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    I'm starting a cup cake box and it requires a 1 3/8 inch thick wood and all I have is 3/4...
    I've started by gluing two pieces of 3/4 together ( I'm waiting for glue to dry) and then the plan is to cut it down to 1 3/8 with my band saw..
    I'm just thinking how the glue line and the miss matched wood grain is going to look like as a cup cake?

    we shall see...

    Trout
    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

  • #2
    In the future may I suggest using two contrasting woods thereby adding to the overall look of the cupcake.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      it's going to look just fine!
      this is my first time using forstner bits...they make a mess!

      Trout
      Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
      Fish are food, not friends!

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      • #4
        If you use contrasting woods, the thinner layer, after resawing, can become the icing on the cupcake. Your other choice, is to get a piece of 2" stock which is usually only 1 5/8" thick and sand it down to 1 3/8".

        george
        A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
        George

        delta 650, hawk G426

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        • #5
          Is there a Woodcraft store or saw mill near you? Most people would be amazed how cheap a piece of 8/4 poplar, ash or similar lumber really is.
          Scott
          Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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          • #6
            Sorry about the thickness, Trout. I experimented with thinner wood, and the proportions just didn't work. The wood also needs to be thick enough so you can drill out the opening without drilling through the sides. Do you have a local lumberyard where you can get some cutoffs of 6/4 or 8/4 wood?

            I know that cupcake liners often come in different designs and colors, including stripes. Maybe you could make the base look decorative with different strips of wood. I think that's worth a try, even if your glue-ups are OK. Then you'd have party cupcakes!

            And Forstner bits make an awful mess, but they really do the job well. Don't forget to reduce the speed on your drill press!

            No pictures yet?
            Carole

            Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              I don't know why I was soo worried, the first base turned out great.
              you can hardly see the glue line and the grain matched up really good..
              I going to try a different way to glue up the next one and we'll see how that works out tonight...

              I'm getting sick so I didn't spend a lot of time in the shop last night and I didn't know if I should post any WIP pictures???

              Trout
              Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
              Fish are food, not friends!

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              • #8
                Don't what to take over the thread but have a question. What is the meaning of 8/4 or 6/4 size? If I don't ask won't know lol.

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                • #9
                  Good question--glad you asked. Hardwoods, carried by lumberyards, are referred to in a completely different system, related to board feet and other mysterious terms. 4/4 refers to wood that starts of as 1" thick, but usually ends up as 13/16" after planing. 6/4 starts off as 1-1/2", and 8/4 as 2". It's just basic fractions. I have no idea of the origins of this, but that's all there is to it. So, I suspect that 1-3/8" is just wood that started off as 1-1/2" or 6/4, and was planed on both faces.

                  Hope this is clear enough.
                  Carole

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                  • #10
                    Trout--feel better! We can wait for the pix.
                    Carole

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                    • #11
                      Makes sence to me, thanks!

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                      • #12
                        Trout feel free to post away, looking forward to those pics.
                        "Still Montana Mike"

                        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                        • #13
                          Glue Line

                          As you'll notice the glue line is not visiable. This is a pine, walnut and bodark wood combination. Yellow(std) glue disappears well. I also use Weldbond Glue which dries clear. I usually use this to repair projects that got a darn. The piece with two strips hit the floor and broke off an antler, glue sanded and disappeared unless you know where to look.

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