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Circle cutting #5: Laminating the blank

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Blog entry by degoose posted 1853 days ago 1545 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Using the jigs Part 5 of Circle cutting series Part 6: Attaching the bearing and base! »

THIS IS OUT OF ORDER SORRY
Should have been part 4 not 5

Got the Maple dressed yesterday and started the lamination process.
I decided a thin accent of purpleheart was the go.. I love the purpleheart .. very few people in Oz using the purpleheart…so used the Incra fence to slice 1/16 inch strips to slip inbetween the maple [ I think the ever so small stripe will highlight the shimmer of the maple.]
So first I glued the PH to the Maple with Titebond II and used bluetape to secure while it dried… the purpleheart is purple on the first board but brown on the cut pieces..[purpleheart will oxidise back to purple with exposure to light]

Then glued up and clamped the pieces and waiting for the glue to dry [ decided not to use bicuits as the pieces fitted well and no slip]

Notice the alternating clamps . so the force is exerted uniformly across the boards and minimum cupping occurs.
Next step drill a partial hole [but not all the way through] on the under side of the blank in the centre [for the bolt on the Jig.] and then after sanding the blank, a quick spin and voile a circle is born. Coming Soon to a bandsaw near you!
Larry

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



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1852 days ago

Larry, this is looking pretty good. The purple heart accent was an excellent idea. It will add visual interest and color to the maple top.

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

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Napaman

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#2 posted 1852 days ago

i love the idea of the purple heart…did i miss it—-what are you making?

matt

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degoose

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#3 posted 1849 days ago

It is part of the Lazy Susan Circle making blog.. it got lost from the series and now is found…out of order part 5 of the series..sorry for the confusion
Larry

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

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1846 days ago

Do you find some benefit to gluing and taping the accent strips to the maple rather than just gluing and clamping all the pieces together at once or is it just due to the size of this project ? Too many pieces perhaps , or possible slippage ? The largest Lazy I’ve made to date was 20” but I didn’t have any issues with the glue-up process. I use Bessey K-Body clamps on mine. Please let me know your findings on this size project : ) Thanks

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degoose

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#5 posted 1846 days ago

The k-body clamps are next on the wish list.
I glue up the small strips separately mainly due to slippage and the fact there is a few of the buggers LOL but thats just me and the way I do things
This one is only about the 20” mark [ I decided to make a slightly smaller one this time round ] and the largest was 28” [ have done a few that size but not with the accent stripes]

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

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1845 days ago

Thanks for the feedback : ) You do great work !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Taigert

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#7 posted 1016 days ago

Larry,
I realize this is a old blog and I hope you get this comment some how through the majic of the technology.

What is reason for using a 5/16” bolt for a pivot vs. say some thing small like a framing nail, which would be roughly what 1/8th of a inch.
It may sound like a dumb question, just wondering how you decided what you decided.

Thanks in advance, by the way I love your work and decided to venture back in time from before I found your blogs last year or so. I figured they would make for some good reading. And I knew for sure that there would be plenty of knowledge and wisdom that I could pick up along the way. I am never against broadning my depth of knowledge.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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