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A ring basket made from 1/4” oak. I learned that I need to be gentle with the spindle sander!
-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.
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#1 posted 02-01-2014 10:34 AM
Very nice project, looks great….thanks for sharing.
-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....
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#2 posted 02-01-2014 11:50 AM
I’ve been playing around with these too, fun projects. I also struggled with how much to sand, the overlaps can be so tiny!
You beat me to it, and looks very nice.
#3 posted 02-01-2014 01:59 PM
I’ve been using the Flying Dutchman #1 flat end spiral blades. I really like these a lot. I also bought a mini chuck and the super tiny drill bits. These obviously minimize the size of the hole, so much less sanding. I find that I have a tremendous amount of control with the spiral blades. These work best with thinner stock or softer wood. They produce a substantial amount of really fine dust, so be careful with that and plan accordingly.
When using 1/2 – 3/4” oak, the #5 spirals are awesome for hogging out material. They go through that hard oak like a hot knife through butter.
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#4 posted 02-02-2014 03:35 AM
I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while. You’re looks great!
-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!
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#5 posted 02-02-2014 07:21 AM
I also have made many of these baskets. Don’t think I would use my spindle sander on them…very easy to break as you know. Great job. What finish did you use?
-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,
#6 posted 02-02-2014 01:58 PM
just a satin polyurethane on it.
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#7 posted 02-02-2014 02:01 PM
It’s a very delicate piece of work. You did a fine job on this.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
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