Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'laser'

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Laser Engraving on the Jersey Shore #1: Anybody want to partner up?

12-13-2018 04:18 PM by njdave | 2 comments »

I used to operate a Laser Engraving business from my garage here on the Jersey Shore (Freehold). Most of my items were for Sports Teams where I would engrave varies sizes of imported Polish Wooden Boxes…. sometimes directly into the wood, sometimes with gold foil and sometimes in conjunction with various acrylic plates (that I engraved and then pasted to the inner lid). We also engraved on glass, aluminum dog tags, drum sticks, baseball bats, clocks, etc. My equipment was a couple of...

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Exhaust Heat Shield (toy trucks) drilling indexing jig

11-02-2018 02:45 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 9 comments »

Boys and Girls, Haven’t posted for a while other than make annoying comments to others’ posts. Thought I’d slip in this quickie little blog to give you guys a chance to reciprocate. I was besotted by J’1974’s build of one of his models using a “perforated” exhaust heat shield. He even went to the trouble of writing up a blog. With my failing eyesight bolstered by ill fitting glasses, I contemplated that there must be an easier way to do it ...

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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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100 foot cabinet shop #1: Thoughts behind the shop and working standards

02-13-2017 01:50 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Used to have a shop, X got in the divorce. :( Fast forward 15 years & I have 2/3 of 1/2 of a garage to build a cabinet shop in. The core of any shop is the table saw and within my (retired) spending limit I got a brand new Grizzly G0715P. Simultaneously with the saw purchase I added an Incra LS-III rip fence and an Incra miter gauge. I’m disabled and can’t walk / stand a lot so everything is within reach of my chair in front of the saw. I’ve got most all of th...

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Addendum to "Arty" my articulated friend

05-30-2016 02:48 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 6 comments »

This little blog is to supplement my project labelled ’Meet “Arty” my little articulated friend.’ which should have been or will be “projected” shortly. A brief word about the author…. I am currently chair ridden due to a sprained ankle so I can only channel my “talents” to typographic mistakes rather than woodworking ones and thereby inundate LJ with my verbal diarrhea. As the “Arty” project briefly discusses “nuts”, th...

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Should CNC-made "woodwork" be included in LJ?

07-19-2013 07:45 PM by LittlePaw | 30 comments »

In response to Dr. Savage’s posting on my “Calla Lily”, I replied:You’re so right, Doc. With CNC machines getting so popular these days, we are seeing more and more woodwork done on the CNC that are far from hand-made. I think that is dishonest. What should be considered CNC or machine made? IMHO, anything that can be made by just turning on a piece of equipment (and I understand that it takes certain skill/knowledge to program a CNC machine), walk away and let the...

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Lasers in woodworking. #4: Finally got mine...

08-02-2012 07:51 PM by degoose | 24 comments »

Yesterday…. the laser engraving machine arrived… So excited, I forgot to get a shot of it on the truck, before we unloaded… Had Barry and Mal over doing another job and lucky for me, they were still here… needed a hand to drag the pallet from the front gate to the workshop… only 20 metres [60 feet] but on a pallet jack over grass… not too much fun.. While I paid the driver and got the paper work sorted, Barry and Mal de-crated… Bigger ...

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CNC and Laser Woodworking

08-02-2012 06:06 PM by OttoH | 8 comments »

It has been a while since I have been active on the site, I have had some news that has shaken me a bit, I am having a lot of Neurological issues and have been diagnosed with Dementia, but I am learning to deal with it and get through as best I can. I have entered into the world of CNC and Laser woodworking this year and have a couple of projects to share. Here is a sign I made on the CNC for my parents backyard, it is made of reclaimed Cypress wood that was pulled out of a swamp in Lou...

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Nifty laser use

06-06-2011 02:51 AM by swirlsandburls | 4 comments »

I am working on a commission project that required me to make a rather large hollow cylinder. It needed to be 9” in diameter with a 1/2” wall thickness, and about 11 inches long. The client wanted to use Jatoba, which I could only get in lumber, so I glued up an octagon to work from. That part as well as cutting the OD was simple, but hollowing out the interior was a challenge. I decided to set up my Jamieson deep hollowing rig, and then realized that I could also set ...

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