Walnut headboard sticking molding with hollows and rounds

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Project by Zjawin posted 02-23-2013 10:29 AM 1826 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build a headboard by my in-laws, and during that time I was moonlighting at a cabinet shop doing drafting and assembly. As it happened, the shop was making a large quantity of walnut record player bases and the client wanted clear walnut with no figure so I was able to snatch up 40 or so bf of 20” wide figured walnut.

In the photos you’ll see how I extended my bench with a sticking board to cut the panel and crown cornice moldings. The first step is to draft the moldings, cut templates from plastic and use them to mark the ends of the sticks. Then I used the dimensions to make a stepped sticking board to fit the rabbet on the panel molding. After which I use a combination of rabbet plane to rough it out and clean it up with a shoulder plane; this is how I do all of the starting rebates.

After the rabbets are cut, I stuck em on the sticking board and created steps with the rebate and plow plane; here it will only need to be roughly done since you follow with a gouge to cut the sharp edges off and then use a combination of hollows and rounds to shape the profile.

The same was done for the cornice molding however I used a drawknife to shape the angled back edges and cleaned them up with a block plane.

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 01:09 PM

Fantastic job on the molding, it came out beautiful. Great use of old wooden molding planes, you make the guys at Anthony Hay’s shop very jealous, at least I know I am. Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 05:17 PM

If that shop was making record player bases, it must have been a couple of days ago. Great looking molding,
and wonderful looking set of hand tools hanging on the wall, set off by that millwaukee cordless drill in the
picture. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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