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Plantation Shutters #11: rough dimensioning the shutter frames

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 06-11-2017 04:11 AM 494 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Window Casing completed. Next, the shutter frame & shutters themselves Part 11 of Plantation Shutters series Part 12: I just wasted all this wood because of a simple moronic mistake »

Finally got around to purchasing basswood for the shutter frames. 2 10’ x 6.5”ish and 7’ x 6”.

Rockler science super computer says to make width at 1 1/6”. So I had to buy what my local hardwood distributor had on hand and that would be 8/4. For future shutters, I’ll have to ask if I can special order 5/4 (which might be pushing it) or 6/4 if those sizes even come in basswood. 8/4 is what I got so that means…my first time resawing! I gots an 2001 Taiwan clone 3/4 HP motor 14” bandsaw with a brand new 1/2” Timberwolf 3 TPI resaw blade with the help of the Kreg bandsaw fence. I previously tried out a 3/4” Timberwolf resaw blade but that was too much tension for my poor ‘ol bandsaw. This 1/2” cut like butter for the 4 1/2” tall pieces and thankfully, no drift:

Some jointing and table sawing later…I have all the pieces roughly cut (everything is 1/16”-1/8” oversized til final runs). 16 stiles, 8 upper and 8 lower rails for 8 panels.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter



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#1 posted 06-12-2017 10:24 PM

Holbs, Do you need any of the old S shaped shutter holders?

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#2 posted 06-12-2017 11:41 PM

I don’t think so, Dan. However, how would those shutter holders work? I am open minded to try other shutter holders for future windows. Right now, going to use the Rockler shutter pins for this one window. I do have 9 other window though.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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#3 posted 06-13-2017 03:47 AM

Originally they used a big nail through the hole and now they use a lag screw. They are mounted beside the shutter and turned to hold the shutters open, folded back against the building. Turn it to release them for closing.

The reason for the question is, I have a bunch of these pieces and if you can use them, I would send them to you for the cost of a small flat rate box.

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#4 posted 06-13-2017 03:49 AM

These shutters will be inside :) You had me curious so went and looked online on shutter holders. Pretty neat actually. If I ever do outside shutters, I would use them. Thanks for the offer though.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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