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Blog series by Lumberpunk updated 510 days ago 5 parts 7586 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started (Milling) & Wood Gloat

525 days ago by Lumberpunk | 1 comment »

Got my first woodworking commission (I have done lots of carpentry for $$$). Building three mirror frames for a friend who is a clothing vendor at various festivals around the world, she sell very eclectic faery wear, but the mirrors in her booth were always cheapo. So I asked her if she wanted me to do something nice for her. I drew up these rough sketches to work from (not really a sketchup guy) Last year I got given a pickup truck load of rough cut birch, cottonwood and this spal...

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Part 2: Learning & More Jigs

521 days ago by Lumberpunk | 1 comment »

Well… a couple of days of intense learning. Chopped some mortises with my drill press, not very happy with them, machine has way to much runout. You can see them on the left. So I made a mortising jig for my router, inspired by this post:http://lumberjocks.com/HungryTermite/blog/13593 The mortises on the right (above) were cut with this jig. I made some upgrades to the jig. I scribed centre lines before drilling for the router, then mounted a 1/4 inch brad point drill b...

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Part 3: Finally some mirror frames take shape

519 days ago by Lumberpunk | 0 comments »

So here is one of the frames laid up to mark the half lap for the top brace. This joint is a little challenging as one side is curved, it will be routed very carefully with a 1/8th bit and then filed to size for a tight fit. The curves were cut on the bandsaw, then one side sanded smooth on the belt sander, then stick the two together with double sided tape and route the second side with a bearing guided templete bit on the router table, then back to the belt sander while they are ...

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Part 4: Lap Joints, Router Days and Dry Fit

517 days ago by Lumberpunk | 1 comment »

Ok a couple of busy days, probably gonna take a day off today to be with the family. Here is one side of the top brace scribed for routing the curved side of the lap joint. and here it is after routing, the edge was done in four very careful passes with a 1/8th bit and then the rest was hogged out with a 3/4 straight bit after this pic. After doing six of these my shoulders were pretty tight. Then I took to it with chisel and file and very slowly snuck up on a nice tight fit....

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Part 5: Glue up and finishing#1

510 days ago by Lumberpunk | 2 comments »

Getting close now, Glued up the frames. Loving the 90 degree clamp braces (or whatever you call them), don’t remember where I saw them but thanks to that person for the idea! Glueing the lap joints pretty basic. Drilled out the corners and plugged with purpleheart plugs, turned the dowels using the bandsaw method… pretty hard on your blade. Everything sanded to 320grit and then start applying the finish. Using 1/3 poly 1/3 mineral oil 1/3 boiled linseed oil (three...

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