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Old 2012-12-07, 12:38pm
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Question 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?
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Old 2012-12-07, 1:59pm
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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)
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Old 2012-12-07, 2:57pm
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here is how I store my glass
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Old 2012-12-07, 3:00pm
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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...
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Old 2012-12-07, 5:55pm
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marble stands if you woodturn at all, lots of peeps need good marble stands
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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
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here is how I store my glass
Sweet! Could never build that though.
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Sweet! Could never build that though.
Why? It's just 2 boxes with a bunch of fence rails!
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Old 2012-12-08, 11:03am
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Fence rails? Hummmmm
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Fence rails? Hummmmm
Fence rails cut into 13 in sections and then stacked on top of each other.
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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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