|Forum topic by JP78||posted 08-01-2013 12:13 AM||460 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-01-2013 12:13 AM
Looking for suggestions on this design. I am using free pallet wood and am playing around with my new/first band saw and wanted to incorporate curves.
I could not figure out how to cut the ‘stopped’ rabbets shown in photo to that hold the back board in place with power tools so I scribes them with my construction speed square and cut them out with a my cheap-o chisels and a dead blow mallet.
I also don’t yet own a surface planner so I did all the board surface clean up with a low angle block plane I have. it is not easy so bear with the uneven surface.
I did the chamfer with the same small hand plane and it did not come out as even as I would have liked. the plane seems to eat off more wood on the end of the stroke. I assume I am ‘doing it wrong’ but I don’t know how to fix it.
I am not sure I am happy with how thick the vertical elements are coming out. I thought I might cut a curve into the side of them with the bandsaw to reduce the ‘massive’ feel but i am not sure how to accomplish that in still making two sets of uniform curves (I cant think of a way to scribe lines on a curved surface.)
i also though i might try to chamfer the base square section until it was almost diamond shaped on the lower portion but with the less then perfect result before i do not think i am ready for that with a hand plane.
(i guess i should just practice making those bandsaw reindeer for winter seasons presents)
-- J-P Maryland