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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1241: Wonderful Gifts from a Dear Friend

69 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

Today is going to be a very busy, but fun day! I worked yesterday on my new project and got much of the base things done on it and today is the “fun” part of letting my brushes fly and make it into something special. I hope to have things close to being ‘finished’ by the end of the day – at least to a certain point. Our ‘work day’ was cut a bit short yesterday because we went to Keith’s moms for an incredible lobster dinner. Keith’s s...

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Homemade router milling machine ready to launch for others to enjoy.

434 days ago by Mark55 | 7 comments »

I have posted my machine on here a couple times and kept promising that I was going to get it to the point where I would have plans ready for it. This has turned out to be a very daunting task . At first glance of the machine it does not look too overwhelming. But, when you break it down there are many many parts and details to make this thing work the way it does. Before I go any farther though there is one person on here I want to thank for all the help . I would not have gotten this far wi...

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Glue up problem - In an end grain cutting board, swelling of one species busting glue up

721 days ago by Kevin May | 6 comments »

I have an end grain cutting board made of purple heart and yellow heart. The blocks are squares, 1-1/8” square, about 1-1/2” long/thick, glued up with mixed patterns (making letters). The board was treated with mineral oil. It appears that the yellow heart pieces have swollen from absorbing the mineral oil, and have busting some of the glue joints. Has anyone ever experienced this type of problem? Thanks for reading and your comments. Kevin

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Boards. #7: Today...

897 days ago by degoose | 14 comments »

Yesterday I was a little busy…. I ripped and glued up some blanks for some boards…no pics but they were just simple laminations… Today when the glue was set I took them out of the clamps and made the secondary cuts and got ready for the next glue up… Here are a few Camphor Laurel end grain boards.. Not glued up yet.. A smaller version to go as a pair… maybe… Can’t wait for the glue up… and sanding… then a coat of oil to pop...

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Inversions cutting board tutorial

946 days ago by jadams | 11 comments »

In response to some questions about how this pattern is made… I’m not sure if this is the only method, but here’s how I did it. Here’s the original project I posted: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/53452 Hint: When you look at the board, long ways going left to right, every row is a different size, but every group of 2 rows are all the same size! Solution: First you rip strips like you would for a regular end grain board, but in a progression of widths from l...

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Tips and Tricks. #1: Sanding for an end grain board.

1004 days ago by degoose | 19 comments »

When making end grain cutting boards, it is imperative to have flat, square and evenly thick pieces.. the initial milling for the first glue up is easy…here is a video of milling timber Once glued up… There may be a small movement and you need to sand the glued up board flat… Here is the secret... I found that if I crosscut the pieces first, the sanding is simple… Sand on the drum sander on one side and then flip and adjust the height by 1/4 turn and sand a...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #15: Thus endeth the lesson.

1010 days ago by degoose | 10 comments »

As the finishing touch to the boards of the class… I have counter-bored holes at each corner. The black rubber feet are attached with stainless steel screws.. The counter bore will stop the rubber feet from dragging the screws out if it is moved sideways… Well I am glad that this is finally finished… I know it took what seems an eternity and I do appreciate those who followed along… I have already had two photos of finished boards sent and I would like all tho...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #14: Rub me with oil!

1017 days ago by degoose | 10 comments »

After sanding the boards to 320 grit on the Random Orbital Sander, I used 1200 grit to burnish the tops only… then it was just a matter of rubbing heaps of Mineral Oil [liquid Paraffin oil] into the boards…and buffing off the excess… this procedure will be repeated every 24 hours..once I get back from Adelaide…And then just one more finishing touch… next week…

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Grain Orientation... just a little bit more..part II

1020 days ago by degoose | 13 comments »

Here is a small example of not following the grain orientation… I must have inadvertently switched two of the pieces the wrong way… Most will not notice the problem, some will know straight away and some will not be sure why they think there is something wrong… only that there is… This may not be an earth shattering, world ending moment but for me this is paramount to killing a great board… a little dramatic you might think but I take great pride in foll...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #13: I got caught up in the moment...

1025 days ago by degoose | 8 comments »

It is amazing but once I started making the 2 end grain cutting boards for the class…. I got caught up in the moment and just had to make some more… I have some really nice European Walnut, New Guinea Rosewood, Camphor Laurel and Wild Cherry…. so I ripped them down and…..here are a few more in the rough… and some still in the clamps… and one ready for sanding before crosscutting… So far another eight end grain boards in the last two days̷...

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