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Project by BB1 posted 01-02-2022 07:58 PM 696 views 2 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was inspired by a number of other LJ projects (here and here).
First is walnut, oak, and cherry. Other is mystery wood (picked up in a bunch of cutoffs), maple, and cherry. Finished with GF High Performance.

Thinking I’ll try another as I’m not fully happy with either. I like the first one for color, but second for the raised center cross. Both have some gaps as my glueup wasn’t spot on. Nice way to use up extra pieces

Belated Happy New Year to all the LJ.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 01-02-2022 08:12 PM

Beautiful work , Barbara…...............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 01-02-2022 08:13 PM

Good job

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Andre

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#3 posted 01-02-2022 08:32 PM

Look good to me, can hardly notice the boo boo :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 01-02-2022 08:33 PM

I think they both look nice Barb! The crafter is always critical of their own work. For me I strive for perfection but seldom do I achieve 95% satisfaction. Never give up the more you do the better it gets
Happy New Year!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 01-02-2022 08:40 PM

Nice work BB! 8^)

Fine use for cutoffs but plenty of quality time with the miter gauge and TS!

I made a version of these based only on photos. Took some thinking on how to make the center spine crossing rigid.

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#6 posted 01-02-2022 08:44 PM

Nice work. This is a great use of scraps.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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BB1

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#7 posted 01-02-2022 08:56 PM

Jim and oldrivers- thanks! Fun little projects

Andre – thanks. I tried sanding and filling in for the gaps. Overall took care of most of the alignment issues.

Tony – thanks. Maybe the reason I stick with this hobby is the pursuit of the ever elusive “perfect project” ;)

Splintergroup- I saw yours in one of the prior posts (nicely done of course!). I started to try to figure it out on my own, but then just used the measurements found online. I did half-lap (I think that is the right terminology) to form that base cross. Then all the other pieces are stacked or glued to the side of that.

Bob – thanks. Agree – was nice to use up some random pieces.

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Eric

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#8 posted 01-02-2022 09:39 PM

They look very nice Barb, I like the raised center better. Nicely done, keep posting the projects.

-- Eric, building the dream

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BB1

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#9 posted 01-02-2022 10:17 PM

Eric – thanks. If I try another, it will have the center cross raised as I like that design better. Also considering trying to double the dimensions to 1/2 inch pieces and then will need to increase overall size for proportion.

Splintergroup mentioned miters and there aren’t any in this design. I thought about it but then just followed the online picture. Would increase the challenge and would make it at a higher level.

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 01-02-2022 11:00 PM

Sorry for the confusion, the miters were 90’s (vertical) to cut each piece to length with a square edge where they butt together.

I did miter (22.5 deg) some of my segments based on the photos.

I finally did discover the lap joint. I had used a recessed center (I do like your raised one better) so the shorter top piece of my centers was left full length to straddle the lower center butt joints (forming a lap joint)

If you go to half inchers, you’ll have a nice wall center piece!

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BB1

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#11 posted 01-02-2022 11:08 PM

Splintergroup- you lost me on how you did yours! For mine, I had cut all to length as outlined in the online picture I found. Then I took them all inside to glue up, only to realize I had to deal with how to make the “base cross” as the pieces were full length and width. Back out to the shop to do the lap joint. Even though not perfect it was very stable once all the side pieces were glued in place.

There are many ways to construct this – good mental challenge to consider alternatives and ways to improve.

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BB1

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#12 posted 01-03-2022 12:59 AM

This what I had found online.

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Eric

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#13 posted 01-03-2022 01:08 AM

Looks like you nailed it, great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#14 posted 01-03-2022 01:37 AM

Nice crosses. I also prefer the raised center, though both look nice.

-- Dan, TN

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BB1

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#15 posted 01-03-2022 01:45 AM

Eric – don’t look too close! Few errors on getting all the little side pieces cut. Worked out so each is unique!

Brogan- thanks. I agree. I think I had a width issue with the first one so that resulted in the center cross being lower. Adjusted couple measures on my try #2. Learning a bit with each.

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