Hi there, I have been doing bits,n pieces of woodworking for years now and after recently finding this site was inspired by ‘Don’ to have a go at making a box. I have unashamedly been using one of his boxes as a guide because I love the look of it. I joined my local woodworkers club ‘Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-operative’ and the guys there have been really helpful and supportive, there is also a really good array of equipment and materials to use at the club. I h...
Learn how to make a diamond wood inlay banding. A 45 degree diamond segment is cut on the band saw using a specialized cross cut sled. The triangular segments are cut at a 22-1/2 degree crosscut sled on the bandsaw. This video is a web & YouTube original for showing how to make diamond inlay banding. This technique for creating the diamond wood inlay banding is an original idea conceived of by The Apprentice and The Journeyman (Bob Simmons) as are the band saw sleds used in the operati...
This method for gluing up wood inlay bandings is developed by The Apprentice and The Journeyman for the purpose of arranging & aligning the wood segments of the inlay banding pattern. To learn more, read the complete article, How to Glue Wood Inlay Banding. The Apprentice and The Journeyman.....Learn more, Experience more!
Learn how to make the wooden compass rose design. This wood design of sacred geometry is made by cutting hardwood segments of maple and walnut on the band saw. Band saw cross cut sleds with angles of 22-1/2 degrees and 45 degrees ensure consistent accurate segments. Watch and learn how the segments are glued up to create a compass rose. Then see how to make 3/32” veneers of the wood designs on the band saw. The wood veneers can then be used to adorn furniture, jewelry boxes, and m...
Well, time has slipped away and it has been too long since my last blog post. In the interim, thankfully, work has been keeping me hopping and have gotten small projects out of the shop. Also the bandsaw and I had a disagreement and the bandsaw won the day. Thankfully no major damage was done and in a few more weeks I’ll be as right as rain. I have finally finished the poplar mockup and tommorrow the “real thing” begins in earnest. I made all of the changes that I not...
My wife wanted a bigger refrigerator with a bottom freezer. I agreed (he who doesn’t agree with his wife is a fool) because, I was also tired of bending down to get things off the bottom shelf, not having enough freezer room, and low efficiency of the current unit. Figures 1 and 2 below show CAD models of the old and new refrigerators and are a result of a high resolution print of the screen contents of Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Express. Since the refrigerators were white, the backgrou...
This woodworking video features a crosscut sled and a tilting bandsaw technique used to create the feather pattern. The table saw angle is set to 45 degees. The wood segments for the wood inlay banding are cut cleany and safely using this method. This video also shows how the wood segments are accurately aligned during the glue-up and clamping processes. Enjoy more videos about how to make wood inlay banding. How to Make the Square Pattern How to Make the Barber Pole Pattern ...
I made this simple veneer press in preparation for a project. The veneer press is similar to a couple I saw posted here on L.J. I don’t have any spare room left in the garage so I wanted a veneer press that could be easily disassembled and stored away and would not take up any floor space.
Just a quick update on the Christmas Box Build Off contest from A Simple Design of Ocala. In this video I talk about the prizes and categories.
With the holidays right around the corner, I thought it was a perfect time for a contest. I want you guys to build a Keepsake or Jewelry Box. It can be any Shape and size, just be creative. The Contest is from October 3, 2012 – December 3, 2012 So there is plenty of time to get out out in the shop and get building. We have some great prizes to give away thanks to the support of our contest sponsors. Laguna Tools Woodworkers Guild of America Rockler Woodworking & Hardware A Simple...
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