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  1. Brianna's bed Pt.1

    I was approached by my Brother and his wife about building a platform bed for their daughter (my godchild). I was then in the middle of another furniture project, a sideboard for our son and his fiancé. However, I am always up for another project and especially one that I had never done before and also one that had a few new challenges built into it.

    I told them to find a picture of a style bed that they liked and present it to me. They did and it presented a few new things. ...
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  2. Getting out of the starting Gate!

    I have anxiously been awaiting the availability of the new blog feature here in SawMill Creek and now here it is.

    I have been using a blog on another site and some changes in the format structure of that particular site has kept me from posting on it for some time now. I am hoping to mainly keep this blog more or less dedicated to my woodworking endeavors, but I would not be surprised at all to see it stray away from that here and there.

    There are some postings ...
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  3. Swirl Inlay Tutorial

    Really simple. This is one of those ‘looks way harder’ than it really is moments.

    Here is the blank being cut (Atlas/Patriot/Polaris). I stop the blade just a little before half way. It is at a 45 degree angle. And I have a stop block to ensure the segments are going to be even all the way around. Although I imagine you could vary the segment up and down the blank.

    You will notice that, because I like my fingers I don’t cut the blank to size until the swirl ...
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  4. Segmented Pen (Part 3)

    (part 3 of 3)




    From this point treat the blank as you would any other pen blank. Here you can see the blank has been put on the mandrel/lathe and has started the turning process.





    After sanding and putting on a cyanacrylic (CA) finish and buffing… Here is the final ...
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  5. Segmented Pen (Part 2)

    (Part 2 of 3)

    The next step is to cut some dark wood strips for the spacers. Just make sure you cut them long enough to cover the angle length on the sections you just cut from the checker board blank. This is what you end up with:




    The one thing I do is to make sure to sand off any chips and splinters off the sections.


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