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Ribbon and Bow Box Techniques

03-19-2013 03:30 PM by Lenny | 25 comments »

Enough people have asked me how the Bow Boxes I made and posted were crafted that I figured a blog was warranted. My post is here “Bow Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68845. I have seen others make the boxes and thought you might like to see different interpretations of them. bigogre has done several. Here is one of his: “Box”: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73998. moonls recently posted one with wonderful banding in the ribbons and bow. See it “here...

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Tips for Building a Freestyle End Grain Cutting Board

11-12-2013 05:04 PM by JL7 | 23 comments »

Lately I’ve been building some end grain boards that don’t follow the “traditional” convention of the repeating pattern from one end to the other. Examples: I call them Freestyle boards. I put together a video that shows some cutting and gluing tips: I really don’t have a lot of detail photos of some of the more complex blocks but I will share what I have so far: These are some of the shapes: The diamond shapes were inspire...

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Another End Grain Board Build.....

09-15-2013 02:19 AM by JL7 | 37 comments »

I’ve seen people posting boards with diamonds and thought that was cool…..I built a diamond board a few weeks ago HERE... and I just finished this one today: So this blogs covers today’s board… For a change, I started with some nice wide timber. No scraps in this board. This is Yellowheart and Tigerwood: Cut into 1.5” by 26” strips (but I should have made them a bit longer). I don’t plan real well on the front end….4 of each ...

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The Building of the Bulge....

08-11-2013 08:53 PM by JL7 | 29 comments »

Awhile back I built on of the “bulge” cutting boards that was inspired by Scott’s post: Here was my original post: I’ve been planning for awhile to build another and wanted to try a little different technique. And there is a silent auction coming up next week for my Sister’s battle with cancer, so this will be part of that. Here is the current board (on the left) along with the original: What I learned building the second one, is that the...

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3D Stars #1: Program for Calculating Dimensions and Angles for 3D Stars

12-11-2012 09:14 AM by Aggie69 | 12 comments »

Have you ever seen a 3 Dimensional star that you really thought was pretty – perhaps on the side of a barn, in someone’s house, or even a Christmas decoration? As a woodworker you may have thought “I’d like to try making one like that.” When you research 3 dimensional (3D) stars on this forum or on the internet as a whole, you’ll be disappointed in what you find. If you’re lucky, you may find a project or two that talks about a specific sized star ...

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Making a Texas Star

01-15-2012 04:56 AM by iltws2 | 19 comments »

I would like to start out by saying the projects listed on this site really show some of the best talent and creativeminds ever amassed on one website. Makes me jealous. Any way I have been asked to show how I make a Texas Star, so I decided to share this with everyone. There are a few things you need to make before starting. First thing is to make a pattern making fence for your table saw. It is real simple. I usually make mine 4-6 inches wide out of 3/4”plywood. Rip a scrap piece o...

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sinister type cutting board tutorial #1: THANK YOU SINISTER , WHAT NICE BOARDS !

04-11-2010 02:36 AM by patron | 25 comments »

i saw sinister’s cutting board last night ,http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30543and saw so many wondering how it was done ,i happened to have a bunch of exotic strips for something else ,and decided to do a board like his .to save him the trouble of drawing a tutorial for everyone about the build ,i took pictures of all the steps .i have sent him a PM asking his permission to post this ,while i await his response , i will be downloading into photobucket . .later ,no word from sinister y...

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How to make a endgrain tumbling block butcher block board!

08-12-2009 12:13 PM by degoose | 58 comments »

Hi guys ,, I had a request to make a tutorial with regards the endgrain Tumbling Block Design.First off,.., You need to decide the size of the blocks…. for this example I used 1” stock… Or something similar.. actually just over .. once dressed. Set the blade of the table saw to 60 degrees.. a bevel box makes this simpleI use the INCRA fence system so it is easy to rip bevels off side of the blade.Once the bevels are ripped measure the length of the bevel and move the f...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #2: Smooth Flowing Drunken Checker board

09-21-2009 03:49 AM by Porosky | 15 comments »

So having read part #1 I’ll complete the second variation of the Drunken checker board pattern. The process is basically the same except for one critical part and is as follows. Start again by taping two blanks together. This time In stead of making opposing S cuts I’ll follow the S pattern with each cut. (I get a little sloppy, but it works out OK). Follow the Part #1 procedure. CRITICAL PART! This step creates the difference between the pattern in part one ...

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Drunken Cutting Boards #1: Drunken Alice in Wonderland Cutting Board

09-10-2009 03:22 AM by Porosky | 54 comments »

Hey everybody, after a few personal messages here is my version of a how to on a Drunken Checker Board. I of coarse bow to the Chairman of the Board and pay tribute with beer. This is a Off-Checker pattern I call “Drunken Alice in Wonderland” The “serendipitous” nature of this piece is appealing in a far out sort of way. Here Goes… So first I prepare the Material. I am using Hard Maple and Walnut both are surfaced flat and cut 1” x 9” x 14&...

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