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Project by Kyle Hart posted 09-19-2017 03:25 AM 648 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These overhand are replaced to match the original style that had deteriorated. The hardest part was matching the cove molding and getting it to make the curve. The cove on the left side was still in tact. The right half didn’t age as well.

The fascia is a 2 step 3/4” cedar. I stored the material with weight in the middle prior to starting the job. It helped the the curve started. I then made cuts in the back every few inches. I cut it in such a manner where the cut was not visible at the bottom but proceeded out the top. I skimmed construction adhesive on the back to fill the cuts so that it would set as one piece.

The cove molding was approached with the same method but was not at all able to make the turn. As the material turns to the 45 degree angle it gets much stronger and distorts if bent around the curve. I used an multi tool to take a wedge out that went from 3/16” to 0 leaving the top edge uncut. That cut was made at an angle 45 degrees across the piece. Those areas of material removed allowed the crown to fold up onto its self closing the cuts and make the bend.

The cove was just made on a table saw. I had to zero in the angle to run it across the blade. It took three passes to remove the material needed for the cove. After that it was just a few more passes for the square portions of the profile.

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#1 posted 09-19-2017 03:28 AM

Looks like a very Challenging project , Great job Kyle

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#2 posted 09-19-2017 08:27 AM

Interesting work there Kyle,...so how did you do it?... the story seems a little short on construction detail.

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 09-19-2017 10:52 AM

Very interesting and well done

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#4 posted 09-19-2017 03:27 PM

I added some details to the description Rob.

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#5 posted 09-19-2017 04:06 PM

Kyle, you did a fine job on this project. I imagine that you had to be very creative to accomplish this job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 09-19-2017 08:12 PM

Thanks Kyle
Good old kerfing cuts,... works every tiime ,
thanks for the update.

But wait there is more,

The building itself is very impressive and appers to be well maintained, so it raises a few more questions:
1. Where is it located
2. Just exactly what is it and,
3. Whats inside the building?

-- Regards Robert

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Kyle Hart

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#7 posted 09-20-2017 12:49 AM

You make this fun Rob. This is in DeKalb. This is a carriage house. The house is even more impressive. The house is next door to an even larger house that is part of the museum complex. Barbed wire got invented in DeKalb and the family that built all of this either invented it or stole the idea depending who you talk to. Either way it was all a very big deal in its day. Seems silly now, but it made some families very rich.

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#8 posted 09-22-2017 09:43 AM

A most interesting armchair tour of some fantastic homes in Dekalb and Ellwood house.

A very nice return on a share of a barbed wire patent for $265.

Thank you Kyle

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 10-19-2017 03:24 PM

Awesome work, and quite a pain to do. Well done it looks spectacular.

-- John in Florida

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