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Indian pottery and pyrography #2: The segmented turning

06-04-2018 03:09 PM by Julian | 4 comments »

I decided to make this turning from cherry. The cherry get a little darker with age but the pyrography should easily stand out. The piece is approximately 11” in diameter and 8” tall. 16 segments per ring.

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'WEEKEND WITH WOOD' in Des Moines

05-09-2018 12:31 AM by rustfever | 0 comments »

i will be attending ‘Weekend With Wood’ in Des Moines May 17 thru 20. Any other L-Jocks attending?

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Shop Notes #20: Odd Custom Projects

05-03-2018 03:25 PM by Steve | 2 comments »

I generally see a trickle of custom requests in my shop, so it’s unusual to have two under way at the same time. The first was a soap cutting device for a friend who makes and sells boutique soap. Essentially, it’s cutting wires strung over a frame, then hinged so the entire device can be pulled down through a large cake of soap. Most of the comparables I saw on Etsy were bolted together plywood contraptions. I used some scrap maple for the frame with lap joints and dowels at t...

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Segmented Hollow Form #3: Finished turning and sanding

05-01-2018 01:51 PM by Julian | 6 comments »

After I glued the two halves together I let it dry overnight. Then I finished turning the outside, parted off the top glue block, and sanded to 220 grit. Now it’s ready for the finish. I’ll post the finished hollow form in the projects section.

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Segmented Hollow Form #2: Making two halves

04-30-2018 03:26 PM by Julian | 2 comments »

I made this piece in two halves. This is easier in my opinion than trying to hollow out the piece after gluing all the rings. The inside of each half was sanded and sealed with two coats of shellac sealer.

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Segmented Hollow Form #1: The plan and rings

04-30-2018 03:14 PM by Julian | 4 comments »

This segmented piece will be made from canary wood, walnut, maple, macassar ebony, and black dyed veneer. I made the feature ring a few months ago while experimenting with various cut angles. This piece is designed around the feature ring. The two rings on the right will be cut in half on the bandsaw to make 1/4” thick rings which will go above and below the feature ring.

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Turning Giant Pecan Bowl #1: Where it came from

04-28-2018 08:55 PM by BRTree | 0 comments »

We cut a large pecan tree down for a customer back in November so that he can expand his business. We brushed out the limbs, but he kept the wood because he has lots of buddies that have fireplaces and smoke meat. I took some of the wood I wanted to make bowls out of. The first picture is of my guys standing on the trunk. they wanted it left tall so the excavator could work the root ball out using the leverage My middle daughter standing beside it for size reference.

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Shop Notes #18: Wine Rack Prototype

04-17-2018 04:17 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I spent the majority of the day yesterday finishing up the last elements of the wine rack I’m making from black acacia. I needed four stretchers to hold the front and back together, and as it’s been for all aspects of this project, I was afraid that the design was too flimsy. The stretchers were to be turned from acacia as well with tenons on each end. I decided on through tenons only because I could drill through both sides at the same time, ensuring that the mortises would li...

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Shop Notes #16: Milling Around

04-07-2018 04:59 PM by Steve | 4 comments »

For Christmas last year, I received an Alaskan Lumber Mill from my wife. I think she gave it to me as a form of self-defense; over the past couple of years, the neighbors have identified me as they guy to call when a tree falls and they need help hauling it away. I’ve accumulated a stash of California live oak, avocado and juniper (cedar). There are not a lot of lumber mills in my area, and those we have charge more to cut logs into lumber than the resulting boards are worth, especia...

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Sashimono #1: Japanese Sashimono Box - Traditional Furniture Maker

04-05-2018 11:51 PM by Jerry | 23 comments »

So, for all my box making buddies out there, I thought this video I just found today would really speak to you, especially the hand tool purists. This Japanese woodworker steps you through his build from beginning to end, and it’s a fascinating look into some really interesting techniques and some amazing hand tool woodworking skill. Enjoy! View on YouTube

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