|Project by rmoore44||posted 02-04-2010 08:00 PM||1824 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This lattice was made from two types of pieces, one has a tenon at each end and the other a half-mortise cut at 60 degree angle at each end. I used recycled cedar, the pieces had variable depths but uniform width. Since I intended to paint it black in the end, I didn’t worry too much about the wood quality.
I don’t like my solution for cutting the mortise: i made a jig that attached to the fence of the table saw with a dado blade. The jig had an angled surface that I would slide the piece down onto the dado blade until it reached the needed depth, set by a stop on the jig. But since the piece doesn’t travel across the blade, it invariably had one side of the cut deeper than the other. Any hints on how to make these angled mortise cuts would be appreciated.
The second troubling part was gluing it all together. I first joined 3 pieces (one tenon and two half-mortises) together with glue. But after that step, I had to join all the piece together and glue at once, so it was virtually impossible to keep everything square and fit together while joining the next piece. I resorted to tacking in some brads to keep it together tightly then put a bunch of paint cans on top to keep it flat. After the glue dried I puleed out the brads. Any ideas on how to glue this up in a less stressful and more incremental way?
-- --RoB, Florida