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Forum topic by ishelby posted 07-16-2015 03:13 PM 869 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ishelby

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07-16-2015 03:13 PM

I just bought this home and I’m try to figure out what this detail around my built in bookcases is called. Any help would be appreciated.


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 07-16-2015 03:24 PM

A cove detail?

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#2 posted 07-16-2015 03:33 PM

Looks like it was made with an ogee stopped and started again leaving the little nubs.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 05:23 PM

Roman Ogee bit, start and stop pattern.

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#4 posted 07-16-2015 09:43 PM

It’s called … ”The guy who built this bookcase used cheap pine, so he was trying to do some fancy-schmancy trim to make you not notice he cut corners when he built it to make a better profit on the job”

No need to thank me, I’m just trying to help. You’re welcome.

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ishelby

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#5 posted 07-19-2015 12:21 AM

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately I don’t think my skill set has come far enough yet to be able to craft this. I hate to have to by anything prefabricated but I may need to track this down somewhere. The wife likes it. Any ideas on who might have something like this?

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#6 posted 07-19-2015 12:41 AM

Nobody will have that I’m afraid. It’s something someone made in their shop or garage with a router. If you can use a router you can make it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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ishelby

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#7 posted 07-19-2015 04:07 AM

I had a feeling that’s the answer I would get. Looks I get to spend some more time playing in the garage! Much appreicated firefighter. By the way, thanks for your service.

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#8 posted 07-19-2015 06:10 AM

ishelby, you can absolutely do this, as long as you own a router. Pick up an ogee bit and practice on some scrap. You will be surprised how quickly you get comfortable with it. Then it’s just a matter of setting up a stop block jig to make them consistent. I read somewhere that you progress most as a woodworker when you push yourself to try new things. I know you can do this. Your wife will be blown away by the results, when all the while you’re thinking how easy it really was.

-- Producing furniture grade firewood since 1984

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#9 posted 07-19-2015 02:13 PM

You’re welcome Shelby. Just come on back here if you need help or start a new thread once you get your router and bit.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 07-19-2015 09:42 PM

That is an easy detail to replicate with a router and a template.

Similar to a dovetail jig where the fingers on the jig move the router away from the wood.
The spacing of the “fingers” determine where the “nubbies” occur.

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