Plantation Shutters #18: Drilled dowel holes, applied shellac, charred stiles & rails, wire brushed

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 07-24-2017 04:00 AM 1018 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Rabbets, beads, ammonia basswood, and miter saw accuracy error Part 18 of Plantation Shutters series Part 19: charred & scraped & wiped stiles/rails and louvers. »

I am using the Rocker 3/8” dowel jig to drill holes in the stiles & rails. I do not like it. Even though I clamped down the jig, it moves 1/32-1/16” during drill operation at times. My next plantation shutter window, I think update and enlarge my router mortise jig and use a plunge router to make holes/floating tenons. But I’m tired of delays so used it to drill over 100 holes today.
I applied 1 coat of shellac, went to store for new propane bottle, used my anti-weed propane torch, and charred the siles & rails (no glue in the dowels as of yet so can take apart). Brushed with wire brush. Then, went to Subway for dinner :)
More to come this week.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 12:24 PM

Interesting approach. I started reading and thought, oh no he’s going to ruin them. However, that last picture looks really really nice. Can’t wait to see what it looks like with the top coat on.

-- --Zach

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 03:45 AM

Looking great Holbs,, the char came out awesome

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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