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Bent Form Guitar Stand #1: Beginning and Main components

07-18-2014 11:30 PM by Matt Nudi | 1 comment »

Well, I have been working on this project for a little while now, the good portion of the summer. This is my first try at doing a bent form project. I was inspired after seeing Ken Dixon’s project from last year as seen here. I found a really nice piece of curly maple lumber online that I was going to use for the project. It was about the right size and 5/4” to give me some wiggle room. I have never used any curly wood like this before so I was pretty nervous to start cutting i...

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Wood Gloats! #1: My local Sawyer really hooked me up on this one!

04-30-2013 03:27 AM by Andy Needles | 4 comments »

Don Seawater at Pacific Coast Lumber in SLO CA gave me a great deal on these. They are 4-6 foot Jacket boards off of a VERY curly California Redwood!! If you are ever in San Luis Obispo- stop by, he’s right off the hiway at the VERY end of Prado Ln! Thanks again Don!!

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Milling Lumber (Chainsaw Mill) #1: Milling Lumber from 4 large Bradford Pear Trunks

01-10-2013 12:25 AM by climbnc | 8 comments »

Hi everyone! My name is Will and I live in the upstate of SC and among other thinks I’m an amateur woodworker and aspiring lumber-miller. This is my first post on Lumberjocks but I’ve been following some folks’ projects and the forums for a year or so. About a month ago I took down four VERY large Bradford Pear Trees for my grandfather. It was quite a big job because, like many other ornamental species, Bradford Pear’s have very full crowns and therefore many, man...

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Frame Saw Build #3: Template me this, Curve me that.

10-24-2011 08:25 PM by PurpLev | 14 comments »

Using my previously made SketchUp model I made a full sizes printed template using the following steps: 1. Setting up a Parallel view: The default view in SketchUp is “Perspective” which allows us to view things in 3D which looks ‘real’ due to the perspective view but for printing we want to be able to see the drawings in 2-D as if they were printed on a flat paper (which is what we about to do). In order to do this you need to go to the menus under “Camera...

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First major blow up!

10-07-2011 04:53 AM by GodofBiscuits | 7 comments »

After some success with pens and a few bottle stoppers, I decided a bowl was overdue. I picked up a couple 2×6 rounds last week of curly maple and decided to see what kind of bowl I could fashion from one. I located center and attached the faceplate with some screws. My intention was to cut the bottom of the bowl for the Nova Chuck and shape it as much I could before turning it around and hollowing out the inside. I made the recess and shape the outside curve then sanded it to 600 grit. ...

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Walnut Guitar #2: Fretboard

09-15-2009 10:09 PM by interpim | 2 comments »

I received an email stating that my truss rod was delayed in mail, so I cannot move as fast as I was expecting to on this portion. But it did give me a chance to go pickup a piece of maple for the fretboard and lay it out to give me the best look. The maple has a little curl to it, so hopefully once I get it polished out It will look real sharp with the contrasting walnut neck. Also, i have cut out blocks that I will start gluing up to create a radius-ed sanding block for the fretboard, ...

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Turning Chess Pieces #4: Bishops

02-12-2008 08:47 PM by Chessnut | 5 comments »

Hi there welcome back for another installment of the chess corner. Today’s topic is turning bishops for a chess set. It’s very satisfying to be able to be in a position when creating your own chess set to put your own style on the pieces. For instance let’s look at a few bishops I cooked up in the chess corner. These look very close to a standard bishop except for the very top. Instead of the tiny little tip on most I flared it to give it a little bit of a different look bu...

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The Craftsman's Path #16: Twin boxes in Cherry, Maple and Walnut

11-19-2007 06:02 PM by Mark Mazzo | 6 comments »

Not nearly as much time in the shop as I would like lately. I did however, get a bit of time in between other things for a small project. I did two twin boxes with some offcuts. Take a look at the post on my blog for details. Thanks for reading!

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Inspired or Insane

07-11-2007 05:01 AM by che | 9 comments »

After mulling around a bit thinking about the music box I want to build and cursing the lack of tools in my shop (specifically the Rikon 10-325 I not so secretly lust after) I was remembered a post I read and was inspired, http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/woodspar/blog/1370 or stricken by a very severe dementia. I’m not sure. I plan on building a music box with a frame and panel top. The frame will likely be curly maple and the panel will be a black walnut crotch. The crotch I have i...

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"Birds Eye Maple" --by RusticWoodArt

06-06-2007 02:47 PM by frank | 7 comments »

Birds Eye Maple ....well just a short blog story today as I’m heading out soon to get my butt in high gear. I’ve been keeping busy around the shop lately with the many projects of woodworking as come my way, a counter top in process, some pieces, (actually three) of furniture and then there’s that three legged piece of maple that I have put up on the third floor of the barn-shop that has started whispering my name for attention. Why just yesterday there I was up on the...

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