Cedar Driveway Gate #11: Diagonals

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Blog entry by WoodHoarder posted 11-15-2016 04:56 AM 1362 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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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 with cutoffs and a chisel.

Final fitting with block plane and shoulder plane.

Up next: Assembly

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

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#1 posted 01-19-2017 09:30 PM

Looking good. Any recent progress? I’m looking forward to seeing the finished work.

-- Clin

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