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How to make a Laminated Turning Block for my S&P Mills,Ice Cream Scoop& Wine Bottle Stopper

12-29-2009 03:52 AM by Rj | 8 comments »

Here’s how to make a Laminated block for my Turned S&P Mills, Ice Cream Scoop & wine bottle stopper 1= Cut lamination strips “Any Thickness you want, see diagram” by the width and length you need to make the size block you need for your project. Example 1/8”x2”x12” ,1/4”x2”x12” and so on!(It Does take some thought how you want to organize the laminates as the outer laminates will be glued together & the th...

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Glue up of a woven board..

05-17-2009 10:31 AM by degoose | 19 comments »

This is just a little tip.. not the whole tutorial of how to cut and make a woven board.Basically you all can make the weave with the two accent stripes on each side.. right.[ ok just a length of the main timber with 2 stripes cut 1/16 or 1/8 ” thick and glued up. see the pics and work it out ]You can also make the background pieces from the other of the accent timbers the same width as the main weave less the accents.. ok so far.. so I don’t need to go though all that do I? PM m...

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Spirals #1: How to make the "Spiral Lazy Larry"

06-01-2009 06:52 AM by degoose | 23 comments »

You will need 12 pieces of timber roughly 5’’ by 12’’ whatever thickness you want. [ I milled mine to 5/8”]The first one I made was PH and SA—6 of each.Place timber in the jig and cut the first arc.Move the piece into the fence, clamp and make the second arc cut. Repeat 12 times.Glue it up and cut it into a circle.Put on a little tung oil finishThats about It.

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How to make a endgrain tumbling block butcher block board!

08-12-2009 12:13 PM by degoose | 50 comments »

Hi guys ,, I had a request to make a tutorial with regards the endgrain Tumbling Block Design.First off,.., You need to decide the size of the blocks…. for this example I used 1” stock… Or something similar.. actually just over .. once dressed. Set the blade of the table saw to 60 degrees.. a bevel box makes this simpleI use the INCRA fence system so it is easy to rip bevels off side of the blade.Once the bevels are ripped measure the length of the bevel and move the f...

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Adventures in Vacuum Veneering #3: Adding a Frame Press

12-27-2009 03:02 PM by SPalm | 5 comments »

I have been using a shower curtain liner for my vacuum bag. It is folded over and clamped with wood strips and spring clamps. This was really hard to get to work effectively as there were a lot of moving parts. I want to make a proper bag someday, but for now I really wanted to build a frame press. The concept is to make a frame with vinyl stretched across it and weather stripping foam on the bottom. Then I only need to set the veneer glue-up on a melamine assembly table and place this ...

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Oil-Based Finish Basics

12-02-2009 06:54 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 8 comments »

Oil-based finishes are typically the first type of finish we confront as woodworkers, be it straight oil or a can polyurethane. Although they are all derived from oil, these finishes can vary widely in terms of application method, durability, and maintenance. The key to understanding these finishes is to understand their ingredients. With that foundation in your tool belt, you can start looking at ingredients lists instead of brand names and labels, and you’ll know exactly what to ex...

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Compass Rose Inlay #1: Creating a Compass Rose Inlay

12-08-2009 11:55 PM by Jon3 | 16 comments »

I decided to dress up one of the serving trays I’m making with a compass rose inlay. I used the excellent instructions of Mike Henderson. I used Walnut and figured (birdseye) Anigre veneer, and I’ll be inlaying the rose into a curly maple raised panel. I have most of the tools Mike mentioned, but I created some others, like a veneer cutting board, a cheap MDF 22.5 degree triangle. I also created a ‘veneer jointer’ out of some sandpaper and plywood. I...

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Downdaft sanding table

11-07-2009 07:28 PM by ChunkyC | 10 comments »

Guess it’s not technically a table per se maybe a downdraft table top. My last table just so happened find it’s way to the burn pile, it was a total pos and needed to be permanently retired. The dims are roughly 36”x24”x7-1/4” and made from 1/2” BB ply, 1/4” pegboard, and 1/4” hardboard (bottom). The dust collector is connected to the table via a 3” Johnny Flange. I modified the flange by cutting some of the “flange” part...

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Beautiful end grain cutting boards free project plan

11-25-2007 07:31 AM by dewoodwork | 94 comments »

Construct these beautiful end grainCutting boards Hello fellow woodworkers,In the spirit of sharing woodworking knowledge I am writing this tutorial for anyone interested in constructing these beautiful end grain cutting boards. Take a look at the photos of the four styles I have made, or create your own pattern’s and follow the steps I have outlined in this tutorial. Questions and comments are welcome, enjoy. For this board I used maple, walnut, lyptus and purpleheart. White oak, wa...

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Hollow spiral turnings

10-09-2009 11:16 PM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler | 8 comments »

A while back I showed a small sample of how the Legacy Ornamental Mill works with a small spiral cane.Turning those little things is a pure pleasure and I do it often. But sometimes the demand is for a large spiral column.This mill, model 1500EX is a long bed machine, signified by the EX in the model number. So I made the columns outside the front entry to our house/knit shop. But there is an inherent problem with large, solid columns. They split.No matter what material is used (plastic...

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