Juniper "Ribbon" table #3: More rough shaping progress

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 700 days ago 765 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lots of grinding done,.....lots of grinding to go!!

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 700 days ago

Just remember the dust mask. What kind of grinder do you use?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 700 days ago

Absolutely on the dust mask…..I don’t have any dust collection system set up yet so the dust mask, full face shield, and ear muffs are always used. I am using 4 1/2” Dewalt and Ryobi angle grinders with Holey Galahad carbide disks. If you do very much grinding work, I would strongly recommend picking these up, they work very very good. When I first started getting into shaping juniper, I just used flap wheel disks which worked, but took forever and made a lot of very fine dust (not to mention wore out quickly) Using the course Holey Galahad, I really cut down my shaping time considerably. I use the round course the most, and have a flat medium for some situations. I also have the round fine, but don’t really have much use for it with my current techniques. I usually go from the course disk to 60grit flap wheel, then move on to the random orbital. Here is a youtube video of the Holey Galahad and the website where you can get one. Very good tool.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#3 posted 700 days ago

Man, that second photo threw me for a loop – thought you were grinding down the top of the table to be less thick, turned out to be an optical illusion! Looking great. I’m curious, too, what kind of grinder you’re using. Thanks for the step-by-step sharing.



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#4 posted 700 days ago

TZH: I have noticed that this piece is hard to take photos of. You can pick up all the ribbon shapes in person, but like you pointed out, there are a lot of optical illusions in the pictures. I’m hoping when I get it finished, and set it up in the right lighting all the twists and “ribbon” shape will photograph better.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#5 posted 700 days ago

This is gonna be one real beauty when finished. Very nice work so far.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 700 days ago

Impressive! Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Fergie in CO

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