I was into more joints today inspired by the post of SPalm’s “Shop stool to table”.
I read Steve’s blog on how he did the joints, and frankly it looked a little too easy
So I raided my reycycled timber supply and ripped some stock to do a test run.
I didnt expect to get anywhere near the quality joint I finished up with, and I was a little disapointed after the fact that I had not used some better quality materials.
Any way here is a pictorial sequence of the joints I made.
1 The SP and SM Single Raduis Joint first up.
I sawed some stock to 32mm x 32mm for the leg and a piece of 19mm pine off cut for the table top.
Marked out the dimensions and rebated the top
I applied the radius to the leg and then used a table saw to cut a series of passes to make the the dado .
Then fitted them together
this is the underside and,
This is the top.
I was a little taken back by the ease this type of joint could be made, and how nice it looked, although its not a perfect fit it was accurate enough to persue in a final project.
I do not know exactky what size the bits were as they have no markings visible, so I sprayed them with paint so I could identify them later.( I will need to measure them and report back)
Not content with the results i obtained I Googled the “Maloof Joint” and found there is also double radiusJoint and supporting information sheet.
It was very interesting and looking even more complicated, so I decided to try again to see if I had not just fluked it!
2 The SP and SM Dual radius Joint.
First up measure out the size of the leg dimensions
Cut them out on the table saw again.
I used the same pair of cutters and adjusted the table saw to suit
Here is the fitup.
and side 2
Again there is a slight mismatch, I wondered why as it looked worse one side than the other, and upon close examination its from the radius cutter being too high and ciutting a slight recess in the leg.
It may possibly disappear when glued up, maybe i should do that and add an Post showing the result.
Both joints together
These type of joints can be made quite sucessfully and may be a possible choice for a unique project.
What am I going to do with them, well they will eventually end up in the scrap bin, but the knowledge and ability to make them certainly will not.
Credits: Must go to Steve and Sam in the first instance then the images on google, including the attachment showing the process, well if they are in fact your work smile as it has been appreciated and used, otherwise put your hand up and be recognised Thank You.
-- Regards Robert