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The EZ mitre technique

1464 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 72 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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Garden Avenue boxes

1586 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 10 comments »

Thirty years ago three of my work collegues and I rented a house in a place called Garden Avenue. To commemorate this I decided to make a limited edition box set, one for each of us. The top design came first. I decided on a red, black and white design. The woods used were Padauk, Ebony and Sycamore (same family as Maple). First thing was to plane of the woods to the same thickness. These were then cut into 6mm strips and arranged. This arrangement was glued up into a block. ...

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Making a Lamination Style Wearable Wooden Ring! With Inlay!

530 days ago 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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Build a Tapering Jig

561 days ago by GarageWoodworks | 3 comments »

Check out the forum at GarageWoodworks!

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Marquetry Demo #1: Marquetry Tutorial - VERY rough

1967 days ago by TheCaver | 16 comments »

Let me make a disclaimer here. Some people requested a procedural series on this and I threw this together in 17 minutes! There are mistakes and this thing is ROUGH at best, but it will give you an idea on how to get started…Think of it as an outline, not an exhaustive tutorial…..Off we go…. You’ll need these items….Veneer, a craft knife with a new xacto blade (don’t use cheap off brands, the good ones are less frustrating and they don’t cost that ...

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Bent lamination in detail

2107 days ago by bfd | 16 comments »

I was asked by a fellow Lumberjocker to further detail the process of bent lamination. I am sure that there are many of you FAR more qualified to document this then I but in the spirit of sharing knowledge and to honor a request I have blogged this process in a more indepth manor. Please note that I have included pictures from two separate projects. I start by building forms from MDF. I prefer to use light weight MDF if you can find it but the standard stuff works well too albeit alot h...

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Steps Cutting Board Version 2 (Two Step)

1442 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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Secret Soss: A simple Soss hinge jig #4: Adding a precision fence: ready to use

1423 days ago by newTim | 4 comments »

The fence sits underneath the templates and is used to register the jig against the back of the box and securely clamp the jig to the box. The Soss 203 requires a 1/8” space between the back of the hinge and the back of the box. Since the hinge is 1/2”, the centerline of the hinge must be 3/8” from the back. It is important that the fence be square to the template otherwise the hinges, hence the box lid, will be crooked. I cut a piece of 3/4” plywood about the widt...

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Secret Soss: A simple Soss hinge jig #3: Steps to success

1424 days ago by newTim | 0 comments »

Like most things it takes much longer to explain a process than it does to complete. Still, there are a lot of steps involved, and while you can sometimes change to order chances are there are no shortcuts, especially when precision is the final goal. Well enough philosophy, how ‘bout we just do woodworking. At this point the jig is maybe a half hour from being functional. Here I trimmed one side of each template to about 1 3/4” from the centerline of the mortise. You may w...

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Secret Soss: A simple Soss hinge jig #2: Let's Roll

1426 days ago by newTim | 1 comment »

Well let’s get this thing going. The object is to make a rectangular hole in the middle of a board. Two boards actually; one for the top mortise and one for the bottom. Start by getting the measurement of the diameter of your router base. We need to make the jig wide enough so the base doesn’t bump into the hinges. As you will see later, you can mortise the hinges into the jig to make a flat surface, however, this would take time and risk the two boards being slightly out of ...

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