Shop Made Bar Rail/Moulding - Part Deux.

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Project by EWJSMITH posted 01-22-2013 02:28 AM 6747 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after consulting with the client on the bar rail/moulding, I decided to make another style that didn’t have as much of an angle toward the patrons. The moulding is cut the same with regards to the cove and the roundover front/back edges. However, the under sides are not rabbetted such that the moulding is tipped upward. Instead, it lies flat on the bar top. The benefit to me is that it was much less work to cut out the underside (although it’s shown me that I need a dado blade). I think it turned out really nice and I’m (and more importantly the client) is pleased with the results.

First attempt at moulding:

Second and final style moulding:

For those interested, the previous post on the shop made bar rail can be seen here:

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 02:30 AM

Looks great EW.

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 02:39 AM

Who would the “patrons” be? You and your friends….;) Nice job.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 03:46 AM

Oh I’ll be a patron alright. The last installation I did, I had a beer opened before I started to assemble the bar!!! Gotta love it!

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 08:56 AM

Although this one is probably more logical, they both are impressive and nicely done.

As always, it’s what the client wants :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 07:53 AM

How are you cutting that wide of an cove? Table saw, feeding the stock at an angle?? please tell. :) Looks awesome!


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#6 posted 02-03-2013 04:09 PM

Hi James,

Table saw at an angle. It’s a symmetrical cove so the blade is set to 90 degrees. If you’ve never cut coves on a table saw before, don’t be scared off by the thought of passing a piece of lumber over a spinning blade at an angle. The key is a good solid fence clamped to the table saw top (or fences – one on each side of the stock if you prefer) and raising the blade a very small bit at a time. slow feed rate and steady pressure down on the stock – use push pads of course!


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