Cherokee star

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Project by DaveJ posted 03-15-2009 08:21 PM 1525 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this for my cousin’s husband. Cedar with a spar varnish finish since they planned to put it outside over their entryway.

The inside angles were cut with a tapering jig, the same jig I use for tapered legs, but at a much steeper angle. I cut the first six, glued up three pairs of two boards each (using loose tenons) , then glued the three pairs together. I then cut the seventh a bit wider and shaved it down to a tight fit. After the seven pieces were assembled, I cut the outside angles on the bandsaw.

The faces are beveled to form a ridge along the centerline of each piece. I used a planer sled for the beveling.

-- Dave J. Eagle, ID

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#1 posted 03-15-2009 09:36 PM

Seven points for the seven clans.

Wado.(Tsalagi for Thank you.

-- 温故知新

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#2 posted 03-15-2009 11:04 PM

Wow nice job on the star I love it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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