INTRODUCTIONThere is very little new in this Blog, I intend to show more examples of how to analyse, and make templates for, more Celtic Patterns. I should point out that the examples shown here and in my previous Blog are all prototypes and not display-class pieces. Here are three more examples: TRINITY, and what I will call SQUARE KNOT and PENDANT:.. TRINITY.This must be the most ubiquitous and simplest Celtic Knot, yet is still elegant. ....The template for this is very simple and obvio...
Inlay is a great way to adorn your woodworking projects. Even the simplest item can become incredibly compelling if it features a well-executed inlay. With the right materials and techniques, its just like painting with wood. Only “non-artistic” folks like myself can actually do it! If you are in the N. California are, be sure to take one of David Marks' marquetry and inlay classes. And below are a few items that I recommend using for this process: 1/16 Inch Router Bi...
I am new to lumberjocks and was recommended by a current user. Check out this video I made that shows how to use hand tools to inlay a design in stringing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSfz3n7nYE
I am not a turner-although I have seen it done. This is analogous to “I am not a football player-but I watch it on the tube.” Nor am I a pen maker. I do, however, appreciate the intricacies and attention to detail involved in the pen making process.Just like the Fourth of July, many of us don’t know the amount of preparation that goes into making the pyrotechnics happen and yet we ooh and aah the evening through.What follows is something similar. Pen makers ought to espe...
In case there are a few Lumberjocks who don’t frequent my personal blog I thought I’d post this little video I did here so you can see it. A few weeks ago I filmed Geoffrey Noden at The Woodworking Show in Reading, PA. Unfortunately, his booth wasn’t too far from the Woodmiser booth which means you could barely hear him during the interview.Consequently, I trekked over to Trenton and caught up with Geoffrey in his shop where the noise was a bit less. I hope you enjoy the ...
Today I finished the lacewood lock. I applied 4 coats of Arm R Seal. Over all I am happy with it. This is the first time I used lacewood and I liked using it.This is also my first time trying inlay. The inlay is made of bubinga and the shackle and buttons are walnut. I hope this helps all of you that asked about my other locks.
Today I worked on the front lock face. I put a inlayed piece of bubinga for the key hole trim. This was my first try,just a simple circle. After a few practice pieces I worked on the project part. Turned out pretty good I think. I got the grain off a little. I then cut out the lock body and made the spring. The spring is a piece of hickory 1/16 thick 5/8 wide and 2 7/8 long
Well today I start a new lock made from lacewood. I bought a piece of lacewood that was 6in.by 48in. at Woodcraft. I have been wanting to try this for a long time and I guess now is as good a time as any. I am hoping to use different types of wood and make different styles of locks. I hope to learn to use inlay on this lock also. I started out by cutting of one piece about 13 in long. I then re sawed it and planed it to just under 3/8 thick. Then I cut a piece 4 1/2 long and ripped all part...
You asked and i’m going to try to explain how I make my inlay strips.After many trial and error attempts I found it easier if you make a glue up jig shown here.I used prefinished plywood and made a 1” caul to aid in even clamp pressure when glueing. Next step would be to choose the types of woods to be used . I typically use a maple/ walnut mix for my diamond center as to get a good contrast of colors. I use a plywood base to act as a zero clearance throat and cut the strips 1/...
This is so stolen from Geoffrey Noden of the AdjustABench. He demo’ed this at the Wood Show and Karson blogged about it. I thought it was pretty cool, and since it is not on the market yet, I thought I would make my own. Not sure what I was doing, I made what looks like a paper cutter. The arm rides between two longer sides to keep it stable and square. It is about two feet long. The cutter bar is hinged with a bolt so that it is level when it is 3/4 of an inch above the base. This let...
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