|Project by Peter Oxley||posted 01-19-2008 06:48 AM||2028 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
I wanted to pitch a design to a client for their project, and what better way than to build them a sample? The “wedges” are each two pieces cut at nine degrees with a taper jig and glued together to form an 18 degree wedge. The edges of the wedges (hey, I’m Longfellow) are rounded over 1/8” as are the edges of the “rays”. I glued up the wedges and rays using a jig I built to keep the wedges from backing out. Next an arc is routed at the base of the rays using a trammel and a ¼” straight bit. The “sun” piece is also routed with the trammel and straight bit adjusted to cut the correct size inside arc. Then roundover the edge of the sun and the base of the rays and glue in the sun. Finally, a panel raiser on the back side so the panel will fit in the groove, and glue up the rails and stiles.
White Oak, Walnut Danish Oil.
The client loves it. When I build the project, I’ll document the build/glue process in a blog.