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Blog entry by degoose posted 04-02-2010 08:08 AM 1613 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not all my projects are made from solid timber.. this one is a love job for a friend to replace the top of her ironing board.. the frame is metal tubing and the top was “chip board” .... she wanted it replaced.. with wood…well you and I know that wood does not like heat… and the occasional misting or steaming.. so I was forced to revert to Ply Wood.

I ripped the ply to width and then very carefully [after marking the taper from the original] I used the table saw to free hand cut the taper.. all the sharp angles were smoothed on the 12 inch sander and the edges were chamfered with a router..
Have not worked out how much this exercise cost… but what the hell…... its almost a wooden ironing board.

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



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moshel

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 11:16 AM

why freehand on the table saw???????????
its one of the most dangerous practices.
even bandsaw or handsaw would do the work, as this is padded and covered so you don’t really see it.
you could even taper it on a wide piece of plywood as sled.
don’t freehand if you value your physical integrity…. you could probably ask the beast to do it….

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

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 11:47 AM

that’s quite a step ,
from purple heart , hairy oak , camphor laurel to…...

plywood !

well done ,
it looks just like an ironing board top !

-- 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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spanky46

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 12:04 PM

I see the IRONY of this project! Even you professionals can do simple projects. lol

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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dustbunny

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 12:12 PM

Larry,
You must have been PRESSED for time to have to freehand cut on the TS.
She should be happy with this, certainly sturdier than what you can buy.
You could have made it end grain, just for versatility. LOL

Lisa

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

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ellen35

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#5 posted 04-02-2010 12:46 PM

You need to IRON out the bugs in that free hand stuff… that’s how someone got millions of dollars because Ryobi didn’t have saw stop technology!!! ;-)
Ellen

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

#6 posted 04-02-2010 02:23 PM

Larry,
I’m really STEAMED about you freehanding cuts on the tablesaw.
Please use a sabre saw, bandsaw or handsaw.

We like you too much to hear about an ironing board slapping you into the emergency room!

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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spanky46

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#7 posted 04-02-2010 02:32 PM

Did you put your HOT IRON Lazy Larry emblem on it?

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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spanky46

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#8 posted 04-02-2010 02:33 PM

You need to strike while the IRON is hot!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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spanky46

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#9 posted 04-02-2010 02:37 PM

Well it seams we have your problems IROND out!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#10 posted 04-02-2010 03:47 PM

Hey Larry make that board so it is on removable clips. Then when you get some good surf you could borrow it back and go surfing. Looks just right for a boogie board!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#11 posted 04-02-2010 04:56 PM

My grandmother had an old old cypress ironing board that lasted what seemed like forever. The top was one solid piece of cypress about 1 1/8” thick. I remember her saying it came from her mother and that here father made it. It was all solid wood, including the folding legs. Only had a few metal parts that were screws and hinges.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#12 posted 04-02-2010 05:16 PM

Hey Larry maybe you could start making plywood surfboards ? LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#13 posted 04-02-2010 05:39 PM

use the TWC to make some for your helpers ,
and a video of you all playing at the beach .

-- 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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#14 posted 04-02-2010 08:34 PM

Looks like you got it all ironed out!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 04-03-2010 01:02 AM

Thats a nice ironing board.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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