Trays #5: Titanic ServingTrays Profiling the Ends and Handles

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 04-02-2014 02:37 AM 1337 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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The production of the ends has been covered previously so I will not bore you with that again.

After measuring out the handle holes I used a 12.5mm straight bit to make the handle opening.

This I did on the shaper angling the stock end and slowly allowing the bit to fully penetrate the timber, once this was through it was just a simple matter of ensuring the handle was centralised on the timber.

I then used a round over bit to finish off the edges, then all will need a final fill and sand before the complete assembly.

Next came the drilling of the ends to allow screws to be used but hidden later.

The reason I opted for this method was because I may have laser cut tray bases, so I haven’t cut the base material yet.

The angle of the ends is 10 degrees and this creates a couple of issues drilling holes and clamping later so I made a jig to speed up the process, (read as it took longer to make the jig than it took to drill all the holes.) and ensure everything was accurate and repeatable.

The Jig

Description and Function:
Its a 1:1 frame for the ends to fit in and allow them to lie at 10 degrees so a drill press can drill the holes.

As I needed to also countersink the same holes I decided to use a removable top which allows alignment of the drill bit precisely and then removed, as the countersink bit is swapped over.

The jig slides from left to right and with the aid of clamp stops. This positions everything in the same location each time.

The left stop:

The Right stop

The end in position for drilling

Once I had them all drilled ready for assembly I then made some 10 deg blocks so I could clamp everything together in the correct position and attach screws.

Although the blocks look a bit rough they precisely locate all the parts at the correct angle and position to allow a screw to be inserted.

There may be a simpler way but that’s my effort first up!

Then comes the bases.

These have not been finalised but will be about 350mm x 440mm I do not want to cut the material until consulting with Larry.

But they will look something like this,

That’s all for now I will continue again after a visit to Lazy Larrys Wood Works with my sample pictures.

Apologises for the half done attempt in adding the blog initially everything seems OK now.

Stand by for some Wow effects from degoose !!

-- Regards Rob

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