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Blog series by BJODay updated 10-07-2015 08:02 PM 2 parts 2344 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Half assembled

10-06-2015 02:58 AM by BJODay | 1 comment »

My wife wanted a new porch glider. I purchased plans from Wood Craft. It has an apple design in the back and two sides. I decided to change it to an Irish trefoil knot. There was significantly more waste than I anticipated. A lot of wasted wood to avoid big knots. Here are some partially assembled pieces. I’m disappointed with the varnish finish. I rushed things. I should have diluted the varnish and applied additional coats. I’ll post a picture after final ...

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Part 2: Template and final

10-07-2015 08:02 PM by BJODay | 3 comments »

Here is the template I used to cut the trefoil pattern. I purchased a plunge router and this is the first project I used it on. The pattern repeats at a 60 degree rotation. The two 0.25” holes are used to align the template on a 60 degree axis. I tried a couple of tests first. The top was too deep and too wide. The lower test is narrower and only 0.125” deep. It looks better. Here is the final assembly. BJ

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