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Japanese tools #26: Bunmawashi with pen holder - Japanese beam compass

06-04-2017 03:26 PM by mafe | 18 comments »

Bunmawashi with pen holder Japanese beam compass Last time I posted a Japanese compass it was back in 2013 on my blog no 200, now we are in 2017 and this is blog 331 I think, so it must be about time to do one again.This time the Bunmawashi was not for me though, but for an artist friend who do wall paintings and did a series for elderly homes, where they have dementia, she told me she needed one, normally up to 120 cm, but at times big circles also and also she needed to be able to us...

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Compass Deck #3: Decking

06-05-2016 04:28 PM by Nate Meadows | 24 comments »

With all the joists leveled out it was time to start laying out the deck. I started with the points of the star. Here its all cut out but not screwed down. I used the Kreg Hidden Deck Fastener System. I really like the system! It is very well designed and thought through. You do have to be careful you do not over bore your pocket holes or over drive your screws. The composite decking can also shift so it is easy to run out of square and true, but that is not the systems faul...

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3D Printed for Lumberjocks #3: Corner Center Tool

02-01-2014 05:56 PM by WispWoods | 5 comments »

Many complex shop tasks can be simplified with basic geometry. One good example is laying out an Octagon on the end of a square board. The math required to calculate the distance from the corner to the next point on the Octagon is more than I care to pursue. Luckily, through the magic of geometry we can easily mark of this distance with a compass. The only tricky part is getting the point of your compass to register into the corner of the board (This is especially tricky with dimensional l...

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Japanese tools #23: Bunmawashi - Japanese beam compass

11-12-2013 05:21 PM by mafe | 26 comments »

BunmawashiJapanese marking compass I post my blog no 200 here, amazing how time is running and that so many blogs have been made from me playing with wood and trying to understand how to work it.I will like to thank you all here on LJ, for all the inspiration you have given me, good advice, friendships and kind words that kept me posting. In this blog I make a Toshio Odate inspired compass. I dedicate this blog to all my friends here at LJ and since it is my 23 blog on Japanese tools...

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Shop Made Trammel Points/Compass

08-09-2013 08:43 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Create this shop tool in just a couple hours. Can be used as trammel points or throw a pencil in the hole and make it a compass. Create curves, circles, measurements, make it a story stick. The possibilities are endless.

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Hand Tool Journey #14: Shop Made Dovetail Layout Compass.. Part 2

05-10-2013 03:17 PM by Airframer | 7 comments »

Just a quick update.. I see a lot of views but no feedback.. I’m beginning to think this is a stupid idea but, I’m pushing forward anyway. I got the legs rough cut and ready to be mortised into the hinge. I also got the brass curve cut. The geometry of that thing is a bit confusing but I think once the legs are shaped and the mortise is in place for that to go through it will make more sense. Right now the curve doesn’t seem like it will want to go through the same spo...

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Chip Carving - drawing a 5-point rosette

01-27-2012 02:54 AM by MyChipCarving | 2 comments »

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toolgloat #5: with a little luck....with a little luck.....

02-22-2011 12:12 AM by Dennisgrosen | 37 comments »

... with a little luck….with a little luck…..and some help from my sister, handtools ..... I have over the year always talked about how great and fantastic possibillity it is for you to have acces to fleamarkets and other places where it is possible to buy good used beautyfull handtoolsmore or less rusty but with a little albowe grease and knowledge is going to bee great users again I have envy you alot when I have seen your toolgloats witch has cost mee many green bulbs and...

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Compass Rose Inlay #1: Creating a Compass Rose Inlay

12-08-2009 11:55 PM by Jon3 | 16 comments »

I decided to dress up one of the serving trays I’m making with a compass rose inlay. I used the excellent instructions of Mike Henderson. I used Walnut and figured (birdseye) Anigre veneer, and I’ll be inlaying the rose into a curly maple raised panel. I have most of the tools Mike mentioned, but I created some others, like a veneer cutting board, a cheap MDF 22.5 degree triangle. I also created a ‘veneer jointer’ out of some sandpaper and plywood. I...

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