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10Fingers
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  • 10Fingers
    replied to GEX Pieces and Box - Finished
    I did use a scroll saw "trick", but the box joints were cut on a table saw with a dado blade and a jig I built maybe 10 years ago. I have cut literally thousands of these fingers with this setup.

    The "trick" - When you cut through dadoes in a box like this there is...
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  • 10Fingers
    started a topic GEX Pieces and Box - Finished

    GEX Pieces and Box - Finished

    From ScrollSaw Woodworking & Crafts Spring 2017, a dozen GEX tessellation pieces plus a fitted box.

    For more background you can see my posts on the GEX project in Works in Progress.
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  • 10Fingers
    replied to GEX tessalation
    My daughter the art teacher suggested drawing the detail lines in india ink. Probably a good solution, if I had any. Or the requisite brush. Or could produce a clean line even if I had those things.

    My other daughter, the one who knows things, recognized the pattern as one developed...
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  • 10Fingers
    replied to GEX tessalation
    I will spare you the dreary details of our various failures to reproduce the lines in the original patterns. My issues boil down to two: 1) I have no ability to paint such a fine line and 2) the alcohol solvent in shellac plays havoc with pretty much any kind of marker or colored pencil.
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  • 10Fingers
    replied to GEX tessalation
    That's what I thought. I was wrong.

    It is not that you cannot make the cut, it is that the pattern tolerances are too tight for a narrower blade. Remember, you are not cutting out adjacent puzzle pieces, you are cutting individual duplicates. I cut four pieces with a #9 and had probably...
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  • 10Fingers
    started a topic GEX tessalation

    GEX tessalation

    I believe this is the first project from Scrollsaw Woodworking Magazine I have had reason to take up - there is an upcoming fifth birthday for a granddaughter to think of.

    After much thought and deliberation I choose to make mine out of 1/2" baltic birch plywood. Well, deliberation...
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