LumberJocks

More splitsville

  • Advertise with us
Project by grosa posted 08-31-2010 05:29 AM 3535 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The arm rail was made by gluing 1/4” strips of maple and clamping them to the bar shape. Then I used a jig I made to round over th edge. It took 3 passes with a 2 1/2” radi. round over bit on a 3 1/4 hp plunge router. That will wake you up in the morning. One more set of pictures to come with the finished product.

-- Have a great day.





11 comments so far

View dakremer's profile

dakremer

2771 posts in 4430 days


#1 posted 08-31-2010 05:35 AM

Hey Grosa this looks awesome!! I couldn’t imagine doing something of this size! that must be fun as hell seeing it come together!! amazing job, cant wait to see the finished pics. (PS – these posts of the unfinished bar should be posted under “blogs” – I’m not scorning you, and it doesnt bother me one bit, but just letting you know since you are new here and maybe you didnt know, and it DOES bother some people. Only finished projects should be posted under “projects”) welcome to LJs!! I’m thinking you are gonna be one of those guys I ask lots of questions to :) haha

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

View grosa's profile

grosa

1090 posts in 4168 days


#2 posted 08-31-2010 05:53 AM

These are finished. or do you mean with a finish on it.

-- Have a great day.

View dakremer's profile

dakremer

2771 posts in 4430 days


#3 posted 08-31-2010 06:02 AM

yeah i just mean its not the “completed project” – finish and everything. again, doesnt bother me at all, just letting you know the “rules” around here. :) :) glad to have you aboard

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

View grosa's profile

grosa

1090 posts in 4168 days


#4 posted 08-31-2010 06:18 AM

OK, Ill try to figure out how to use the blogs. Sorry if I offended any one. I’ll stop.

-- Have a great day.

View nebulous's profile

nebulous

53 posts in 4466 days


#5 posted 08-31-2010 08:30 AM

To add some mixed messaging: I don’t mind this at all. It’s a finished construction piece to a large project, that’s essentially going to be a full room in an of itself.

Looks awesome!

That said, the blog is probably better, as it will also group all your posts together, which makes it easy to view everything.

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

18100 posts in 4527 days


#6 posted 08-31-2010 10:39 AM

Nice progress pics! Thx for sharing.

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

View tworedballs's profile

tworedballs

36 posts in 4228 days


#7 posted 08-31-2010 03:00 PM

Great insight into how you made this monstrosity. I was thinking you laminated several strips together, but didn’t know if that would be the most efficient way. Looks like it is and the result is incredible! How did you cut the inlay pieces for the “trough” just below the top and above the laminated rail?

View William's profile

William

9950 posts in 4181 days


#8 posted 08-31-2010 04:11 PM

I’m posting it here simply because I don’t know where else to stick these type suggestions. I’m still new here to LJ as well. I’m not saying this is the case here, but some people may shy away from the blogs section because of posting procedure for photos there. It’s much easier to post photos in the projects section than in blogs. At first I was a little intimidated by it. Inprojects you can post photos directly from your cmputer while in blogs you have to use an online file sharing site.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

View dakremer's profile

dakremer

2771 posts in 4430 days


#9 posted 08-31-2010 05:47 PM

i agree with you William….I think it’d be nice to be able to directly upload photos onto blogs…and honestly i dont know why that hasnt happened yet??? I think the format has to change for sure

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

View grosa's profile

grosa

1090 posts in 4168 days


#10 posted 09-01-2010 02:21 AM

William, I agree with you. I have been trying ti figure out the blogs for three days. I gave up ! I have thousands of pictures on hundreds of projects from start to finish. I show a picture and explain it in detail, That is the only way I know how to share knowledge correctly. That is why I will only post FINISHED PICTURES here and I will not show any more pictures on the progress of the project. But I will be glad to share It with you and tell you all about it. Knowledge is future, pass it on.

-- Have a great day.

View grosa's profile

grosa

1090 posts in 4168 days


#11 posted 09-01-2010 03:24 AM

tworedballs, I traced the profile of the bar on a glued up board. I placed the board on the top edge of the bar and traced the inside edge. I cut it out on the band saw, sanded it. Then with a pair of calipers I duplicated the inside edge to the out side. I cut that on the band saw and sanded it. I repeated that process all around the bar. Then I set up my William & hussy molder ( great tool for home or small shop) I ran all those parts and glued them in. It took me less time to do it that way than to wright a CNC program to cut it out. See high tech isn’t always faster.

-- Have a great day.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com