Spirals #5: A quick sneak peak of some new timber combos

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Blog entry by degoose posted 06-02-2009 10:16 AM 4490 reads 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick peak at what I got up to today when I was not checking the hundreds of emails from all the LJs who commented on my last few posts.. Thank you very much.. I did not realize how much of my daily routine now revolves around this site.. Addictive…
I also had time to drive the twenty odd miles into the big smoke..Brisbane and go shopping at Carba-tec..I know I have all the fun..
A coupla new router bits..some very expensive toggle clamps [for a new jig to make the sunburst design that Patron aka David makes so effortlessly] and enough lazy bearings to make a heap of LLs on order. As well as a new toy called a ‘bevel box.’. more on that in a later blog.?
My first choice..
Ok second choice new guinea rosewood and purple heart with 3/32” accent stripes of silver ash.

Second pic is made from the off cuts of the LL in the first pic sans stripes.. not sure If I will put them in.. what do you think?

Third pic is just some …...this time you guess..?? tell me what you think the LL is made of…also thought that an accent stripe of you know… PH..

again what do you think of that combo?

This a shot with some turps on to bring out the grain and color to help you figure it out [PUN intended].Last one is just a silly Idea I had. Again opinions welcome!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-02-2009 11:58 AM

Very nice look! I’ll take two please!
Thanks for sharing LL.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 06-02-2009 01:33 PM

The SA accent stripe in the first pic looks sharp. I’d vote for putting it in the other one as well. PH accent stripe in the LL of the two lighter woods ( SA and Rosewwod?) would really set it off! and WOW on the “silly idea” Give it a go!!


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#3 posted 06-02-2009 01:49 PM

Hmmmmm….......The Silver Ash inserts really helps to superimpose the Rosewood and PH.

Pic-5 …This might sound wierd but how about reverseing the centre disk…..flip it over…..jmho.

Turps sure brings out the grain…

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#4 posted 06-02-2009 01:59 PM

an inquireing mind at work !
be carefull , or you won’t be lazy for long ,
you’ll be in business !
i like them all , the strips do highlight as usual .
can’t even guess at the woods ,you guys have so many ,
i never even heard of !
o.k. scout , good report !
now go over that hill over there and see what’s happening ,
as usual you are on your own !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 06-02-2009 02:06 PM

No guess as to the type of wood, but I really like your “silly idea” in your last pic.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#6 posted 06-02-2009 02:07 PM

I like the stripes and the “silly idea”, what do you do with the center? do they always meet close enough to form a tight center, or do you have to use a plug?
also , are the stripes cut with the jig or are they bent?
keep up the great work!!!

-- Smitty!!!

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Charles Maxwell

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#7 posted 06-02-2009 02:18 PM

The strips do make the gluing more difficult, I’m sure of that. But, the affect of the wood contrasts is distinctive and wonderful. My preference would be to include the strips and then continue that pattern in the other parts of the work such as, legs, sides, etc… Nice…..... no, gorgeous work!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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Charles Maxwell

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#8 posted 06-02-2009 02:21 PM

Goose, Check the gears on my M7 clock. Note the maple stripes that I included in the gear spokes. I continued that theme is the frame of the clock, albeit, as reversed color. Repetition in art is common and works! Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#9 posted 06-02-2009 03:12 PM

Larry Great as always.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 06-02-2009 06:00 PM

Degoose is da-man!!!

Beautiful work, Larry!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 06-02-2009 06:44 PM

Another great blog. Thanks for sharing you great Know how Larry.


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#12 posted 06-02-2009 10:34 PM

I like them all!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#13 posted 06-03-2009 02:53 AM

I cut the first arc and then using the off cut as a caul glue the fine stripe to the first cut. THese stripes are only 3/32” and fairly flexible.
Then cut the second arc after the glue dries.. this maintains the integrity of the segment

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 06-04-2009 04:28 AM

Thanks for that, very interesting.
Definitely a project I will keep in mind for when I have a band saw.
I admire your ingenuity.


-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#15 posted 06-04-2009 05:21 AM

This is a very neat project . I can hardly wait to follow your ideas to a “susan” of my own.
Thanks for taking time to guide us through the technique.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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