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Making Mouldings #8: Dentil Work

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-14-2020 05:03 AM 419 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now here is a completely useless piece of woodworking in regard to Practicality.

However is an attractive way of dressing up featureless wood structures.
Its usually made out of wood these days however Romans no doubly used stone and Hungrians may be ferns, I am not sure, its even available as PVC if you were that way inclined.

Any way what the hell is it and how did it get its name.
Dentil as meaning teeth in appearance.

Its usually square blocks of timber spaced about 50% of the blocks width apart as a general rule.

But doesn’t have to be the spaces can be wider or narrower.
You may see it under a self below a window on a door or around the soffit of a house, or even under a picture rail if you have one these days.

Makes the front entrance of your workshop look really nice, if your lucky enough to have one.

No doubt not so common around California where you don’t want your Wedgewood with family portraits falling off when the house shook and dropping and breaking on you.

The production:

It starts off as a humble plank of wood.

Then fit your Box Cutter/Finger joint blade to your table saw.

You need to make a jig to do the repeatability just like Box cutting/finger jointing.

and away you go.

Once you have made enough that’s the first stage complete.

Check everything is as expected.
Sanding.
Now is the time to do any sanding so any whisker removal and sharp edge sanding a lot easier now than trying to do individual teeth later.

Be prepared for it to be a bit messy as there is a lot of material being removed in the process.

Check over your results and ensure its what was expected.

If all is good next remove the box cutter blade, the jig and replace with your fence and normal blade
and set the fence up to star ripping, and away you go.

Don’t let anything chatter as you are cutting or you may break teeth off.

Use push sticks and that sort of devices to ensure there is no inacuracies occurring or fingers getting shorter

Once you done that’s all there is to it.

Check out you excellent work and identify any defects, ( some teeth may have a few cavities/defects.
Unless your a duck of course!

Mark them for planning purposes later, there is nothing you can do now unless your a dentist.
They will be extracted when the planning layout is decided.

You will lose a few its expected,

How to make the jig and make the first cut

That’s all there is to it. ..... Now go clean up the mess!

Store them away carefully so a Beagle doesn’t chew them on for you

Tools you willl need
a table saw and accs
A special jig
A box Cuter Blade
material Hardwood
Some Abranet sandpaper and a Yellow “ducky” Holder LBD and Pottzy will supply these if you dont have any
a push stick or two
Dust mask

I don’t recommend making small dentil with soft wood as teeth break off faster than a duck spitting

You can also make it larger using blocks if you need to.

Here is a pallet bearer repurposed.

Enjoy

-- Regards Rob



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#1 posted 10-14-2020 08:29 AM



... Don’t let anything chatter as you are cutting or you may break teeth off....


I have the same Freud set and I don’t think those teeth break off that easy.

When’d you learn SketchUp? Not perfect, but a fair start…

Where the hell,

are the columns??

Ya got me all enthusiastic, but I’ve read this over three times and am fairly sure you gavent shown me how to make the columns… or is that the next episode?

So with all those teeth, you preparing all the neighbourses houses for haloween?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 10-14-2020 09:58 AM

rc, forgot to ask… Is dentil a tutel without teeth?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 10-14-2020 10:44 AM

Hey LBD how about a hint regarding some hi tech Lazy Susan you have made.

Did you check out Sam’s marble bearing LS post?

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/416832

and as the Blackboard guy on Mr Squizzle used to say…

“And hurry up”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PGL80arbv0

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 10-14-2020 10:53 AM

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 10-14-2020 11:56 AM



Hey LBD how about a hint regarding some hi tech Lazy Susan you have made.

Did you check out Sam s marble bearing LS post?

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/416832

- robscastle


I’m not that clever to make my own… I’m happy to pay half the price of the marbles for a proprietary aluminium or metal one.

My lazy Susans are hidden and I see no reason to spend time making something you can’t see. Furthermore I guess it wouldn’t turn as smoothly though I’d be interested in seeing how the two layers are held together… might just go and ask to add another stat to the blog.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 10-14-2020 12:02 PM

You still haven’t fully explained the fate of the tutel!!!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 10-14-2020 12:20 PM

You mean to say I spent all my resting moments in between making my Dentil Post today ferreting around snooping into your posts, on a red herring and you now say You have not made some new fangled LS at all?

The TURTLE
t.u.r.t.l.e He is gone vanished without a trace.

Taken

As Liam would say

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 10-14-2020 12:59 PM



The TURTLE
t.u.r.t.l.e He is gone vanished without a trace.

Taken

As Liam would say

- robscastle


Does that mean that the upside down shell is all that’s left of the tutel or was that his US army helmet lover?

If hes not a tutel was he a terrorpyjn?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 10-17-2020 05:43 AM

I expect somebody or thing had turtle soup for a meal.

Hope they choke!

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 10-17-2020 07:33 AM

Poor little tutel, first he gets whooped by a wabbit... then he becomes a meal for some connoisseur unscrupuli... and no longer capable to turn tail on that wascally wabbit!

No wallet resurrection will atone for such an unconsumable transgression. In comparison, my involvement with that neferious wallet is just petty theft.

FAIW, I had a similar episode with a green tree snake I had years ago… but I fed it a mouse before he managed to escape… I had to use the arrow keys on my PC for months before I got another worthy replacement mouse.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 10-17-2020 02:53 PM

I am having trouble getting my turtle to be able to follow the arrow keys, any help on how to do so would be greatly appreciated. I’m sure this question has been asked before, though I can’t seem to find it, and the ones I do find are for older versions.

-- Regards Rob

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#12 posted 10-17-2020 11:40 PM

I am having trouble getting my turtle to be able to follow the arrow keys, any help on how to do so would be greatly appreciated…
- robscastle


Not being a zoologist (sound like one too few ”o”)... tutel behaviour is not my field of expertise… however, if you feed a gaggle of ducks some pork tied to a string, apparently they digest pork quikly and soon you have a string of ducks prepared to follow whereever you string it out. Surely there must be a tutel equivalent and you’ll have the little bugger marching to your procession without any desire for liberty.

”Sorry.”... to the duck’s bum in front of me… and ”stop pushing!”.. from behind!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#13 posted 10-18-2020 05:13 AM

Oh yes Errol Flynn !

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 10-18-2020 06:09 AM


Oh yes Errol Flynn !

- robscastle

Touché...Yeah, Uncle E.... OUR Wicked Wicked Ways... he was always a duck follower… I don’t read much… but I always read the classics!

But you’re avoiding the tutel...
BTW. Did you lift his tail to confirm him a him or should his tail be a tale of a her?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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