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Blog entry by Rustic posted 08-27-2009 02:55 AM 842 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Well the wood has been planed down and ripped to width. I am going to start cutting to length tomorow. I still need to buy the glass and plywood back. I need to work out the pocket hole joinery yet.

One question for all those who have built these before. How did you join the bottom piece? Did you allow for possible glass breakage in the future?

Thanks for reading

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 08-27-2009 04:22 AM


On my first case, I completely forgot that the glass might get broken. I captured the glass in a small dado on all three pieces of the triangle. After it was finished, I realized the problem so the next one, I cut a rabbet around the front of the three triangle pieced. Set the glass into the rabbet and then added a small quarter round trim piece to hold the glass in place. The rabbet was actually easier than the dado because the alignment of the pieces was not quite as critical and the glass wasn’t installed until the piece was finished.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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