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Kitchen Treasures #1 Making the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin #1: The Jigs

10-04-2008 01:36 AM by lew | 12 comments »

I have had so many positive comments and feedback on the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin. Thank you for all of them. Many LumberJocks asked for instructions on how they are made- so here goes. I am a fan of “Cook Book” style instructions so if I miss any details, please let me know and I will try to flesh them out. I thought it best to start with the jigs I used to prepare the turning blanks. Please note that I always over engineer everything and hardly ever see the obvious or the easy...

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How I make cabriole legs, long, lots of pictures.

02-12-2012 06:55 PM by AlaskaGuy | 12 comments »

For this tutorial I going to use some pine I have laying around the shop. I glued up and number of pieces to get a blank big enough that my pattern will fit on them plus another 1/4’’ so. It’s real important that the blanks are square. First I make up the blanks and my leg pattern. Next I cut the blanks to the same length as my pattern. Then I draw the pattern on two sides of my blank.   Once you’ve gotten this far it’s time to make your mortises where the apron...

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Workbench Build #1: Stock prep and Completed Towers

05-14-2008 04:22 PM by SPalm | 17 comments »

I started working on my workbench and was able to spend some time on it last week while my wife was in Maine. It is a combination of ideas I gained while studying others, and I am sort of making it up as I go along. I used Douglas Fir as it was easy to find, and I was able to purchase some fairly clean pieces at the Home Depot. It was quite wet when I got it, and it has been drying for several weeks now. I milled it to almost final dimension and now it is drying some more, and what I thin...

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Split Roubo Workbench #2: Rough Dimensioning

03-21-2012 02:48 AM by lysdexic | 13 comments »

I spent the weekend cutting the lumber into bite size peices. I found this somewhat challenging because this is where I picked the boards and assigned their fate. ”You will be this and you will be that. No, wait, you are not wide enough. Go back into that stack. Now I need another one these but that means I will have to cut you in half…. Am I sure? ” I need the boards for the top to be ~ 5” wide. I will preserve length and thickness for now. Still in order to rip...

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Kitchen Treasures #1 Making the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin #5: Update

08-02-2009 11:53 PM by lew | 17 comments »

The other day, I posted another rolling pin. There have been several requests about how to make them. I thought I should update this tutorial with the new and improved trimming jig. Top of jig- hold down clamps, handle, and cutout. The cutout is the main new part to this jig. Previously I was using my tapering jig. The problem I encountered was that if the trimming process was not perfectly flush with the pin blank during the first trimming operation, then the blank would not clamp fla...

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