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resawing #1: At last, a resawing jig!

06-15-2009 12:31 PM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I got 2 1” Timberwolf blades from Suffolk Machinery Corp. – 2TPI and 3TI – several months ago, and have been dying to try them out ever since. In that time I had several more projects, mom’s 10-day long yearly visit, my best friends’ wedding, a project I built for that (that I should post one of these days), and so much else. I didn’t want to use them until I had a resawing jig ready to go, so realizing that time was now, I jumped on it yesterday, later in ...

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2 DYE 4

06-16-2009 06:33 AM 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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What happens when you cut with a drunken saw. #1: Sneak Peak

06-13-2009 01:46 AM by degoose | 22 comments »

Just a sneak peak of a new drunken weave board I am designing,, still in the prototype stages at this time but will continue with it until I am happy with it ..this is only a dry fit to see if the cuts are OK and what adjustments need to be made...

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What happens when you cut with a drunken saw. #2: The Man behind the Idea behind the Man behind the Board .. My very good accomplice..David

06-13-2009 01:25 PM by degoose | 13 comments »

For a long time I wanted to make a woven board.. even before LJs,. then after joining LJs I saw one and make one.Still looking for something different to impress my new found friends ,, had looked at curved designs and then I thought a curved woven boardI was just going to make it like the Drunken chess board.,. no rhyme or reason,. then along comes Patron aka David with his double curve.. so I just made the jig.. for the double curve spiral LL and …...It hits me ….that is can us...

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David's [aka Patron] double curve..my version of the jig? #3: Just kidding!

06-13-2009 01:05 PM by degoose | 8 comments »

Basic 1/4 ” plywood.. mark a line at a diagonal across the board.NB. the sharper the angle the longer the piece that can be cut.Inset two bearings on this line 19” on centre to enable the use of the 9.5” Radius template from the first jig with single curve. Fit a bolt in the righthand bearing and fit to the bearing in the base unit.. turn on bandsaw and cut the curve till you reach the line and then change pivot points to the left hand side of both the jig and the base unit ...

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David's [aka Patron] double curve..my version of the jig? #2: OK the JIG!

06-13-2009 12:17 PM by degoose | 6 comments »

This is all there is to it.. you work it out!

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That was the mistake! - Inlay Banding

05-23-2009 01:54 PM by John8059 | 13 comments »

I am finally working on this project again and ran into another problem. You can find out how I got this far from blogs I posted earlier. Last time I showed how I set up guides to cutting the inlay banding grooves. I eventually got all the inlay banding installed, but when I went to sand it flush with the veneer I found I could feel that the resulting surface was uneven. If I could feel it, imagine how bad it was going to look finished! (Keep in mind my hands are trained to feel irregula...

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Dehumidifier Kiln

04-20-2009 03:00 AM by bigwoodturner | 12 comments »

Most of you are not going to turn on as large a scale as I do so you are not going to need as large a facility as I use. I am going to talk about what I call a coffin kiln. By enclosing an area under a wall mounted work bench about the size of a coffin you will be able to dry several weeks worth of turning. Frame the area in or simply build a framed box of the same size. If you are building under a bench your door will drop down and if you build a free standing box have the lid open like ...

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Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

07-03-2008 02:37 PM by daltxguy | 317 comments »

If you’re a fan of Sketchup for creating woodworking models, then the next obvious step is to use Sketchup to help you create cutlists and layouts. Sketchup plugin Cutlist 4.1 does just that. CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. Th...

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Curved Doors; Raised panel & Six light glass #9: Inside curved panels

11-28-2008 01:58 AM by Les Hastings | 10 comments »

I just got through doing a project that hand some curved raised panels, but instead of being outy’s these were iny’s. I go through the same process to make the panels the only difference is the way the profile on the edge is run. I purchased a horizontal router table from Woodhaven to help get these made and a vertical raised panel router bit that matched the all the flat panels on the project. Like I said the process is really close to the same, its just the way location of the...

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