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Fancy Corners, for a box #1: Starting back up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 10-13-2021 05:10 PM 504 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Been on the Injured Reserve for most of the last 6 weeks….Just NOW getting to where I can move around without either a crutch or a cane. Able to go up and down stairs….IF I take them slowly. There be a Baker’s Cyst in the right knee, making things…”difficult”.....anyway…

Got woke up one night…while enjoying the FIRST good night’s sleep (pain-free!) in a LONG time….seems my Single Brain Cell Sketch Up had come up with a fancy little box project….involves a different way to join mitered corners…

Roh-Kay, Raggy…cut a plank down to size needed, out of a 1×6 x 6’ Ash plank, that still has to be carried TO the shop. Then the tablesaw fun can begin.

Once an end is all nice and squared up (4 squared?) there needs to be a groove milled into each end…into the end grain…say about a 2 pass with the tablesaw blade, to center it. Not sure about depth..yet.

Next? Tilt the saw blade to 45 degrees…we have miters to mill…according to this “Paper Plan”...

Hmm, may have to use the Zero Clearance Overlay…do all ends this way…and hope they will line up..

Into a square corner. “Not much space for glue..?” But wait, there’s MORE. Plan is to reduce the box height from 6” down to about 4” or so….the “scrap” will have a different use…

Stanley 45 to mill a bead….tablesaw to remove anything in red…Bead is to stand out a bit….legs to fit into the grooves..like this..

Now, while the saw blade WAS at 45 degrees, I could carry the bevel all around on the “Show Face” and maybe add a rebate for a lid of some sort. Bottom panel can be housed in a normal groove along the bottom inside edges..

So, first thing after Rehab on the knee this morning…that plank will get taken to the shop. Last night was a bit of “Prep work”...seems it had been a while since I last worked in the shop..

Needed to clear the top of the saw off…

Make sure the mitre gauge is square to the blade…

Was “off” a couple degrees…and see about cleaning up the bench…

And get rid of that grinder for a while….will NEED the vise holding it. I might want to clean the floor a bit, too?

Ya think?

Anyway, this knee will decide on how long I stay IN the shop each session…and..it will NOT be any epic 6 hour Marathons, either.

Stay tuned…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use



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splintergroup

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#1 posted 10-13-2021 09:19 PM

Interesting!

For something like that I’d try using a conventional lock miter bit, assemble w/glue, then cut the corner notch and fill with your bead.

Looking forward to your solution.

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LeeRoyMan

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#2 posted 10-14-2021 12:10 AM

Single Brain Cell Sketch Up has more computing power,
but real Sketch Up paints a better picture. :)

Is one of these this what you’re thinking?

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bandit571

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#3 posted 10-14-2021 02:43 AM

Bottom one…just needs a bigger bead, is all.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#4 posted 10-14-2021 02:49 AM

Stanley 45 is now assembled, has a #23 Bead cutter on board…need to fine tune the fence a bit…went around and marked which corner matches which other corner…..so the insides will show a number at each end, I just have to match numbers, like a #1 goes with the other #1…

Have the right knee on ice right now….been a LONG day for it…will see how tomorrow goes…

Will start on Part #2 in a little bit….stay tuned

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 10-14-2021 03:32 AM

Interested to see how this one works out. Looks like a spiffy corner detail, and quite a bit stronger than a plain miter.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Eric

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#6 posted 10-15-2021 01:39 AM

I have to watch and see how this turns out. Always looking for a stronger corner joint which is different.

Take it easy on that knee and don’t overwork it

-- Eric, building the dream

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bandit571

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#7 posted 10-15-2021 02:23 AM

I think I NOW have a pattern for them splines…took a few tries, today…

Had to refine things a little bit,,first couple weren’t that great..

try again tomorrow…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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splintergroup

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#8 posted 10-15-2021 02:28 PM

Looks like once you nail that profile, you can create a good stash of long sections for future boxes.
One day at a time!

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