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making the wobble chess board

03-15-2015 05:57 PM by Jim Sellers | 5 comments »

For anyone interested in how the board was formed. the pictures of the jig tells most of the story.I sanded the tops one by one with an abrasive wheel. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t do any sanding til I had the whole board glued up. Even though I had the tops pretty smooth, after it was glued up, I still had to sand again to make sure the seams and corners were all flushed up. I made a couple of sanding discs out of a plywood disc and different grit paper which actually worked much...

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Steps 3D marquetry #1: preparation

12-27-2015 09:22 PM by salzer | 2 comments »

Hello friends,I may use the images of an artist, Eka Peraze, as templates for my marquetry.I will show you the steps of the production of the 3D marquetry. Original paintings printed on foil and enlarged with projector. on Paper on transparent paper transmitted with carbon paper on the back of the veneer. I have colored the image. So I have a better presentation, on a scale 1: 1. the first parts are inserted

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Lock Your Dovetails and Box Joints

03-14-2016 08:05 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 20 comments »

Early on in my career, when I took an interest in building furniture, I took a good look at antiques to get an idea of how furniture was constructed. One of the biggest surprises to me, was to find that it was not uncommon to see dovetail joinery and box joints falling apart. This really surprised me until I came to understand the reasons why. Through my study and observation of antique furniture, I also came up with a simple, yet ingenious solution to lock the dovetails and box joints ...

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Blanket Chest #8: Charles Neil Answers!

12-21-2015 04:57 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I recalled how Charles Neil has stated that he “always” places finish on both sides of a board. That statement was very profound so I felt compelled to ask him if I should finish the inside of my blanket chest. Can’t hurt to ask, right? I wrote him late last night. He is two time zones ahead of me. He took time to answer little ol’ me. I had his written advice waiting for me to read early this morning. Here it is, all of it: —“I finish inside an...

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A Plug for the Society of American Period Furniture Makers

11-09-2015 05:28 PM by RogerBean | 1 comment »

Based on the response to my recent post of the Pembroke table, there seems to be a fair number of woodworkers at LJ who may not be aware of this group. It’s the Mecca for those interested in period American furniture. This is where you will find the real deal. I was blissfully unaware of the group until I attended a couple marquetry classes with Patrick Edwards and Patrice Lejeune at the American School of French Marquetry in San Diego in June 2014. It was when Patrick casually me...

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Tips and Techiques #2: The Somewhat Invisible Hinge Tutorial

03-05-2015 03:49 AM by Jerry | 33 comments »

Okay, I was asked to post a how to for the, I guess I’ll start calling it “vanishing” hinge, since it’s not completely invisible. Anyway I struggled with posting this tutorial, because in this instance things went badly, but I think it’s just as important to publish the mistakes as the successes, because that way whoever reads this can see where the pitfalls are. So in the spirit of full disclosure, here goes. Okay, this tutorial is for 1/2” wood and dow...

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How To #1: Dovetail Keys

09-26-2015 05:42 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 5 comments »

In this video you can see how I typically make and install dovetail keys. Dovetail keys are used to keep a crack from opening up any more, they also add an artistic touch visually. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JPtsz8xOgU

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ANGLES YOU MAY NEED FOR SEGMENTED TURNING

08-25-2011 04:27 PM by Sam Shakouri | 20 comments »

In my project, Cyclone, a comment from Bearpie with a request to know how to find the size of an angle of any segmented project. Here I am answering his request as a blog to be available for anyone wishs to benefit of it.IF you are interested in finding it mathematically, here is an algebraical law: The Required Angle= [(360 devided by sides number) – 180] devided by 2For example:The required angle for 12 sided= [(360 devided by12)- 180] devided by 2 ...

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Turning #1: Segmented Bowl Process

04-07-2015 09:38 PM by OSU55 | 6 comments »

This tutorial is about the process I use to create a segmented bowl, or about any segmented turning item. After researching many methods and trying many of them, I’ve been able to put together a fairly simple and robust process that uses as few specialty tools or jigs as I could. Where possible I used existing jigs and tools that I already had and others may also have. #1 – Design Once you have the approximate size, shape, and feature designs of the end item to build, the number of ring...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #5: Step by step...

11-12-2011 12:43 AM by degoose | 11 comments »

This post documents the step by step in creating a 2nd generation board.. Striped board… cut at 50 degrees. Flip every second piece left to right… After glueing up the chevron pattern… cut through each down facing [right to left] stripe… at the centre at 25 degrees… Now flip every other piece end for end and glue up again… Now cut to shape… In this case the one on the right…

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