what you find. If you’re lucky, you may find a project or two that talks about a specific sized star ...

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what i've been doing #26: nautilus cam bench clamp

781 days ago by Dave | 25 comments »

I have seen cam clamps for benches of all shapes and patterns. I thought of the nautilus shell because of the golden ratio. Most cam clamps use a progressing curve. The shell is an easy to find curve on the internet. I have made 6. If they are used in a pair the need for a bit of friction is due. If used this way a piece of leather or some sandpaper should be applied to the edge of the pair. If you use the in a set of four they hold very well. I will apply sandpaper to two of them and keep th...

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2 DYE 4

1850 days ago by trifern | 53 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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The Impossible #1: Escher Vibe

1490 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 37 comments »

Following on from yesterday’s ‘Trip to the Wood Shop’ let me show you where the Escher vibe has taken me.Well to this A beautifully simple, yet impossible pattern. Look at it long enough and you’ll see why the three dimensional world it represents is impossible. Even if you accept that its possible as a pattern in two dimensions ( you have to you’re looking at it) then the long slim rods and the triangles are possible to make in wood but the cubes that the...

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The Making of My Escher Cutting Board/Box Top

839 days ago by jeepturner | 10 comments »

So some time ago I posted my Escher cutting boards. I promised a blog on how I made them. I hesitated to write this blog because of the time involved and that my blog will in no way come close to the well laid out blogs done by some of our more talented members. Of course I never would have attempted this project before I was inspired by this guy: who puts out incredible blogs like this one Martyn took a line drawing from thought to art and I read every line. Then I also had read anothe...

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