I’m gonna focus a bit on how I made the arc as it is a little more complicated than the rest of the process. To get the arc to the right proportion, I needed to laminate two pieces of wood. Here, I am laying out where the arc will fit...
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The crucial step of dimensioning the stock was a physical and tedious process. I’m in decent shape, but wasn’t expecting such a workout. Each piece needed to be planed to 2-1/8” thickness and be perfectly square so that the joint...
In the midst of jointing and planing the stock, I took a bit of time to create the template for the arch. Eventually I will use it to draw the arch on the boards and will use a pattern bit to finish up the edges. I posted the second go around as ...
This step took roughly a week and a half. Couldn’t clamp more than two a day as clamps were in short supply. Each board was planed on one side and laminated together one piece at a time with Tightbond III Lott’s of glue ...
A trip to the Lumber store took about three hours longer than expected. My wife and I needed to sift through nearly all the cedar in stock to get some that were workable. Almost wanted to give up and go to clear cedar or redwood. None-the-less, we...