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    Having just been to a class with John Nelson, I was inspired by some of the baskets he had on display. I bought one of the Basket books and tried this one. It is maple with Mahogany inlay and weave. The wood was from scraps that I resawed and planed. The box is about 3.5 x 2.5 x 3inches high.
    This was also my first attempt at inlay ( other than what we did in class)
    I bought the hinge.
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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

  • #2
    very nice...

    I've been waiting for someone to post a project that would get me excited..
    I've been wanting to do something for the kids and that would be perfect for the girls...I had on interest in baskets until now...

    I'm on vacation for the next week but unfortunately I won't be doing any work cutting...Sunday we're heading to the lake for 6 day's..

    I still need to finish up my Steelhead Trout piece...

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

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    • #3
      by chance..

      can you post a picture with the lid open?
      I guess I'll need a book on baskets...
      I need to get things ready for our camping trip and here I am thinking about little baskets...

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

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      • #4
        Rolf I'd say you did a mighty fine job! There are so many projects on my to do and try list and it just keeps growing! I really like the basket weave on the box and the inlay just tops it all off!

        About how long did it take you to make this little jewel?
        Bill

        DeWalt 788



        aut viam inveniam aut faciam

        God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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        • #5
          very nice .......it looks great!!!
          Pete Ripaldi

          ---------------------------------
          "Insert Clever Tag Line Here..."

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          • #6
            It took a few hours. The cutting time is minimal. There are seven layers, 4 of one 3 of the other I stack cut 2 at a time. #2 skip tooth reverse. I probably could stack 3 but didn't want to push it. I spent alot of time fitting the lid into the hinge. I also destroyed the first top when routing the Ogee (with an old bit) it tore it up big time. And as you all know the final finishing takes as much time as the project.
            My wife wants to line the next one with silk.
            The picture is a bit fuzzy, sorry.
            Attached Files
            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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            • #7
              I love that, Rolf.

              Since there's no prospect of me getting to a John Nelson class, could you post details of the book please?

              I've got a book by Pat Spielman on making baskets with a router and scrollsaw, but his techniques are very daunting.

              Gill
              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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              • #8
                Excellent work there


                Charlie,
                Charlie
                "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                Craftsman 18in. 21609

                http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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                • #9
                  Gill,
                  You know if you swam real fast you could get to one of the classes.

                  The pattern was in "Making Wooden Baskets on Your Scroll Saw"
                  John Nelson and William Guimond, Second edition.
                  Fox Chapel Publishing. ISBN: 1-56523-234-8
                  There is another book by John Nelson "Scroll Saw Basketweave Projects"
                  that also has some interestingdesigns.

                  The only problem I have is with the hinges. The supplier http://www.nationalartcraft.com/ has a $50 minimum. I bought a few other things to make up the difference. I would consider changing the design a bit to use different hinges.

                  I attached a couple of pictures of the basket that inspired me. It was made by John Nelson.
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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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                  • #10
                    Hi Rolf,

                    I love the hummingbird (and the basket, of course)

                    Please give some details on the inlay technique you used.

                    With little modifications, I think barrel or even Brusso hinges could be used without problems.

                    Regards,
                    Marcel
                    http://marleb.com
                    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                    • #11
                      Rolf, very nice for sure, I just need to read first post first. and not last post first. looks like you have the sanding down pat. love it. great job. Evie

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                      • #12
                        Rolf,
                        that is just fantastic ! I have toyed with the idea and I think you just put me over the top That inlay is awesome !
                        Nice job !!
                        ...~Robert~
                        DW788 and Hawk 226

                        " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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                        • #13
                          Rolf, I love your basket, they are something I've been interested in making. I tried one, once, it turned out so bad it went in the firewood box.
                          I would like to know what kind of trim is around the top, is it all part of the hinge, where do you get it? You have inspired me to try again, if I can find the patten book I have. The problem I had with my first basket, was the feel of it after it was put together, I couldn't sand it to make it smooth, did you need to do a lot of sanding on yours, if so how did you do it, what did you use. I tried a mop sander on mine, maybe I didn't sand enough. Could you tell me what wood you used and what thickness it is.
                          Thanks
                          Marsha
                          LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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                          • #14
                            I am amazed at how much chatter my little basket has generated.
                            Inlay: I used 1/4 inch material , #2 Olsen skip tooth 2 deg angle (left side of table down) cut clockwise. The wood on the top will press into the wood on the bottom. In this case I had the maple on the bottom and mahogany on top. I did a test piece first and played with the angle until I got the results that worked best for me. Both pieces of wood have to be the same thickness. I am sure there are directions in one of John Nelsons books. I will try and find it.
                            Marsha,
                            The #2 blade left a very fine finish, I only had to sand off a bit of fuzz on the edges. I didn't even try to sand the sides, the risk of breaking the pieces is great. The trim around the top is part of the hinge. I bought them from National artcraft. http://www.nationalartcraft.com/ (pn 254-262-07 ).
                            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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                            • #15
                              Great job Rolf!
                              Bill
                              Delta P-20

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