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Project by SASmith posted 194 days ago 2099 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally found a use for my glue joint router bit.
This is what I came up with.

Maple and walnut butcher block, 17”x11”x1.5”
Walnut and red elm bowl from a board 13” diameter
Walnut and maple chess board 1.25” squares. Endgrain joints reinforced with glue joints .

Thanks for looking.
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois





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JL7

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#1 posted 194 days ago

That is pretty clever there Scott and quite original. Beautiful work as always…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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SASmith

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#2 posted 194 days ago

Thanks Jeff.
Lots of possibilities.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 194 days ago

I like the patterns your router bit produces. Nice work!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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SASmith

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#4 posted 194 days ago

Thanks Lee.
There are several other router bits that can be used this way.
Like rail and stile door bits or lock miter bits. Even half round and cove bits.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 194 days ago

Scott, I really like the way these turned out, quite unique.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 194 days ago

...and it’s not just the pattern of the bit, its also the lighter wood’s color variation that plays nice too! Good job!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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SASmith

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#7 posted 194 days ago

Thank you, Max and Al.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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steve_in_ohio

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#8 posted 194 days ago

That’s definitely something different, looks great

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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patron

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#9 posted 194 days ago

excellent steve

adds a lot to the works
and of course more glue surface

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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731

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#10 posted 194 days ago

Looks really good.

You can also use that glue joint bit for tounge and groove also if you use thinner stock. I used a very similar bit when I made my flooring. I used a SKILL reversible glue joint bit.

-- 731 - Just because it doesn't kill you, doesn't mean it didn't try to...

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#11 posted 194 days ago

Clever work Smitty, hope all is well down southern way TC…BC

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bigalscorpio

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#12 posted 194 days ago

Thats very unusual work Scott, and I think I understand most of the method and it must have been really precise work.

The only part I can’t work out is the bowl. I would love to see a blog on that!

Al

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SASmith

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#13 posted 194 days ago

Thanks for the comments, guys.
bigalscorpio, I don’t have any pics of the bowl construction. I was in a rush to get it done in time as a last minute gift.
To make it I made 12 triangles with 15 degree angles on each edge. Next I ran each triangle through the shaper with the glue joint bit. I then glued them together and clamped them with a merle clamp.
That left me with a 1” thick roundish “cutting board”. From the top of the “cutting board” you could not see the finger joints. You could see them from the side.
Finally I took the “cutting board” and proceeded like a typical bowl from a board.

Hope this helps

Here is another glue joint bowl made with simple lamination, not the triangles.

Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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SPalm

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#14 posted 194 days ago

That is cool Scott.
New toys. Aren’t they great?

That bowl is awesome.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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SASmith

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#15 posted 194 days ago

Thanks Steve.
I have had the bit for a while now.
Just now found some uses for it.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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