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Project by Steve posted 233 days ago 1339 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New to this site, so far I am amazed at how many people post their projects on here! While I’ve grown up around hobbyist wood workers, I have recently started making more complicated projects and find it very relaxing and rewarding.

Here I made plantation shutters using Rockler’s jig system. I made the mistake of buying 5/4 wood from home depot and I paid for it by fighting bent/twisted/knotted wood… I did buy the pre-made slats from Rockler which made the project much easier.

I don’t have a picture of the shutters completely closed with the latch.

Here is a video I put together:
http://vimeo.com/61668416

Overall I’m really impressed with Rocklers shutter/jig system.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 232 days ago

Hi Steve
Welcome to Ljs
Very cool plantation shutters.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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albachippie

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#2 posted 232 days ago

Nice job,
Garry.

PS. nice video too. Loving that Vintage DeWalt RAS! A real beauty

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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Steve

17 posts in 233 days


#3 posted 232 days ago

Yeah it’s a saw that used to be my grandfathers. I think it takes 8” blades but I’ve been running 7 1/4” so it limits the thickness.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 232 days ago

Excellent RAS – is that a full 9” blade in the saw? What kind?

So you drilled the ends of the shutter slats for dowels, I take it? Had no idea that’s how shutters would be made. I’m thinking getting all to line up for glue-up was fun. :-)

Love the video, great angles.

Don’t know what it’s called, but the vertical piece that attaches to the shutter slats – what hardware was used / how did that come together?

Man, a ton of work for those four shutters. Hats off, nice job!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Steve

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#5 posted 232 days ago

Yeah assembly was quite the trick.

For the control arm Rockler uses little metal push-in clips, one goes on the louver and the other on the control arm.

http://www.rockler.com/shutter-control-arm-fastener":http://www.rockler.com/shutter-control-arm-fastener

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Aristocraft

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#6 posted 232 days ago

Nice job – Good video! Welcome to LJ’s!!

-- http://www.aristocraftwoodworking.com --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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