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Project by Edward E Nock II posted 02-04-2009 10:09 PM 1615 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started out as a cabinets on either side of the fireplace. Then they were expanded to be 19’- 41/2” total length, with a straight cornice. While the owner and I dicussed the looks of the cabinets, I suggested that arches would look better and give the cabinet some ellegance. This si where the “FUN” began.

Way back in my mind, I remembered a project in “Fine Home Building”, where curved mouldings were made with bent laminations. This was the approach I took, and I’ll try to explain.

My table saw blade is 1/8” thick, therefore , all the arch mouldings were in multipulls of 1/8” ,i.e. 2 1/4’’ & 1 1/2”. For each arch and/or curved moulding, it requires two (2) pieces. These two pieces were marked on their backs with either 1 or 2 stripes. I set the saw fence to the width of the moulding. Then I moved the fence 1/8” closer the blade and cut 1/8” off moulding #1. Then I moved the fence another 1/8”

towards the blade and cut a 1/8” strip off moulding #2. This corresponds to the first cut on moulding #1. I repeated this process by: alternating mouldings #1 & #2: moving the fence 1/8” towards the blade after each cut, until both mouldings were reduced to a series of 1/8” strips. I reassembled the moulding strips starting with the first cut on moulding #2, then #1, #2,#1,#2…..........#1,#2,#1.

Before gule up, the strips were soaked in warm water, I did’t want any breakage. I clamped them in their form to dry. After a major mistake, of gluing up too many strips at a time, I went to gluing no more than 4 strips at a time, brad nailing to prevent slippage, and wiping the glue squeezeout at this time.

All the cabinet parts were prefabricated in my 22’ x 22’ shop and installed on site.

I hope I haven’t made my explaination too difficult. It’s easier to see, than explain.

Let’s talk, Ed Nock


-- ED NOCK





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sandhill

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#1 posted 02-04-2009 11:50 PM

Well ed I have to say the job came out very nice. I dont follow you on the set up to well do you have photos of the stages or drawings. I am about to do a wall in my living room an had the archs in mind as well.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Karson

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#2 posted 02-05-2009 12:39 AM

Well Ed it looks like the tutorial on getting the project posted worked OK.

Nice job. It this was made with the piece of moulding that you took to the Annapolis Woodworking Guild. you might try to post it also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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tinnman65

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#3 posted 02-05-2009 02:07 AM

Very nice work Ed, I think I understand the cutting concept and it sounds like a great idea for cutting 1/8th” strips but what is the 2 1/4” & 1 1/2” measurements, the finished thickness of the molding after lamination?

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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LocalMac

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#4 posted 02-05-2009 07:58 AM

I love that you went with arches. The piece is amazing and shows great craftsmanship. Awesome job!

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 03-21-2009 12:10 AM

I must have missed this, think it’s beautiful. Great design, really classes up the room, comfortably. Great color scheme, fantastic room.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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bluchz

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#6 posted 03-21-2009 12:34 AM

wow i am lost on the concept but i can see it worked. Nice looking project!!

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