COASTERS #1: The Conversion from Scrap to Workable Stocks

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 01-26-2016 11:49 AM 1331 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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From Scraps to Strips.

What are the available woods that are needed? They are unlimited in terms of target dimension which is a rhombus of 30×60 deg with width of 1 inch. Aside from this I need to check on the blend of colors that are classified according to dark darker darkest..

So I will use the narra stocks that I have plenty. The scrap 2×6 Narra parquet with varying thickness. These are the previous flooring used in our office.

Therefore, two pieces cut into strips 1 inch and about 1/2 inch.

Turning to Right Thickness

The next step… is to make the thickness evenly. So I made a thicknesser jig for my jackplane.

Making use of Shooting Board

The next step is using my shooting board set to cut evenly of 1 inch.

For the smaller piece, use a spacer to meet the desired width… of course it is wider as it will glued together later


Finally…. The stocks I needed…

So there is the process of making a usable pieces… Coming next is cutting a rhombus from this stocks.

Have a nice reading. BTW, I’m happy to be back and start sharing my ideas now. Also please note that I am not allowed to do powertools as of this date. But if you use handsaw and plane… secret is you must know how to sharpen the saw and plane blades.

till next

-- Bert

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#1 posted 01-26-2016 02:38 PM

We should all make as much use of our scrap as you do Bert.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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