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David's [aka Patron] double curve..my version of the jig? #4: First attempt at the double curve LL

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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-26-2009 02:07 AM 2107 reads 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For my first practice attempt at the double curve LL I used New Guinea Rosewood. I didn’t want to waste any MDF or Ply on a test cut!
As you can see from the pics there is a little adjustment needed in the fence positioning, so a little glue and sawdust. All in all it is kinda OK but I am not 100% happy., but that is just me.
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Eddy if you are reading this.. the Tumbling blocks in endgrain in the background are 1 from inch and a half stock and 2 from inch stock they look ok just smaller and you need more blocks to make a decent size board,

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



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patron

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 02:15 AM

yeah , i had the same problem in my first piece too.
the only solution i came up with was to make some bigger pieces and ” whittle them down on the jig until it fit .
the other solution is to make them all just slightly bigger , and fit them together .
some thing in the geometry , thats hard to gauge before you cut .
mabe thats why a test with scraps is a good idea ?

-- 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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Karson

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 03:32 AM

Some great boards.

-- 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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#3 posted 06-26-2009 03:48 AM

Good first attempt larry. I got to hand it to you for your techinical and artistic abilities. For my two cwents worth, the double curves get to busy or something. I like the spirals a lot better.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 04:58 AM

I don’t want to sound too critical, especially since I have not tried this yet, but if the grain would run more to the center rather than to one side of center, it might have a better effect visually. for example, the last pic, aim the grain more to the right so that the grain is more centered on the middle. hope you understand what I am talking about. lol

-- Smitty!!!

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 06:02 AM

I agree with Topmax… between the double curve, the grain direction and the variation in color it is visually to busy (at least for me)... but the cubes look great

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#6 posted 06-26-2009 11:47 AM

Thanks guys
I too prefer the spirals the double curve is just a bit too much,
Smitty I do understand but will not be doing these again for a while if at all,, but I will be using the jig for the worms of the the woven board. so a serendipity.
Bob and JL thanks for confirming to me the over busy – ness of the board.
The tumbling blocks are a lot of fun but very hard to get perfect.

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

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#7 posted 06-26-2009 11:54 AM

That is a beautiful piece. Well done. I certainly wont be getting into LLs, the bar has already been set too high for a mere wood chip like me.

I like it, but then again I liked the other LLs too.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#8 posted 06-26-2009 01:01 PM

Larry,
I love the curves! Just makes it all the more unusual.
Still working on circles myself!
Ellen

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

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#9 posted 06-26-2009 02:26 PM

Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#10 posted 06-26-2009 03:59 PM

I too love the double curves and the wood grain as you have it. There is expression here! Good work!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 06-26-2009 06:05 PM

looks good i am having the same issue with my single curve having the same gaps i am going to try moving the fence later today and cut some more if i get it closer i will post a pic
thanks for the info on the tumbling blocks i have a lot of 3/4 stock i may try that later this week after i finish
my latest clock

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#12 posted 06-26-2009 07:20 PM

degoose, yes i know how hard they are to make, which is why i wanted to complimented you on them.

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#13 posted 06-26-2009 08:53 PM

Hi mate

that looks cool to me and like you said just a slight adjustment then your 100% but you always are your biggest critic lol…...

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#14 posted 06-26-2009 10:51 PM

Larry,
Looks like a good first project, that’s how you figure out how to do it better and better. Try it again, looks like gaps on four edges, twelve pieces in the board, maybe something happened to the four pieces cut from one of the stock woods? If they are all dimensionally identical, thin veneer on one edge of four pieces in pattern may help?
I think it still looks great !!

Lisa

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

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#15 posted 06-27-2009 01:21 AM

I’ve been thinking larry, maybe a more agressive sine wave and less busy grain. Maybe this is a pattern for grainless wood; ie, painted MDF :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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