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Larry Jenkins

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  1. Saw kick back

    "May you live long and prosper." Larry
  2. The Bathroom Project Moves Forward!

    Great attention to detail."Where's there's a will.. there's a way."
  3. Trying To Finish A Cornhole Board Set

    What kind of wood did you make them out of? I made a pair for my Son In Law with 3/4" plywood for the tops. I then sprayed three coats of Rustoleum dark green on the tops.  Green because he added vinyl decals of the University Of Iowa football field on the tops. I can post images of them if you like. For the undersides and legs, exterior grade latex flat black. Larry
  4. What is your favorite part?

    Actually, mine is a two-part Number One. I like to do an initial design in my head first. Then, after agonizing over that until I understand what I want, I'll do a formal design using my Canvas CAD program. (Some of you have seen some of them here..) Then, make it! No prototypes. If you understand the design requirements, why do one? Larry
  5. Ronald Befferman's Turned Corian Candle Holder

    Corian turns well. I make rings from 1/2" thick Corian scrap. Stinks a little when turning. Polishes out well. I'll describe my methods for turning rings if anyone wants it. Larry John Morris said:
  6. Initials, anyone?

    Thanks, Lew.. You are so right! I didn't get the full effect of that in the images, but know that each initial is separated by 1/2". Larry
  7. Initials, anyone?

    Just let your imagination run wild! Larry
  8. Initials, anyone?

    A couple winters ago, I made my neighbor and his wife an "initial plaque" because of his help blowing out our driveway all winter. I just made set number four for folks we know, and I thougt I would share some of my crazy design and build techniques for those who may want to venture into abstract things. Here's two images of what I'm talking about. Then I'll describe the steps for your consideration. The first image shows the front side of the initials plaque. All three initial are raised, using a 1/2"diameter x 3/4" long dowel stanchions recessed into the initials using a Forstner bit, 1/16" deep. There are no plans. Ever. I just grab some 1/4" plywood and sketch some initials on it. Three rules. The last name initial is always the biggest. The man's first name initial is always second. And.. The woman's first name initial is always first. (What's new?) Each initial is hand drawn and rough cut out on the bandsaw. Proportions are somewhat important here to ensure a nice looking result. Then, using the proper size Forstner bits, cut each small corner where the initial "curves" meet to ensure a nice smooth arc. Then, using a small diameter drum sander in your drill press, finish sand the piece prior to painting. I use three different colors of latex paint. Colors your choice. Image two shows the backside of the plaque. The top two stanchions have holes in them to hang the plaque on nails. The bottom one on the "C" is a stabilizer with no hole. The bottom, tapered pin on the "S"is another stabilizer. I like to "stagger" the initials using the spacer pin locations to maximize the exposure to each initial. This kind of project will embrace your creative "juices' to the point where you can make just about any design you want. Have fun! Larry
  9. Project Finished!

    Very nicely done, Sir! Proportions are right on. The rubout looks awesome. Larry
  10. Long Chess Set Journey.. Part 7

    Part 7 contains many images showing each set of Chess pieces after turning, but before final sanding and finishing, The images can be paired up with the drawings shown earlier.  The first image shows a set of Pawns awating, as all the others, final sanding and finishing. The details, along with an image of the screw jig I made for final sanding will be shown in Part 8. Image Number 2 shows the Rooks. Number 3 shows the Knights. The 4th image shows the very pretty Bishops with their characteristic slots in the head. A future Part will show a simple jig used to cut the slots. Number 5 shows the stately Queen. The last image is the majestic King. In a future Part, I will describe how I made the Queen's Spire and the King's cross. Larry
  11. The Long Chess Set Journey.. Part 6

    Here's another image of all four Knights, ready for final sanding and finishing. Larry John Morris said: John Morris The Patriot Woodworker
  12. The Long Chess Set Journey.. Part 3

    I don't know. I think it might have something to do with a Castle that had that spire design. "Fortress" like. Just tried to stay somewhat with tradition. Others? Larry
  13. Long Chess Set Journery.. Part 4

    No. The simple jig eliminates any possibility of trearout due to total encapsulation. Larry John Morris said: John Morris The Patriot Woodworker
  14. Long Chess Set Journery.. Part 4

    Yes Sir! I used a 7 1/4" circular saw balde that is 1/16" wide. Larry John Morris said:

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