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Corkscrew Cut!

This is a very simple way to add a unique design to your builds. I've used it in my coat rack as you can see in the picture! My father taught me this a while ago and he doesn't remember where he found it. I am in no way a pro wood worker, but I do like to build things!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
Materials:

- Squared piece of wood
Largest that I've worked and has come out successful is a 4" X 4" 
-Wood Glue
-Masking tape

Tools:
-Band Saw (easiest in my opinion)
-Clamps (to hold your piece together while it dries)

 
krobe3 years ago
Very cool. Have you ever tried doing this with a jig saw? No band saw available for me. It seems like it would be simple enough to sand down the 4 corners of the original block so that you would end up with a hole down the middle for a an electrical cord for a lamp as well.
You could mount your jigsaw under a bench like a router you would then have a near enough band saw.
JSWheeler (author)  krobe3 years ago
The only problem I've had with the jig is that it's very difficult to work a larger piece of wood. Yes and the electrical cord is a great idea! I did just that with the coat rack. It's able to run a cord through it. Hopefully for a future project!
thebeef23 years ago
Nice! I love woodworking, and this is something I've never seen before. Can't wait to try! Good work. Love your profile picture too
JSWheeler (author)  thebeef23 years ago
Haha beemo is my favorite.
Yoshinok3 years ago
Excellent 'ible. Great documentation too! Looking forward to trying this out.
jeff-o3 years ago
Hey, this is really clever! Thanks for sharing.
yoyology3 years ago
It's like book-matching on acid!
dreamberry3 years ago
Mind officially blown. Gotta make some Who furniture.
XOIIO3 years ago
Not really a corkscrew, just curvy. NEat idea though.
PACW3 years ago
Cannot wait to try this! You almost lost me at step four because my brain didn't turn with the wood and the corners fit so tight that it seemed like something else must have happened between the two pictures! Thanks so much for this!