Sunday, March 9, 2008


The sketchup model
Yet another jig - this one to clip the corners on the finial blanks. It will index off the table saw fence.
The jig in action making the last clip on this piece.
All the finial blanks' corners clipped. Note that each stack is a different sized square, and of different thickness. The dowels in the foreground which the blanks will be stacked on are the wooden handles of the foam brushes used to do the finishing on the rest of the bed.
...and another jig. This one to make the chamfers on the top of the finial. It also indexes from the fence enabling very fine tweaking of cut depth.
The chamfer jig in action.
Four sides chamfered, four to go...

Routing small pieces is a potentially dangerous job, so I completely ignore feed rate for safety - which led to the cuts burning a little. Whatever scraping/sanding doesn't fix, I'm sure black ink will. Here's the rough results stacked on a dowel.

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