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Blog entry by oldnovice posted 11-06-2018 11:18 PM 387 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This did qualify as a wood project because it is bamboo flooring and bamboo is not wood, it’s a grass
I cut this out of left over flooring that Fernando, a head nurse, gave me to play with and, as I really didn’t have any play time I made this for him.

It didn’t cut too bad but not nearly as clean as wood!
The finish on the very too layer is extremely thin and it was difficult to not have any chip out.

The lettering and border were cut with an Onsrud 1/8” tapered (77-102) ball end mill while the cutout was done with an Onsrud down cut bit (57-910) for 1/16” to minimize the chipping of the top layer and finished cutout with an Onsrud Super “O” (65-025) bit. The down cut did work as the was almost no chipping, as I have seen on plywood, on the cutout passes. These are all carbide bits as most of the material is bamboo but a binding material.

I probably won’t cut the grass again, wood cuts much better.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"



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justoneofme

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#1 posted 11-06-2018 11:38 PM

You can cut my grass any day! You may have experienced difficulties, but it sure looks good from this angle!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#2 posted 11-07-2018 12:50 AM

Nice work oldnovice,

Thanks for the education lesson on bamboo!

kinda puts a different meaning on “do you want me to hit you with a stick”

as opposed to “do you want me to hit you with a piece of grass”

I hope Fernando appreciated the work

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 11-07-2018 07:19 AM

Great te read you used LMT Onsrud cutters, and you made a great board also.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 11-07-2018 03:27 PM

Looks fine to me as well. You are splitting hairs about the bamboo, blades work on both wood and grass and that works for me…

Here in La Conner, enjoying some mild weather as a respite from Anchorage, where there is a bit of snow on the ground…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 11-07-2018 07:11 PM

Super nice work on this. I’ll bet your friend was more than pleased! Bamboo is very hard on edge tools as I’m sure you are aware. My eldest son once tried very hard to get me to make a bamboo fly fishing rod for him, but I flat out refused knowing how much hand planing work and iron sharpening would be necessary.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 11-07-2018 08:12 PM

Dutchy, I really like the Onsrud bits especially the Super “O”.
I have yet to see something this bit doesn’t cut like butter.
The only thing you have to watch out for is cutting thin material as the bit will tend to pull it up.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 11-07-2018 09:26 PM

Onsrud is bought a couple of years ago by the LMT group (Leitz metal tooling) Leitz is originated in Oberkochen near Aalen in Baden Wurtenberg. The Leitz descendants have the company split a while back in Leitz GmbH & Co. KG and LMT.

Members of Leitz GmbH & Co. KG) are Leitz Werkzeuge, KWO, Boehlerit and Schumacher und Sohn.

Members of LMT are Onsrud, Belin, Fette and Kieninger.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 11-07-2018 11:12 PM


The only thing you have to watch out for is cutting thin material as the bit will tend to pull it up.

- oldnovice

That is why in German it is called “Ziehender Schnitt”

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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htl

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#9 posted 11-08-2018 10:38 PM

That’s a lot prettier job than I would have done.
NICE WORK!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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