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Intarsia Basics #3: Let’s Do Some Cutting!

04-19-2012 02:25 AM by KoryK | 9 comments »

Thanks for joining us for the third installment of “Intarsia Basics” and this is where it starts to get really fun. Cutting out the pattern is one of the best parts of doing this kind of art. It takes a little practice to get used to using your saw. You can look up some practice patterns or just make some zig zags, loop the loops, straight lines, gentle curves, and circles on a piece of paper and glue to a practice board. Cut out some of these and you will start getting used to the “feel ...

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Making a Lamination Style Wearable Wooden Ring! With Inlay!

02-15-2013 06:08 PM by WoodenFrog | 50 comments »

Hi Everyone, this is my first time trying to do a blog. So please bear with me, I’ll do my best!I have had a lot of request to do a blog about my rings, I do 2 kinds of rings. The Lamination style and the Bentwood style, this blog is on the Lamination style. This ring is made out of Cocobolo, Brass and has a Mother- of-Pearl inlay. I start out with 3 thin squares of Cocobolo, about a 1.5”, I have a thin sheet of brass that I cut about the same size as the wood. I lay them out to o...

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Intarsia Basics #1: Introduction and Invitation to All.

03-18-2012 10:53 PM by KoryK | 41 comments »

Hello to all and all are Welcome, Intro: Hi, my name is Kory Kiker and a couple of weeks ago Ms. Debbie contacted me about conducting an online class for those interested in learning the art of intarsia. I was very excited about the chance to share a few things I have learned in the last three years of doing intarsia art. Before intarsia I did a lot of wood carving so I hope this helps give each project more depth and definition. I will tell you now that most of the things I’ve lear...

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Let's Build a Jewelry Box #3: How do we fit and make the Lid?

09-26-2010 06:40 PM by Bob Simmons | 9 comments »

Earl Nightingale…”You become what you think about.” This woodworking online episode is part of the Let's Build Series Woodworking Tips and Techniques: 1.) Green adhesive tape is used to control the spread of the wood glue.2.) The MDF is concealed by gluing a rabbeted top onto the veneered side walls.3.) Paper shims are used against the adjustable stop block on the cross cut sled when trimming the box lid.4.) The lid is placed directly onto the existing box to ma...

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Desk Build #5: Installing Drawer Slides

09-13-2010 04:53 PM by Huckleberry | 5 comments »

In this episode I go over the installation of the drawer slides. It is very important to remember that the width of you drawer box is the key to a successful slide installation.

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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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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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How to Make Picture Frames with Wood Inlay

12-02-2010 11:27 PM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

The Problem…If you want quality wood inlay …where will you get it? What designs will you get? How much will you pay for it?The Solution…We use our woodworking skills and make our own wood inlay in the shop. (We will make our own picture frame moulding too!) As you seen in previous postings we have been busy creating bandings of shop made wood inlay. There are a variety of wood inlay designs now available for our use at this time. So now we are in the process of creating p...

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Secret Compartment Toy Box #3: More Progress

08-28-2009 06:54 AM by John M | 9 comments »

Time to make the lid. Easy enough, I made it overlap about a half inch on each side (mostly dictated based on the size of the project panels that I used) and 1.5” on the front for the lifting of the lid. I should comment here on the project panels issue. I bought the standard project pine panels for this project at Home Depot and I felt a bit guilty about it. I told my fiancee when I bought them that I felt like I was “cheating” and that buying the pre assembled pane...

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Oak in a Cutting Board?

01-08-2011 04:53 AM by WoodArtbyJR | 8 comments »

Oak is not recommended for end grain cutting boards and I am guessing that is because the end grain is so porous that bacteria could collect and grow. NOW, if you use the wiping varnish method wouldn’t that theoretically seal the pores preventing an opening for bacteria to collect?

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