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buginga slab projects #6: Time Warp

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 03-08-2010 03:02 AM 1155 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well i got a bit done over the past few weeks.

first i did some work on the bird cage. the bird cage is not hard but at the same time not easy. I started by milling my pieces. both are left oversized. one is left very oversized because i have to cut off the piece for the pivot point. the other is just and 1/8” oversized so i can trim to final dimensions when I’m done with the larger one. so first what i did was cut off the little piece for the pivot point.

then after that was done i cut the pieces to final size and drilled the holes. to do this i made a jig to make sure that my holes were centered.

after the holes were drilled i turned the piece for the pivot points. i turned 5/8” by 1/2” tenons. 5/8” being the diameter. This was accomplished by using my lathe with my chuck in one end and regular tailstock on the other. i used some pieces of Mdf to give me the offset and also to protect the workpiece. its hard to explain and i wish i had more pictures but i hope you guys got this down.

After that i turned the little pieces for the birdcage. it took me about 6 tries as they are small but it really paid off. i then drilled the holes about 7/8” from the edge on center and ran the detail on the edge. MAKE SURE YOU DONT RUN IT WHERE YOUR LOCK WILL GO… i did this the first time… haha

and then it happened

TIME WARP

here i am now…

so its all cleanup from here. I just got to a point where i had to get ready for the show and i just did work… well so much for a comprehensive blog… haha :)

all i have now is to clean up the top. i started to shape the feet as a demo for the show. i did have one little slip in the top but I’m gonna show you guys a really cool way to clean that up.

hopefully i’ll have more done by the end of this week!!



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Karson

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#1 posted 03-08-2010 03:54 AM

The table is coming along great. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mikega

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 05:15 AM

Looking good Denis.

-- Mike www.flickr.com/photos/paturner

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David Craig

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#3 posted 03-08-2010 05:38 AM

Beautiful work Dennis. That is one awesome looking table. Definitely did not waste the investment.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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DavidH

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#4 posted 03-08-2010 06:16 AM

wow, incredible

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 03-08-2010 06:33 AM

Beautiful work, Dennis.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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SPalm

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#6 posted 03-08-2010 03:40 PM

My Gosh, that is looking good. I would like a little more on how you made the pie crust. But I sense it is a little too late.

Nice hunk of lumber,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Cory

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#7 posted 03-08-2010 04:48 PM

Your skills and talent blow me away. Keep it up!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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TexasTimbers

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#8 posted 03-08-2010 06:18 PM

Denis, it looks great. I knew it would but I still had to take a second, and third look. I can’t wait to see the finish bring out all that awesome figure.

SPalm, I think Denis is using the technique as shown by Charles Neil. You might go to his website and do a search.

-- "Sure, listen to what the experts have to say, just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking."

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stefang

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#9 posted 03-09-2010 11:08 PM

If you lived in Norway I would ask you for lessons. Great work and great result! Thanks for taking us along on your woodworking journey. BTW I thought I saw a dog or cat right in the middle of the table on a couple of the above photos.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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oldskoolg77

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#10 posted 03-15-2010 09:40 AM

So impressed, as always Dennis. Nice work.

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#11 posted 02-26-2011 04:41 PM

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