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post #1 of 12 Old 01-25-2008, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Hi! I'm Jessica...
I'm taking a woodworking class at a junior college, so I thought i'de join this site to get some tips and talk about woodworking. I'm completely new to this...never used a power tool in my life except for a drill with a basic bit.
I'm an artist so I mainly want to make my own custom frames, and when I get more experience, I want to get pretty crazy with the "custom" part, with lots of decorative design. I also screen print, I love hands on stuff!!
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I want to get pretty crazy
At least you have direction . Welcome Jessica.
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Hi, its easier than than you think, you'll amaze yourself with the quality of your own work. Wood makes itself if you let it, just follow its que.
Watch your fingers, sharp tools demand lots of respect.
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Welcome to the site Jessica!
Any type of woodworking is very addictive, be careful.

Did you say tool sale?

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Yes your fingers are important...I second that.

Welcome, Jessica.
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Hey, thanks for all the replies! Lots of nice people in here. and trust me, i'm VERY protective of my hands and fingers! I won't even go snowboarding out of fear of breaking my wrists.

Woodworking looks to be pretty easy once I get the hang of it, after watching my teacher do demos on how to use the tools. But is wood carving difficult? Are there tools that make carving something like a round knob with a spiral in it easier? I want to make frames that have something like a big arch on the top and some spiral-like looking knobs on the corners....I don't know the terminology for this kind of stuff. I like the look of the french and roman ogee router bits and I would like to be able to continue the straight cuts into round cuts, making some kind of spiral design before going back to a straight cut. I hope this makes some sort of sense
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Theres a tool for that, I dont remember the name though. It placed in a drill press, its sort of a drill bit. It cuts designs into the wood while pressing.

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Yes I've seen New Yankee workshop do just that on TV.

cool stuff, makes for detailing fun.

I think the Master Carpt. is Norman.

On every week. I think you can even order a segement [with today's you tube and easy recording you may not have to order].

Check out You Tube for drill pressing bits/drill press designs.
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here's drill bit press advice of what NOT to do:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHZoa48Jlec
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-25-2008, 10:23 PM
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That was funny.

The bit is a Rossette.
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That rosette looks pretty neat. This youtube video shows up close exactly what I'de like to do. Near the beginning, when it shows the close up of the leg of the cabinet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACDGS...eature=related
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Rooms To Go sells something similar to that.

Big difference today I think the wooden outfits are all mixed up with different types of wood [some not that great]. Therefore, cheap!

but to hand carved it would be very difficult I think. thank god for machiness to do big jobs.

always helps to snoop around.
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