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01-24-2018 05:40 PM

I am in the process of building new kitchen cabinets. My wife spotted this trim on a TV show. I am wondering if someone has a good safe way to reproduce it. I thought about cutting wooden balls in half but this seems like an unsafe maneuver. Maybe it is done with a router? Any ideas how to replicate this trim?

Thanks for your help
Brian


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#1 posted 01-24-2018 06:39 PM

Are you talking about the 4 circles or knobs? Hard to tell from the photo but I assume they are raised and not depressions? If so, you could probably buy some wood balls, cut off a piece using a band saw (holding the ball in a clamp) and glue them on. If you have a lathe, you could turn the shape on the end of a blank of appropriate size, part if off and glue it on. With the lathe you could include a short tenon that would glue into a hole (mortise).

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#2 posted 01-24-2018 06:41 PM

Yes I want to do the raised 1/2 balls
Brian

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#3 posted 01-24-2018 06:47 PM

just to focus on the design . . . .

google: “split wooden balls” – they are available from several craft stores online:

https://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/products/1302_2110_2211-6604-unfinished_wood_split_balls.html?ccset=US&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4qf10KHx2AIVQiWBCh2nDg_6EAQYASABEgKH2vD_BwE

and Etsy.com

1” x 1/2 thick= .50 ea
1.25×5/8 thick= .60 ea
1-1/2” x 3/4” thick= .75 ea
2” x 1” thick= $1.75 ea
2-1/2” x 1-1/4” thick= $3.00
3”x 1-1/2” thick= $5.00

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#4 posted 01-24-2018 06:56 PM

Hey I thought of buying balls, but never thought of looking for them in half already! Cutting them on anything but a scroll saw seemed dangerous.

Not too bad of a price either.

Brian

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#5 posted 01-24-2018 07:57 PM

for the price of store bought, perfect and all of a consistent size,
vs possible personal injury of doing it yourself, store bought wins hands down.

you may find better prices on E-Bay “Split Wood Balls”


https://www.ebay.com/itm/SPLIT-WOOD-BALLS-1-Dia-Unfinished-Hardwood-for-Crafts-LOT-of-10-by-PLD/252389245575?epid=1370764686&hash=item3ac3924287:g:SuIAAOSwt7pXNo19:sc:USPSFirstClass!34741!US!-1

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#6 posted 01-26-2018 04:57 AM

Buying is the best method otherwise you will want to use a lathe.

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#7 posted 01-26-2018 05:09 AM

pretty easy to take a dowel and a 1/4 round router bit.
rout the end then cut it off. repeat
And, if you wanted the tenon on the end, you could spin it on your dado blade before you cut the end off.

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 05:24 PM

Good idea, but for $30 I bought 50 of them. But that was a good idea also.

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#9 posted 01-27-2018 05:29 PM

Don’t let your wife watch TV.

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#10 posted 01-27-2018 05:56 PM

Especially DIY

I sell real estate and every one expects all of the houses to look like HGTV

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#11 posted 01-27-2018 08:23 PM

Can I add home improvement magazines and websites to what Bondo and Brain just said!

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#12 posted 01-27-2018 08:38 PM



Good idea, but for $30 I bought 50 of them. But that was a good idea also.

- BrianA

Yeah, you can’t go wrong with that.

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