Wall sconses

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Blog entry by edward60 posted 04-30-2015 09:35 AM 997 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time ago I made four wall sconces with Greene and Greene details. Because I have many fotos of the making this project I decided to sharing its. The first I made four sconce bases jn the table saw
back side
Than I made four wall bases
test assembling
Than making straps. The first I made radius groove in the piece on the table saw
Making groove on the back side of the pieces, the first on the router, second on the table saw
Making radius groove on the pieces ends. For this I made jig1.
Test assembling straps
Than making radius on the edges. For this I made Jig2.
Sanding straps
Test assembling
Gluing all

Finishing stain, oil and beeswax
Fasten a wire and connect
Installation sconces

It is result


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#1 posted 05-01-2015 04:33 PM

Thanks for taking the time to make this blog! I enjoyed seeing all the steps in building this great looking sconce!

-- Dean

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#2 posted 05-01-2015 05:51 PM

Beautiful work and, thank you very much for all of the pictures.

I have a question, if you don’t mind. When cutting the curve on the ends of the straps with the flush cut router bit, how are you controlling the cut?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 05-01-2015 06:29 PM

I used combination flush trim bit with two ball bearings and radius template (Jig 1). This jigs plan and description
contains in the Darrel Pearts book ” In the Greene and Greene style” (p.59-72) .

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