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Treasure Box - Series #2 - Post #13: Top incrustation

09-20-2014 12:46 AM by Patricelejeune | 17 comments »

As promised some news on the marquetry top for the treasure box series #2 The challenge here is to insert the oval white bone inlay first then cut the rest of the background repositioning the pack perfectly as some of the marquetry looks like it moves in front and in the back of those bones. I first build the pack with 4 layers of paperbacked ebony sawn veneer I used a idea of mine and an idea from Patrick to locate perfectly the veneer with the 2 drawings that had to be used...

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Cutting board build blog.

04-12-2010 04:10 PM by Sinister | 30 comments »

I recently uploaded pictures of a cutting board (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30543) and several fellow LJs asked me to show how it was put together. Subsequently, Patron quickly deduced the process and wrote a nice blog showing the step by step process for how to achieve the pattern. I encourage anyone who is interested to take a look because he has some nice pictures outlining the process. http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/15074. I thought I would add a short amendment to his blog de...

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American School of French Marquetry #1: New : Marquetry, veneering, finishing forum

11-16-2013 09:33 PM by Patricelejeune | 4 comments »

I have been revamping and upgrading the American School of French Marquetry website lately and we just launched a forum for everyone to use post and ask questions or help others in this fields.As any Forum we need people to start and to make this forum an alive place. Please help us make this forum a place that could contribute to raise the quality of work for our Lumberjocks community. http://americanschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/asfm/index.php/marquetry-forum

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How to ensure no one is stealing your images or otherwise not crediting your work online

08-19-2013 09:05 PM by BTimmons | 10 comments »

I saw this thread and thought it was important to share this bit of information. You can now use Google image search to reverse look up an image to see where it has been posted. If anyone has copied any of your images that you’ve included on your projects or blog posts and posted them elsewhere, you can see it using this simple method. 1) Open up one of your project pages, and also open a tab running Google image search. Click any image of your project and drag it towards the tab ...

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Drying Burl Wood #1: Drying Domestic Burl Wood: Consideration #1

08-27-2012 04:29 PM by OregonBurls | 5 comments »

Hey to all you LJs, Consideration #1 I thought that I would start a series on drying green domestic burl wood. With burl wood the end grain is going every direction and is under more internal pressure thus making it want to self destruct. Green burls or straight grain have two places where water finds its home. Inside the cells and outside the cells, this is called bound water (inside the cells) and free water (outside the cell walls). Free water is easier to escape than the bound wa...

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What Is Burl?

09-08-2012 05:51 PM by OregonBurls | 9 comments »

What Is Burl? I have discovered that this question is the most searched question for burls on the internet. Over 140,000 times world wide per month. So I read what Wikipedia’s definition is and found out that they are not clear and in some details are wrong in their definition. So I am going to attempt to clear the muddy waters. First of all Wikipedia says: “A burl (American English) or bur or burr (used in all non-US English speaking countries) is a tree growth in which the grain ha...

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Creative Woodworking #17: Rubiks Cube dressor (with how-to)

11-02-2011 02:54 AM by dakremer | 4 comments »

Here is the link for the How-to and the creator of the dressor

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Hollow Form Turning - A Trifern Class #1: Sign Up

04-09-2011 04:05 PM by trifern | 166 comments »

Hello, I will be offering an online class here on Lumberjocks. Please sign up in the comments area below. Over the next several weeks I will be showing a step by step process for creating a hollow form vessel on the lathe. You should have some basic wood turning skills and some basic tools before attempting this project. When in doubt, error on the side of safety. Suggested Tools1/2” or 5/8” bowl gouge with fingernail grind1/2” or 5/8” straight hollowing tool1/2&...

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Simple Shop upgrades, Why didn't I do this sooner???

03-31-2011 02:10 AM by RockyBlue | 10 comments »

I recently made a couple small changes to my trusty table saw and they made a huge difference. I added a strip of sandpaper to my miter gauge and that made all the difference in the world for cross cuts. I had added a 30” piece of extruded aluminum to extend my miter and that was working well except it was difficult to hold pieces still while cutting a 45 deg angle. But with the sandpaper on it I can cut a perfect angle that is straight and glueable for making picture frames. The other ...

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Fishing Nets Made My Way

09-08-2010 11:47 PM by Greg | 8 comments »

I wanted to share my experiences in making landing nets with you. This is from an article I wrote for the August 2010 edition of On The Fly, the newsletter for the Fly Fishing Club of Orange County. Building the Perfect Landing NetBy Greg Madrigal Like many of you, I started fishing when I was very young, and something about it never let go of me. Growing up with 5 sisters left our family with little to no money most of the time. Work for my father was hard to come by growing u...

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