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TortoiseAvenger 2012-12-07 12:38pm

Woodworking Projects for Beadmakers
 
Any ideas for woodworking projects? I have some nice ash that I'd like to use up, and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about things I could make. I thought of a mandrel rack for drying... any other ideas?

I imagine I'm going to want some sort of organizer for my glass rods. Has anyone ever seen these made of wood?

houptdavid 2012-12-07 1:59pm

What size stock?, Can you resaw? Plane? Save the ash for something nice use a crap 2x4 or 4x4 end for a drying rack

Simple box. 2" deep with 1/2 lap joints on dividers for bead display (little cubbies) dado out front and back for a solid back and a glass front

Small display stands, with a piece of brass filler rod to hold up the bead(s)

Dr Bill 2012-12-07 2:01pm

tool caddy
 
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purpledragonfly 2012-12-07 2:57pm

2 Attachment(s)
here is how I store my glass

TortoiseAvenger 2012-12-07 3:00pm

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Originally Posted by houptdavid (Post 4181720)
What size stock?, Can you resaw? Plane? Save the ash for something nice use a crap 2x4 or 4x4 end for a drying rack

Simple box. 2" deep with 1/2 lap joints on dividers for bead display (little cubbies) dado out front and back for a solid back and a glass front

Small display stands, with a piece of brass filler rod to hold up the bead(s)

I like the idea of making displays... duh... didn't think of this. I'll need some displays in the future, so this seems like a good way to use the wood. I'll primarily be selling earrings and necklaces/pendants. I thought about making a glass topped display box, but I don't have a router, which seems necessary to hold the glass...

alb6094 2012-12-07 5:55pm

marble stands if you woodturn at all, lots of peeps need good marble stands

houptdavid 2012-12-07 6:57pm

You don't need a router, you can cut the grove for the glass with a table saw/Radial arm saw before you assemble the pieces

toothpayne 2012-12-08 8:27am

Now that is a piece of art. Nice.

TortoiseAvenger 2012-12-08 9:19am

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Originally Posted by purpledragonfly (Post 4181790)
here is how I store my glass

Sweet! Could never build that though. :(

houptdavid 2012-12-08 10:16am

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Originally Posted by TortoiseAvenger (Post 4182397)
Sweet! Could never build that though. :(

Why? It's just 2 boxes with a bunch of fence rails!

TortoiseAvenger 2012-12-08 11:03am

Fence rails? Hummmmm

purpledragonfly 2012-12-08 8:56pm

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Originally Posted by TortoiseAvenger (Post 4182499)
Fence rails? Hummmmm

Fence rails cut into 13 in sections and then stacked on top of each other.

bexrox 2012-12-10 4:25pm

You can rabbet the edges of the top of the box for the glass to sit in, if you have a table saw and a dado blade set. Even without the dado set you can do it, you just have to move your fence back a tiny bit after the first cut on all parts to make the cut a little wider. Or, even just one cut right on the edge of each piece would give you a 3mm bearing on all sides for your glass... I'd take it to at least two blade widths though, just to be sure..


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