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End Cap Options
Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:21 AM
Been staring at SketchUp ALOT over the past few weeks and I find myself (much to the amusement of my wife) wondering aloud "Am I the only one who prefers end cap option #2?" I really dont see myself removing the end cap to run the bench top slabs through the planer and it seems to me that the enclosed mortise and tenon on #2 might offer a bit more integrity.
With that said, I've been monkeying with the SU document to derive the dimensions of end cap #2. Has anyone else done this? Anyone care to give me a reality check? Is my adult onset OCD flaring?
"Let's get ready to Rooooubooooooooooooooooo!"
Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:51 AM
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:04 AM
Without a great deal of bending of the front lamination I cant see how you would get away without breaking anything.
Sorry to mention in, just woke up in the night thinking about it.
Sad I know
Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:58 AM
Can someone explain, if you were not going to glue the endcap, how you would actually get it off ?
The "Option 1" endcap allows you to slide the endcap backward, away from the dovetailed front laminate. To achieve this, the big mortise inside the endcap is wider than the tenon. So there is a little pocket inside the endcap that the tenon can slide into. This would likely require a mallet, but if there is no glue the endcap should come off.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:33 AM
excellent and thanks
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