November 22, 2022, 3:05am
Anyone have any great ways to conceal the edges where two flat wood pieces join?
November 22, 2022, 3:38am
You might like these two threads:
THERE ARE PICTURES DOWN BELOW! Don’t run away because of all the dumb text
I’ve recently completed a study of various inlay-esque plane jointing techniques, where two pieces of wood butt up against each other edge-to-edge in the same plane. As with my finger joint roundup, I had a few rules I set up at first to keep the scope manageable.
No more than two species of wood involved.
No “islands”. All wood needed to be firmly attached to its “side” of the joint
Light, constant kerf cor…
Finger joints are practical and boring. Rather than fighting against them as a constraint, I tried to imagine them as design elements. I only had one general rule: Anything added should actually be part of the joint. This is about finger joints, not inlay projects. This is what I came up with.
The techniques came in a few varieties:
Obscured: I tried to implement them in a way that would minimize or distract from the inherent blockiness.
Highlighted: Run toward the light. Incorporate …
Both talk about that sort of thing.
If you can’t hide it - accentuate it. Make it a feature.
If you can’t hide it -
What you can’t hide, Flaunt. A very famous rule…
This is an example…
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November 22, 2022, 4:38am
I haven’t tried it yet, but mitered edges are on my experimental To Do list.
Some of you may remember the teaser I posted a few days ago about miter cuts on the Glowforge. I finally scraped together enough “me” time to finish the project. I’ve been working on it a long time! (
@marmak3261 saw parts of it when he visited last week). First, the finished project, then I’ll show the progress photos in case anybody is interested in trying something similar.
Total height is 4.25" and the “stained glass” panels are 2" each side including the walnut corne…
Then again you can avoid edge connections completely…
November 22, 2022, 4:45am
For 90-degree angles, acrylic facades work great.
November 22, 2022, 6:34am
I really like this double helix design!!! Great work!
There are several more “in the hopper” though one is very fishy.
Well, I no longer have to
November 25, 2022, 5:42pm
I really love the design!
November 25, 2022, 5:45pm
is still broken waiting for a part… so I’m just looking at things that I can’t make.
::insert Lucille Ball loud cry:::
You can plan and get ready?
Wishing your machine good health soon.
November 25, 2022, 5:54pm
I have completed designs, however, I can’t test betas. For example, I have some leather stitch holes, and no way of determining if they are spaced correctly, the correct distance, etc.
so I completed the design, but may need to go back after testing the holes.
We need a regional Glowforge parts distribution center for Hawaii
November 25, 2022, 6:09pm
You are getting fishy again
Back to the op.
I have always found that a single plane tends to be weak which is why I went to the fingers system to start with. However, when confronted with a situation where that was not possible, I engraved the interacting area down to less than a millimeter so in the offending area (it was plywood) it was as thin as veneer and worked very well.
December 26, 2022, 1:40pm
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