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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #8: Plugs and Splines

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Blog entry by Don posted 01-02-2011 06:16 AM 3067 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Had I realized there are a total of 40 decorative plugs and splines required for each table I might have chosen some other project. This is going to get real tedious by the time I’m done but I think it will be worth it…

The bread board spline is pretty straight forward. Here’s a trial spline I made with hickory and a black sharpie for practice:

For the plugs on the legs I made a few jigs to help mark the cuts. If I just layed them out with pencil I’m sure I would have screwed up a bunch of them. I really wish I had cut these before I assembled the frames. Then it would have been easy to just make a new leg if I screwed one up. These jigs should significantly reduce the likelyhood of that though:

After lots of trial and error and practice with the jigs I finally got brave enough to try doing the plugs on the back of one table:

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.



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wseand

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 06:32 AM

Definitely looks like it will be worth it to me. Looks real good so far.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 06:33 AM

Love it ,so fine , Niiiiiiice

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dave

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 07:23 AM

That is is very fine work. I would love to try some g and g.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 01:00 PM

Hang in there it’s gona be forth it Plus more.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 01-02-2011 02:32 PM

looking real good sofare Don :-)
ceep on with the good work

take care
Dennis

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#6 posted 01-02-2011 04:11 PM

It looks great to me. I think it is coming along beautifully and the plugs and splines look very tight and well shaped. Keep up the good work

-- Mike, Western New York

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Tim29

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#7 posted 01-02-2011 06:03 PM

WOW! really nice work. Getting the plugs just right is pretty rough. I am going through that right now. Just building up the nerve to make the cut is gut wrenching.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#8 posted 01-02-2011 06:09 PM

very nice work, that’s green n green style alright.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Don

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#9 posted 01-02-2011 07:14 PM

Thanks everyone!

Tim, “gut wrenching” is putting it lightly :) I’m looking forward to seeing your results when your done.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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