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Bamboo #2

1393 days ago by WoodArtbyJR | 5 comments »

Well, here are the steps that I accomplished to get to this point. I did run the cut strips thru the drum sander to clean them up a little and to take any imperfections out so the glue would hold better, at least that was the plan. I hope to take the clamps off tomorrow and maybe run it thru the drum sander to see if my design will hold true. Misc. bamboo pieces I have to work with Cut blanks to be cut into strips Cut strips Strips turned on edge Bundled edge pieces Hopefu...

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Bamboo #1

1394 days ago by WoodArtbyJR | 11 comments »

I was the fortunate recipient of a load of oak, ash, birch, maple, jatoba and some bamboo today. Thank you Eric. In this lot there were some strips of 1/2” & 3/4” thick solid core bamboo plywood. I know people sell bamboo cutting boards. So,I was thinking of cutting these into strips, stand them on edge, gluing them together and would end up with an end grain bamboo cutting board. Will this stuff glue easly? I know some woods don’t glue very well. Anyone have any...

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Live in the shop...Creating bandings for Wood Inlay

1396 days ago by Bob Simmons | 9 comments »

Today we are creating bandings from scratch. We’ve got some ideas for the wood inlay designs so we are ripping on the table saw, sanding on the drum sander, and gluing. At some point we will cut banding segments on the dedicated miter saw and then gluing some more. Plus we will be doing a bit of video shoots for the next release. Feel free to stop by. visit…The Apprentice and The Journeyman ...........Learn more, Experience more!

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Turning Soft/Punky Spalted Maple

1399 days ago by WoodArtbyJR | 5 comments »

OK LJ turners, I need your wisdom. I have 2 (had three) pieces of very beautiful spalted maple that leans to the punky side in areas. I tried turning one this morning for a peppermill and areas of it were so soft/punky that it chipped out and was not acceptable (my standards) to finish and try to sell (I can salvage it as bottle stoppers). I have used super glue in the past to secure cracks and small areas of softness but that stuff gets expensive. I know I have heard/read here on LJ of ...

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Three "The Clearing" tiles ... which one is best? #1: grueby green landscape tiles waiting for a frame

1400 days ago by Dan'um Style | 19 comments »

Hey Lumberjocks Which one do you like best? 1 … 2 … or 3 ? All comments are welcome and appreciated.RegardsDAN links to other THE CLEARING landscape tiles framed. ...http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2111 ..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1824 ...http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2780..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2451..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3557..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10290..http://lumberjocks.com/projects/14014..http://lumberjocks.com/pro...

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Let's Build a Jewelry Box #5: a Wedged Foxtail Tenon Joint

1407 days ago by Bob Simmons | 8 comments »

“If you do not expect it, you will not find the unexpected, for it is hard to find and difficult.” ...Heraclitus 500 B.C. This woodworking online episode is part of the Let's Build Series Woodworking Tips and Techniques:1.) Creating a foxtail wedged tenon joint. We continue with Part 6 of our arts and crafts wood project, the making of a Koa wood veneered jewelry box. We begin by finding the center on the wooden box lid. To do this we use a straight edge to mark diagon...

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QUOINS AS CLAMPS

1412 days ago by EMVarona | 5 comments »

Printing used to be one of my hobbies. I have an antique hand operated platen press (letterpress) complete with metal types (fonts) and accessories. I have not done much letterpress printing since the desk top computer came in. In letterpress printing, the metal types are assembled in words and sentences and clamped down in a metal frame. The devices used to clamp are called quoins. Very often ideas pop-up from the most unlikely places. The quoin is thought of as a device related to pri...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #125: My Own Self-Challenge

1414 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I am really excited again. Already I know that it is going to be a great day. I got up early again (well – maybe I should say earlier) because I can’t wait to get things rolling today. It is a good reason and a wonderful way to start the day. I have already read through all of my mail and it is still pitch dark out, but that is OK. By the time I am done here and showered and done my morning clean up it will be late enough to get going. Besides, we are having the roof redone a...

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Performax 16/32 Drum Sander #2

1415 days ago by WoodArtbyJR | 4 comments »

Well, I’ve had some time to use my new tool acquisition and have discovered a few things (I’m sometimes a SLOW learner). My performax is of the older vintage and has a 2.5” exhaust port with a 4” adapter so I connected it to my Oneida cyclone system and went to work. BAD IDEA….....The Oneida system is a GREAT system but, cleaning the internal filter is not the easiest thing to do. SO, after using the sander for a relative short period I noticed that the suctio...

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Let's Build a Jewelry Box #4: Woodturning... the Koa Handle

1420 days ago by Bob Simmons | 4 comments »

”I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” Albert Einstein… Physicist…1879-1955 This woodworking online episode is part of the Let's Build Series Woodworking Tips and Techniques:1.) Using cyanoacrylate glue for a quick glue-up…along with a spray accelerator.2.) Turning wood using a spindle gouge with a fingernail grind. In this episode we continue with our wood project, a Koa wood veneer jewelry box. If you recall we started out this woodwor...

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