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Workbench #5: Drawboring: the good, the bad and the ugly

09-18-2013 07:17 PM by yuridichesky | 11 comments »

Finally I got to drawboring point. Dowels were ready, drawboring pins were ready, M&T on the legs and stretchers were ready. Drilling holes for drawboring didn’t cause any problem. Since I wasn’t sure my drawboring technique was good enough I used glue and clamps to get best possible results (and I didn’t care about chances to disassemble legs in the future). And you know, the drawboring started with “the good” part: I heard a quite a bit...

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turnings #11: first hollow-form failure update - major checking!

09-06-2009 03:14 AM by Gary Fixler | 31 comments »

Just an update on this post. When I left off, it looked like this: I took a week’s hiatus – no motivation – and upon returning to the garage (last Sunday), I found this: Note it goes right to the pith, as every check I’ve seen in any log, branch, or twig in which I’ve noticed any checking does. This is why so many people remove the pith entirely from their blanks, and why pith-in end-grain turnings can be a bit of a craps shoot. Note that thi...

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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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turnings #5: too thin a champagne glass turning

08-04-2009 11:24 AM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

After knocking out a Jacaranda bowl in one lunch break, I was a little fired up that night to do more, so I got a stick of Jacaranda from the pile and cut it into some small pieces for making tiny champagne glasses. My attempt here was to go very thin-wall. I didn’t bother with process pics (it gets a little tedious sometimes :) You can see light shining through the walls into the interior of the glass: Unfortunately, I went a little too thin in the middle. Note how mu...

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turnings #2: turnings - some failures as prelude to some successes

07-28-2009 12:26 PM by Gary Fixler | 4 comments »

Earlier this week I ended up with some scrap baltic birch ply, and cut it into squares with the band saw. I sanded the faces a bit and glued them all together overnight with Titebond III and a Bessey K-Body clamp: A little turning later: And I was starting to get a wine glass shape: That’s probably where I should have stopped. I knew that going thin-stem with the plywood in this orientation was asking for trouble, but I just kept going anyway, mad with power: ...

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random #9: Just having one of those projects...

03-16-2009 10:07 AM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

I’m building a little rack system currently, and I just keep failing miserably. I wanted to do something a little nicer than usual, so I made some 1/4” walnut pegs, and was planning to face the front edges of the rack with 1/8” walnut strips, and drill and peg through that with lighter wood that matches the plywood of the sides and shelves. To hold the shelves in, I’d drive pegs through from the outside, walnut pegs through ply sides, the inverse of the fronts. For wha...

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"---more thoughts on, Wood Cognition" --by RusticWoodArt

05-03-2007 01:50 PM by frank | 6 comments »

—-more thoughts on, Wood Cognition ....and in this walking out the lay of land, I sat a while and took some thought, this tea of wood is quite the drink, all filled with herbs of heady moss…. —-till in the sitting i soon was shown, that much we pass is soon not seen, and then i knew the why of wisdom hid, since each must learn out of cisterns they have filled…. I was sitting here looking into this spot of wood space, while thinking of the coming days ahead...

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