|Forum topic by SKlaus||posted 03-04-2014 04:06 AM||1194 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
03-04-2014 04:06 AM
Good evening everyone,
I have been given the opportunity to be a part of a major retirement. My chief is retiring after 41 years with the City of Miami Fire Department. He has been a very influential person in my career and as one of his lieutenants, esteem him to be one of the finest chiefs the department has seen, and a fine man.
We are going above and beyond, sending him off with some unique gifts, no expense spared.
I have been tasked with the overhaul and beautification of a fire hydrant. Powder coated red, caps all chrome, bonnet bolts and nuts all chrome… I am making a rolling base for it to mount to. The flange that used to hold the fire hydrant down, is no more… So what an opportunity to make a new one out of wood!!
It will be a museum quality piece (I hope…), and will not see any outdoors. More than likely it will be moved to its home and not touched except for the occassional dusting. However, it weighs somewhere in the 100 pound range, even with the guts pulled out of it, and is very top heavy.
My plan is to create a quartered flange and rout a rabbet maybe a 1/64” short of the height of the lip (to anchor it down). My question is which direction should I run the grain for each of the quartered sections? Below are some pictures….. Hope they are good enough to understand what Im talking about.
Forgive my drawing. Its not the best… But it shows that I will laminate another 3/4” ring over the top of the rabbet in hopes of stregthening it. The base is going to possibly be 5/4, so the rabbet is a little thicker.
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