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  • #125728
    Matt Vaughn
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    Shooting board magic! Had a lot of fun making these by hand. They are for my work place.

    Minnesota

    #125733
    dborn
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    Those look great!! Nice work!

    #125737
    George Bridgeman
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    Fantastic work, Matt! They look great!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #125755
    Martin McColl
    Participant

    Good looking frames, Matt!

    Martin ... Tucson, Arizona, USA.

    #125767
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Matt, those things look really nice. Can you tell me how tough it was to cut the splines to the right thickness? Also, how tough was it to tap them in place without breaking them?

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #125778
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    They look very professional Matt, Congratulations!!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #125799
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Very nice work indeed!

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #125919
    Matt Vaughn
    Participant

    It took some time/ frustration to get the splines cut to the right thickness. I cut the spline space with my thickest saw kerf. Used sandpaper to get the thickness of material I needed. I thought about making a plane carriage for the thickness but I just used sandpaper. ***It went better when I stopped working small and allowed myself to waste some material by cutting wider splines. The splines were then easier to handle and sand.
    A 16oz. steel hammer helped “shock” the spline into place. I broke a few, but I just let it dry and cut the slot again.

    It is amazing how the splines strengthen the miter.

    Minnesota

    #125951
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    @mndak76 – thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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