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Project by lizardhead posted 04-16-2016 07:30 AM 1369 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have not made a weave board in a few years, so I wanted to give it a go again. Maple, Paduk, Wenge. You guys that have made these——do you do the glue up in parts or glue up the whole thing at once?

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 09:16 AM

Nice work !
I glue all at once. I number each of the 42 pieces in sequence during the dry fit first. I use a jig lined in wax paper….My numbering begins with the pieces in the inside corner of the jig and works outwards…....


-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 10:19 AM

Pretty cool 3D effect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 04-16-2016 11:11 AM

Very nice. These have been on my to do list for a couple years and I seem to have hit the end of high production season without making one yet again. Now that’s it’s spring, shop time slows way down and I still have a bunch of half-finished projects to get ready for the shows. Maybe next year.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 04-16-2016 11:35 AM

Beautiful job on this. I have never made one of these but may have to try. The boards that I have made, I have done the glue up in steps. Just easier for me as I am basically flying blind when doing something like this. I once made a beautiful checkerboard…..calculated several times and when it was done I had a “serving board” because there was only 16 squares. Not 32! LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 04-16-2016 11:37 AM

Outta sight. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-16-2016 05:19 PM

I also glue all pieces at once. I number them left to right, Top to bottom and number as I cut them to keep the grain flowing naturally. My super sled, which allows me to have both a “flip-up”1.5” stop and a solid 4.5” stop makes it kind of easy.
Beautiful job!!

-- What to make next. Hmmm.

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#7 posted 04-17-2016 12:36 AM

My wife has just added this to my to-do list

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#8 posted 04-17-2016 03:06 AM

Looks well done. I like the color combination.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 04-17-2016 05:37 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 04-17-2016 11:54 PM

Very nice….impressive!

To keep the grain ‘flowing’ I use both letters and numbers to id each piece.

So, the top horizontal row goes A1: A2….
Next horizontal row goes: B1; B2….

Similarly for the vertical column pieces from the left side (top to bottom): 1A; 1B….
Next vertical column goes: 2A; 2B….

One more little thing that helps: After dry fitting, pencil mark all/only the surfaces that require glue. This simplifies the process and really helps to speed it up.


-- George, New Brunswick "Storms Never Last"

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Sam Shakouri

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#11 posted 04-21-2016 08:43 AM

Very nice and unique. Congratulation for DT3.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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