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The Impossible Staircase

06-27-2010 10:19 PM by Div | 48 comments »

Sometime last year I was approached by a client who wanted a very unusual staircase for a new house he was having built. It had to consist of a single beam with the treads straddling the beam. To make matters interesting, the beam had to have the shape of a compound bow when seen in plan view. To make matters even more interesting the beam also had to have concave sides when seen in section, wide at the top, narrow at the bottom.No structural plans were available and the architect had only pr...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #1: Make a start...

11-05-2011 10:28 PM by degoose | 18 comments »

Today, as I make my way out to the workshop, ideas are flying around… having looked at the information on lamination design that Scott sent….wow… so many new thoughts are spinning through my head… I had an inkling as to how it was done… but now the technical part is explained… So, to the shed…..rip, glue, crosscut, glue, crosscut at a different angle and glue again… then sand, sand, and sand some more… These three boards were made us...

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #4: The third cut is the weirdest....

11-07-2011 11:59 AM by degoose | 17 comments »

Squared off the top…. here is the third cut…Now rotate every other piece… And line up the pieces… A quick border… just a few offcuts to frame the design… The piece on the right is cut parallel and moved over to the other end for the glue up… this make both ends fit the clamps better.. That was easy hey???

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Next Generation Cheese boards... #3: Cutting for the second time...

11-07-2011 01:02 AM by degoose | 16 comments »

Out of the clamps… and cut at 25 degrees… [through the centre of each chevron going down from left to right…] each other piece rotated end for end… For those who can not picture this… there will be a video forthcoming.. by the end of the week I hope… And now back in clamps for the day… out tomorrow and I will see if this goes to the third gen… Stay tuned…By the way… timbers used Queensland Maple and Purple Heart…

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Laminating Wood #1: Laminating Wood, Part 1 - laminating curved parts in wood

03-30-2014 07:22 PM by GnarlyErik | 14 comments »

Laminating Wood The word ‘laminate’ comes from the Latin ‘lamina’ meaning ‘thin slice, plate, leaf or layer’ which is pretty close to our modern meaning. Funny how that often works, eh? During my career I have learned a fair amount about laminating wood. There are surely others out there who know far more about specific sorts of laminating than me and I do not pretend to know it all, but am happy to share what I have learned. There are several reasons for laminating or glueing separa...

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Standup Paddleboard Paddles #1: What the heck is a Standup Paddleboard?

08-06-2007 10:32 PM by Bob Babcock | 14 comments »

My older brother loves water sports. Lately he has taken up SUP (standup paddleboarding) because it is easier on old geezers like himself. I say that with the greatest respect….I hope I can be half as active as he is when I’m 60+. It is basically a very large surf board with a paddle and (you gueesed it) you stand up the whole time. It’s great exercise, easier to catch waves and if no waves…just fun to paddle. If you are interested my brother has a great blog for begin...

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Bowling Alley Workbench #14: Chop Chop Laddie. (the leg vise)

08-12-2009 03:44 AM by PurpLev | 13 comments »

This project is a fine example of the 80/20 concept. it takes 20% of the project time to complete 80% of it, and then, 80% of the project time to finish the last 20% of the project. As it gets to the details, things take longer to think through, plan out, cut…mill…glue… and finesse. this time it’s the leg vise Chop, and although not completely finished (still need to trim, round off, and apply BLO), it’s construction is done. I was originally planning to us...

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Standup Paddleboard Paddles #2: Shaping the blade

08-09-2007 12:59 AM by Bob Babcock | 12 comments »

A couple of pictures of glueing up the edges from last night and then todays lunch break. I didn’t even eat I want to finish this so bad. Spooky night operation. Edges glued up Lunch break today. The drawknife lets me remove material fast. Gotta be careful though, real easy to take too much. It also can take a almost paper thin shaving. After some sanding and some more….the back This little 3M sanding pad with their new sandpaper works really well. I cam...

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Standup Paddleboard Paddles #5: Time for the water.

08-25-2007 01:43 AM by Bob Babcock | 10 comments »

We should be paddling these next weekend at Lime Rock . My brother is going to be racing over the weekend in his Peyote MKII in the Rolex Vintage Festival. It should be a great time. Here are the finished paddles….actually I still need to varnish them but they shouldn’t change much. The one on the right is the 2nd one. Much lighter than the 1st and likely to be the one my brother chooses. Blade fronts…I really like #2…I hope it performs well with the rolled edge....

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Mission Style Bed #1: Bed Posts Pt. 1

03-20-2012 08:21 PM by Fraser Gandy | 9 comments »

So, I’ve started the bed and its been going pretty good so far. I had all the stock that i had already bought (still need to find a few pieces and pick up the hardward, however its not Really needed until the end, so im not worried about it) resting in the shop for about 10 days which is good! The wood im using for the this project is Poplar, its easy enough to work with, it stains up beautifully, and was readily available and on the lower end of the price market. Onto the woodworkin...

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