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Blog series by patron updated 10-16-2009 02:36 AM 5 parts 18640 reads 207 comments total

Part 1: new starburst table

10-04-2009 07:51 PM by patron | 58 comments »

this is my new table from the rosewood .so far i have 8 hours ( over 2 day period ) i will post the whole thing with all the tutorial pictures when i get it finished . inner circle is lacewood and purpleheart ,outer circle is rosewood and curly maple . the border and legs will be maple ,and who knows what accents . this is just a quick show , i need to sled sand these parts ,and then glue them to the top .it is 4’ diameter . thanks .here is one alternate ,same pieces .

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Part 2: heres the tutorial for the starburst .

10-06-2009 04:56 AM by patron | 25 comments »

you asked , so here is the way to do this start this ” cut and switch ” proses ,figure out your width of stock , by laying out your circle , and deviding it into as many ’ pie pieces ’ as you like , and as many concentric circles as you want .at the edje of the inner circle , measure the width of the ’ pie crust ’ , and rip your wood wider than this ,as it needs to be cut later to final size .and make somewhat longer for the same reason ..this is a sl...

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Part 3: operating in a vacuum !

10-07-2009 06:49 AM by patron | 44 comments »

now i am glueing down the inlay , using west epoxy .the problem being that i don’t like puting things ,( like bricks , paint cans , bucket s of sand or water ) ,and i dont have enough wood to make cauls .so back to an old trick i learned in the fiberglass boating world . as i think in a vacuum , it’s only natural to work in one too ? so here it is ...a vacuum is not pressure , it is the absence of pressure .when they went into space , it wasn’t like going down deep in ...

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Part 4: well , i got this far .

10-14-2009 04:53 AM by patron | 39 comments »

i’ve been having a bad hair month ,but i feel better now .special thanks to dustbunny ,you have a way , girl .i didn’t tell you that your lazy lisa ,made me so impresed ,i knew i had to add color to this !and mario ( nototoman , where on earth did you get that name ? )thank you for the surgery !and mike ( littlecope ) ,you are right , the past is where it belongs ,in the past !i can’t say how much i appreciate all of you LJ’s ,you are all the best !

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10-16-2009 02:36 AM by patron | 41 comments »

here is the last instalment on blogs ,the next one will be a project .i am waiting for some natural oil and wax .i have had it with all the chemical finishes .nothing but misery for me .i have 4 projects i built before this i won’t show , as they are still being sanded after 2 months of agony .when i became a woodworker ,it was a trade by itself ,the finishing was done by finishers ,that was a trade by itself .now that is a thing of the past , and we woodworkers are just expected to tak...

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