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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 04:30 PM

It appears that he laid up the solid tops and bottoms and used an elliptical jig (seen in one of the pictures, leaning on the wall) to cut it. Probably used a router.
The size of the ellipse is large enough that I doubt he’d need wiggle board for the flat piece between the solid tops and bottoms. It would be less of a hassle to us it, though. But, a build up of several 1/8 pieces would probably work.
Looking at his ellipse jig picture, I think he’s making a template for the post holes.
As an aside, I hope he used a non-toxic finish!!!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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