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Scraps to Coasters #1: Prep Work and the Glue Up

954 days ago by Doug McPherson | 12 comments »

I’m sure others have posted a project similar to this, so I’ll be brief on the description. This is just another great, simple way to get some use from those cut-off strips that accumulate in the shop. I start by gluing up several pieces side to side, first making sure that the sides are square and parrallel for a good lamination. I make each layer just over the sized of the width of what I want for the coasters’ width. ok. After they dry, I run them through the p...

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Double Step ala SPalm #3: Another one...one year later...

856 days ago by degoose | 24 comments »

I received an order for one of SPalm’s double step boards… well started it this morning… need to finish it and have it shipped on Monday Morning… Found some Melaleuca, Acacia, and Mango… Dressed and bevel ripped… glued the two logs together and then cross cut on the SCMS…sorry no pics… Here is the dry fit… A little mineral spirits to show the colour.. Close up… I sanded each side to ensure a snug fit..This is before...

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Double Tumble Cutting Board

1055 days ago by SPalm | 38 comments »

Or maybe I should call it Two and a Half Steps. Anyway, I cannot believe that I am building another one of these, but heck, they are so much fun. This is a continuing saga of endgrain geometric boards using three contrasting woods. A light color, medium color, and dark wood selection are jointed and planed to the same thickness. I started by tilting the blade to 60 degrees and ripping an edge on all three boards. I then moved the blade over about an inch and ripped again creating a sma...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #6: Lesson 3: Pattern Development

1134 days ago by MyChipCarving | 8 comments »

Lesson 3: Pattern Development The project we are tackling in this class is a chip carved quilt. Quilt patterns lend themselves very well to chip carving. Geometric in nature, various elements of a quilt pattern can be removed to create a carved version of the fabric quilt. If there is a quilter in your household, no doubt there will be a book, magazine, or quilting journal in the bookcase, magazine rack, or under the bed (maybe only in my house). Get one out and page through it thinking...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #1: Class Description

1144 days ago by MyChipCarving | 74 comments »

Hello and welcome to the first (of many ;-) LJ Chip Carving Class.I’ll be leading you step-by-step through this class which is sure to be a lot of fun. Skill level: All levels! I will provide instruction every step of the way! Beginners are my specialty :-). Advanced chip carvers are welcome too. Who knows, you might learn something along the way. Age level: 12 years and up Tools, equipment needed: Chip carving knife (If you need a knife and order one from the My Chip Carving S...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #5: Video...How to make Barber Pole Banding

1166 days ago by Bob Simmons | 11 comments »

Watch and learn the techniques of how to make one of the classic designs of wood inlay…The barber pole design. ...................Wood Inlay Banding...How to Make Barber Pole Banding ............. Visit…The Apprentice and The Journeyman ............Learn more, Experience more!

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carving "Thunderbolt" #3: Feets Finished!

1184 days ago by mpounders | 11 comments »

I have spent several days working on the feet and legs and finally have the body ready for glue-up. As mentioned in the previous installment, the body is made of two separate pieces to make it easier to carve certain portions and to orient the grain for strength. It is definitely easier to carve and shape the interior portions of the legs and the legs are one of the more difficult elements to carve. They are somewhat delicate because of the thin-ness and you have to support them carefully...

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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #4: Buffard Freres wood inlay bandings…1134-1141

1194 days ago by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

We continue with our study of the decorative wood inlay bandings of the Buffard Freres of Paris. These wood inlay banding designs are from the company’s 1926 catalog. We first take a look at bandings 1134-1137 This group of bandings have similarities in their design and construction. Each banding design has three components. Read the entire article... ............................................ Recommended Video…Bandsaw Crosscut Sled ................................Rec...

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Ripping Thin Strips of Wood Inlay on the Band Saw

1227 days ago by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” Albert Schweitzer… (1875-1965) Humanitarian, Theologian, Missionary, Medical Doctor One of the challenges in making bandings of wood inlay is maximizing the material. We certainly do not want to cut the banding too thick or too thin as either would be wasteful of our decorative inlay that we took the time to make. We also want to be able to cut the wood inlay to a uniform thickness. Cutting bandings to an equal thickness ...

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Making a Tumbling Block Cribbage Board

1265 days ago by WoodMosaics | 22 comments »

I will start this blog the same way I started the one on making a Lazy Susan. Now before I get started on this little demonstration of how I do it, let me caution you on a couple things. IF you try anything like this, take the plate that your saw blade comes up through and close that hole completely up with a thin piece of wood. Make sure it is even with the top, with no gaps and no lips to catch the pieces. You want it smooth. Then with a “Hollow ground plywood blade” come up from the bot...

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