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Project by DarthMaverick posted 12-22-2014 02:41 PM 1872 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first batch of table saw snowflakes. I love the way they turned out. Great gifts for everyone. In the matter of a few hours I turned out about 20 of each from start to finish. Thank you for the project idea Steve Ramsey!





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drbyte

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 03:35 PM

Great work! Don’t keep us in suspense, share your process! How did you do this in “a few hours”??

-- Dennis, WV

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DarthMaverick

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 03:47 PM

Hi Dennis, I can’t take the credit for the process whatsoever. I followed what Steve Ramsey did, this video does an awesome job describing the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW5r4gVrtZQ

I will say, as long as you get the angle right and clamp the glue up until the cows come home, it is a very simple process that takes no time at all.

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 04:02 PM

Thanks for the further info! Looks like fun and something else added to the “To-Do” list!!

-- Dennis, WV

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bhacksaw

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 06:23 PM

Wow, we had the same idea from different sources. Found mine while googling “wooden ornament plans”

http://books.google.com/books?id=tfYDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA75&lpg=PA75&focus=viewport&output=html_text

Some of my slices fell apart which means you really have to use a good amount of glue. What thickness stock did you use for the smaller flake? I tried 1/2”, but the spring clamps I used would behave well on such small pieces, kept squishing them around. The 3/4 stock was more successful.

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DarthMaverick

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 06:40 PM

I found the same problem, some slices I had to glue back together after the fact. The smaller snowflake is 3/4” the larger one is 2”

The Spring Clamps worked well gluing just 2 of the 6 pieces together then I rubber banded all 6 together when it came time.

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bhacksaw

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#6 posted 12-22-2014 07:46 PM

Ah, yes, rubber bands. Good idea. I was thinking of using a band clamp, but I only have one.

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sweetsawdust

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#7 posted 12-23-2014 03:00 AM

I love those, simple, neat and impressive. You did a great job on them. I will have to try one or two myself just the type of project to relax with.

-- sweet sawdust

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John Olsen

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#8 posted 12-23-2014 05:35 AM

For clamping something like that, I like to use a thin slice of bike inner tube cut the long way. I just use it as a really large rubber band, and it can go around quite a few times on something the size of a snowflake glue-up.

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DarthMaverick

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#9 posted 12-23-2014 01:33 PM

That is a GREAT idea John, I never thought of cutting up old inner tubes. That would make a great clamping device for this circumstance, I can’t wait to try that out next year!

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#10 posted 12-23-2014 10:18 PM

That is just simply neat.

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#11 posted 12-29-2014 08:34 AM

Nice indeed!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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