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My way with buttons

01-13-2012 07:33 PM by YorkshireStewart | 9 comments »

Following my project posting here, I had a couple of enquiries as to how I do it. I hope the following will help. These are a great way to use up small pieces of interesting timber and knitters & stitchers love ‘em. I’m starting with a rough cut blank of about 5” squareOh yes, these are ‘giant’ buttons often used for decoration on knitted bags and hats. Having drawn diagonals and a circle, I rough cut the blank to size on the bandsaw. I drill...

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Knitting box #8: Slides, Knobs, Top Separation

06-19-2009 05:31 AM by Luke | 2 comments »

I set up the router table to make the slots for the slide rails. I just used a 1/2” straight bit to make the groove and I sized my rails to fit later. So here I used a chisel to square up the fronts of the grooves that I just routed. This is not really necessary it will just make it easier to adjust the drawers forward or backward if they don’t line up just right, Which they didn’t in the end. I had to remove just a bit more towards the front on one side so that they ...

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Knitting box #1: Getting the rough shape of the box

05-21-2009 12:35 AM by Luke | 2 comments »

So I started with 8/4 zebra wood that I bought off my brother. He builds bass guitars for a living and had some left over wood. I resawed the wood down to about 5/8” on my craftsman 12”(given to me by my father in law) with a Woodslicer 3-4, 1/2” blade from highland woodworking… Amazing blade, if you have a bandsaw and need a resaw blade for it check them out because it cuts like a hot knife through butter compared to ANY other blade I’ve used yet. https://www.hi...

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