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Tip: The Shim Fix for the Small Gaps in a Mitered Corner

03-25-2018 01:14 AM by DeLayne Peck | 2 comments »

If anything sets me off in the shop it is miscutting or bumbling a miter. Too often I don’t have the material or patience to remake a part. Or, an effort to grain match just cracked up. There are a lot of solutions: Glue and sawdust, burnishing with a screwdriver, or try wood putty. I’m certain shimming a gap is not new. But, it works. Cut a thin strip. Hand sand it to thickness. Dot some glue on it and tap it in place. Carefully clean up any squeeze-out. When the g...

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Segmented bowl base ring cracks??

03-10-2014 01:46 PM by poospleasures | 7 comments »

I ask for your comments and suggestions about a opportunity (problem) with a couple similar bowls. Both made from walnut and maple. One about 11 1/2” other 13”. History—have been doing segmented bowls for just over a year with this cracking only on these two. I hope you can see the two joints with the yellow circles. Those joints separated by appx. .0003th of an inch. If held up to a light you could see through. These were made the same way as almost all the bowls I’ve...

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Fantasy Football Trophy a la Lombardi #3: The Game Saver

11-16-2011 03:05 AM by chrisstef | 4 comments »

6 weeks left of the fantasy football season and its looks like im out of the playoffs. Barring a miracle ill be watching from the sidelines. If you’ve followed my last posts i took a chunk of fallen maple and, by hand, drawknived, planed, shaved, and shaped that log into a football. Well then i ran into a problem … my freshly fallen log had started to crack, check, and split. Then, coming in off the bench, the LJ faithful 34,000 strong, bail me out of another problem. We...

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turnings #10: Newfound respect for hollow-form turners

08-25-2009 04:06 AM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

Well, I tried out the tools I got from mom for my birthday recently. Of note: 1) My 1/2” Sorby Spindlemaster was not a good indicator of how the 3/4” and 1” behave. I’ve been using the 1/2” however I liked, never reading up on how to use it, nor watching any videos. I recently watched one and thought “Huh, I’ve been using it entirely wrong.” I’ve been holding it flat, and using a combination of things with both hands and the tool rest t...

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Structural Crack Filling

08-24-2009 11:35 PM by Ancientwood | 4 comments »

Ancientwood has developed a technique for filling large, structural cracks, sometimes found in Ancient Kauri slabs. This is a step-by-step approach for creating a flat surface with beautiful patterns and design. 1. The slab must first be flattened. This can be done with a drum sander, planer or a CNC router.2. After the slab is flat, locate cracks that need filling.3. Fill any hairline cracks with color-matched latex putty. Wet the adjacent area of the Ancient Kauri with spirits to get an a...

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Woodworking 101: My Class at Palomar College #5: Snap, Crackle, and Pop

10-31-2007 02:44 AM by WayneS | 3 comments »

I know it has been a while since I last updated everyone on my progression in the class, so I will try and get back to where I’m at currently over the next week. When I last wrote, I let everyone know about my selection of wood for my clock. I was initially really excited about the prospects of using the Carolina Cherry, but my excitement quickly turned to disappointment during the milling process. Several people had warned me about the potential pitfalls with using urban lumber,...

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