Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'acrylic'

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Workshop operational tips. #17: Cleaning a Cleaner.

01-28-2020 11:14 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

Boys and Girls, You may be wondering what this is all about, however, if you weren’t following the bouncing ball you may have arrived here before the drinks refreshment cart. For those that are now perplexed, may I suggest you peruse my blog about Stupid Ideas/Buys on Bricking up a house-vac. However, with this offering… You get to kill two birds with one stone... and by that I don’t mean a bloody big stone on two tiny little birds…You get, a Stupid Ideas/Buys instalment (elsewhere). ...

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Workshop operational tips. #12: Perspex (Acrylic) Repair/CA Clean-up.

10-09-2019 11:53 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 29 comments »

Boys and Girls, I opened my big mouth in one of my comments to a post and rather than live up to my reputation of being a liar, I thought I’d honor my pledge. I am currently making a display case for my 60 yo(ish) heirloom (post to follow soon).I was too chickenshit to use glass, other than for delivery of vino to mouth, and decided to use Perspex. The thought of silicon tickled my fancy but not being ticklish and freakish, I decided to use CA glue… Now CA in the hands of the compet...

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Mongo: my first real workbench #6: The right tools for the job... even if you have to make them.

04-12-2017 06:45 PM by TheRiflesSpiral | 2 comments »

I’m a big believer in having the right tools for the job; I’m a process engineer by trade and in my experience the analysis of any given task/process invariably reveals a substandard or nonexistent tool for completion… this bench is no exception. When my attention turned to laying lines for the legs and aprons where 90° was no longer my reference point, I realized I was going to be relying on angle/miter gauges for accurate layout. As I mentioned before, I’ve never ...

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Turning an Acrylic Bottle Opener

10-11-2016 06:33 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Had a fun trip to wood store. Did some welding and was able to turn a bottle opener. Check out the Vlog and subscribe for weekly videos.

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Woodworking Interviews #1: Pen Blank Perfectionist - Zac Higgins Interview

06-01-2016 01:19 PM by CharlieK | 1 comment »

View on YouTube We moved around a lot when I was a kid. Born in Chicago, and lived in Missouri, Reno, Denver, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis. Within those locations we sometimes moved between multiple addresses. I always say that I grew up in Reno, Nevada because that is where I spent the majority of my life before I turned 18 years old. We left Reno when I was 17 and I visited there again just this past January. I only tell you this to because it was during this trip to Reno when I met Z...

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Lasers in woodworking. #8: Some wood, some acrylic...

11-08-2012 08:57 PM by degoose | 21 comments »

I have a commission to build two perspex sneeze guards for a friend, Dave.. He and his partner run a Stall at the markets making Zagyoza… Japanese Dumplings. They sent a file to engrave on the front… this is the sample to see how it would look. .And while I had the machine on… some signs… just teasers… not finished yet…With a close up of Capt. Caveman…Gotta love that laser…. More to follow…

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My world of turning #3: More pens and education

08-11-2012 04:06 PM by JLJones | 4 comments »

I completed another 4 pens earlier this week (I’m on vacation this week). Lessons learned: Always sand your edges: I now give the edges of my turned segments a little touch-up with 600+ grit sandpaper (wet) after they come off of the mandrel to soften them before assembly. Having a sharp edge where the turned portion transitions to the kit piece doesn’t feel nice at all. Working late to “finish 1 more” isn’t a good idea: Knowing that its late means that I...

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Acrylic #1: First Attempt at Turning Acrylic

04-04-2011 05:53 AM by mcjibbin | 4 comments »

After I posted the Zebrawood tote and knob set project on LumberJocks, bigike (of LJs) sent me a message asking me if I’d like to be the first to turn some Acrylic plane knobs. He said he had a source for acrylic stock. I told him sure – not wanting to pass up a chance to expand my lathe skills and at the same time turn some unique plane knobs for Ike and myself. He said he’d mail me some, and I sent him my address. Sure enough, a few weeks later, I received a big box of...

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Router Mortising Jig

02-08-2010 08:16 AM by HungryTermite | 11 comments »

I saw a post on here at one point, and also in an old issue of shopnotes about a mortising jig for my plunge router that seemed quick and easy. Since I need to cut a bunch of mortises for the blanket chest I am making I figured I would make one. I made some slight changes to it by using acrylic instead of hardboard and I used fender washers under the wing nuts. The runners were made from scrap maple which was sanded smooth and coated with a few coats of wipe on poly. It seems to sit on ...

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Inside Picture Framing #1: Glazing

12-03-2008 06:48 PM by kewald | 4 comments »

When framing anything using glass or acrylic as the glazing, there should be an air gap of at least 1/8” between the art or object being framed and the inside surface of the glass. This is to prevent moisture, from the condensation that will almost certainly occur, from transferring to the framed item. A common way to accomplish this is to use two layers of matting between the glass and the artwork. Other ways include special plastic spacers or to use a secondary rabbet in the frame ...

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