cypress awnings

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Project by hootr posted 06-19-2009 03:32 AM 1903 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are some awnings i made for home a couple years ago
1/8” cypress laminate bent on a jig
2 1/2” angle iron spaced 1” apart, whole bunch of c-clamps, cut off the t handle and weld on 3/4” nut to speed up the clamp process with air wrench
the slots in the plywood are for cauls and clamps to minimize the upward sliding of the slats during clamping
this one is a 36” half circle for a 18” awning

George’s steering wheel blog inspired me to post this, i’m unsure about how to join the two halves for a full circle

-- Ron, Missouri

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#1 posted 06-19-2009 06:17 AM

Nice jig. Nice awnings.

Never be afraid to post. Asking for help especially in a blog will allways get some info.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 06-19-2009 07:20 AM

good job

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#3 posted 06-19-2009 03:38 PM

Hey Hootr,
That good idea is just what I need for a job on full swing-up windows….nice one.

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#4 posted 06-19-2009 06:32 PM

thanks for the feed back
they paid for themselves last week, we had 3-4” hail
dented the siding but saved the glass

-- Ron, Missouri

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