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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 661 days ago 1012 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the project I made the compound miter fixture for. I’ll use the fixture for other things, but I wanted to see what kind of pattern it would yield if I glued 5 pieces of plywood up at 4 degrees and then cut it flat. I was not impressed with the pattern. It was not real distinctive and they corners did not match because of some slippage in the glue up fixture in the 4th picture. Oh well, live and learn. I would not have known if I had not tried it. Someone did buy one of the trivets at the sale on Saturday, though.They must have felt sorry for me!!

I did get to use my Longworth chuck for this one and it worked pretty good. I think a jam chuck will be faster for doing bowls, though.

They are made with 3/4 maple plywood and with a lacquer finish

Joe Lyddon and Rance- here is your answer!!....................Jim

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





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MShort

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#1 posted 661 days ago

You have been very busy Jim. Looks like the jig/sled worked great for the project.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 661 days ago

Looks like your making some cool projects! Keep up the good work!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 660 days ago

They look good to me Jim, great to know the mitre sledge works, good attitude mate, you never know if you don’t try these things. You had a sale besides.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Tom Godfrey

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#4 posted 660 days ago

I am not a big fan of plywood other than construction but you have shown me that even plywood can be made to be attractive.
Like someone else said you have been busy.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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Roger

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#5 posted 660 days ago

These are neat Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 660 days ago

Tom I was sort of challenged by my friend in Australia to try it and the patterns you get from plywood when it is on the outside of a radius are really neat.These flat trivets are not a good example of how pretty it can be! Bowls and vases are the best!!

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#7 posted 660 days ago

For an experiment, I think these are rather cool. Thanks for sharing this Jim. Did this project give you any new ideas?

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 660 days ago

Hi Mark. I think I will use the sled to make the roof for the bird feeder I have planned for the spring. it will be like an octagonal gazebo!

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

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kiefer

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#9 posted 659 days ago

Hi Jim
Keep working on this idea it has possibilities and the good design is just around the corner .

-- Kiefer 松

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 659 days ago

Hi Kiefer. I had to put that one away for a while . tomorrow I have to get back on the spoons I started. I just realized that I don’t like carving. It is time consuming and not as rewarding to me as turning a piece on the lathe. If my back did not start giving me problems after 3 hours, I could turn for 8 hours easily!.........Jim

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

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mafe

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#11 posted 658 days ago

Ahhhh so this was what the sled was for!
Really cool.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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