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Segmented Pyrography Design #1: Overview of a segmented pyrography project.

12-16-2018 01:41 AM by Julian | 11 comments »

I found a crochet pattern that I thought would make an interesting pattern on a turning. First step is to make the rings. 12 segments per ring made with soft maple. Soft maple is very white compared to most other woods and will contrast nicely with the burned pattern lines. The turning will be made in two halves which makes it much easier to shape the inside. After the two halves are glued together I finish shaping the outside and the top. Now it is time to transfer the design o...

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Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

11-27-2018 07:02 AM by Kelly | 2 comments »

This is a blurb I wrote for making ornaments using wood, plastics and copper. The original can be seen at on the instructables web site at: https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Light-Catching-Laminated-Wood-Plastic-and-C/ Making Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Turnings [INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand ...

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Building a REAL Lathe Part 1

10-08-2018 02:55 PM by RexKrueger | 2 comments »

Friends: There are a lot of DIY wood lathes out there, but most of those are small, low-power machines that won’t handle large pieces of wood, do bowls, or handle long spindles. I’m in the middle of building a REAL lathe with 16 inches of swing and 32 inches between centers. By itself, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I’m going to build this lathe for LESS than $150 and I’m using common materials and tools that any woodworker either has or can get thei...

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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 | 1 comment »

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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