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    Our club did a project that involved making baskets based on a Patrick Spielman design. They were rather large and I couldn't get into making them. So I decided to do a couple half scale. The wood is 1/8 thick.
    One is Walnut and baltic birch ply, the other mahogany and oak.
    They are 5-3/8 dia. and 1-1/2 inches tall. I stack cut three 2 mahogany and the baltic birch was actually my backer, I used it just for kicks.
    #3 blade and took about an hour to make plus finishing.
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    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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    Rolf, nice work.
    I made some of those a few years ago and gave them to a few friends. They were fun to make.

    Bob
    Delta P-20 & Q-3

    I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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    • #3
      They're beautiful! How do you glue them together?
      Mia

      We are the music makers.
      We are the dreamers of dreams.


      Easy scrollin' with a DW788

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      • #4
        Nice job. I have the same question as Mia. What glue was used? CA, WW yellow glue?

        Paul S.

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        • #5
          Very nice baskets.
          Diane
          Dragon
          Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
          Owner of a Dewalt 788
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          • #6
            Very nice Rolf - what finish did you use on them?
            Ian

            Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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            • #7
              Thanks for the coments.
              Making them is a great excercise in following the line, they would be great practice for a novice scroller.
              I used CA glue and finished them with Rustoleum Painters Choice semi gloss clear. I use it alot it dries fast and levels nicely.
              If I were to make more I would build myself an alignment jig for the gluing.
              It took me as long to assemble as it did to cut.

              The mahogany ring was made from material that I resawed and planed down to 1/8. Unfortunately the wood had hairline fractures trought. Everyone of the rings was broken in at least 3 places. I had to glue them all back together before assembly(CA glue with acelerator)
              Last edited by Rolf; 02-14-2007, 08:03 AM.
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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