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Tight Weave the Down and Dirty

1474 days ago by dustbunny | 15 comments »

Several people asked me to blog the process of the tight weave board.The original tight weave board was posted by degoose here as a blog. Larry Rocks !! I don’t actually have one to be made from the start right now, so I pieced together what I have to try to illustrate the process. In some places you will have to use a little bit of imagination, but I think it will be clear. Okay, the key to the weave or the tight weave boards is-1. lumber should be square2. cuts must be accurate3...

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Ramp walking duck and other critters

523 days ago by oakwood | 2 comments »

The original one came to life through experimentation and the only help I can give is through the photos below. The body can be done with a dado or by sandwiching three pieces together. Then cut out the animal or whatever figure you wish. The front leg is fixed and the back leg is movable and pined with a tiny nail after you find the center of balance. Do a test by inserting the front leg temporarily. What I do then is insert a sharp pencil where the hind leg will go to find the center of...

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2 DYE 4

1893 days ago by trifern | 53 comments »

I have had numerous requests for a how to blog about my dyeing techniques. I use water base aniline dyes. This technique the dye is applied using 20 cent sponge brushes and cheap paper towels. I typically work from the darkest colors to the lightest, creating layers of color. This piece is turned from fiddle back maple. My apologies for not taking a photograph prior to applying any dyes. The first coat is black. I apply the dye liberally inside and out. I then wipe the outside with a...

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The EZ mitre technique

1487 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 74 comments »

Hello all. Well I seem to have whet the appetite a bit so here goes for a ‘novel’ technique for making mitred boxes. Its a bit like making a box out of paper, like they showed you at school, using a ‘net’. Only in 3D, with wood and a tablesaw (not sissors). Well first comes the board Its made from alternating strips of Maple and Rosewood of varying thickness. I won’t bore you with the details on how to make it suffice to say that all the corners must b...

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