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Segmented Hollow Form #3: Finished turning and sanding

05-01-2018 01:51 PM by Julian | 6 comments »

After I glued the two halves together I let it dry overnight. Then I finished turning the outside, parted off the top glue block, and sanded to 220 grit. Now it’s ready for the finish. I’ll post the finished hollow form in the projects section.

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Segmented Hollow Form #2: Making two halves

04-30-2018 03:26 PM by Julian | 2 comments »

I made this piece in two halves. This is easier in my opinion than trying to hollow out the piece after gluing all the rings. The inside of each half was sanded and sealed with two coats of shellac sealer.

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Segmented Hollow Form #1: The plan and rings

04-30-2018 03:14 PM by Julian | 4 comments »

This segmented piece will be made from canary wood, walnut, maple, macassar ebony, and black dyed veneer. I made the feature ring a few months ago while experimenting with various cut angles. This piece is designed around the feature ring. The two rings on the right will be cut in half on the bandsaw to make 1/4” thick rings which will go above and below the feature ring.

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Turning Giant Pecan Bowl #1: Where it came from

04-28-2018 08:55 PM by BRTree | 1 comment »

We cut a large pecan tree down for a customer back in November so that he can expand his business. We brushed out the limbs, but he kept the wood because he has lots of buddies that have fireplaces and smoke meat. I took some of the wood I wanted to make bowls out of. The first picture is of my guys standing on the trunk. they wanted it left tall so the excavator could work the root ball out using the leverage My middle daughter standing beside it for size reference.

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White oak burl bowl

04-20-2018 12:24 AM by HoosierBoy87 | 2 comments »

I accidentally posted this in blogs rather than projects… Anyway for this entry to be deleted? Just finished a bowl I turned from a white oak burl. It was finished with a coat of danish oil and three coats of polyurethane. This is my first post in a long time… I have not had a ton of time to do much woodworking as I’m still in college, but we are almost in to summer now and I will likely be working on a lot more projects. I will probably also post some of the things I have made...

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Shop Notes #18: Wine Rack Prototype

04-17-2018 04:17 PM by Steve | 0 comments »

I spent the majority of the day yesterday finishing up the last elements of the wine rack I’m making from black acacia. I needed four stretchers to hold the front and back together, and as it’s been for all aspects of this project, I was afraid that the design was too flimsy. The stretchers were to be turned from acacia as well with tenons on each end. I decided on through tenons only because I could drill through both sides at the same time, ensuring that the mortises would li...

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Getting into Woodworking #2: A new tool for the shop, a Jet JWL-1236 lathe

04-06-2018 03:57 PM by Steve | 3 comments »

So I happened upon this used lathe really by accident. I hadn’t been actively looking for a lathe, but in the back of my mind, I had always kind of wanted one. So I got an alert for some other tools I had been searching for and read the ad to find this listed. Contacted the seller and made a deal for it. I just happened to beat another guy to it by about 25 mins. So anyways, here’s the lathe and all the stuff that came with it. I really enjoyed using the lathe ba...

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Sashimono #1: Japanese Sashimono Box - Traditional Furniture Maker

04-05-2018 11:51 PM by Jerry | 23 comments »

So, for all my box making buddies out there, I thought this video I just found today would really speak to you, especially the hand tool purists. This Japanese woodworker steps you through his build from beginning to end, and it’s a fascinating look into some really interesting techniques and some amazing hand tool woodworking skill. Enjoy! View on YouTube

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Shop Notes #14: Postponed

03-23-2018 03:52 PM by Steve | 3 comments »

My planned weekend show was postponed a week due to heavy rains. (It’s an outdoor event, and apparently ducks have taken up residence on the lawn where my table is supposed to sit.) The postponement was a bit of a blessing, as it relieves the pressure to get items done on a tight timeline—there’s a impulse to cut corners that I have to resist. Shortly before the cancellation was announced, I had resolved to focus on two cabinets, one sapele, the other walnut—get the...

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Midi or mini lathe

03-18-2018 12:26 PM by SethA73 | 5 comments »

A call to all Lumberjocks! I am in need of advice for purchasing my first lathe for pen and small turning with the hope i will be able to turn longer items. I need some tried and true feelings for brand and versatility. Also some beginner tools and advice. Thank you.

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