On Wed. Night I did a talk for my neighborhood association’s general meeting on our house restoration and my furniture projects. I talked in length about using recycled wood.
Afterwards a neighbor contacted me and offered some wood that had been stored in his garage for 20 years. At the time that he bought it, it was milled from old growth fir.
I took home a small stash of fir, including a few 12” wide boards…
and a 7/8” thick, 14 footer.
He asked if I could help him with reproduce some shoe molding that had been missing from his house for 20 years. He seems pretty meticulous about records and had a sample scrap of the original molding. I was expecting something with a radius and was surprised to see a simple little beveled molding.
I found some of my nice recycled stock and planed it down to a matching 1”height.
I used the sample to set the blade at six degrees to cut the bevel
I needed a way to rip away the edge of the board at a consistent 3/8” so I made a little jig consisting of my miter guage with a feeler block clamped to it.
I set the sample piece against the blade, touched the feeler to it,and then clamped it in place.
Then I set the fence using the jig. (I saw a variant of this in a youtube video.
I ripped the stock and dropped it off to a happy neighbor. He just e-mailed me to offer some 6×6’s..
I’m gonna need a bigger rack.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne