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08-07-2007 11:45 PM

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1”Tx 3 1/2”W x 5’3L Angles are 45deg.
This is a joint I used to connect two rough cut cedar trim)out side) boards in the center (at the top) of my shop door (9’x10’). Looks good, although I could better the cuts on the next one.

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#1 posted 08-07-2007 11:53 PM

Cedar?

Bob

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#2 posted 08-08-2007 12:16 AM

Table saw, hollow chisel mortiser and…..........cedar?

Ed

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#3 posted 08-08-2007 01:49 AM

Not exactly sure what you’re getting at but I think you’re talking joinery…

I’d cut the male part with a hand saw (prob. a Japanese crosscut saw) and clean it up with bench chisels, lay out the female part, cut out the waste with the band saw or coping saw and then chop to the lines (which would have been marked with a knife and pared to the lines to begin with to keep it crisp).

Is that what you were going for?

How did you do it?

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#4 posted 08-08-2007 01:54 AM

I would use a christmas tree bit in my router. :-)

Well . . . it looks like a christmas tree to me.

Neat joint though.

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#5 posted 08-08-2007 02:05 AM

Ah, yes. The infamous Christmas Tree router bit.

ROTFL

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#6 posted 08-08-2007 02:08 AM

Yeah, Dorje, what you said. I want one of those Christmas tree bits too, Zuki. Send it freight collect. and it is a neat joint

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#7 posted 08-08-2007 02:13 AM

I actually have 2 extra bits. Santa is dropping off a load of elf wood this weekend . . . I will ask him to swing by you guys and drop them off.

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#8 posted 08-08-2007 02:27 AM

Laser cutter would probably do the job ?

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#9 posted 08-08-2007 03:51 AM

Nice one Zuki.

Laser or Plasma cutter would definatley do the trick.

though a pull saw and chisel or two would work for me

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#10 posted 08-08-2007 04:54 AM

I’d use my light saber…...or what Dorje said…:)

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#11 posted 08-08-2007 05:37 AM

thank you for the input.
joint was done with jigsaw and wood rasp…. first on. Neve thought of mortising bit or light saber….

It is need to read that there is choices

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#12 posted 08-08-2007 11:19 AM

I can see da joint in cedar. Looks like it will be a poplar joint.
Because it is trim you could use wall nut.
I guess the first one would be cherry.
If you cut it in the other direction it would be oak (A OK)
And if for a window it would be sASH.

Oh, Partridge, did it come from a pear tree?
Plum pretty.

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#13 posted 08-08-2007 02:00 PM

I would like to see a real picture when your done.

Where can I get the Christmas tree bit? I looked on rockler but coud not find one :)

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#14 posted 08-08-2007 02:17 PM

Try this one
It cuts extremely thin kerfs straight through the wood.
You could stack the pieces in a jig and cut them using a pattern.

I have one of these and she’s a beauty.

bob

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#15 posted 08-08-2007 08:32 PM

sounds like everyone is in holiday mood .. pretty chipper and humorous bunch we have lol :)
light saber.. haha

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