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Profile on Bread Board Ends #1: Breadboards

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Blog entry by JSMorgan posted 05-02-2018 03:52 PM 445 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Is it acceptable to profile breadboard ends?



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EarlS

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#1 posted 05-02-2018 04:27 PM

Along the outside edges shouldn’t affect the breadboard joint – whatever suits your fancy. Just keep in mind that the joint between the bread board and the table panels will have seasonal movement so you might think about making a v-groove along the joint. I didn’t make one on my desk and sanded it flush. Now when I run my hand over the joint I can feel where the finish cracked along the joint as the wood expanded and shrunk with the seasons. It would have looked and felt a lot nicer with a shallow v-groove.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 05-02-2018 04:59 PM

Earl,

Thanks for the tip. It seems like all the tables I’ve seen with breadboard ends have just the edge of the top with no profile. I am trying to imagine how it would look with either a roundover or ogee profile. The V groove sounds like a must.

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#3 posted 05-03-2018 06:27 PM

I would definitely do some more looking around LJ and google breadboard ends and look at the images to see what folks have done. In general that is a good approach to most things wood related. Someone has taken a picture or made a youtube video of just about everything imaginable.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 05-03-2018 06:45 PM

I’ve been looking. It seems the side edges are left without a profile. I assume that is the standard. My first table so I may try a profile on some scrap and see how that turns out.

Thanks, Earl

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#5 posted 05-03-2018 07:49 PM

I’ve seen modern tables that have a nice graceful curve on the outside of the breadboard ends, which softens the look over just your standard rectangle.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#6 posted 05-03-2018 08:25 PM

Capt.

Sounds like a plan. I just was something to make it look, I don’t know, maybe as you said, softer.

Thank you!

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