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Blog entry by SASmith posted 977 days ago 4914 reads 19 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had several LJs ask for a blog on this subject.


Cut 30 degree strips to make a typical chevron


Glue applied. The clamps have not been applied yet in the above picture.

Draw 2 lines from like points to find the “D” point. Rough “A” points shown but will not be used in this pattern.

Cut through “D” at 45 degrees

The 2nd generation emerging.

My typical gluing set-up. Top and bottom cauls to keep the board flat. Plus cauls to apply even pressure from the pipe clamps.

The second generation waiting for a third.
Woods:SPF and catalpa.
Pattern:30-45D

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois



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patron

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#1 posted 977 days ago

looking good

slick

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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degoose

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#2 posted 977 days ago

Thirty and forty five… do you use the same sled and just re-adjust the fence.. I must try that
And just one stripe.. I like the look of that too…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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SPalm

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#3 posted 977 days ago

Sweet.
These are really cool.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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SASmith

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#4 posted 977 days ago

Degoose:
I did just re-adjust the fence. Screws are used for now.
I plan to use threaded inserts and make a new sled when I figure out how I want it.
I had been using a miter gauge to make these cuts but decided I wanted a sled. So I slapped this one together until I can make a better one.

David and Steve: Thanks for stopping by.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Gary

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#5 posted 977 days ago

Curious…what’s the width of the initial cut?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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SASmith

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#6 posted 977 days ago

The initial cut was around 1.25-1.5 inches. The initial cut width to make a typical chevron does not matter though. To make the second generation board you must cut through the “A” or “D” point so width is critical then.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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mafe

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#7 posted 976 days ago

Really really nice!
It looks almost alive the pattern.
Thank you for sharing the way.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 975 days ago

very cool SASmith, thanks for sharing!

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#9 posted 972 days ago

Thanks for sharing this. Really nice technique and the end result is fabulous!! I love it. Definitely got to try this. These would make great Christmas presents.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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