|Project by Gene||posted 09-23-2008 02:26 AM||1249 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I made this project for my neighbour. It stands about 45” tall and is made from 1” quater sawn white oak. It is to be placed at the family’s cemetary. Construction wise it was fairly basic. I used a tapering jig to cut the angles and just butt jointed the project together. I wanted to mitre the angles as well but when I had this massive piece of quater sawn white oak on my tapering jig my gut just said NO! One part of the project that gave me a bit of stress was cutting the trim at the bottom between the base and the “tower”. Normally when ever I do trim I have a 90 degree angle to work with. In this case the tower and the base was at an odd angle that I had to work with. I first routered the chamfer on a pre cut piece of oak. Then I cut it off of the piece on the table saw to the correct angle. I jointed the piece back to a 90 degree angle and repeated. Then I had to cut it on the miter saw to a 45 degree angle. It actually went smooth but it was definately something I had never done before. Well let me know what you think and if anybody has ever done a mite joint on a tapering jig please let me know how it went.
-- --Gene Plumley--