Project example with Cross Grain beading?

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    Stan A
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    Hey all,

    I’m trying to cut some decorative beading around the perimeter of a board. Basically a beaded box. About a half inch from the edge. Im using a Veritas Combo Plane with the single beaded iron. Cutting with the grain is simple and enjoyable. But I’m unsure of:

    1. How to cut a bead across the grain, it comes out very rough off the beading cutter
    2. How to transition from cross grain to with the grain (the corner of the box)

    If anyone knows of any projects by Paul that demonstrate this, would be very helpful.

    Appreciate your input!

    Best,
    Stan

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Stan A.
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    Harold Blair
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    Hi Stan,
    Several initial observations I am sure you know: 1. Make sure the cutting iron is very sharp, 2. cut the cross-grain edges first. 3. If possible take narrow depth cuts, progressing to the final depth.
    Harold

    #779362
    Stan A
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    Hey Harold,

    I did do as you’ve mentioned. The tear out on the outside of the bead was not bad, however due to this being white oak, it was pretty bad on the beading itself. I resorted to doing it by hand with a gouge. Looks awful since I’m not a great carver. I attached the picture with my carving and a generic stock photo of beading on a cabinet. The cabinet one demonstrates beading done by cutting with the grain and mitering the pieces to create a seamless box. No cross grain cutting needed. But I am not joining multiple pieces so I was trying to find an example of how others have done what I am trying for. If the answer is to just be a better carver, I can accept that but some examples of techniques would be very helpful to me.

    Best,
    Stan

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