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The Process of Segmented Woodturning

06-22-2010 01:11 AM by Bob Simmons | 6 comments »

Segmented woodturning is an interesting craft. It is one of those wood projects that requires more than just a wood lathe and some lathe tools. It helps to have woodworking equipment such as a table saw, a planer, a jointer, a mitresaw, an open stand drum sander, and a disc sander. Also when starting out you’ll need to design for your segmented woodturning project . First, decide if you want to turn a bowl, a vase, salt and peppermills, or even a lamp. Next, you’ll need to dr...

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Candle Holder #1: Candle holder Construction

06-21-2010 03:37 PM by Huckleberry | 4 comments »

Thought I’d share one of my more popular projects with everyone. This is a candle holder that I make quite a few of and still now and again make mistakes as you will see. I hope everyone enjoys this episode—

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Shop Fire Safety #1: Hazards in the Workshop

06-21-2010 05:59 AM by PocketHole69 | 7 comments »

This was originally a comment on this forum thread. I’m posting it again here so more people might see it and avoid serious fire and safety issues in their shop. —————— I’m a firefighter and the head of the emergency response team for a company that specializes in industrial fire protection. Before switching to the industrial side I worked several years as a municipal firefighter. First of all, the original posters assumption that the risk o...

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Woodturning...a Segmented Vase of Walnut and Maple #3: The finish preparation & applying the finish

06-17-2010 11:46 PM by Bob Simmons | 3 comments »

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #14: Back to Work . .

06-16-2010 01:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their input from yesterdays blog. I read all your thoughts and carefully considered everything that was said. The thing about working on my own the way I do is that sometimes it is hard to see all sides of things. I have three cats here who I consider ‘co-workers’ – although their jobs are more of the ornamental variety, and a partner who is kind of too close to the situation to give a good unbiased opinion. I guess that is why ...

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A Salad Bowl set of maple & walnut #1: The Cutting and Assembly of Staves

06-11-2010 11:11 PM by Bob Simmons | 7 comments »

As you can see my first maple segment is cut. The dimensioning of the material  has been taken care of and the compound mitresaw has the necessary angle. I use a Wixey digital gauge to ensure the accuracy of the sawblades’s angle. The stop-block on the right is clamped into place to maintain a consistent width for the segment.  (Note:I always use scrap to test the accuracy of the segment’s angles. I do this by cutting 1/2 the amount of bowl segments and taping the outside perimete...

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Episode 70 display case part 3

06-11-2010 04:42 AM by kosta | 6 comments »

In this episode I work on the back panels of the display case. I go over how I finish sand all my projects.

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Oak Radiator Covers and Cabinets Progressing with the Leigh FMT

06-06-2010 01:59 PM by jaxx | 7 comments »

here are some photos of my Radiator Cover project i have around 12 to complete and Medecine cabinets in the bathrooms. Now i have the Leigh FMT Pro this M&T work is all so much better . I will start the next one soon and plan to make accurate cut plans first this time as i have been building an cutting as i go and this just creates more expensive firewood. has any one got ideas on how to space the slats it always seems to casue me problems on the layout. The FMT kig is just wonder...

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Finishing the slats

06-05-2010 10:35 PM by Blinky | 3 comments »

Another piece of scrap has befallen my assorted blades, and has now become the slats for the bench. It was a large hunk of Doug Fir or Pine. It was originally going to be a large slab bench, but I decided it would be too large & unwieldy. It was 3” x 12” x 8’ – warped, twisted, split, cupped, weather-worn and worm-eaten; beautiful!Now it’s 6 slats 2 1/4” w x 1 1/2” h x 52” long. The previously mentioned character charms still exist, just...

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Finish your finish

06-03-2010 04:04 AM by Stevinmarin | 17 comments »

Just a quickie video encouraging everyone to rub out your poly or lacquer finishes. This is really a simple method that I use all the time to get a nice, bump-free, satin finish. There are a lot of ways to rub out a finish — all the way up to a high-gloss piano finish. But this one will get ‘er done fast and you’ll be pleased with the results.

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