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Sketchup Shorts #6: Compound Angle Cuts

03-17-2010 06:02 PM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

I just posted this as a comment/response on another thread but figured this might be something that others could find useful. so here goes. This short tutorial shows one way to create a compound angle cut on an edge of a 2×4. this can translate to any other situation where a compound angle is needed: I started with a 2×4, used the protractor tool, and made a guideline from one corner at a 10 degree angle: I then selected the opposite EDGE of the ‘board’ and usi...

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Making Candy #3: Bent Inlays

03-17-2010 06:48 AM by Andy | 26 comments »

I couldnt find any info that explained how to make bent inlays without using a router and a template, which is time consuming and limiting. I thought about using the bandsaw to make S shaped cuts and inserting pliable strips, but thought that the rough cuts made by the course teeth would show up, but I was encouraged after reading Blogs by Patron and Degoose on making double curve lazy susans. The cuts were made on the bandsaw and the pieces mated up just fine. So, I made a test piece. I trie...

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Making Candy #2: Bits and Pieces

03-16-2010 03:32 PM by Andy | 11 comments »

When I started out to make the candy, I thought I would just simply cut up my scraps and sand them smooth.This worked for some pieces, but I soon found that a more systematic approach was needed for consistancy.I wasted half a day making pretty pieces, shaped all willy nilly that were impossible to fit into the tray without leaving gaps everywhere. I did think about bedding the pieces in a liquid resin, but figured it would either set up before all the pieces were in, or flow over the rim whe...

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Making Candy #1: Making Candy Intro

03-15-2010 10:03 PM by Andy | 10 comments »

I am starting a simple blog on how I made my candies for the box called “Eye Candy” This will work as a blanket answer to all the questions I have recieved on this. Its pretty obvious that they are no more than glued up woods of contrasting colors, but this will give insight on how I did it.I am working on pictures at this point and some will be posted in the next chapter, hopefully tonight. So follow along if you are interested.Also, I want to thank everyone again for voting and ...

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STOVE TOP PHOTOS #1: SCARAB PLASTER TILE IN ANTIQUED PATINA

03-13-2010 06:52 AM by Dan'um Style | 6 comments »

Made a life cast of a OWENs tile I was framing for Fred and Debbie. From the life cast I made from a item called insta mold from hobby lobby./// It is sort of like a rubbery gooey paste … well mine was >grin< ///guess I should have read directions. It sets up real fast without enough water …my batch was real lumpy and bumpy. The instamold is temporary … meaning it drys out and shrinks … eventual turns into unusable brick of crud. I made 4 scarab castings from the m...

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Scroll saw blades

03-12-2010 05:57 AM by jems | 3 comments »

I am fairly new to scroll sawing just need some help with blade selection. cutting 3/4 walnut i have been useing olson #7 skip reverse tooth pgt is that a good choice. what to use for 1/2 hickory.and what blade speed should i be using. thanks to all

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Episode 57 shoe rack part 4

03-10-2010 05:57 AM by kosta | 7 comments »

In this episode I glue up the shoe rack. Then I used mineral spirits to clean up any dust or glue squeeze out.

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Thanks a 17,204

03-10-2010 12:35 AM by Andrew | 0 comments »

Lets start with 17,204, that is the number of LJ’s right now. Thank you all.I have just finished 3 projects, by finished I mean put the final coat of poly on them (pictures coming soon(saturday)). I want to thank all of you, I may have not asked any questions about finishing, but I have read all of yours.Thanks to the people who ask, and thanks to the people that take the time to answer.Some things I have learned about finishing.First coat, thin it down a little, it gives you an even ...

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First Handcut Dovetails - PFW

03-09-2010 06:44 AM by jcontract | 10 comments »

A good friend (and fellow Lumberjock member JTASH) spent a fantastic weekend at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop in a handcut dovetails class. Now, JTASH has had some experience to this point in assembling actual projects with handcut dovetail joints. Me? I did a bunch of practice in sawing ‘to the line’ in preparation for the class, and even tried a crude attempt at assembling a test dovetail. The results were miserable and I would not post. Here is my conclusion after taki...

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Shop Made Dowels The Easy Way & Two Useful Ways to Use Them

03-08-2010 10:09 PM by stefang | 41 comments »

Why make dowels when you can buy them cheap? Well, you can’t buy dowels in every kind of wood. Also you might be working on a project and you don’t want to take the time to go to the store to get them, or maybe you like to be self sufficient like me. Dowels made on a lathe or with a router jig take a lot of set-up time. With this method you only have to prepare the stock, do a little carving on each end and in about 30 seconds you have a nice long dowel. If you like that idea a...

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