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Project by Mike_D_S posted 07-13-2016 02:40 AM 1212 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a blog series (it’s very long winded, you have been warned) on building this from the initial design to the final stages. I consider this “my own” design given that I did design it, but most of the details are obviously directly inspired by various G&G pieces.

It’s made from Peruvian Alder for most of the case, normal Alder for the legs as I couldn’t get 8/4 in the Peruvian and ebony for the accents on the top.

Color is the Darrell Peart G&G mix using General Finishes orange (7 parts) and medium brown (4 parts) water based dye stain. Finish coats are 4 coats of wipe on poly with a couple of spray coats of lacquer over the top for water resistance.

I tried a few new things just to do them. First was the leg indent detail. I’ve never done it before, but it turned out to be pretty easy and adds a nice visual touch. The second was the stepped shelf fronts which make the shelves appear lighter and more delicate than they really are. This was a bit more work, but at the end, I really liked how they turned out.

As normal, there are some things I’m not super happy with, but overall I give it an A for effort and LOML is very happy so I’m satisfied as well.

Thanks for looking,
Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......





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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 07-13-2016 05:08 AM

That is a great looking piece of work! I hope to be able to make something that nice in the future. Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 07-13-2016 12:58 PM

Well done Mike!
Did you use the William Ng Whiteside bit/jig for the splines and if so, how you like it?

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#3 posted 07-13-2016 01:57 PM

Great project and blog. Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

http://lumberjocks.com/Mike_D_S/blog/85914

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 07-13-2016 02:11 PM

very nice ….....GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Mike_D_S

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#5 posted 07-13-2016 03:17 PM

@splintergroup
I did use the Ng Whiteside bit for the splines. It worked very well and was easy to use. I will say that I’ll probably pick up a slightly smaller fingernail bit for when I use narrower splines. On this piece, I used 1/4” splines and by using the Whiteside bit and the jigs, they turned out well. It was a simple repeatable process to get all the splines done.

However, with the 3/4” fingernail grind and the 1/4” spline, the pillowing effect is there but muted a bit due to the large relative curvature. I made some test pieces and even going up to 5/16” for the spline brought out the pillowing more. So if I was going to make more splines at 1/4” width, I might try fingernail bit with more curvature. It’s an aesthetics question more than anything, but maybe a half round with 5/8” radius to give a bit more pillow for the narrow spline.

But given that I have shaped all the other splines by hand with sand paper, this was a huge improvement.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#6 posted 07-13-2016 03:18 PM

Looks nice

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 07-13-2016 05:32 PM



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However, with the 3/4” fingernail grind and the 1/4” spline, the pillowing effect is there but muted a bit due to the large relative curvature. I made some test pieces and even going up to 5/16” for the spline brought out the pillowing more. So if I was going to make more splines at 1/4” width, I might try fingernail bit with more curvature. It s an aesthetics question more than anything, but maybe a half round with 5/8” radius to give a bit more pillow for the narrow spline.

- MikeDS

Thanks for the update Mike

I’ve used a round-over bit in the past to make these and it worked well, the only issue is to carefully control the depth of cut since the bearing rides on the spline. Cut too deep and the bearing will ride on the curve. I could solve this by finding a way to shim up the bearing or using a guide bushing, but the fingernail bit just seems more ideal….I do 1/4” so next time I’ll try the fingernail profile bit, but step down in size as you suggest.

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Mike_D_S

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#8 posted 07-13-2016 06:11 PM

I was thinking to use the same fingernail style bit, but just a smaller radius. Like this one.
https://www.amazon.com/Freud-82-515-8-Inch-Radius-Bearing/dp/B00004T7KX

So I should be able to set the center height just like I do with the 3/4” bit.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 07-13-2016 07:23 PM

This is a fine piece and it turned out so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 07-13-2016 11:54 PM

Well, this turned out beautifully! It was fun following your blog (although I think I might have missed one) and seeing how your progress was going, and how you overcame the challenges and mishaps.

Congratulations on a fine build—and the DT3! I’ll keep an eye out for your future projects.

-- Dean

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#11 posted 07-14-2016 12:44 AM

I like it. Looks great and thanks for the blog.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Mike_D_S

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#12 posted 07-14-2016 03:12 AM

Appreciate the comments guys. I also appreciate the LJ’ers who made comments on the original design as that feedback was very much appreciated.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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JimYoung

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#13 posted 07-14-2016 04:20 PM

Again, awesome job. I wouldn’t change a thing.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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