|Project by james3one||posted 05-18-2013 08:21 PM||1826 views||5 times favorited||2 comments|
I’ve taken to marking a glue line on my cornices to speed up the application of trim. The problem being that window treatments of this kind are often shaped. There are a number of tools used to follow and mark a contour, but the ones I have aren’t well suited to the task. So I made one that was well suited.
I had a few small chunks of Cherry that I cut up for making a Cutting Gauge. I used the off-cuts to make this. It’s fairly simple so i’d think that the pictures would clarify the construction. All parts secured with glue. In addition to the tools shown I also used a Ryoba saw to cut the long piece and a nice smooth plane to flatten and, you know, smooth. I picked up a thumb screw(1/4” – 20 tpi) and a tap(see thumb screw description, keeps me from having to type so much) with included drill bit. Cut the threads directly into the wood, added a little CA glue to firm up the threads. Done.
The last pic shows what I use this puppy for. I know, not much, but it was a good excuse to do some woodworking.
I have one picture spot left if anyone needs to see the other tools I used.
-- James, Tulsa OK,