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The saga of the Bird Mouth Bit #3: Assembly with a clamping jig

01-08-2021 08:00 PM by splintergroup | 3 comments »

The bird mouth has been cut and now it’s time to section the sides and assemble the hexagon ring. Recall that I had used strips of veneer versus using a full-width or spliced together sheet. This is where things would be easier if I had done that 8^) My target side height was about 2” so I aligned the gaps between the veneer strips to that value, The trick is to also get the strips similarly aligned on the opposite side. I now want to cross cut the panel but I need to take precautions for tear out on the veneer and try not to damage the sharp bird mouth edge. Since the veneer will not ride flush with the saw surface due to the walnut strips, the best thing to d...

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