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Tree growth "vortex"

1144 days ago by tswoodwizard | 3 comments »

OK, maybe all of my wood-tec type friends out on LJ,s can help me figure this out. I’ve allways been fascinated with the dynamics of curing and drying wood after the harvesting process. One to overcome is of cource the growth vortex that occures in some species and not in others. One question I have is this, Is there a right-hand vortex that occures above the equator as opposed to a left hand one bellow the equator? When a tree wiggles and struggles up out of the grownd, It also “...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #347: Photographing Your Projects

1166 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 15 comments »

One thing that I like so much about my job is that there is such a great variety of steps that need to be done in order to keep everything running smoothly. The saying that “necessity breeds invention” comes to mind when I am in the midst of doing so many of these other tasks. For someone such as myself, who is trying to make a living on my designing abilities, learning all the different aspects of what it takes to not only design patterns, but to produce and market them is a ...

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Patchwork Table #1: Exotic Wood Coffee Table

1167 days ago by Elwood89 | 4 comments »

Shown (not in order): Bubinga, Black Palm, Hormigo Negro, Ash, Lacewood, Padauk, Indian Laurel, Bloodwood/Satine, Yucatan Rosewood, Wenge, Bocote, Purpleheart, Bolivian Rosewood, Cocobolo, Yellowheart, Brazilian Cherry. I’ll also add some Douglas Fir and Spruce. The plan is to use these 18 different wood varieties to make a patchwork table top. I cut the pieces for the table top and laid them out where I want them. I removed the 3 domestic woods and will use just the 15 ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #336: Another Pull Toy Replica

1177 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

I can’t remember when I last felt so good about things. I have always loved what I do, but it just seems like things are really falling into place and it is truly a pleasure to get up every morning to work. I don’t know if it is the new tools or my friends or being organized or just being at a good place in my life that makes it so enjoyable. Perhaps it is because I am doing what I have always wanted to do. It feels so wonderful being able to draw and make fun things and be cr...

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new ideas #7: I made it into the shop finally

1198 days ago by JoeyG | 3 comments »

I have been grabbing an hour here and there letting things like the grass slide (I am going to do it when I finish this post). I have 6 boxes well on there way, pieces cut for another 9, and that takes care of most of Christmas. Here are a few pics of my progress so far. I have used a lot of different woods and think that most are listed in early post in this thread. I hope to be able to post some of them completely finished soon. As with all things, time will tell. !https://s3.am...

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new ideas #6: back in the shop

1207 days ago by JoeyG | 1 comment »

So I have finally finished most of the remodel. Just a few more loose ends to tie up. So I have found a few hours to get into the shop. This is what i have so far. Once again I have to thank Andy., for I am using his style palm boxes. I wanted to give them a spin. I am also taking inspiration from his art boxes with the grinding. I don’t have a sanding disc for my angle grinder, plus these boxes only have 3/8 inch sides so I am using drum sanders. Both on a drill press and in my...

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new ideas #5: finally

1214 days ago by JoeyG | 1 comment »

Well I finally made enough progress on the bedroom and half bath remodel that I have had a chance to sneak off into my shop to start a couple projects and make a little saw dust. I started 2 of the 5 eye glass boxes and while doing so I have begun to narrow down the design on the laptop trays I have in mind. I have a couple of pics here of the beginnings of the boxes This one is for my son. It is just the glue up for the top. It is walnut and blood wood This one is for my wife....

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A Few Boxes Under Contruction

1253 days ago by rkoorman | 1 comment »

Hello LJ’s Last weekend I started on some small boxes, just a bit of fun. These projects are a nice way to try out new ideas and see if they work. The first serie’s are made from walnut with a top of pau amarello with maple and walnut veneer. The second attempt is based on the stringbox-design i saw on LJ. This is my first attempt and this kind of box making. The body is wenge and the veneer is maple. I’ll try and post some more pictures when it’s ...

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Desk clock for a client #4: Desk clock is finish and is ready for the customer!

1322 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 8 comments »

I finish the clock today and put three coats of ploy on it. The customer like it very much.

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Desk clock for a client #3: Desk clock close to being finish!

1324 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 13 comments »

I may good progress on the clock today!

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