Shop Remodel #17: Blue tape to the rescue

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 12-11-2015 12:52 AM 724 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So like I said yesterday, I goofed up and made my panel openings larger than my panel. I looked back through the stock I had left over and it was too thin to use so I needed to rely on off-cuts to patch my mistakes. Blue tape to the rescue.

I cut out the over-sized shapes that would go into the door panel and used scraps to fill in the empty spots.

I traced the outline of the openings onto the curly maple panel and then used calipers to oversize it and sribe a new line to cut to.

Then I sanded the inside curves smooth.

Once the repairs were made I used a 1/4” slot cutting bit to rout a grove to receive the panels.

I set the bit so it would clear any joinery, but still give me room for carving.

Then I routed away a 1/4” from the face where the tree limbs wouldn’t be to give it more depth.

Upon starting the second door I did the thing I forgot to yesterday and laid it all out. I was happy with the repair job so I am not as worried if I decide to go a bit outside the lines.

I had trouble with the tree looking like a bug when I had three branches off to each side so I yanked one out.

I might lower the bottom left branch down a bit more, but so far so good.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 12-11-2015 02:21 AM

Pimp sauce.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#2 posted 12-11-2015 03:00 AM

Looking very nice

-- Norman

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#3 posted 12-11-2015 03:28 AM

Well this is going to be the ugliest shop ever. You may just want to drop it all when you are done and I will take over the place so you don’t have look at it.

Just kidding. Great to see your process and how you think outside the box. I am really learning a ton from you.

Thanks for sharing this. This place will look epic when it’s done.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 12-11-2015 09:31 PM

“Pimp Sauce” That’s hilarious!

-- Brian Noel

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