# Rj's Favorites

## Baltimore WoodShow - Vendor with a new item -- Inlays

01-10-2010 01:23 AM by | 19 comments »

I just got back from the Baltimore (Timonium) Wood Show, and as I was walking down the last aisle after visiting with LJ member Chuck Bender. I noticed this gentleman sitting on a stool doing some strange things with wood. His name is Geoffrey Noden. Geoffrey in the man that has his name on the Noden AdjustABench It was in his booth that his wife was looking after the Adjust a bench and he was sitting at a stool in front of this tool. What this tool does is cut patterns in wood are then...

## Furniture Design #1: Fibonacci gauge

08-05-2007 02:00 AM by | 32 comments »

1 • 1 • 2 • 3 • 5 • 8 • 13 • 21 • 34 – The Fibonacci Sequence I have been fascinated with The Fibonacci Sequence and The Golden Rectangle for some time. I finally got around to building a Fibonacci Gauge that was featured in WOOD Magazine. The guage maintains a consatnt proportion of 1:1.618 between the points. It is used to help determine visually appealing proportional dimensions. I am looking forward to using the guage in future projects. Follow the text below for so...

## The Straightedge (video) #2: Router Inlay Basics

12-23-2009 10:07 PM by | 13 comments »

Here it is. My next video… finally! I feel like I got over a lot of learning curves on this one. I found this a particularly challenging subject to present because router inlay can get involved and there are often several ways to go about the different steps. Trying to cram all that into a video, however, is more likely to discourage folks from trying router inlay. My goal in this video was to present the essential knowledge and skills that one can start building on, thereby remo...

## marquetry technique #1: display phase from marquetry technique

11-09-2009 05:17 AM by | 24 comments »

Whoever is dealing with wood, and no matter which technique, very well knows that it is not easy work .. Although it offers endless pleasure.And each of the trades has phases, its long PROCESS, where they spent endless hours patiently hidden and trade secrets ..But, other than patience, something a little gift, here and there some special secret .. In our own courses reveal secrets. In this video presentation at least in the attempt DISPLAYED PHASE ONE MARQUETRY DESIGN PROCESS, one of the ...

## Chess board. #1: How to make a wavy chess board..

11-20-2009 12:20 PM by | 29 comments »

This project is not technically finished so I will not post as a project..This part of the blog will deal with the cutting of arcs.I basically used one of the patron jigs I developed to cut the end curves for a Baguette Board…this pivots on the circle cutting jig. Cut two lengths of contrasting or complimentary timbers… I of course chose Purple Heart and Silver Ash…Silver Ash and Tasmanian Blackwood would have also been suitable… But if all you have is Walnut and Curl...

## Starburst Patterns.... #1: My version... a Kaleidoscope

11-18-2009 08:03 AM by | 22 comments »

David Mitchell aka Patron first showed us his amazing starburst table ...a few months ago. David sent me a design…a rather simplified version.. This was his gift to me on Fathers day..This is my version of that design… It has taken me a while to get around to it. David I hope you like it!..Here a some blanks cut to size.. First I milled the stock to 5/16 and 2 inches wide… cross cut to just over 3 inches.I used Purple heart and European Walnut.. any complimentary or contras...

## Arched Bed #2: Strike a Chord

09-20-2009 07:10 AM by | 2 comments »

I have found that two dimensions are especially helpful in designing arches; the radius of the arch and the length of the boards that make up the arch. If you do a search on ‘Woodworking Formulas’ with the added keywords Spreadsheets, Arches, and such, you will hit on numerous sites that either have formulas like the one below, or java script calculators on their webpage, or even spreadsheets free to download. One of the best I’ve found was written by Paul Huntington, an a...

## Stylish Box # 2, "Cameo" Some Marquetry Steps

08-23-2009 01:51 AM by | 28 comments »

It’s been four months since I’ve been able to do any woodworking, Since my back problems and back surgery. And finally I’m back to what I love most in life, “making things out of wood.” Here are a few pictures of some of the marquetry that is going to be on my next box. This style of marquetry is one that I have developed over the years. It is similar to the “Andre-Charles Boulle” style. Their are 10 steps to this style which are very simple. In th...

## Copper Patina Garden Gate #1: In for a penny, in for a ton

06-01-2009 07:53 PM by | 7 comments »

Ever since I saw David Marks’ Japanese Garden gate I was intrigued. I think it is the idea of working with wood, metal, chemicals, heat, and a creative process that caught my attention. It also helps to end up with something functional that is, hopefully, attractive to boot. So far my research has included re-reading David Marks DIY project page on this and his other patina projects, viewing Ron Young’s patina DVDs, looking at the Art Chemicals webpage, and searching the ...

## resawing #2: first test of the new jig!

06-16-2009 09:47 PM by | 42 comments »

I routed in grooves on the fence of my new resawing jig for screwing logs to it, and with that, it was ready for action: Here’s a video – shot on yesterday’s lunch break, edited together last night, with the jig I made on Sunday – of my very first resawing work. The Timberwolf blade works very well, with no resistance and a clean cut. The Craftsman 18” wood/metal bandsaw is a slightly different story. It’s wobbly, which is just a ‘feature&#...

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