Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'purple heart'

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Open weave Lazy Larry #6: A crosscutting video...

07-21-2011 05:12 AM by degoose | 21 comments »

No explanation required… just watch.. Here is the dry fit after all the pieces have been cut… I did not show the cutting of the background Huon Pine peices .. I figure you know how this was done…. all cut at the first stop.. and again keeping them in order for grain flow…

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Tips and Tricks. #1: Sanding for an end grain board.

07-18-2011 11:24 PM by degoose | 19 comments »

When making end grain cutting boards, it is imperative to have flat, square and evenly thick pieces.. the initial milling for the first glue up is easy…here is a video of milling timber Once glued up… There may be a small movement and you need to sand the glued up board flat… Here is the secret... I found that if I crosscut the pieces first, the sanding is simple… Sand on the drum sander on one side and then flip and adjust the height by 1/4 turn and sand a...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #9: Alternating the stripe.

12-08-2011 04:02 AM by degoose | 12 comments »

In my last post In the round the second pic shows a single stripe .. double chevron [second gen] ..This blog will show in part how this was done… To start make two grooves on both faces of a board… in this case virgin hoop pine…[virgin meaning naturally grown… not plantation timber] Inlay two different timbers… in this case purple heart And narra [new guinea rosewood]This is instead of one strip of timber between two others…Shown end on… I...

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Border to the Why do I?

05-24-2009 12:54 PM by degoose | 18 comments »

Just a notion I had to make a different border for the drunken chess board..The Idea is to take the border 1/2” away from the outer edge of the board.. and hold it there with brass pins.???What do you think?

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Cutting Board, Wood Whisperer Style #1: Cutting and gluing

02-20-2010 09:12 AM by Jason Tetterton | 1 comment »

I hear it’s a right of passage around here to do a wood-whisperer type cutting board :) Well, since Marc inspired my new wood working hobby, I thought I would try one of his projects out. I decided to use the same famous pattern with Hard Maple and Purple Heart, I ordered the “cutting board” package from Bell Forest I received 3 pieces of wood, 2 hard maple and 1 Purple Heart. The lumber was already joint...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #7: Same but different..

11-13-2011 02:26 PM by degoose | 10 comments »

I love the way the antique pine shines… Again not finished …. New Guinea Rosewood with Purple Heart and Antique Hoop Pine Chevrons… and the one on the left is Silky Oak aka LaceWood with single stripes of Purple Heart…You may also notice that I have altered the width of cuts… something a little different…

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Glue up problem - In an end grain cutting board, swelling of one species busting glue up

04-27-2012 02:25 AM by Kevin May | 6 comments »

I have an end grain cutting board made of purple heart and yellow heart. The blocks are squares, 1-1/8” square, about 1-1/2” long/thick, glued up with mixed patterns (making letters). The board was treated with mineral oil. It appears that the yellow heart pieces have swollen from absorbing the mineral oil, and have busting some of the glue joints. Has anyone ever experienced this type of problem? Thanks for reading and your comments. Kevin

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2 Blanket Chests for my daughters #1: Initial Designs

05-29-2009 06:32 PM by depictureboy | 8 comments »

These are the initial designs for 2 Hope chest for my daughters for this christmas. Main wood will be walnut, highlights are either bloodwood or purpleheart depending on the daughter. This is taken from a design from Woodsmith #32. You can see a finished version finished by strube1369 A couple key differences that I am going to be doing different. I will be mitering the corners of the box, and using dovetail keys of the contrasting wood(it is not shown in the design). I also pla...

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Building an Acoustic Guitar #2: The Neck, Shaping the Heel

02-13-2012 12:33 PM by Patrick Jaromin | 7 comments »

My lovely wife spent her weekend watching the kids and provided me with nearly two full days of shop time. In the intervening days I’d decided I wanted to build one of the guitars from cherry. I have a rather large stockpile and had read somewhere that Martin made/makes a “sustainable” series out of cherry, so it can’t be all that bad an idea, right? I’ll just set aside one of the two maple blanks for later and replace it with a new cherry one. Another imp...

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Four-Poster Captain's Bed #2: How this got started...

09-16-2015 06:59 AM by RobII | 0 comments »

How this promise of a captain’s bed came about was almost an accident. My bride-to-be is used to having a large bed, California King, to be exact. All I had was a paltry queen-sized mattress on a relatively low frame. She commented that I probably stuck out over both ends when I slept (I’m 6’ 4”), and I had to agree with her. She also did not (understandably) want to share a bed with me that I had shared with my last (deceased) wife. So, I went and bought a Cal-Ki...

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