Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'guillotine'

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Handy tools #6: Octagonal Guillotine

05-03-2018 09:09 AM by Dave Polaschek | 16 comments »

While building my box for the swap, I wanted to put some banding around the top of the box. This would mean cutting the ends of the banding at 67.5 degrees (90 – 22.5), and I figured I was unlikely to get that uniform with a saw, so I built a guillotine for cutting that angle. I used a couple scraps from around the shop, a hinge from the hardware store, and the blade from a utility knife. The results were good enough that I used them on the top of my box straight off the guil...

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Simple Jigs and Techniques #14: Fast Accurate Louis Cubes

12-31-2017 06:04 AM by shipwright | 23 comments »

Louis cubes have been around for ever and with good reason. They are just a great 3D illusion.I was making some this week for a couple of parquetry panels in my current project and took some pictures of the way I do it.Maybe someone can use the ideas. First I rough ripped the strips of ribbon Bloodwood veneer on my sled with a covering piece of 3/4” plywood. Then I trued them to exact width with a simple shooting board. On to the guillotine to chop the trapezoids. If you get t...

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Wooden box projects and adventures #2: Another great day in the shop...

10-11-2011 02:02 AM by MadJester | 10 comments »

Well…on my last blog I posted the pic of my box, and that was after I finished it up today…I used an alcohol based stain on the lid that I make up myself, left the base unstained and then gave it a coat of wax…I used car wax on this one…mainly because I have it, and also because my van is in such a state that I’m sure the wax would never do it any good. Today started off with “What am I gonna do today?”....I have several things that I want to do, b...

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