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Winner of the Project of the month: July 2017

Winner of the Project of the month: July 2017

With the most votes, the winner of July 2017 is jan_laux

Background story by Jan

Here’s his background story of the project – first in German, further down in English.

 

Meine Freundin hatte Geburtstag und ich wollte ihr einen neuen Couchtisch bauen !!!

Der Tisch ist aus Birke Massivholz gebaut und das Glas hat einen stärke von 10mm.

Ich machte mir zuerst eine kleine Skizze und gings sofort los. Die Teile hab ich an meiner Felder KS500 gesägt und die Verbindungen mit Flachdübel verleimt.

Mit dem Ergebnis bin ich sehr zufrieden (Freundin übrigens auch) und würde nichts ändern.

Grüße Jan

 

English version of  jan_laux’s story

My girlfriend had her birthday and I wanted to build her a coffee table !!!

The table is made out of solid birch wood and the glas is 10mm thick.

First I made a little sketch and started immediately. I cut the parts on my Felder KS500 and glued them together with flat dowels.

I am very happy with the result (my girlfriend too) and wouldn’t change a thing.

Greetings Jan

 


Have a look on Jan’s Page in the members area

Project of the month: July 2017

Project of the month: July 2017

This is the third post of our monthly series “Project of the Month”.

The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.

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So for July 2017, here are the three candidates.

  1. jan_laux: Couchtisch
  2. coftheburl: Coffee Table
  3. palleelgaard: Coffe Table

Cast your vote

Which of the following projects is your Project of the Month (July 2017)
  • jan_laux: Couchtisch 44%, 12 votes
    12 votes 44%
    12 votes - 44% of all votes
  • coftheburl: Coffee Table 30%, 8 votes
    8 votes 30%
    8 votes - 30% of all votes
  • palleelgaard: Coffe Table 26%, 7 votes
    7 votes 26%
    7 votes - 26% of all votes
Total Votes: 27
28.07.2017 - 04.08.2017
Voting is closed
Winner of the Project of the month: June 2017

Winner of the Project of the month: June 2017

With the most votes, the winner of June 2017 is Crazytimber.

Background story by Crazytimber

Here’s his background story of the project – first in German, further down in English.

Das Projekt hab ich eigentlich aus keinem bestimmten Grund gebaut bzw. gedrechselt. Ich brauchte ein Video für YouTube und da hab ich mich einfach in meinem Holzlager umgeschaut. Habe das Stück Pflaume gesehen und dachte mir „das kann doch eine schöne Schale mit einer netten rötlichen Farbe werden“. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt wusste ich noch nicht, dass dort Draht eingewachsen war.

Das allerwichtigste Material ist und war natürlich das Stück Pflaumenholz, mehr Material brauchst du beim Drechseln nicht.

Es waren nicht einmal so viele Maschinen, die zum Einsatz kamen. Hauptmaschine war meine Drechselbank eine Elektra Beckum HDM 1000. Sonst wurden noch verschiedene Drechseleisen Verwendet und ein Akkuschrauber mit einem Schleifaufsatz zum schleifen der Oberfläche.

Nach dem Aussuchen des Holzes habe ich es grob mit der Motorsäge zugeschnitten und  auf die Drechselbank aufgespannt. Als erstes habe ich die Außenform gedrechselt und geschliffen. Im Anschluss habe ich die Schale umgespannt und hab mit ein Forstnerbohrer das innere ausgebohrt. Jetzt habe ich angefangen und hab die Schale ausgehöhlt und bin auf den eingewachsen Draht gestoßen was die Arbeit erschwert hat. Zum Schluss wurde alles noch mal fein geschliffen und mit einer Bienenwachsmischung behandelt. Fertig war die Schale !

Wenn ich anfange mit dem Drechseln, hab ich keinen Plan. Was aus dem Holzstück wird, kommt mir meistens beim Drechsel somit hab ich keine Erwartungen an das Projekt gehabt. Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit dem Projekt, mir gefällt sehr, dass der Draht eingewachsen ist. Sowas macht die Arbeiten immer einzigartig. Im Nachhinein würde ich nicht einmal etwas anders machen, es hat alles geklappt und das ist die Hauptsache.

English version of Crazytimber’s story

I didn’t make the project for any particular reason. I needed a video for my YouTube channel and so I looked around my wood storage to find something to make. I saw the piece of plum and thought: “This could turn into a nice bowl with a nice reddish hue”. At this point I didn’t know that the blank contained an ingrown piece of wire.

The most important Material is, of course, the blank of plum wood – for turning you don’t need anything else.

I didn’t use that many machines, either. The main machine was my Elektra Beckum DHM 1000 lathe. I also used various turning chisels and a cordless drill with a sanding kit to sand the surface.

After picking the blank I roughly cut it to shape with the chainsaw and clamped it into the lathe. Then I turned the outside shape and sanded it. After that I turned the bowl around and used a Forstner bit to drill out the inside of the bowl. Now I started hollowing out the shape and came on the ingrown piece of wire, which made turning the bowl a lot harder. At the end I sanded everything up to a fine grit and gave the bowl its finish with a mixture based on bee’s wax. Now the bowl was finished!

When I start turning a piece I don’t have a plan for the final product. What a blank turns into usually emerges in the process of turning it so I didn’t have any expectations for this project either. I’m very pleased with the result, though. I like that it contains this ingrown piece of wire – something like that makes a piece unique. Looking back, I wouldn’t do anything differently – everything worked out and that’s always the main thing.


Have a look on Jonas’ Page in the members area. 

Livestream with Community Updates on 08.07.2017 (16:00 h CET)

Livestream with Community Updates on 08.07.2017 (16:00 h CET)

Saturday, 08.07.2017 at 16:00 h (CET) there will be an Instagram livestream with some updates on the developments of the European Woodworking Community. You can ask questions about the community, give us feedback or just hang out with other community members or people interested in our community.

 

Community Admin Simone will do the livestream in German on the Community IG Account.

 

So stay tuned and tune in at 4 pm next Saturday, 08.07.2017

Project of the month: June 2017

Project of the month: June 2017

This is the second post of our monthly series “Project of the Month”.

The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.

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So for June 2017, here are the three candidates.

  1.  crazytimber: Plumwood
  2. joris.kronenberg: Dose
  3. hobbymaschine: Schale

Cast your vote

Which of the following projects is your Project of the Month (June 2017)
  • crazytimber: Plumwood 52%, 11 votes
    11 votes 52%
    11 votes - 52% of all votes
  • hobbymaschine: Selbst gedrechselte Schale 29%, 6 votes
    6 votes 29%
    6 votes - 29% of all votes
  • joris.kronenberg: Dose 19%, 4 votes
    4 votes 19%
    4 votes - 19% of all votes
Total Votes: 21
20.06.2017 - 30.06.2017
Voting is closed
Project of the month: May 2017

Project of the month: May 2017

With this post we’re starting another series: At the beginning of each month we’re going to give you three projects made by community members to vote on. The vote will run for about a week and then we’re going to announce the project of the month. The winning maker will give you some behind-the-scences information about the project.

You can bring projects to our attention in two different ways:

We’re going to choose from those nominations but we can’t guarantee that any of them will come up in a vote because we have no idea how many projects will be sent in. The projects don’t have to be posted in that particular month.


So for May 2017, here are the three candidates.

  1. AoK: Kleines Schmuckkästchen
  2. schaefer.klaus: Kleine Holztruhe
  3. special_works: Teebox

Cast your vote

Which of the following projects do you want to vote for Project of the Month (May 2017)
  • AoK: Kleines Schmuckkästchen 36%, 19 votes
    19 votes 36%
    19 votes - 36% of all votes
  • special_works: Teebox 32%, 17 votes
    17 votes 32%
    17 votes - 32% of all votes
  • schaefer.klaus: Kleine Holztruhe 32%, 17 votes
    17 votes 32%
    17 votes - 32% of all votes
Total Votes: 53
28.05.2017 - 03.06.2017
Voting is closed