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Well, a side project to my main project to not lose any time ... My mom requested this for her shop so we shall see how it goes.

The inspiration came from this: 

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All credit for the design: https://www.archiexpo.com/prod/pacini-cappellini/product-57238-450398.html

 

So we shall see how this goes 🙂

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Got my dimensions figured out ...

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Drawing out ... can never have enough buckets to get your round corners haha! 

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a ductape adapter always works out well

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Finished with the 2 leg templates ... 

 

Off to the store to buy some lumber for both projects now. Going to try out Ash for this set ... never used it before and for $2.30 BF it seems reasonable. 

 

2 questions, for now:

1)What is easier to attach these onto the hardwood for templating? Is it double sided sticky tape, or the blue tape and super glue trick ... not sure what is easier to do and easier to clean up. 

2) Anything I should to do protect the MDF from break or tearing apart etc etc? 

Thoughts?

 

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Blue tape and super glue is faster and easier to clean up.  Especially when it comes to the project pieces and for this you will be having a lot of them.  Its even faster with the CA glue actuator spray. 

Just a quick coat of shellac or rattle can clear finish of any kind on the edges of you MDF templates.

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12 minutes ago, Chet said:

Blue tape and super glue is faster and easier to clean up.  Especially when it comes to the project pieces and for this you will be having a lot of them.  Its even faster with the CA glue actuator spray. 

Just a quick coat of shellac or rattle can clear finish of any kind on the edges of you MDF templates.

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On 10/15/2020 at 10:34 AM, Bushwacked said:

Well, a side project to my main project to not lose any time ... My mom requested this for her shop so we shall see how it goes.

The inspiration came from this: 

image.png.059ad9d9352172f7dfd2fe24b14d54d8.png

All credit for the design: https://www.archiexpo.com/prod/pacini-cappellini/product-57238-450398.html

 

So we shall see how this goes 🙂

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Got my dimensions figured out ...

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Drawing out ... can never have enough buckets to get your round corners haha! 

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a ductape adapter always works out well

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Finished with the 2 leg templates ... 

 

Off to the store to buy some lumber for both projects now. Going to try out Ash for this set ... never used it before and for $2.30 BF it seems reasonable. 

 

2 questions, for now:

1)What is easier to attach these onto the hardwood for templating? Is it double sided sticky tape, or the blue tape and super glue trick ... not sure what is easier to do and easier to clean up. 

2) Anything I should to do protect the MDF from break or tearing apart etc etc? 

Thoughts?

 

That is going to be one hell of a glue up. I don’t envy you at all. 😁

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33 minutes ago, Tmize said:

That is going to be one hell of a glue up. I don’t envy you at all. 😁

Haha. Yaaaa glueing. I don’t want to think about that yet lol. I got plenty of routing to do that hopefully goes well first though. 
 

Rough milled the ash today .. now letting it sit over night and final mill tomorrow 

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59 minutes ago, Bushwacked said:

Haha. Yaaaa glueing. I don’t want to think about that yet lol. I got plenty of routing to do that hopefully goes well first though. 
 

Rough milled the ash today .. now letting it sit over night and final mill tomorrow 

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That is some good looking ash!

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After taking some time off earlier this month, I decided its time to get back at it .. 

 

Got all the parts cut out roughly ... 

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Blue Tape trick worked like a dream!! 

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Then to sand to get it closer to the template and less routing needed ... nothing a little 40 grit paper cant take care of 🙂

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Got everything routed and cut ... 

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Then had to come up with this crazy contraption to try and glue these things up ... overall it went really well. There are a couple gaps I need to fill due to getting a little close on the sanding or a router issue. 

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Fully clamped up .. tried my best to keep things close to 90* it was rough!! 

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2 hours ago, Kev said:

In the end, I don't think you're even going to see these right?  I'd be tempted to just put some epoxy in them if they're not going to be seen.

These will be seen they are on top ... unless decorations cover them up 

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1 minute ago, Bushwacked said:

These will be seen they are on top ... unless decorations cover them up 

That's right..  I had to go back and see what the configuration was going to be..

Might be a cool detail to run each joint across the table saw and insert a shim???  Then they would all be consistent.  

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I know it would be an added expense and more work but I would be tempted to add an iron on veneer across the tops of all of them. Looking back at the original design, that is a bunch of veneer ($).  But hey, it’s only your money😀!  Or, remake the bad ones?

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11 hours ago, Kev said:

That's right..  I had to go back and see what the configuration was going to be..

Might be a cool detail to run each joint across the table saw and insert a shim???  Then they would all be consistent.  

Something like that I was pondering as well ... 

10 hours ago, Coop said:

I know it would be an added expense and more work but I would be tempted to add an iron on veneer across the tops of all of them. Looking back at the original design, that is a bunch of veneer ($).  But hey, it’s only your money😀!  Or, remake the bad ones?

haha that would be a loooot of veneer/money 🙂 

10 hours ago, Woodenskye (Bryan) said:

Another option would be take a v groove bit and do a shallow pass at each point. This would be more consistent and an added little detail. 

I never thought of this, but a slight v groove might actually look kinda cool.

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21 hours ago, Woodenskye (Bryan) said:

Another option would be take a v groove bit and do a shallow pass at each point. This would be more consistent and an added little detail. 

 

11 hours ago, Bushwacked said:

I never thought of this, but a slight v groove might actually look kinda cool.

When you get them all done, clamp them together and cut the "V" groove in all of them at once with a straight edge.

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going for the v groove cut today ... sanded everything yesterday and after 4 hours I was worn out haha. A lot more hand sanding that I was expecting. Will get some pics of this wonderful adventure 🙂 

Then I will start gluing up everything, but pretty sure that is going to be another slow process as I can do it half and half or anything. Pretty much have to go leg by leg due to the design. Should be interesting haha! 

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