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Blog series by degoose updated 06-03-2009 02:23 AM 6 parts 18829 reads 107 comments total

Part 1: How to make the "Spiral Lazy Larry"

06-01-2009 06:52 AM by degoose | 23 comments »

You will need 12 pieces of timber roughly 5’’ by 12’’ whatever thickness you want. [ I milled mine to 5/8”]The first one I made was PH and SA—6 of each.Place timber in the jig and cut the first arc.Move the piece into the fence, clamp and make the second arc cut. Repeat 12 times.Glue it up and cut it into a circle.Put on a little tung oil finishThats about It.

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Part 2: THE Jig and how you too can make one.

06-01-2009 08:14 AM by degoose | 8 comments »

I know that I disappointed a few with part one of the blog series.not showing how to make the jig. hey that is life.,. no just kidding.,You now know how to use this nice little jig.Now to the nitty gritty and how to make one of you own.. As much as I would love to tell you all that while sitting in my inspirational chair.. near the inspitational AltarIt came to me in a blinding flash of light.,.Well what really happened was..One afternoon while chatting to the staff at my local hardware st...

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Part 3: Making the individual parts.

06-01-2009 08:48 AM by degoose | 9 comments »

The base is just 1/4 inch ply. any size is ok..I have a cirlce cutting jig [ a jig makes it easier]..see circle cutting blog Drill a hole in the ply to use as pivot point The distance from the centre of the pivot to the blade is 9.5 inches Set this distance and cut an arc across the end of the ply.The fence is made by making one cut at the same 9.5” distance and then drilling another hole back an inch or so.[don’t move the jig!]. not really exact but enough to be able to drill...

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Part 4: Assembling the jig

06-01-2009 09:03 AM by degoose | 30 comments »

Drill two holes in the fence . one a little larger.. to take 1/4 ” bolts . Mark these positions on the base and drill these holes to attach the fence to the base. One bolt is held with a nut and other with a Knob.[for adjustment in fine tuning the fence if necessary]. Drill two addition holes in the fence to accept 1/4 ” bolts for tightening the bridge clamps.[These holes got through the fence only] Refer to the photo.In his pic you may see that I inserted a bearing to serve as...

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Part 5: A quick sneak peak of some new timber combos

06-02-2009 10:16 AM by degoose | 19 comments »

Just a quick peak at what I got up to today when I was not checking the hundreds of emails from all the LJs who commented on my last few posts.. Thank you very much.. I did not realize how much of my daily routine now revolves around this site.. Addictive…I also had time to drive the twenty odd miles into the big smoke..Brisbane and go shopping at Carba-tec..I know I have all the fun..A coupla new router bits..some very expensive toggle clamps [for a new jig to make the sunburst design...

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Part 6: We are not finished yet.

06-03-2009 02:23 AM by degoose | 18 comments »

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 &#...

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