Cedar Driveway Gate #9: Chamfer, Channel, Weep Holes, and Drawbore

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Blog entry by WoodHoarder posted 08-21-2016 05:46 AM 1674 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Tenons and Some Details Part 9 of Cedar Driveway Gate series Part 10: Vertical Slats »

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on this project to I’d like to catch up with the progress. Last time I posted, another lumberjock mentioned a concern with a lack of diagonal bracing. I’ve been seriously looking into altering the design to make sure I cover this issue. I posted in the forum and received some pretty great feedback. Here is the link if anyone is interested:

So moving on, I needed to do some detail work the edges.

I used a chamfering bit to get a good consistent edge.

Using a slotting bit and a router I cut a 3/8” deep channel to accommodate the vertical slats

Next, I needed to drill some weep holes in the bottom to allow the channels to drain

I started the holes on the drill press to get them straight. I finished with the hand drill and a long bit.

I cleaned the top and bottom of the holes with a countersink.

To make the Joints as solid as a rock, I decided to use drawbores.

Laid out the holes.

Using my scrapped together setup, I drilled 3/8” holes with a bradpoint drill bit on the drill press.

I offset the holes on the tenons 1/16” towards the shoulder.

After 32 holes , it’s getting closer.

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

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 03:24 PM

Looking forward to the final product. Great project!

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