|Forum topic by DaveA||posted 01-15-2010 02:02 AM||1041 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-15-2010 02:02 AM
I am nearly completed with my first chess table. So far so good.
I decided it might look better and be more functional if it sat on a box type of base. I found some wood for the base and afterward discovered I cut all my pieces out of Aspen. It was then I realized I was in for another staining nightmare. So I think I will leave it natural.
My thought now is to dress it up a little bit so it’s just not another box with mitered corners. I thought I would put those wedges or whatever they are in the outside corners. Can someone tell me what those are actually called and maybe some simple direction as to the technique.
I may be misguided, but I thought I saw some type of jig on LJ that would put the box on a 45 angle and then you run the jig over the saw blade cutting a kerf through the piece. Is that correct?
Edit: I think I found something, Miter keys! That’s what I want to do.
-- Dave - Milwaukee