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The Band Saw Accessories...made in the Shop #4: Let's Build a Bandsaw Miter Sled

11-20-2010 09:45 PM by Bob Simmons | 14 comments »

“I will see it when I believe it.” Dr. Wayne Dyer…Motivational author and speaker (1940 – ) There are many times while in the shop working on wood projects that we find a need of various woodworking jigs and then at times we also will have a need for an assortment of saw accessories. Sometimes we need to make a shop accessory while in the middle of our project and then again there are instances when our project is actually the building of a shop accessory. In eith...

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Arts and Crafts 6 Drawer Dresser #11: Waxing Dressers and adding Drawer Pulls

02-04-2013 05:30 PM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

I waxed the dressers with Howards Walnut wax and #0000 steel wool. I tested the difference between sanding with a 1500 grit sanding sponge, and waxing with steel wool – and I prefered the latter. I waxed with the grain, and let the wax dry. Then I buffed it off with a clean lint-free rag. ----- For drawer pull layout I used Scott Collins no-math layout method. My drawer pulls have 2 bolts, 3” on center. -----I made a full-height jig to drill the holes for the machine bo...

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How to install Wood Inlay

07-09-2010 09:45 PM by Bob Simmons | 4 comments »

You know how it is when you have a special photo of family or friends and you want to have an equally special frame for it. We as woodworkers have a tremendous advantage because we can create the picture frame to match the occasion. Also, we can select the woods that we want to set the mood for the picture as well as create the style that we want for the frame. On top of that we can even embellish our woodworking project with wood inlay if we choose. It just takes a little thought, desire,...

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How to adjust for Band Saw Drift

01-26-2011 08:39 PM by Bob Simmons | 23 comments »

Woodworking skills are vitally important to the apprentice as well as the journeyman. As woodworkers we are continually faced with new challenges as we explore the craft of woodworking. One of these eventual challenges is band saw blade drift. .............. What is band saw blade drift? ...................... How can it be corrected? ........................................ Recommended Video: How to adjust for Band Saw Blade Drift ..........................................

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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #2: Making Wood Inlay on the Bandsaw

11-25-2010 07:18 PM by Bob Simmons | 8 comments »

When a woodworker searches the web to learn how to make wood inlay bandings there is little information to be found. In fact there seems to be very little information about how the masters of wood inlay created the wonderful patterns that are sometimes seen on museum quality furniture. However, there are some patterns of wood inlay from the Buffard Freres that offer a glimpse into the world of classic wood inlay from Paris. After studying these inlay designs the urge hit me to figure out h...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #5: Video...How to make Barber Pole Banding

02-08-2011 08:02 PM by Bob Simmons | 11 comments »

Watch and learn the techniques of how to make one of the classic designs of wood inlay…The barber pole design. ...................Wood Inlay Banding...How to Make Barber Pole Banding ............. Visit…The Apprentice and The Journeyman ............Learn more, Experience more!

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Router Inlay Practice - The Compass Rose

01-28-2013 05:28 PM by Bob Simmons | 12 comments »

Router Inlay Practice Question: How would you inlay a 2 inch wide compass rose veneer? It has a thickness of 3/32”. The techniques demonstrated by the woodworker in this woodworking video are basically just for practice. He is simply testing to develop a strategy for when it becomes time to actually inlay the compass rose veneer. Practicing woodworking in the shop is a great idea. It’s a good way to develop confidence in one’s skills and to develop new techniques. Plus, we all...

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Parquetry #1: Wooden Patterns for Parquetry

08-05-2012 02:10 PM by Bob Simmons | 9 comments »

.........Learn more about Creating Wooden Patterns for Parquetry........... Learn about the Band Saw Sled - 60 Degrees. ........................ The Apprentice and The Journeyman Learn more, Experience more!

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The Band Saw Accessories...made in the Shop #3: Tilting Bandsaw Miter Sled

11-17-2010 06:07 PM by Bob Simmons | 13 comments »

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” ...Nelson Mandela, first black president of South Africa & Nobel Prize recipient .(1918- ) The idea of the tilting bandsaw miter sled came to me while working on creating a variety of wood inlay banding patterns for various wood projects to be built. Sometimes my choice is to cut inlay segments by using the dedicated miter sled for the table saw and for those operations the ...

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Mirror Inlay

09-24-2012 03:52 AM by pintodeluxe | 4 comments »

Here is my process for cutting the inlay shown on Glen Huey’s mirror frame. First I used a 2-1/8” forstner bit to cut a hole for the template. The template is made from 1/4” mdf core plywood, and a couple 2” wide strips of mdf on the underside. The underside of the jig is shown here. The mdf strips trap the 3-1/2” workpiece, and center the hole. My walnut stock was less than 3-1/2” wide, so I wedged it in place. Here is the jig and the route...

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