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Offline ian_in_the_midlands

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A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:46:14 PM »
As my main hobby is woodwork, I thought I could post a few pictures of stuff I have made.
First a couple of a turned goblet with a celtic knot pattern, then the cabinet I made for my mini lathe.

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 05:54:41 PM »
Nice joinery and turning, Ian! :thumbup: :clap:

Would they be mostly made of ash?
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 06:02:57 PM »
Beautiful work with the tree wood. I bet there is more work in those goblets than would first appear.
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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 06:05:57 PM »
The goblet is ash with walnut.
The drawer fronts are ash but the sides and back are poplar. The frame is a softwood.
I tend to often use ash as it is not too badly priced and nice to work with.

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2014, 06:10:42 PM »
Thanks Spurry.
The goblet uses a fairly simple technique that I think looks good.
Rather than me trying to describe it and making it sound too complicated, do a search on 'celtic knot turning'.

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 12:52:45 AM »
Very nice lookkng drawer! I like it a lot when materilas look themselves (I hate much modern flloring materilas tiles made to look wood, plastic made to look tiles....). I also enjoy seeng good honest joinery. I don't care if joinery is machine or hand made, both needs skill and there is a learning curve.

Thanks for showing them. You don't happen to have any pictures of joinery when you were making them?

Pekka

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 03:56:50 AM »
Beautiful work, Ian!  :clap: :clap:

I agree with Pekka....... I fully appreciate the skills needed for quality wooden work.  :thumbup:

But. I never was any good at it myself!

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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 04:41:25 AM »
I admit the dovetails were cut with a router and not by hand.
I can just about do it the traditional way, but with that many drawers to make I was bound to make a mistake somewhere.

I have only got a couple of pictures of progress, but if I can work out how to squeeze a milling machine into the garage I will be making another one.

I have also put up a picture of an awl I have made. The brass ferrule was actually turned on the wood lathe by hand, and was the start of me wanting to get a metal working lathe. The wood is cocobolo. It has no finish on it, and was simply buffed to that shine. A beautiful tropical hardwood, but horrendously expensive and it does come with a health warning.
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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 05:23:27 AM »
They look very nice. :clap:

My suggestion (from experience) with fitting a milling machine into the garage is to buy one.  You'll soon be so fed up with it getting in the way that you'll make a space for it.

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 05:45:29 AM »
The only place I could put a milling machine now is on my workbench.
Then I would not be able to make the cabinet for it (or anything else).

At least thinking about where to put it will give me chance to save up some money.

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2014, 09:12:28 AM »
I admit the dovetails were cut with a router and not by hand.
I can just about do it the traditional way, but with that many drawers to make I was bound to make a mistake somewhere.

Nothing wring of using the machines. I use routet much of the joinery, but never used router to make dovetails. Just too much hardware to do limited size and spacing.....but I have considered buying something simple. On the line of Leigh R9, only "problem" is that they are imperial - some consepts are foreign to me.


Pekka


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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 05:48:19 PM »
I use the leigh superjig, as it allows some variation in joint layout, and does not fix the board with.
It also works for both through and blind dovetails.

They have shot up in price though since I bought mine.

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2014, 04:50:36 AM »
Yeahhhhh....checked some material on youtube and did read instructions and the I concluded that I would ruin more material with that kit than on my manual method. I also had to do some dovetails on about 50 mm thick material and concluded to make stuff manually.

I really considered that R9, but can't rmember waht stopped me....does it has router bits for 8 mm collets? If not then I would need to replace my old trusty festo and that probably would not happen any time soon.

Anyway I would be happy to see how you make next furniture and there are so many diffrent ways to do joinery.

Pekka
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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2014, 08:30:04 AM »
A lovely cabinet - forget the garage the place for it is in the living room! (And here's me looking around for second-hand kitchen units - so embarrassing).

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2014, 10:59:11 AM »
 
               Nicely made, and a good choice of timbers.

                                                        Well Done   David

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Re: A couple of bits I have made out of wood.
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2014, 12:41:48 PM »
Hi Ian , thanks for posting, top class jobs with both the turning and the cabinet making  :thumbup: 
  Cheers Mick