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Wolf's Tooth Banding...a Two for One

11-02-2010 09:03 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” .....Muhammad Ali, Heavyweight boxing champ…1942 - One of the benefits of creating “Wolf’s Tooth” wood inlay bandings is that you actually get two bandings for the effort of one. What do I mean by this? When the initial cuts from the laminated stock are made on the table saw using the dedicated miter saw we flip th...

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Wolf's Tooth...a Decorative Wood Inlay Banding

10-31-2010 11:25 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work......Aristotle, Greek Philosopher (384 BC – 322 BC) The “Wolf’s Tooth” decorative wood inlay pattern is a wonderful custom inlay used to embellish furniture, picture frames, wooden boxes, and a host of other woodworking projects. The wooden segments (teeth) were cut on the table saw equipped with a Forrest Woodworker II 40 tooth saw blade. Also, the dedicated miter sled was used in order to maintain precision and t...

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Hardwood Inlays made in the Woodworking Shop

10-29-2010 08:46 PM by Bob Simmons | 2 comments »

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” ...Henry Ford (1863-1947) As we near the holidays it’s time to start planning ahead for gifts that will be made in the woodworking shop. In the picture you can see many wood segments that have been cut on the dedicated miter sled for the table saw. It’s quite important that the angles of the segments are consistent so that they line up tightly within the decorative wood pattern. H...

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Bamboo #2

10-28-2010 01:12 AM 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

10-27-2010 12:35 AM 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

10-24-2010 07:44 PM 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

10-21-2010 04:43 PM 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

10-21-2010 03:48 AM 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

10-14-2010 12:04 AM 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

10-08-2010 01:38 PM 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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