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tutorial #2: wavy wood build in small scale

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Blog entry by patron posted 635 days ago 2042 reads 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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from my recent project post

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73330

it seems many like the ‘wavy’ design the most

here is how it evolved
i started out with a piece of melamine
and drew a line across it
and divided it into equal parts
and with a can big enough to give it a smooth curve alternating
back and forth took it to the bandsaw and cut it there

i made some strips with my ‘thin strip’ guide
(1/8”x3/4”)
on the table saw
and put one maple and one imbullia (sp ?)
and clamped the form with the two

which immediately broke both strips

so back to the drawing board
after cleaning up all the glue everywhere

now i made a sled for my surface sander
with a stop on the end and ran the strips one by one (very lightly)
flipping and turning over and over

till i had them to 1/16” thick
(i had to hold them down on the end
and in the middle as they wanted to rise up and bow )

so back to the mold again
( the pony clamps were nowhere near the pressure needed
so i got the 3/4” pipe clamps)
and two by two glued them together
as the wood was dry it creaked and groaned
but taking my time it worked ok
(maybe the glue moisture helped them bend some)
and just added two more each time
to the original ones after clean up
(lot’s of waiting for glue)

did this till i ran out of stock
which was at about 1” wide

now i took it to the bandsaw
and re-sawed the piece into 3 parts
and glued them together too

well now i used a different sled with a thicker stop
and sanded (the same as the other one) till it was 1/8” thick

and glued it to the inner top piece of curly maple
from here it was just a matter of trimming it to fit the rabbets on the box
(and getting it lined up right as i had made it over-sized to begin with)

one problem i have always had with sealed box glue-ups
is cleaning up the dried glue in the inside corners
so this time i tried a new approach i had read about
i waxed the pieces inside before the glue-up
(making sure to not get any wax where the glue would be)

turns out it worked pretty good
it was still there inside but did come loose without
ripping up wood with it or discoloring the corners
after all was said and done some BLO and wax
and cut the top and clean inside
and do the hinges (surface mount stop hinges)
as the parts were only 1/4” thick
(i bought brass screws from #1 to #5 years ago
from 1/4” to 5/8” just for all these odd hardware pieces
and different wall thicknesses)

thanks for checking this out

be 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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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 635 days ago

Very nice David.
Thank you.

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#2 posted 635 days ago

Kool blog David. Another trade secret is out ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 635 days ago

Holy cow that’s is the way to NOT give up. Way to get it done David.
Did steaming the pieces ever come into play?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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patron

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#4 posted 635 days ago

yup ‘the secret is out’ alright bob

bigger is easier by far
imagine what martyn (britboxmaker)
goes thru

his boxes are all small too

dave – i though of soaking them
and putting them in the microwave first
but was afraid of what the water might do
to such small pieces and the shrinking
after it was in the box
and didn’t want to mix colors in the glue-up
from bleeding across the glue

-- 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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#5 posted 635 days ago

Pretty clever David…...like how you stuck with it and got-r-done. I have to give this a whirl some time…...good blog.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 635 days ago

BIEN HECHO CARPINTERO DE 68 PARA 69 :-D

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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patron

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#7 posted 635 days ago

gracias carpintero de 51

pero te equivocaste
tengo 67
y voy para los 68
voy a seguir en este plan
hasta los 25

JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA !

-- 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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KOVA

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#8 posted 635 days ago

QUÉ VIEJITO MENTIROSO JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA
PERO YO HASTA EL 3-11-12, TENGO 50 AÑOS :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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patron

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#9 posted 635 days ago

sera que los dos
somos mentirosos ?

puede ser posible
pero lo dudo

el viejo
en el espejo
no me miente

-- 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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KOVA

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#10 posted 635 days ago

TE ENVIÉ UNA SOLICITUD DE AMISTAD EN FACEBOOK :-)
DALE, ACEPTAME AHORA ASÍ CHATEAMOS ;-D

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#11 posted 635 days ago

Again with the superb information on a fairly difficult technique… made simple..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 635 days ago

Sometimes I have difficulty following some of the tutorials (am I obtuse??)... this one is easy to understand and looks great!
Thanks, David.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#13 posted 634 days ago

This looks killer David! Wonderful tutorial! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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#14 posted 634 days ago

Very cool. This and the previous technique are really something to remember for possible application to some project in the future.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#15 posted 634 days ago

nice

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