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UnNamed #3: miter keys

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 01-28-2012 06:52 PM 2824 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone, sorry for the delay. This is spare time project and I haven’t had much of that lately. I had thought about a few different ways to strengthen the miters and decided for now to just add keys. Once the legs are in place they will not be visible. This gives me the option of doing something else later if I want to.

Well that’s all for now folks. Just a little tease of something you probably already know how to do. Now I am off to take my younglings to the library and the park. We are not gonna let this 65 degree January day go to waste. I hope you all have a great day as well.

See ya next time.
Joey

I almost forgot. The keys are made from a small piece of walnut that didn’t have a purpose. The wood type didn’t really matter since they will be covered by the legs, it was just the first piece of scrap I found.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks



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degoose

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 10:43 PM

Always nice to see a work in progress

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 12:21 AM

Speaking of a work in progress, I love your cutting boards. I have been wanting to do a few, but I must admit that I am a little intimidated by them. I think my biggest hang up is that I don’t have a large drum sander. I am guessing that a end grain cutting board would play havoc with a planer, both on the cutting board and the planer knives. I guess I will give it a go at some point. I will just continue looking at the ones you make and dreaming of doing one myself.

Joey

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 12:46 AM

Maybe…..just maybe…..you can figure out a way to fashion a “window” in those legs so that the miters can be seen? If someone can do it…...you can.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 12:58 AM

If I had made them bigger….......... It’s gonna be tricky but I will take a look at it. That does give me a few other ideas. I always find it amazing when two people look at the same thing and see two different things.

Thanks for the ideas

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 04:16 AM

Hey Joey, Glad you and the kids are enjoying the unseasonable weather. I have a question: everyone else does the splines like you have pictured. I cut triangle shaped pieces to fit the cuts for 2 reasons. I can get twice as many splines from a length of stock and I don’t have to saw the waste off after they are glued. Just sand and done. Anyone else do them this way?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 06:01 AM

It was one beautiful day and both me and my kids enjoyed the park.

I normally cut mine into triangles to minimize the amount of waste, this time I cut a extra strip so it was easier and quicker to do it this way. I always saw off the waste before I sand. I think this may have been the first time I have done it this way. As far as I can tell the only advantage to doing it this way is that the extra material gives you a place to hold the key with out getting glue on your fingers. LOL Others may have different reasons, but for me, I normally try to save material any way I can.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 06:25 AM

Thanks Joey. My mantras are: “waste not want not and never pay retail”.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-29-2012 06:29 AM

Your welcome, and those are words to live by

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#9 posted 01-29-2012 08:13 AM

Hmmm! I am guilty for wasting…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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