Zig Zag Pattern Steps

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Blog entry by lizardhead posted 03-05-2012 09:10 PM 3257 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Step one is to make a piece containing 3 or more strips of contrasting colored wood to your liking I am using 7 here. Your piece should be about 3/4” by 3/4” x 24” long. Glue these up using good coverage of glue.
Your piece should look tight and pleasing to the eye
Next step is to glue on wood strips that would be the major wood type for your bowl.
Look closely at the angled lines this is the way the board will be cut, 30 degrees works pretty well depending on how much of an angle you want your Zig Zag to be. Now you are going to turn all odd—or—even pieces upside down to get the Zig Zag pattern.
Carefully glue up the pieces in sets of two—then sets of four and so on until you have one long piece. This is as far as I have gotten so far so I do not have more pictures, but the next step will be to cut off both long sides to make the strips sides parallel. When gluing up the pattern make sure that all of the strips in the Zig Zag line up PERFECTLY.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 11:43 PM

Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Paul

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 01:17 AM

Hey guys Is this the blogs section of LJ’s? I got a note from Degoose saying that this should be posted in blogs and it was not finished?????????????

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 01:28 AM

Yeah, Liz…. looks like the blog section to me…. but they might change it at any time. I love the way this looks and have talked myself into trying it, but I wonder if “steps” would be the best place for something like this. Not being negative, just wondered what everyone thought.

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 02:30 PM

Great Blog, thanks for the tips!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 02:54 AM

Good blog, Dave. Thanks for sharing!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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