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Blog series by tyskkvinna updated 01-15-2013 11:18 PM 20 parts 104892 reads 94 comments total

Part 1: CNC Turning Laminated Maple

05-26-2012 01:19 AM by tyskkvinna | 3 comments »

I know there is a lot of curiosity in how I make things, so I thought I would start sharing some of the videos I shoot about them. They’re just little things shot on my iPhone, but it gives you a pretty solid idea. :) This is part of a larger project that I am doing. I needed a little post/pedestal to glue onto another thing, so I took a scrap piece of maple, cut it in half and glued it to itself. Here I am turning from a 4.5” square into a 3.5” puck. It is somewhere in...

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Part 2: Rough Cutting

06-19-2012 12:03 AM by tyskkvinna | 7 comments »

Just a little video I shot today of the gantry router doing rough cutting on a little project. Maybe tomorrow I will finish it and show you what it eventually turns out to be. I had a long day today and wanted an easy and pretty quick project to work on so I grabbed this 3d model I had played with over the weekend.

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Part 3: Wood Lathe

06-21-2012 12:45 AM by tyskkvinna | 12 comments »

If you care to watch this sort of thing—this is the recent video shoot we did where I went out to visit Ron from the Grand River Woodturning Guild, and I was joined with another Guild member (Scott) and a staff member of mine (Aaron). Scott and Ron helped Aaron and myself learn how to turn … on a manual wood lathe. This is the first (and so far only) thing I have turned on a wood lathe.. :) For the curious, the lathe in my shop is a CNC metal lathe that I use in clever an...

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Part 4: Demo with Matt Hutchinson

07-04-2012 02:03 PM by tyskkvinna | 2 comments »

This is our first live demonstration video with the Grand River woodturning Guild. Matt Hutchinson did a demonstration on making a bowl. As it was our first live demo with the Guild, we had a few things to work out and the next installment is even more exciting! :) But I hope you enjoy this one.

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Part 5: Glü Bot

07-09-2012 04:59 PM by tyskkvinna | 16 comments »

In this video, I am doing a small demo on FastCap’s Glü Bot along with Chris. FastCap is a recent new sponsor of ours and we have done a couple of videos showing off their cool stuff. This is the first!

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Part 6: FastBreak Sander

07-12-2012 03:04 PM by tyskkvinna | 6 comments »

Another little video from FastCap—in this one we play around with the FastBreak sander. We recently shot a whole series of FastCap products, so I hope you like seeing these videos. :-) The tools are really great though. This one is pretty short—no goofing around like the glue video. ;) I have to say—after getting this item, it’s become one of my favourite tools. Sure, there are other ways to do this process, but this is by far the fastest for me. I was previou...

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Part 7: Green Wood Turning

07-15-2012 11:35 PM by tyskkvinna | 4 comments »

At the latest meeting of the Grand River Woodturning Guild, we had a fantastic demo of turning green wood. It’s one our longer videos, but worth it if the subject interests you. :) Our next meeting is next weekend, which means another demo video will be out in a few weeks. Should be great!

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Part 8: FastCap Hand Planes

07-19-2012 02:02 PM by tyskkvinna | 2 comments »

A radius plane and a standard plane.. Both are just intended for small cleanup, finishing, that sort of thing. I actually use them on a regular basis—I love the radius plane. When I do miniature work they are also fantastic. As I mention in the video, they are a great learning tool if you want to dip your feet into some hand tools but don’t want to make the commitment to something large (in cost or size). You don’t have to try and build an entire project with it, it becom...

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Part 9: Engraving on the Sheet Router

10-20-2012 11:59 AM by tyskkvinna | 11 comments »

A quick video of the engraving process on the sheet router.

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Part 10: Live Demo Right now!

10-27-2012 01:30 PM by tyskkvinna | 3 comments »

For those that are into this kind of thing, we are doing a live demo right now with Alan Carter. You can watch it on our stream here: It will run from right now (930AM) till about 3pm with a break for lunch. Hope to see you there!

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Part 11: Christmas Ornaments

11-13-2012 03:44 PM by tyskkvinna | 0 comments »

Another video from the Grand River Woodturning Guild. This one is Christmas ornaments and the great thing about it is how scalable the ideas are.. you can do a lot or a little.. advanced or simple.

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Part 12: 3d Finishing

11-18-2012 03:48 PM by tyskkvinna | 6 comments »

A little clip of the sheet router doing some finishing. This is a 3d carving of The Last Supper … when it’s done, I’ll post a project of it!

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Part 13: Assembling a Jet Lathe

12-08-2012 04:40 PM by tyskkvinna | 1 comment »

We got a fantastic Jet lathe in the workshop recently and decided to make a video of the assembly process. It’s pretty straightforward, but could be handy for reference before you try to put yours together. :)

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Part 14: Rough cutting tamboti

12-24-2012 11:12 PM by tyskkvinna | 0 comments »

I actually finished this item today and I will link to it next.. :) I’ve never worked with tamboti before, it is beautiful!!

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Part 15: Finishing Tamboti

12-25-2012 01:59 PM by tyskkvinna | 4 comments »

This is a follow up to yesterday’s blog (though I actually did the whole thing yesterday… don’t worry, I’m not working on Christmas morning.. :) ) The final product was posted to the projects – here!

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Part 16: Finishing Zapote

12-27-2012 03:22 PM by tyskkvinna | 3 comments »

Working on some more stuff… always more stuff to make.. :) One of my favourite little designs.. I’ve cut it before but it’s been quite some time. I posted the first one that I made almost a year ago. This one is much smaller.

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Part 17: Walnut Heart on Maple Block

12-29-2012 02:11 AM by tyskkvinna | 1 comment »

Trying to come up with a good use for the scraps, odds and ends and funny shaped pieces of wood I have in the shop… this is one of them. I’m happy with them so far! Quick and easy. Maple block with a little walnut laminated on top.

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Part 18: All three

12-29-2012 11:57 PM by tyskkvinna | 7 comments »

Today I had all three of my CNC machines running.. thought you all may enjoy seeing that.

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Part 20: Hearts, start to finish

01-15-2013 11:18 PM by tyskkvinna | 6 comments »

These are pretty tiny things so they go kind of fast. I thought some of you may enjoy the process from start to finish (and then I start again)

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