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How to Create Dentil Mouldings on the Dado Sled

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 08-20-2010 08:46 PM 5871 reads 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dentil mouldings are a distinctive member of the classical moulding family. Often you will see a distinguished building and then when you look up to view the architectural moulding of the cornice you will very often see dentils as one of the cornice members. The same holds true for furniture. Visit a museum that features fine woodworking from the past few hundred years and you are sure to find a furniture piece with a cornice that includes dentil moulding.

So, if you were building furniture today and wanted to apply a moulding trim of dentals how would you secure the moulding? Sure, you could purchase some online or perhaps there is a planing mill in the area where it could be purchased. However, what if you could make dentil moulding in your own woodworking shop? The above video tutorial demonstrates how dentils for furniture trim are made. The key to making dentil moulding is having a shop-made Dedicated Dado Sled for the table saw.

When you have the Dado Sled available you will be finding uses for it in a very short time. The dentil moulding that you see in the video is cherry moulding. It was produced from an off-fall ripping of cherry from a previous project. However, if you were to go out and purchase dentil moulding for your woodworking project, what would it cost? Then again, when you decide to create dentil moulding for your own wood project you as a craftsman may find yourself feeling a whole lot better about yourself and the craft of woodworking.

Note: The Dedicated Miter Sled for the Table Saw was used to cut the miter returns for the Dentil moulding.

There is an indexing pin to control equal spacing as the series of dado cuts are made. Also, notice that there is an auxiliary fence with 1/4” holes at the fence bottom to house the indexing pin. The auxiliary fence has a dado which houses T-track on the unseen side of the fence. Two T-bolts are in the T-track and the bolts extend through drilled holes of the main fence. Two star knobs on the main fence fasten the T-bolts thus securing the auxiliary fence in place. The auxiliary fence allows for lateral adjustments which in turn control the spacing of the dado cuts being made when using the indexing pin.

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#1 posted 08-20-2010 08:55 PM

Someday… someday…. Thanks for the video!

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#2 posted 08-20-2010 10:36 PM

great vidio as usual …ceep let them coming :-)

even thow I still want to do it with handsaw and cheisel

Dennis

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#3 posted 08-21-2010 07:47 PM

Very good Bob…

Did you upgrade your camera equipment? You had fun Zooming… and the audio! I almost had to get my ear protection on! :)

Looking good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 08-22-2010 12:37 AM

Joe…Thanks very much. It’s the same camera equipment with an upgraded camera crew. In regards to the audio…remember to always wear your hearing protection in the shop and also at your PC when watching woodworking videos.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#5 posted 08-22-2010 12:41 AM

mtkate…You’re quite welcome!

Dennis…If you keep watching, I’ll keep them coming. (Maybe we should do a video of dentils while using the handsaw and chisels.)

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#6 posted 08-22-2010 12:49 AM

hello Bob
just wanted to say I toke a look at your blog and enjoyed theese two

Precision Woodworking Tools…using a Caliper
The Practice of Woodworking

and I´m going to read more in your blog and see what you have to a hungry mind to think over

Dennis

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#7 posted 08-22-2010 05:43 AM

LOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 08-22-2010 06:40 PM

Hello Bob

Another interesting video

Have you done a completed woodworking project with dentil moulding?

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 08-23-2010 12:28 AM

Joe… :)

DJ…The short answer is no. The longer answer is not yet. However, we will be ready when the time comes. For the full story click the following…The Practice of Woodworking

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#10 posted 08-23-2010 06:51 PM

Nice video

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 08-24-2010 03:35 AM

Kent…Thanks much! Appreciate you taking a look.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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