Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'lyptus'

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Making Waves in Wood

07-16-2014 12:47 AM by Dave | 0 comments »

I started my next project which is to be a gift for a friend that recently had a baby. They are into sailing so I wanted to make something that represented the water. I had some lyptus in my wood rack that I enjoy using – density of oak with color of cherry – with cool curly grain. I decided to use a stringing technique I saw on LumberJocks to make “waves”. One of the pieces I had had some sap wood that when I was evaluating made me think of the sky. So I decided it would be a nice cha...

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Zachary's Lifetime Dresser #4: The computer model is complete

01-01-2013 11:15 PM by Weth | 1 comment »

Dear Me, I have spent much of the day completing the 3D model of the dresser. I have used similar construction found in the curio cabinet we have that is amish made. I had originally intended that the dresser have 3 false drawers across the top and I found it did not look right. 4 false drawers look much better. Here is the link to the sketch up model.SketchUp 8 Next on the list of to do’s is to make a cut list. Then I can go about sourcing the wood. Weth.

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Woodworkers Source Online Order

10-08-2010 08:14 PM by SouthpawCA | 10 comments »

I have a smallish vehicle, consequently when I need wood I cannot always just run out and buy a number of board feet and fit it in the car. That’s where online ordering comes in handy. I’ve ordered from Woodworkers Source a few times in the past and have been happy with what I received each time. This time I’d thought I’d share with you how my order arrived. Woodworkers Source has a sale on now (I always try to catch their sales) on all exotics. If you order one...

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Mirror Image Candle Holder Inspiration

07-14-2009 03:03 AM by rowdy | 7 comments »

As others have mentioned, LJ provides a lot of inspiration as we decide on new projects to undertake. I had wanted to work with padauk for a while and finally got around to purchasing a small board, but all I knew that I wanted to do with it was combine it with a white wood to bring out padauk’s color. Then I was inspired by the basic design of Ellen’s candle holders, so a big tip of the hat to her. I came up with two candle holders that I call mirror images. They really are not that...

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Gamble Entry table #2: next

06-11-2008 04:10 AM by abie | 1 comment »

next on my adventure to emulate the Greene Bros “Gamble House” Entry Table.After laminating all the leg parts and sawing them on the band saw, I made templates of the dimensions so that I could cut matching rails and cross members the exact same size. One of my many lessons in my brief time as a wood worker … make templates and try things on scraps before cutting expensive wood.Next I band sawed the upper and lower rails with the famous Greene and Greene cloud lift pattern....

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Outdoor "Coffee" Table #3: The Wood

07-18-2007 09:18 AM by Dorje | 5 comments »

Well, my daughter and I went down to the hardwood lumber store on Monday and I immediately changed my mind on the kind of wood to use. Why so fickle? Who knows. The Lyptus that I was originally going to go with, only came in 4/4 and 8/4…I really wanted to use 5/4 to get 1” stock for the top. Just wanted more mass (it was also cheaper!) So…18bf of 5/4stock and 6bf 8/4stock of Jatoba/Brazillian Cherry is what we left with: Straight grain for the most part: C...

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Outdoor "Coffee" Table #2: Next (baby) steps

07-16-2007 02:01 AM by Dorje | 10 comments »

I picked the wood I’m going to use for this project; I’m going to go with Lyptus. I should get down to the lumber store sometime this week… Also, I made some drawings of the top, side, and end. Drawings really are limiting! I’d like to draw this in sketchup, but can barely remember how to draw a rectangle. Actually I can draw a rectangle, but don’t even know how to type in the dimensions I want rather than have to drag the exact distance!!! (Bob Babc...

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