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Forum topic by Ben posted 10-12-2017 11:49 PM 175 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-12-2017 11:49 PM

Hi Gang,

I have a small side job of building a quatrefoil/four-leaf clover shaped window frame for a stained glass window.

My question is mainly about structure. I envision essentially forming a square with four separate boards mitered together, wide enough to cut the shape out of, and using Dominos (festool floating tenons) to connect the points.

Does this seem reasonable, or should I look into bricklaying multiple boards, or something else?
Frame needs to be minimum 5/4” thick with about a 1/2” rabbet for the glass/glazing.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 10-13-2017 12:02 AM

A drawing of what you have in mind would be
helpful.

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#2 posted 10-13-2017 12:04 AM

I’m going for something like that, but without the outer circle.

I’m thinking that outer circle, especially if solid instead of those glass triangles, would make things a lot stronger, though.

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#3 posted 10-13-2017 12:13 AM

I wouldn’t be so much concerned with joinery
strength as with wood movement.

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