Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'lacewood'

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Small Projects #51: Lacewood Box with Brazilian Rosewood Tray

08-01-2021 03:36 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

SWMBO had a friend visiting us in Fla from TGWN (The Great White North) and I made this box. SWMBO put the final finish on it. Ready to ship. Waiting on final finished coat of poly. The box is from a 15/16” x 5” x 18” piece of S2S lace wood. The tray is from a 13/16” x 2” x 24” piece of Brazilian rosewood with a big worm trail about 6” from one end. There were only two pieces of scrap from the lace wood, both from trimming the bottom to...

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Keela's Urn Box #4: The Tray (Updated)

04-08-2021 09:36 PM by BrettLuna | 2 comments »

Similar to the box itself, I also cut the tray sides extra wide to improve handling and stability on the box joint jig. Standing narrow stock on end is a real pain. I then cut a panel groove for the bottom’s rabbeted edge. A quick and easy glue-up sat overnight and there we are: When sizing the tray sides, I was shooting for as close a fit as I could get without being too loose or so large that I had to take off a lot of material, all while trying to account for how proud the ...

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Keela's Urn Box #2: Getting Started

04-08-2021 08:42 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

I made the box sides extra tall—the full height of the complete box, plus kerf allowance for cutting the lid free, and a bit more for matcing the box joints up and other fiddling. Not shown: I made a bottom panel of ¼-inch Baltic birch and a lid panel of lacewood, ½-inch thick. I cut lid/bottom grooves in the box sides at the router table, and cut rabbets on the panels at the table saw. Thinking ahead to finishing, I knew I didn’t want the maple to be too amber. But I thoug...

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Keela's Urn Box #1: Woodworking in the Age of COVID

04-08-2021 07:32 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

Blame it on the COVID blues. Or maybe it took me too long to get the hang of teleworking and not leaving the house every day, even though it’s been just over a year since the mess started. Either way, it seemed to sap me of motivation to do anything in the shop for a while. Then The Wife asked me to make another pet urn box, this time for her newfound half sister. It was also a bit over a year ago that she found her birth father and learned that she had half siblings. It’s be...

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Journey into Woodturning #17: Failure Turning My First Pencil Kit!

09-24-2020 02:31 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This is my first attempt at a pencil kit and it was marred with failures. First it was the off cut of lacewood, which was in the wrong orientation. Causing tear outs and catches. Followed by the switching to african padauk, only to have the first attempt at the pencil chip out. Finally, the end results were in sight and another set back, as the pencil eraser cap could not be seated correctly. I managed to solve the problem, by filing the cap down. Challenging project, but I learned a lot. ...

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Journey into Woodturning #3: Lacewood bowl failure! And improper use of roughing gouge

07-14-2020 02:29 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

Improper use of a roughing gouge on end grain. I’m new to turning and found out after the fact that spindle roughing gouge and a roughing gouge are not two different types of tools. In this week’s video, you will see that I use the roughing gouge successfully on end grain, mostly as a scraper. The last of the fancy exotic wood from amazon, Lacewood. I believe, after some research on the Wood Database site, this particular piece of lacewood is Leopard Wood. The unfortunate thing is it had a...

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Exposed Finger Joint Box #3: The Lid

02-22-2017 08:28 PM by splintergroup | 10 comments »

The lid is the most “visible” part of these boxes. I’ve been making mitered frames with panel centers. Some times a mirror on the inside, other times I use veneer. Options would be to make a panel similar to the base or choose another arrangement that draws the eye. For this box, I chose a veneered panel with a mitered frame. As with the base, the dimensions of the inside of the top frame are identical to the dimensions of the box body interior (6” x 8R...

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My first lap steel guitar

04-13-2015 07:58 PM by YorkshireStewart | 11 comments »

This dirty, heavy unidentified board had been kicking around for some years.. ..imagine my delight when I ran a plane over it and found this lovely lacewood: I scaled up from a photograph of a Moog lap steel. Imitation is, after all the sincerest from of flattery! Bandsawn to rough shape and tidied up on the bobbin sander. Rough planed to 1.5” and sanded through the trusty shop-made thicknesser: Routed out for wenge inlays: Inlays glued in and ...

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How i make #6: Cutting board

01-05-2013 08:47 AM by Alexey Khasyanov | 4 comments »

project here

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A Special Lamp for a Special Lady #1: Getting Started

10-02-2012 12:23 AM by William | 23 comments »

Some of you who read a lot of my ramblings know that I mostly work with cottonwood, pecan, oak, and mahogany (sapelle actually). The reason for that is that it’s what I have available. So I do what most woodworkers do. I work with what I have. It do not have the funds to seek out more exotic woods.Well, over the course of the last year or so, I have recieved several other species of woods from friends, mostly fellow Lumberjocks. I have been hoarding this wood because, truthfully, I̵...

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