Memento Display Shelf


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The legs need some refinement. I wanted a bead on the corner, but have no beading bit. Time to improvise. First, a 1/8 radius round over.

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Here's a "pro tip". Don't panic about gappy miters until you refine the corner. Rounding took this:

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To this.

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Now that the corners were round, I took a 90* V bit, set it about 3/32 deep, and used a steel rule and gauge block to set 3/16 from the fence.

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A pass around each side of the corners, and viola, beads.

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On 9/11/2021 at 7:50 PM, wtnhighlander said:

Here's a "pro tip". Don't panic about gappy miters until you refine the corner.

Lots of things can be made to look perfect with small round over or chamfer.

Thats a cool bead technique.

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On 9/17/2021 at 8:02 PM, Chet said:

 . .  good time for a auxiliary tall fence.

+1.

I have one that clamps to the table.  Not great for adjustability but, gets the job done.

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With your style fence, one that clamps on could be used.

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Just having a bit more surface gives more confidence in the operation.

All that noise aside . . . I'm lovin' this journal.  Very cool approach on the legs (dado becomes tenons).

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Beading on the bottom shelf wasn't as clear cut as the legs. Rather than try to set the V bit up in my table again, I put it in my trim router and took another pass. I also radiused the corners, just using a hand-held belt sander. Not being comfy with routing around those corners on edge, I use hand tools to carry the bead around.

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Recall that the bench includes a "valet tray" for keys, wallet, etc... Still pondering the tray support structure, and I need the tray to help visualize. So, guess what's next?

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I have this rough blank of cherry. The tray will be oval, and rather like a shallow bowl.

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Taking a page from the bandsaw box maker's book, I cut the blank apart, so I can shift sections and re-glue, to gain depth.

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That's all for now. Maybe more tomorrow!

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On 9/18/2021 at 7:53 PM, wtnhighlander said:

 

The face side of the beads is a different matter. If I had thought about order of operations, I would have rounded the corners first. But I rushed, didn't think, snd made a boo-boo.

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Time for CA and sawdust!

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After a little carving of the groove, it isn't so bad. The color going on this piece should hide that pretty well.

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Moving along, I started cutting to "cock-beaDing" that goes around the legs.

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I put a 45* block on a bench hook to help, but these thin pieces were pretty simple to cut.

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Since my marking knife won't fit in that groove, I use the marking pin stored in my combo square to punch a mark for the inside of the miter, then take it out of the groove and mark witb a knife.

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A sharp pull saw can really take a fine cut!

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So, here is the cock-beading in place. No glue yet, so the tape helps to avoid losing any small bits.

Here is what the lower shelf looks like with legs attached.

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Details such as these are what makes a good woodworker stand out! Well done. 

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