Cedar Driveway Gate #6: Whats in an arc

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Blog entry by WoodHoarder posted 05-30-2016 05:57 AM 2508 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Dimensioning the Stock Part 6 of Cedar Driveway Gate series Part 7: Cutting the Mortises »

I’m gonna focus a bit on how I made the arc as it is a little more complicated than the rest of the process.

To get the arc to the right proportion, I needed to laminate two pieces of wood. Here, I am laying out where the arc will fit using my template.

I’m used biscuits for alignment and to hopefully protect against de-lamination. It’s important to lay out where the biscuits are so that they don’t show when the arc is cut.

Biscuits are cut.


Wood is dimensioned and the lines are re-laid out.

Tenon partially cut on the band-saw.

A jig to router out the tenons.

Tenons after routing.

Cut out on the bandsaw.

Trimming the shoulder.

Now the template comes back into play. I use it as a pattern. I use a pattern bit on the router to clean up the

The pattern bit only gets so far.

Flip it and finish it up with a flush trim bit.

Now I have an arc that is ready to be fitted to the mortises.

Up next…Mortises.

-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.

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#1 posted 05-30-2016 03:19 PM

Nice , I like it. Looking really good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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