This project is not technically finished so I will not post as a project..This part of the blog will deal with the cutting of arcs.I basically used one of the patron jigs I developed to cut the end curves for a Baguette Board…this pivots on the circle cutting jig. Cut two lengths of contrasting or complimentary timbers… I of course chose Purple Heart and Silver Ash…Silver Ash and Tasmanian Blackwood would have also been suitable… But if all you have is Walnut and Curl...
David Mitchell aka Patron first showed us his amazing starburst table ...a few months ago. David sent me a design…a rather simplified version.. This was his gift to me on Fathers day..This is my version of that design… It has taken me a while to get around to it. David I hope you like it!..Here a some blanks cut to size.. First I milled the stock to 5/16 and 2 inches wide… cross cut to just over 3 inches.I used Purple heart and European Walnut.. any complimentary or contras...
I have been doing some thinking about Grain Matching corners. We all see boxes that the wood has been wraped around to match 3 corners, but the 4th is allways off. I think I have come up with a way to match all 4 sides. I will be making a box when I can get back in the shop.(hurt my shoulder and LOML won’t let me play until next week) Will take step by step pics and post in this series for everyone. Keep an eye open for updates. If anyone else has a process for this, feel free ...
.In this episode of the tool life audio podcast I talk about design and construction. This is a audio podcast. Not a video. It is a live recording
I will begin this WIP series with a little history. I have been creating Intarsia since 1992 after reading an article in Wood magazine by Judy Gayle Roberts about how to do this beautiful woodworking artform. After doing a couple of her patterns, I started creating my own Intarsia patterns and began collecting many different woods to use in my art. Learning about the wide selection of natural colors and grains of the various woods and being able to incorporate them into my pieces is still the...
well i guess i shall start at the begining, i have a planed piece of maple 60mm wide 9mm thick and about 2ft long its best to work with larger pieces of timber so as not to cut your fingers off working with little fiddley bits so best to stay above 1 foot long.next i rebate a slot along the length of the piece to recieve the base the piece i have for the base is 3mm thich so i pass the side stock over the table saw which i have set to a depth of half the thickness of the side stock i do this ...
Where the buffalos roam. My wife’s cousin owns a buffalo ranch in North Carolina. Every year all of the buffalo ranchers hold different events around the country. Big hoop te do affairs where they have cooking competitions, lots of story telling, different auctions and a good time for all that attend.This year Buffalo Jack( my wife’s cousin) asked if I could come up with a keepsake box that he could put up for auction at a couple of events. After discussing the costs I decided ...
Journal entry 11/9/2009 Working with MadroneBowl turned by David Gould from NY Proper handling and stabilizing of Madrone Madrone in a very self-destructive wood. I will crack and twist on you in a matter of hours even minutes sometimes. But don’t let that scare you. It is a beautiful wood to turn on a lathe or what ever the application. What you ask of the supplier: First of all make sure that you request sealing of all sides of the burl and not a thin coat. It has to be thic...
In this episode I stain all the parts for the book case and then Istart on the assembly. The assembly took a lot longer then I thought soI only used some of that footage.
A couple of weeks ago I rescued a an old 6” Delta/Milwaukee jointer from a Garage sale. ( Circa 1940’s)The fellow I bought it from was mostly into old cars and had no use for this iron and it sat rusting in his way. We made a decent deal and I lugged it homeward.The surfaces of the in and out feed table were rusted and pitted and I did think about having them re honed at a machine shop but first I felt it better to run it to see what else was wrong.About and hour with some rust re...
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