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My attempt at a 3D cutting #1: 3D Cutting Board Inspired by SPALM!

920 days ago by RetiredCoastie | 20 comments »

Quite awhile ago SPALM posted his project for a 3D cutting board: http://lumberjocks.com/SPalm/blog/17488 the more I followed his progress the more I wanted to build one myself and thanks to SPALM’s ripping jig and his idea I began building. Along the way I found myself in need of various clamping jigs that would make this project as easy and as accurate as possible. The journey begins:I built the ripping jig that Spalm built and ripped my stock with the blade set at 30 deg. using sc...

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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

1434 days ago by SPalm | 67 comments »

This is a second generation Steps cutting board made out of walnut, maple, and cherry. The first Steps board I made used a basic square with edge of maple and cherry to make it a block and a notch to do the stepping. I wanted to try to make a stepping board using the hex Tumbling Block design, and this is what I came up with. In order to make the hex do the stepping, I needed to notch all three sides, as can be seen in the Sketchup drawing. The cool thing here is that it steps in two di...

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making a 'bow tie' circle pattern - tutorial

1289 days ago by patron | 42 comments »

my ‘did it my way board’ http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42141 was done like thisthe tangents are the square of the circlethe thickness of the stock is that height of the squarethe width of the stock is the square and the two wingsof the circle combined(for my 1 1/4” bits it was 1”x1 1/2”).cut and mill the stockrun the round edges firstso the flat is still good for the coves later.the fence and the cutter tangent want to be exactso there is no loss in w...

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Rustic wine cabinet

346 days ago by Stevinmarin | 7 comments »

I designed this wine rack to resemble a re-purposed wooden crate and built it using scraps of pallet wood. It’s a great conversation piece and if you are thinking about making some extra money woodworking, this piece sells well. Free plans and more info about this project.

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #4: Here's the good part: wood wrap

1425 days ago by newTim | 3 comments »

Here’s where the magic happens. After all the milling and ripping and glueing and re-sawing, we finally get to see if we can really match the lines all around the box. Sure we can. After planing each piece to thickness and ensuring the ends are square, open them up in a book-match. Draw a chalk line at the approximate width of each of the boxes’ ends from opposite ends (this is just to identify the parts). The pictures below explain it better than I can in words. I like to l...

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #3: Resaw & Bookmatch

1425 days ago by newTim | 7 comments »

Last blog was too long on words. Pictures tell the whole story. Mark the wood with triangles to keep them aligned, resaw a little over the thickness you desire, run each through the planer at the same thickness and bookmatch the parts. Note: if you are using real thick wood like 8/4, you can slice four pieces and have enough material for two boxes.

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #2: Laminate The Strings

1426 days ago by newTim | 6 comments »

I’ve prepped over thirty pictures so far so I tried to break them up into logical groups. The first part is to laminate the strings. For this box I’m using the re-saw technique and start with a thick piece of wenge (8/4) milled flat and square. I re-sawed some strips of maple and ran them through the drum sander for thickness and to remove any larger saw marks. I made a single rip cut on the wenge with a gentle random curve on the bandsaw and glued a thin strip of maple in bet...

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Secrets of the String Box Revealed #1: Intro and Invitation

1427 days ago by newTim | 14 comments »

This summer’s projects have been boxes. Lots and lots of boxes. Somewhere along the way I got the idea of combining the wrapping technique with a simple inlay to see how hard it would be to align the lines all around the box. In other words, at the corners. Turns out it is not that hard to do. So I’ve been experimenting. I’ve posted the first completed boxes as a Project and will post more upon completion. The photos below give an overview of this technique and the pi...

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Going wild at the chess board!!

1913 days ago by degoose | 18 comments »

Welcome.Where do I start, at the beginning I suppose, I was born at an …..sorry not that far back!Ok let do this. [ I will be using imperial measurements throughout this blog..mainly ‘cause all wood working should be in imperial not metric! IMHO anyway] To start :Select the timber you will be making this here crazy board out of. For me this was Silver Ash and Tassie Blackwood as they contrast and compliment each other. I also decide to usesome purple heart as an accent. No...

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How to make just one more board?

1909 days ago by degoose | 29 comments »

To start I make a full size drawing of the board to see how it will look.Make an endgrain blank in dark timberMake an endgrain blank in light timberGlue and clamp.Plane or sand flat and level.Join both blanks with double sided tape and mark out the curves and cut on the banksawDetach from tape and alternate light and dark.. insert a string of PH and SA glue and clamp.Plane or sand flat and level and repeat the marking cutting , alternating the cut parts,stringing and glueing and clamping.As y...

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