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Yelverton

Mitch
Corporate Member
Finally getting around to the inlay for the door panel on the spice box I'm making. Before I do the real one I decided to do a sample/practice panel. I frequently do this when I want to see how something will look, or I'm working out the details. In this case it's both.

Here's a picture of the sample panel. The base is cherry with walnut, holly and QS sycamore for inlay. Now, on to the real one.

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No more practice required, I'd say.
 

Eric Abernathy

New User
Eric28006
I am currently designing a new model lap steel guitar. Are there any other instrument builders here?
 

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Wcutrout

Matt
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The day job is working at the family glass business. I’m still working on getting the wood shop setup so for now it’s still just glass projects. This was a recent install on Lake James. This shower has low iron glass which gives it a super clear view, especially with lighter colored tiles.

It’s pretty interesting how drawing out and installing a shower door is quite similar to woodworking projects. Piece size, square/plumb, weight support, mitre joints, etc but we also get to cheat a little bit with filling small gaps with silicone!
 
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Dee2

Board of Directors, Secretary
Gene
Staff member
Corporate Member
Matt,
Does the transom move or is it fixed? Just curious.
 
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Wcutrout

Matt
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Matt,
Does the transom move or is it fixed? Just curious.
On this one it is an operable transom. Perfectly centered so you can spin in all the way around like a water wheel. Want some steam - close it, don’t want steam - leave it open.
 

llucas

luke
Senior User
Kelly...very cool design. Tell us about the construction of the top and bottom arches please
 

DKA

Kelly
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I used kerf bending on the top and bottom. I prepared panels of 4/4 poplar
, 14” wide. Then I made crosscuts about an inch apart leaving about 1/8” of thickness.
I had a curved form from another project that I used. I used special thickness mahogany veneer from Certainly Wood and glued a skin on both sides using the vacuum bag.
Apply edging veneer and you have the piece.
I joined the edges using a piece of 1/4” Baltic birch splines.
I plan to try again using dovetails for joinery, but that is a skill I do not have.
 

Bill_L

Bill
Senior User
A friend of mine goes on a ski trip every year with another group of friends. Asked for a set of 16 coasters. All engraved and finished. Each logo took about 4 minutes to engrave. Linc and Eric helped. Actually finished well ahead of schedule (trip isn't until February).
 

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llucas

luke
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I used kerf bending on the top and bottom. I prepared panels of 4/4 poplar
, 14” wide. Then I made crosscuts about an inch apart leaving about 1/8” of thickness.
I had a curved form from another project that I used. I used special thickness mahogany veneer from Certainly Wood and glued a skin on both sides using the vacuum bag.
Apply edging veneer and you have the piece.
I joined the edges using a piece of 1/4” Baltic birch splines.
I plan to try again using dovetails for joinery, but that is a skill I do not have.
Kelly, thanks for the info....sounds doable if you know how...now I know more.
 

ConwayCustoms

Rory
Senior User
Office accent wall (still in progress - too many other projects currently going on)

Need to finish adding trim to several more boxes, then nail it, fill holes, etc.. Once I am done adding trim, then I have to touch up, caulk, etc. Can't wait to finish this, so I can sit back and enjoy my work, then put the room back together. 1st time doing anything like this and not sure I will do anything like this... ever again.
 

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Henry W

HenryW
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Office accent wall (still in progress - too many other projects currently going on)

Need to finish adding trim to several more boxes, then nail it, fill holes, etc.. Once I am done adding trim, then I have to touch up, caulk, etc. Can't wait to finish this, so I can sit back and enjoy my work, then put the room back together. 1st time doing anything like this and not sure I will do anything like this... ever again.
Rory - I just did something similar but simpler for my son/DIL's place.
They wanted accent wall and color above their fireplace. I simply nailed on the MDF strips (into upright rectangles) and caulked the edges & nail holes. The painter then painted it all black, with the rest of the walls white. Yep black and white is in. It looks great (dramatic) at this point, but I have to see the room furnished before I decide if I really like it. It was about a 10 hour job, including the non-rectangles up against the cathedral ceiling. Adding the trim detail and keeping the contrasting color adds tremendously to your level of effort and time commitment compared to the relatively simple one I did. Keep at it - the end is in sight.
 

pop-pop

Man with many vises
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Most Sunday mornings I make a small batch of four biscuits for our breakfast. At Biscuitville a couple of years ago I watched the biscuit maker roll out dough with a flanged roller to get uniform biscuit thickness. That prompted me to make one also.
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Haven’t turned any useful items recently, so yesterday I decided to make a biscuit cutter to replace the clam can with a brass knob that I have been using.
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Wanting to hide the air vent hole, I drilled a 1/4” blind hole up the axis and a 1/8” intersecting hole under the knob.
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Both items are made from sycamore air dried for a dozen years. “Finish” is mineral oil.
 

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