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Project by Paul posted 02-25-2015 04:16 PM 1172 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Thanks to CSTRANG and UNCLEPOLLY for posting this idea, I kind of like the look of the curved lines. This one is maple, Bubinga, and Walnut. The center circle depicts a flower but really it is covering a boo-boo alignment issue. These things are not as simple a glue up as I would have thought.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.





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#1 posted 02-25-2015 05:19 PM

Looks good Paul! It’s interesting how those unintended features can sometimes be the most eye catching.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 02-25-2015 05:39 PM

I think it looks great.
Nice job all around.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 02-25-2015 07:17 PM

Ya, covering a boo-boo alignment issue.

This has become my secret to success lately…....................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 02-26-2015 12:48 AM

Very nice. I like it. Is the center circle a plug?

-- What to make next. Hmmm.

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#5 posted 02-26-2015 01:24 AM

Very nice. The graceful curves add a lot to the board.

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#6 posted 02-26-2015 04:16 AM

great build and good save too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 02-26-2015 02:28 PM

Lou… The center is a through plug, I handmade the red part from bubinga and had on hand the white one as a dowel, I think it is some sort of softwood.
Paul

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#8 posted 02-27-2015 02:50 AM

So gimme a little advice on the glue up. I’m gathering up the nerve to make one of these soon. Scotty Lewis made it look pretty easy in the video, but I agree it’s a gutsy build.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#9 posted 02-27-2015 02:08 PM

Matt CueBall Rosendaul
I would first make some cauls, the video I saw showed the cauls with cutouts for the strips so they don’t get crushed. You need clamps vertical and horizontal as the thing will try to slide sideways when you compress the strips so you need to contain that, doesn’t take much pressure to hold it in place but i found it difficult to manage because with the glue on everything it gets kind of slippery. I made the strips about 1/8 oversize to accommodate for errors but still had some issues.
I guess I would say take your time, plan ahead, have more clamps on hand than you think you’ll need. never give up. the end result is worth it.

Let us know how it works out for you,

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#10 posted 02-28-2015 02:34 AM

Thanks Paul. I just made myself an assembly board similar to what Degoose uses in his crazy boards. It’s basically a piece of melamine coated MDF that I framed with hard maple. It’ll provide a perfectly flat surface to clamp in every direction. I also added a bottle of Tightbond to my next shopping list because I can see that it’s going to take a lot of glue and I don’t want to run out halfway through a glue up. Hopefully I can start it in the next couple weeks but I have a half dozen other unfinished projects occupying the bench right now.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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