Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'octagon'

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Octagon Column

02-14-2015 06:12 PM by ScottM1 | 0 comments »

Hello everyone. I have been away from ecabinets for a while but have been able to get back to work on the octagon column series here is part 4. In this video I will show you a simple way to make the base molding for this column. Check it out and give me a thumbs up if you like it.

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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #3: Corner Center Tool

02-01-2014 05:56 PM by WispWoods | 5 comments »

Many complex shop tasks can be simplified with basic geometry. One good example is laying out an Octagon on the end of a square board. The math required to calculate the distance from the corner to the next point on the Octagon is more than I care to pursue. Luckily, through the magic of geometry we can easily mark of this distance with a compass. The only tricky part is getting the point of your compass to register into the corner of the board (This is especially tricky with dimensional l...

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Shop Tips & Tricks #5: Centerlines - Finding, Marking and Using Them! (Part Two)

12-08-2012 12:32 AM by GnarlyErik | 9 comments »

Here’s a little esoteric ‘how-to’ for those times you can not buy the ‘round’ you need in the size or material you want. This is a basic spar or mast builder’s technique which works for making things round and long. Almost all wooden masts have traditionally been built with a changing taper, diminishing towards the top. In ancient Grecian and Roman times, many of their architectural columns in their buildings were gracefully tapered from base to capital, and in fact often, the tapers began...

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Octagon Layout Calculator

07-06-2012 01:15 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 5 comments »

Here is a link I found. Thought it might be useful to everyone. Octagon Layout Calculator

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Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions #3: Hexagons, Octagons and Math...oh my!

12-13-2011 05:07 PM by DaveTPilot | 1 comment »

Hello Guys and Gals, It has been a while since I’ve been on the site, or in the shop for that matter, due to the busy shedule of my new job. I just recently started working in the shop again and it feels great! As some of you may know, I love building shop made jigs and fixtures as well as finding inexpensive solutions to woodworking challenges. I am in the process of building a dovetail jig from plans in a ShopNotes issue. The jig uses threaded knobs. I didn’t have any in t...

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The Making of 'MY' Octagon #1: I DID IT- made an octagon

01-26-2011 06:08 AM by TJ65 | 23 comments »

Guess What I did it!!!!!!! Made a perfect Octagon and hopefully another as this was just the test case. I want to thank each and every one of you who helped. On the forum 1-how do you make an octagon - 2-making octagon cont . As I couldn’t have done it without you all. My problem mainly is my lack of Maths skills to put it mildly – they suck!!! Angles, triangles, numbers are all in the same boat in my way of thinking. Difficult, hard, impossible! Anyway as I wanted to do a perfect octagon I...

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