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Project by Tom8021 posted 03-10-2010 08:25 PM 2059 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making banding several years ago. Every once in a while I get an idea or a bunch of scraps and start gluing wood together. The one that looks like a railroad tracks is made from cutoffs from making tenons! The “S” one was a design I saw at a museum and tried to figure out how did they do that? These are mostly fun and a nice break from regular construction.

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#1 posted 03-10-2010 09:38 PM

These would make a great addition to any project…. the hand made look is what appeals to me…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 03-10-2010 09:48 PM

I use banding quite a bit, but don’t have the patience (or maybe the skill either) to make my own. My hat is off to you!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-10-2010 09:55 PM

Your “S” banding is also known as lunette banding … A traditional federal banding used by old masters such as the Seymour’s. It is a difficult one to make until after you’ve figured out how it is done… Did you try sand tinting your plugs? That will give it the shaded “moon” feel.. Very nice.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#4 posted 03-10-2010 10:07 PM

I had never heard of banding before, you learn something every day on LumberJocks. Cool patterns.

-- --RoB, Florida

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#5 posted 03-10-2010 11:53 PM

very nice job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 03-11-2010 01:03 AM

Didn’t know the history of the lunette pattern, thanks! I want to try it doing it again with the shading. That sounds really cool. This one is 3/4 inch wide, which is too big for a lot of applications. The next one will be smaller.

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#7 posted 03-11-2010 02:40 AM

looks like a great job to me

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

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#8 posted 03-11-2010 03:31 AM

You must have alot of patience, nicely done.

-- One Time Tree Man

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#9 posted 03-11-2010 05:05 AM

well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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