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Starburst Patterns.... #1: My version... a Kaleidoscope

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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-18-2009 08:03 AM 4422 reads 19 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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!
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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 contrasting timber would be fine.

I set up an Incra Build-It jig… you could make your own sled… I just happened to have one floating around..
No Moshe don’t go looking in your shed to see if there is one floating around there as well… we both know the answer don’t we?
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As you can see I borrowed the idea of the double toggle clamp hold down from a jig made by Lisa aka Dustbunny.

I made the fences from scrap walnut and had to keep adjusting the fences until I had the exact 30 degrees off the kerf line. Sorry kent no purple heart in the jig.. I selected to have 12 parts to the circle i.e. 30 degrees each.

I then cut the first triangle and then took the offcut and putting it against the fence.. recut it to the same size,

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It is then a matter of placing all the bits in the right place… taking great care to alternate the triangle of different colours or grain orientation.
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I glued them down onto a piece of ply… and then cut a circle..
this will then have a bearing and become another Lazy Larry..
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A few more pics here

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 08:12 AM

Wow as usual, Amazing work Larry very cool design Mate looks fantastic. The one thing I don’t think I’ve seen is how you clamp these puppies.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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moshel

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 08:13 AM

I double checked just to be sure – no incra jig floating around….
but i do have a drum sander now!!!! yey! similar to your old one.

did you use titebond for this or epoxy? these patterns are very hard to get glued without gaps.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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degoose

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 08:20 AM

Gaps… what Gaps…??? Yes Titebond.III..congrats on the drum sander. I never leave home without it.

Jim in the second last pic… band clamp…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 11-18-2009 08:27 AM

Hey Larry,
Once again the hat comes off…well done mate.

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 08:42 AM

Well I’ll be,,,, yep there it is. I didn’t notice the band clamp either, you should take that as a compliment. I guess we was to busy looking at the wood instead of that big ol hunk of metal L.O.L. Nice work there bud.

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 10:00 AM

Really nice build Larry….......great show and tell on the build…....I know Patron’s a good teacher cause he’s right next door…...but from thousands of miles away….....awesome.
Keep em comin’

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 12:31 PM

Thanks for the tutorial, Larry. This one is pretty clear and straight-forward enough even for a directional dyslexic like me to understand.

I may have to try one of these. It does look like they would be an interesting build.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 11-18-2009 12:44 PM

Larry,
Thanks for the blog. David is helping me with this pattern. Need to get rid of other projects first. I can’t wait to try this. LOVE the double hold down clamp….hehe,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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ellen35

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#9 posted 11-18-2009 01:02 PM

Larry…
this is phenomenal! This blog makes it look simple (looks can be deceiving, I know!).
thanks for the blog… I am printing it out as I type this.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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hooky

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#10 posted 11-18-2009 01:53 PM

as usual you make it look like all of us could do it

As i said before with tongue in cheek all i need is a table saw and that funny jig thing that we all have laying around

Hooky

PS the electrician comes tomorrow to fit the 15amp plug in my shed then pick up table saw on saturday from carbatec

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#11 posted 11-18-2009 01:59 PM

good job with the build , larry .

and an easy to understand tutorial !

the alternate you made is beautiful too !

i am surprized you have time for this ,
as you must be teaching your new
helpers a thing or two ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 11-18-2009 02:42 PM

Larry

OUTSTANDING!!
Now I have a dilemma—where to set up the Larry shrine!!
You are truely one to one to strive to be like as are so many others on LJ’s
Thank you

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#13 posted 11-18-2009 02:54 PM

SWEET!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Eric in central Florida

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#14 posted 11-18-2009 04:13 PM

Good job Larry.
You & Patron make it look easy.
I’m sure glad you guys share your talent.
I know if I keep checking yours’ & Davids Blogs and posts, that I’ll get the hang of it sooner or later.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#15 posted 11-18-2009 05:01 PM

OOh. Wow. That’s a great set of instructions. I always love those shots of “before”.

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