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Spirals #6: We are not finished yet.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 1905 days ago 2374 reads 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: A quick sneak peak of some new timber combos Part 6 of Spirals series no next part

Next step is to make the ends of the segments curved. Shell-like if you want.
For that we need a new jig.. Yeah I know some of you haven’t finished the first one..!
This is ultra simple.

Firstly a fresh piece of ply .. 1/4 ” is fine.
I inserted a bearing to make this more durable .. same same as last one.
This was positioned 4.5 ” from the end[centred on the width] and an arc cut on the end via the circle cutting jig.. same same.
Cut two fences same as the one of the first jig … yes same same.
Told you this was simple
Measure back 10” or so.[centred on the width]. this is for a 20” diameter LL .. feel free to change this to what ever you want.
Make a mark at this point for the apex of the two fences.. refer the pics.. looks just the way it is.
Place a segment on the base with the concave side just over the pivot point and the pointy bit at the mark 10” of so from the curve of the base.. with me so far.
Glue the fences on either side of the segment and screw from underneath.
I cut a small finger slot to enable me to get the blank out once it had been cut.
To use the jig just place jig on pivot of the circle cutting jig.

Place the segment to be cut on the jig.

Very slowly cut the end arc on the bandsaw.

These pics are just a quick dry fit.


With all the segment now of similar size a clamping band is able to be used then some clamps.

This last pic shows some gaps due to me being cocky and cutting too quickly.

Thats the end.,. so far.. will think a little more and have a few more insprtational sherberts.
Thanks for looking .. hope I have explained this enough.. if not give me a bell and I will try to be clearer.
One more pic with a little turps to bring out the color and grains.

Regards Larry

-- 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 1905 days ago

very cool Larry great info

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Karson

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#2 posted 1905 days ago

Larry: another great jig, to compliment the series.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lew

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#3 posted 1905 days ago

Ditto what Karson said!!

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patron

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#4 posted 1905 days ago

lazy larry lily ?
larrydendron?

keep it up , my man …...
this is way cool …!!!
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p.s. i’ve got 2 days off , so …....?

-- 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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bowyer

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#5 posted 1905 days ago

This curved edge on the spiral LL is awsome!! and you got to make a new jig in the process. You better be carefull or you’ll need to clean out the shop again to make room for the jigs. Can’t wait for more

Rick

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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spanky46

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#6 posted 1905 days ago

Another LL Underlandlarryism!
Very nice Larry.

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Charles Maxwell

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#7 posted 1904 days ago

It just keeps getting better and better…I love it.

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Chips

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#8 posted 1904 days ago

Skill, Skill, Skill. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 1904 days ago

What can one say mate….......”U Beauty Reta”.

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Kent Shepherd

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#10 posted 1904 days ago

Larry, You have way too much time on your hands. Impressive!! Now I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate that design into a jig. Thanks.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 1904 days ago

Thanks Larry.
You took the mystery out of the project and left me with a great admiration for a fellow willing to share.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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woodsmithshop

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#12 posted 1903 days ago

looks great Larry, now how about a jig to put a border on the Lazy Larry, lol, is the band clamp not enough to clamp the segments tight?
Smitty

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degoose

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#13 posted 1903 days ago

Smitty I have already built one and am just waiting for the time to build the new and improved scalloped and spiralled LL using the new jig!
Stand by!

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

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woodsmithshop

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#14 posted 1903 days ago

looking forward to whatever you post. I am going to try your jig as soon as I am finished with my present project, which is reducting my shop for dust collection, I am not sure what it consumes the most, time or money.
Smitty

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degoose

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#15 posted 1903 days ago

I am looking to duct my shop and any hints tips would be appreciated ,, maybe a blog and pics on the process.
Larry

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

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