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Cedar Driveway Gate #11: Diagonals

11-15-2016 04:56 AM by WoodHoarder | 1 comment »

After some discussion on diagonal bracing, I decided to go with 3/4 inch diagonals that fit flush with the rails behind the back of the panels. The diagonals were to be put in compression. After another trip to the lumberyard and dimensioning with the planer, jonter and table saw. Built some “jackstands” to get the gate to a better working height. Laying out the geometry. Cutting on miter saw. Cut rabbets with the router. Chamfer with router bit and match end grain chamfer with block plane. Cut groove with router and stop blocks. Needed to make fillers in the channel for the bearing to ride against. Match insertion angle ...

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