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Blog entry by patron posted 873 days ago 1741 reads 13 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i got a PM yesterday from an LJ’er
asking about a pattern
i used on a gift box to schummie

and as my server is punishing me again for talking with you all
(it takes me 20 min to get on LJ’s now)
i sent (well tried to) an e-mail with pictures to doe
(don’t you know it won’t send)
so i thought to do it here as i can load the pics one by one anyway
and maybe some others might get some ideas from it


sorry to say i couldn’t find any pictures of the box build

so i did this fast today
so you can see what is involved
i just made these parts from some scrap ply
and painted two rectangles black
to represent the different grain or wood choices

this starts by cutting all the rectangles
(twice as long as wide)
from the different woods
or grain directions

and marking one with the arc of the circle
(i used a plate for this one)
and coming in on the top
roughly at 45 deg
and the opposite lower corner
parallel to the side
(but leaving some wood for later trimming)
here we have one marked
and the other offset
(to show how to cut them both together)

now i cut them both
(the parts must be kept with their cut mate)
or they wont bed together right
and glued with their mate
and the first cut is the pattern for all the other parts

once glued and cleaned up again
notice the edges don’t line correctly
as the saw kerf is missing now
and they will all need to be trimmed again
(i do all 4 sides to ensure they are again
parallel and square and the right dimensions to each other)
i didn’t here but you get the idea

if you don’t keep track of the pieces
this can happen where there can be gaps
(if you slow to follow the cut exactly
the kerf widens and they will always have a gap)
as the wrong part dips while the opposite bumps
(notice the gaps here all along the cut)

there are many ways these can be used
as each piece has 4 basic ways to lay them out
(top or bottom 1 face and top or bottom the other)

play with them till you get something you like

here in the back wall is the same part (to the left)
these were 1×12x10 ft the wall is 50 ft long

and here is the first on where i discovered this pattern

it is the same process for the shummie box
and this table (and many of my works)
i cal it cut and switch
(this looks identical but in truth
i just start and stop at the same place in the cuts
and if it goes off the line i just keep going
or the gaps show up
i sort them to each other before so the points line up to glue down)

if you have any questions
please feel free to ask

many of my tutorials are in my blogs
where i show the process for different methods
not in projects

sorry to not respond to some of the posts
this blog took 2 hours to bring to you
i have contracted to a new satellite provider
that will be here in 2 weeks
this one puts me on a FAP hold for 30 days
the new one will only hold for 24 hours at a time

thank you for the interest
have a great weekend

and play safe


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#1 posted 873 days ago

Thanks David, I always wondered how that was done. Very cool indeed!

-- $tudie

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#2 posted 873 days ago

The work is amazing, but what’s really amazing, is that you live somewhere that seeds satellite internet !
The pic of the restaurant, was that taken in the 70’s ?

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#3 posted 873 days ago

a great technique David. I will have to try this out sometime. Looks like fun and from seeing your wonderful work, I know many different patterns can be made with a little imagination. I’ve got the technique, now where do I find the imagination? Glad to hear you are getting a new internet provider.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 873 days ago



If you can EDIT this, I think you can, you might find the following text for your First picture, and insert a SPACE after the ! and before the HTTP.

so i did this fast today
so you can see what is involved
i just made these parts from some scrap ply
and painted two rectangles black
to represent the different grain or wood choices

What was the size of your Starting Rectangle used for that box?

Did you use a jig to insert the rectangles into then cutting on a band saw as if you were using a Circle Jig?
If so, have picture of it?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 873 days ago

That circular table top is coming through 3-D on my computer! lol
I like your tutorials Patron, and I always learn something.
Thank you !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#6 posted 873 days ago

Glad to hear you’re getting a better set-up David.
I go back and look at some of your early blogs sometimes, and just marvel…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 873 days ago

For me David = Patience and Skills. Both endless!



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 873 days ago

Cool post, David! You really do such beautiful work. I truly enjoy seeing all your blogs on them, too.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 873 days ago

David, i have to second sheila you do amazing work and will go out of your way to help says a lot about a person thanxs David

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Bill J. Griffin

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#10 posted 873 days ago

The work of the masters hands. :)
Just gorgeous work my friend.

-- Shop's too small :( ... hey the decks pretty big :)!!!

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#11 posted 873 days ago

You are THE MAN! What a cool idea. Not sure I could ever do that table top though. I got a headache just thinking about how long that took and how meticulous the piecing together must have been.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 873 days ago

THIS POST will keep ;-)


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#13 posted 872 days ago

Hi David, your blog is excellent, you always make it look so easy….

Thank you for sharing your knowledge David

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 872 days ago

Thanks for sharing more of your secrets.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#15 posted 872 days ago

well for a few moments i am here
i keep looking at some posts
and all of the sudden they disappear
and the ‘can’t connect’ thing comes up

thank you all for your kind comments
always good to have a test group
to see where we stand
in our work

like how to present and sell it on the net

now who wants to take the placebo
so we have a baseline

yes gavin
that restaurant is (or was) in napa california
built in the 70’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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